Nuggets outlast Thunder

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DENVER — Corey Brewer scored 26 points off the bench and the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-118 in overtime.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives the lane for a shot against Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives the lane for a shot against Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari.

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Russell Westbrook had 36 to lead Oklahoma City.

PISTONS 103, CELTICS 88

In Auburn Hills, Mich., rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons returned from Europe with a victory over the Boston Celtics.

The Pistons lost to the New York Knicks in London on Thursday, but they didn’t look particularly weary in their first game back. Detroit blew an 18-point second-quarter lead but pulled away again in the second half. Boston never led.

Drummond went 5 of 6 from the field, repeatedly slipping free for dunks. He also made 6 of 8 free throws after entering the game shooting 39 percent from the line.

Kevin Garnett scored 16 points for Boston, and Rajon Rondo had eight points, 15 assists, nine rebounds and nine turnovers.

Monroe, Knight and Will Bynum scored 15 points apiece for Detroit. Courtney Lee had 16 for Boston, and Jeff Green added 15.

Celtics guard Avery Bradley was back after missing a game with a rib injury, but he scored only six points.

MAVERICKS 110, MAGIC 105

In Orlando, Fla., Shawn Marion had 20 points, and O.J. Mayo and Vince Carter scored 15 apiece as the Dallas Mavericks fought off a late Orlando surge and beat the Magic.

The Mavericks led by 13 in the fourth quarter, before the Magic pulled within a basket in the final minute.

Glen Davis led Orlando with 24 points, followed by Jameer Nelson with 20 and J. J. Redick’s 18.

RAPTORS 108, LAKERS 103

In Toronto, Landry Fields had a season-high 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their fifth consecutive road loss.

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Pau Gasol had 25 for the Lakers, whose road skid is their longest in six years.

Dwight Howard was ejected from the game after drawing his second technical foul with 1:18 left in the first half.

Jose Calderon had 22 points and nine assists while Ed Davis had 18 points and eight rebounds for Toronto.


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