NUGGETS 101, KINGS 95: Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack, and Denver extended its winning streak to 15 games with a victory over Sacramento.
Kenneth Faried had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won a franchise-best 17 straight at home.
And they did it while Ty Lawson (right heel) and Wilson Chandler (shoulder), two of their top players, were out with injuries.
It took until the final minutes to hold off the Kings, who got 24 points and 15 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins.
John Salmons, who finished with 18 points, hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to get the Kings within four points, but Andre Miller sank two foul shots to seal the win.
BULLS 87, PACERS 84: Luol Deng scored 20 points, Carlos Boozer had 18 and Chicago overcame the absence of starting center Joakim Noah to earn a victory over Indiana.
Deng had 13 points at halftime, but Chicago’s reserves sparked the Bulls’ second-half rally, outscoring Indiana’s reserves 32-15.
Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points.
GRIZZLIES 110, CELTICS 106: Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 30 points and Memphis weathered a fourth-quarter rally by Boston’s reserves.
Seven Memphis players finished in double figures and three recorded double-doubles. Darrell Arthur, starting for Zach Randolph, scored 18 points, while Randolph had 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.
Paul Pierce led Boston with 26 points, and Jordan Crawford keyed a fourth-quarter rally, scoring 14 of his 21 points.
Both teams played without key players. Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee sat out for Boston with left ankle sprains. Memphis center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with an abdominal tear.
KNICKS 110, RAPTORS 84: Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, and Kenyon Martin had another big game against Toronto to help New York finish off a home-and-home sweep.
J.R. Smith added 25 points for the Knicks, who won their fourth consecutive game. Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds, a night after he had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Knicks’ victory in Toronto that clinched a playoff berth.
DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points for the Raptors, who played without leading scorer Rudy Gay because of a bad back.
PISTONS 92, BOBCATS 91: Charlie Villanueva scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead layup with 15 seconds left, and Detroit beat Charlotte to snap a 10-game losing streak.
Villanueva hit three 3-pointers in the final period to help the Pistons avoid their longest losing streak since 2010.
Jason Maxiell added 14 points and Rodney Stuckey had 13 points and eight assists off the bench for the Pistons.
Kemba Walker had 25 points and Bismack Biyombo had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bobcats.
The NBA-worst Bobcats had the ball and a chance to win the game with 14 seconds left, but Walker missed an off-balanced leaner in the lane and Josh McRoberts’ reverse layup after an offensive rebound didn’t fall as time expired.