Nuggets stun Curry, Warriors
DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood a 38-point performance by Stephen Curry to hand the Golden State Warriors their third loss of the season, 112-110 on Wednesday night.
The defending NBA champion Warriors (36-3) had won seven straight since their previous defeat, 114-91 at Dallas on Dec. 30.
Harrison Barnes added 18 points and Klay Thompson had 17 for the Warriors.
Will Barton scored 21 for the Nuggets, who snapped a four-game losing streak to the Warriors. Gary Harris added 18 points.
Denver outscored Golden State 19-5 over the last 5 1/2 minutes of the third quarter to take a 10-point lead into the fourth.
Curry scored 20 points in the final period.
THUNDER 108, MAVERICKS 89: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Oklahoma City romped when Dallas sat out its usual starters.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook was ejected in the second quarter after getting his second technical foul following skirmishes with J.J. Barea. Westbrook went scoreless.
The Mavericks played the second night of a back-to-back after an overtime loss to Cleveland and coach Rick Carlisle chose not to use his five regular starters — Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams and Zaza Pachulia.
CELTICS 103, PACERS 94: At Boston, Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, Jae Crowder matched his career high with 25 and Boston snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Indiana.
Amir Johnson had a season-high 18 rebounds and scored 14 points for the Celtics, who beat the Pacers for the first time this season after losing the first two meetings.
Paul George led Indiana 23 points. George Hill had 13 for the Pacers, who wore their old-fashioned Hickory High School uniforms from the movie "Hoosiers."
NETS 110, KNICKS 104: At New York, Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn ended its 10-game home losing streak with a victory over New York.
The Nets also snapped a five-game overall skid with their first victory under interim coach Tony Brown, who took over when coach Lionel Hollins was fired and general manager Billy King was reassigned on Sunday.
Joe Johnson made two key jumpers in the final 2 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Nets in their first home victory since beating Philadelphia on Dec. 10.
WIZARDS 106, BUCKS 101: At Washington, John Wall scored 19 points and backcourt mate Bradley Beal had 11 in his return from injury to help Washington beat Milwaukee.
Beal came off the bench and played 22 minutes in his first game since Dec. 9. He had been sidelined with a stress reaction in his lower right leg.
Khris Middleton scored 25 points to lead Milwaukee, which allowed 36 points off a season-high 27 turnovers in its fourth loss in the last six games. Greg Monroe added 21 points and 12 rebounds.
ROCKETS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 104: At Houston, James Harden had 27 points and 11 assists as Houston won its season-high fifth in a row. Minnesota lost its season-worst eighth straight.
Dwight Howard added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Terrence Jones came off the bench to score 16 with nine rebounds for the Rockets.
Andrew Wiggins had 28 for the Timberwolves.
HORNETS 107, HAWKS 84: At Charlotte, N.C., Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Charlotte pulled away from Atlanta to stop a seven-game losing streak.
Cody Zeller added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin had 19 points for the Hornets.
Paul Millsap scored 20 points for the Hawks.
PELICANS 109, KINGS 97: At Sacramento, Calif., Eric Gordon made six 3s and scored 24 points, Anthony Davis also had 24 and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game skid.
The Pelicans tied a team record by making 16 3-pointers. Gordon was 6 for 12 from long range and New Orleans was 16 for 33 overall.
New Orleans led by 15 at halftime and used a 15-0 run in the third quarter.
CLIPPERS 104, HEAT 90: At Los Angeles, backup center Cole Aldrich had 19 points and seven rebounds in place of ailing DeAndre Jordan, and the Los Angeles Clippers used a thunderous third-quarter surge to beat the Miami Heat for their 10th straight victory.
Jordan was sidelined because of pneumonia, ending the NBA's longest active consecutive games played streak at 360.
The eight-year veteran, who led the league in rebounding the past two seasons, had the second-longest streak in franchise history behind Randy Smith's 595 straight games with the Buffalo Braves.