Home comforts for Nuggets
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points to help the Denver Nuggets to a ninth straight home win, 119-108 over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chandler, in the side as Danilo Gallinari had a thigh injury, received support from Ty Lawson, who added 22 points, while Andre Iguodala had 14 points and 12 assists.
Kobe Bryant paced the Lakers with 29 points.
Paul Pierce poured in 26 points to lift the Boston Celtics to a 110-107 overtime win over the Utah Jazz.
Avery Bradley added 18 points for the Celtics, while Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 26.
Elsewhere the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 90-84 for their third straight win, while Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds in the Atlanta Hawks' 114-103 win over the Detroit Pistons.