Nuggets Streak Ends – NBA Roundup For March 26th
UNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets’ lengthy winning streak is over, but the Miami Heat’s streak continues.
LeBron James almost had a triple-double and the Heat picked up their 27th straight win by downing the Magic 108-94 in Orlando. James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds to help Miami get within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers league mark for longest winning streak.
Mario Chalmers had 17 points for the Heat, who broke open a tie game by scoring 13 straight points bridging the third and fourth quarters.
Miami played its second straight game without Dwyane (dwayn) Wade because of a sore knee.
The Nuggets saw their 15-game winning streak end with a 110-86 loss at New Orleans. Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and Brian Roberts doubled his career high with 18 assists to help the Hornets win their third in a row.
Danilo Gallinari had 24 points for the Nuggets, who were without starting point guard Ty Lawson for the third consecutive game due to a heel injury.
In other NBA finals, Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Golden State knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers 109-103. David Lee added 23 points, grabbed 12 boards and helped the Warriors build a 63-40 halftime lead.
John Wall scored a career-high 47 points and had eight assists as Washington surprised Memphis 107-94. Emeka Okafor (eh-MEH’-kuh OH’-kah-fohr) added 21 points and nine rebounds to the Wizards’ sixth straight home win.
Indiana managed to beat Atlanta 100-94 despite playing without Danny Granger, George Hill and David West because of injuries. Gerald Green led the Pacers with 19 points, while Roy Hibbert chipped in 17 and 13 rebounds.
Randy Foye scored 17 points and Gordon Hayward added 15 as Utah beat Philadelphia 107-91 to halt a four-game skid. Derrick Favors contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston’s Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle as the Celtics practice patience with their 36-year-old star. Coach Doc Rivers says he doesn’t think Garnett will be out for the long term.
Garnett sat out Saturday night’s 110-106 loss at Memphis and will miss Tuesday night’s home game against the New York Knicks.
Boston general manager Danny Ainge thinks Garnett will be sidelined 1-3 weeks.