Thursday's NBA Capsules
Games played March 21, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
DENVER (AP) — Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets stretched their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Anthony Randolph blocked Damien Wilkins' desperation jumper at the buzzer to secure Denver's 16th straight win at the Pepsi Center — and its most unlikely.
Brewer finished with 29 points.
Wilkins had 24 points and Jrue Holliday had 18 points and 15 assists for the Sixers.
Brewer scored the Nuggets' last six points, including a 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left that pulled Denver within 100-98.
Brewer fouled Evan Turner with 7.1 seconds left and he missed both free throws. After a timeout, Anthony Miller inbounded to Danilo Gallinari, who passed to Brewer, who was knocked down on his 3-point try by Wilkins.
TRAIL BLAZERS 99, BULLS 89
CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and Portland completed a season sweep of Chicago.
Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to take the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Blazers beat Chicago 102-94 on Nov. 18 in their other meeting this season.
Joakim Noah had 18 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 44 percent.
J.J. Hickson grabbed 21 rebounds for Portland, which held a 45-41 rebounding advantage.
KINGS 101, TIMBERWOLVES 98
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and six assists, Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Sacramento earned its third straight home win by holding off slumping Minnesota.
The Kings are 6-5 over the last three weeks and their 19 home wins are the most over the previous three seasons.
Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost two straight and four of five. Injury-plagued Minnesota has dropped 21 of 28 games since Jan. 8. The Timberwolves have lost nine straight and 17 of 18 on the road.
Ricky Rubio had 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves.
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