Highlights of Thursday's NBA games
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[January 13, 2017]
Jan 12 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Thursday:
Nuggets 140, Pacers 112
The Denver Nuggets traveled 4,683 miles to play a home game, and the
trek paid off with one of its best games of the year.
Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Wilson
Chandler scored 21 points, and the Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers
140-112 on Thursday at O2 Arena in London, England.
Mavericks 113, Suns 108
Deron Williams scored 23 points and Harrison Barnes had 22 as Dallas
used an 18-4 run to start the third quarter to pull away for a win
over Phoenix in Mexico City.
Dirk Nowitzki and Wes Matthews added 18 points each for the
Mavericks, who avenged a loss to the Suns seven days ago in Dallas.
On Thursday, the Mavericks won in front of a large and appreciative
crowd at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
Knicks 104, Bulls 89
Joakim Noah recorded his fifth double-double of the season, scoring
12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to help New York beat Chicago,
his former team.
Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks, who had lost nine of their last 10
games, with 23 points. Former Bull Derrick Rose contributed 17
points and Kyle O'Quinn came off the bench to score 12 points and
pull down 11 rebounds.
Pelicans 104, Nets 95
Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his season-high 29 points in the fourth
quarter and New Orleans overcame the absence of Anthony Davis by
executing down the stretch of a victory over Brooklyn.
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who missed the first 26 games of the season while recovering from
right knee surgery, made 10 of 15 shots in a season-high 27 minutes.
It was the first time he scored more than 25 points since Jan. 10,
2016, against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Spurs 134, Lakers 94
Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points in just three quarters of play as
four of San Antonio's starters scored in double figures as the Spurs
waylaid Los Angeles at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio's 134 points were a season high, as were the 72 points
scored by the Spurs in the first half and the overall margin of
victory of 40 points.
Warriors 127, Pistons 107
Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala connected on a pair of 3-pointers
apiece during a long-range shooting exhibition in the third quarter
that propelled Golden State to a victory over Detroit.
Riding double-figure scoring from four starters, the Pistons hung
within 60-58 at halftime and 68-65 in the fourth minute of the third
period before the Warriors exploded into a comfortable margin and a
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