SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer on Wednesday.
Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who remained 11/2; games ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the top spot in the Western Conference. Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 11 points and Tiago Splitter had 10.
JaVale McGee had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 15 points and Miller 14 for the Nuggets, whose reserves outscored their Spurs counterparts 59-18. Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points apiece and Andre Igoudala had 10.
Thunder 103, Wizards 80
At Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and Kevin Durant had 20 to help Oklahoma City beat Washington.
Kevin Martin added 18 points for the Thunder, who are 11/2; games behind San Antonio for the top spot in the West.
Knicks 108, Grizzlies 101
At New York, J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and New York withstood a furious rally to beat Memphis.
Carmelo Anthony added 22 points and Iman Shumpert had 16 as the Knicks tied a season high with their sixth straight win.
Clippers 105, Hornets 91
At New Orleans, Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists to lead Los Angeles over New Orleans.
Pacers 100, Rockets 91
At Houston, Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 21 points to lead Indiana to a victory over Houston.
Lakers 120, Timberwolves 117
At Minneapolis, Kobe Bryant had 31 points and seven assists in his first game filling in at small forward for injured Metta World Peace, leading Los Angeles over Minnesota.
Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who had lost three in a row and were playing their first game without their defensive stopper. World Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus today, leaving the Lakers to chase the playoffs without him.
Hawks 107, Raptors 88
At Toronto, Al Horford scored 26 points, Jeff Teague had 24 points and 13 assists and Atlanta clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season with a win over Toronto.
Celtics 93, Cavaliers 92
At Cleveland, Jeff Green scored 21 points and hit the winning layup at the buzzer, helping Boston snap a five-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland.
Kings 105, Warriors 98
At Oakland, Calif., Isaiah Thomas had 31 points and seven assists, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 points and Sacramento put another dent in Golden State's playoff chase.
Marcus Thornton scored 13 points off the bench and helped harass Stephen Curry to send Sacramento to its first road win against a team with a winning record all season.
76ers 100, Bucks 92
At Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday and Damien Wilkins each scored 18 points to lead Philadelphia past Milwaukee.
Thaddeus Young and Dorell Wright both scored 14 points for the Sixers, who returned from a 1-3 road trip to win their third straight game at home.
Jazz 103, Suns 88
At Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward scored 25 points apiece and Utah beat Phoenix to stay within a game of the eighth-place Lakers in the Western Conference playoff race.
Bobcats 114, Magic 108
At Charlotte, N.C., Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker each scored 34 points, and Charlotte handed injury-riddled Orlando its eighth straight loss in a matchup of the NBA's worst teams.
The Bobcats erased a 19-point, first-quarter deficit behind the shooting of Henderson, who finished 12 of 18 from the field and 9 of 10 from the foul line.
Walker did a little bit of everything, dishing out nine assists and grabbing seven rebounds as the Bobcats won for the fourth time in their last five home games. Tobias Harris had a career-high 29 points and nine rebounds, and rookie Kyle O'Quinn had a career-best 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic.