NBA: Denver Nuggets make it 15 wins in a row; Detroit Pistons snap losing streak
Last Updated: 24/03/13 12:42pm
Danilo Gallinari: top-scored for the Nuggets, who have now won 17 on the trot at home
The Denver Nuggets stretched their unbeaten run to 15 games with a 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings in Saturday's NBA action.
Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Kenneth Faried added 17 to hand the Nuggets a franchise-best 17th successive home win despite being without injured duo Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler.
The Kings managed to make it 95-92 on a bucket by DeMarcus Cousins (24 points) but a three-point play by Andre Miller pulled Denver clear again. The same player also hit a pair of free throws to wrap up victory.
Elsewhere, the Detroit Pistons snapped their 10-game losing streak with a 92-91 triumph over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Kemba Walker poured in a game-high 25 points for Charlotte - the Eastern Conference's bottom team - but 18 from Charlie Villanueva - including a go-ahead lay-up with 15 seconds left - put paid to the Bobcats' hopes.
The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors for the second time in as many days, Camelo Anthony's 28 points helping them to a 110-84 win.
JR Smith also impressed for the Knicks with 25 to condemn the struggling Raptors to a fourth straight loss.
Great Britain international Luol Deng scored 20 points and Carlos Boozer 18 to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 87-84 success against the Indiana Pacers, ensuring Paul George's 23-point effort was in a losing cause.
Stephen Curry scored 35 points to help Golden State see off Washington 101-92 before limping out of the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
Jerryd Bayless' season-high 30 points helped the Memphis Grizzlies prevail 110-106 against Boston, who have now lost four in a row, while Chris Paul poured in 29 points - including 17 in the final quarter - to help the Los Angeles Clippers topple the Brooklyn Nets 101-95.