NBA: Denver Nuggets see off lacklustre Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center
Last Updated: 26/02/13 12:25pm
Wilson Chandler: Was the star of the show in the Nuggets' win over the Lakers
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points as the Denver Nuggets claimed a 119-108 victory to heap more misery on 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.
The Nuggets recorded their ninth straight home win as a sluggish Lakers outfit could not handle the pace despite 29 points from star player Kobe Bryant.
Lakers struggling to make play-offs
Elsewhere in the NBA, Paul Pierce poured in 26 points to lift the Boston Celtics to a 110-107 overtime win over the Utah Jazz.
Pierce came up big in the extra session, scoring seven straight points to tip the contest in Boston's favour. Avery Bradley added a total of 18 points for the Celtics, while Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 26.
The Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 90-84 to claim their third straight win, DeMar DeRozan socring 25 points in a losing effort for the hosts at Air Canada Centre.
Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds in the Atlanta Hawks' 114-103 win over the Detroit Pistons. Atlanta's Jeff Teague also notched a double-double of 20 points and 12 assists.