The Denver Nuggets dropped the stumbling Los Angeles Lakers further into the doldrums on Sunday with a 112-105 win despite some fourth-quarter fireworks from Kobe Bryant.
Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant had 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the host Toronto Raptors, 104-92, on Sunday.
Boston, which will play the Knicks on Monday in Madison Square Garden, is 2-0 since Coach Doc Rivers began using the starting five he envisioned at the start of the season.
With a flick of his hand, Tyson Chandler is making some of his rebounds look a lot more like assists for the Knicks.
Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 112-105 Sunday night for their fifth win in seven games.
It’s not quite a winning streak, but after losing 18 straight, coming out on top in two out of three games is close enough.
Zach Randolph scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 20 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-81 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
The Miami Heat hit the boards from the start and pulled away at the end.