Post Up: Mile-High Thriller

Nuggets hold off late Warriors rally, while the Clippers win 10th straight.
by January 14, 2016

Hawks 84 (23-16), Hornets 107 (18-20)

Kemba Walker scored 23 points as Charlotte mercifully snapped a seven-game slide. Nic Batum only had 6 points, but recorded 10 assists and helped open things up for Walker to score.

Bucks 101 (16-25), Wizards 106 (18-19)

Washington won their third straight behind 19 points from John Wall. Bradley Beal returned after a 16-game absence to score 11 points off the bench.

Knicks 104 (20-21), Nets 110 (11-28)

Brooklyn topped the Melo-less Knicks to snap a 10-game home losing streak. It was the Nets’ first win under interim coach Tony Brown.

And it’s always fun to watch the Lopez twins going head-to-head.

Pacers 94 (22-17), Celtics 103 (20-19)

Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and Jae Crowder tied his career high with 25, as Boston snapped a four-game losing streak.

T-Wolves 104 (12-28), Rockets 107 (21-19)

James Harden reached the 10,000-point plateau for his career, finishing with 27 points to help Houston win their fifth straight. The Rockets went 7-30 from three-point range, but still managed to top the Wolves.

Mavs 89 (22-18), Thunder 108 (28-12)

Rick Carlisle decided to punt the game before it even began by sitting all five Dallas starters. But the game certainly wasn’t without drama.

Charlie Villanueva was ejected for grabbing Russell Westbrook’s throat in the second quarter.

Westbrook was ejected just minutes later for beefing with Barea after a call. No. 0 finished with 0 points, his first scoreless game since 2010.

Warriors 110 (36-3), Nuggets 112 (15-24)

Stephen Curry scored 20 points of his 38 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough, as Denver handed Golden State its third loss of the season.

Curry also had 8 turnovers on the night, none worse than when he coughed it up with just seven seconds remaining.

Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 28 points and some big plays down the stretch.

Jazz 85 (17-21), Blazers 99 (17-24)

Damian Lillard had 21 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in just 29 minutes to help Portland win their second straight. The Blazers pounded Utah on the boards, 54-38.

Noah Vonleh even got himself a poster with Rudy Gobert on it.

Pelicans 109 (12-26), Kings 97 (15-23)

Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon scored 24 points apiece to help New Orleans snap a four-game skid. Sacramento’s defense really needs to improve before they can utter “Playoffs” again.

Heat 90 (22-17), Clippers 104 (26-13)

Pneumonia ended DeAndre Jordan’s streak of 360 straight games, but the Clippers were able to extend the only streak that matters: their win streak. L.A. cruised to their 10th straight W.

Chris Paul had 15 points and 12 assists, and yes—Cole Aldrich scored a game-high 19.