Nuggets’ win streak halted at 7 by Hor­nets

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Char­lotte’s Nic Ba­tum knew what was com­ing when team­mate Tony Parker raced down the court with a head of steam on a fast break.

Parker stopped mo­men­tar­ily, planted his right foot, then spun 360 de­grees to avoid a de­fender and scored on a layup on the other side of the rim.

Parker, 36, proved again he can still make some pretty slick plays and is a valu­able as­set down the stretch of tight games, scor­ing 19 points to help the host Hor­nets snap the Den­ver Nuggets’ seven-game win­ning streak with a 113-107 vic­tory on Fri­day night.

Kemba Walker had 21 points and eight as­sists, Marvin Wil­liams added 14 points and 10 re­bounds and the Hor­nets picked up their first win this sea­son against a Western Con­fer­ence op­po­nent.

“I’ve seen that move so many times,” Ba­tum said. “I kind of laughed when he did it. I told him, ‘I’ve been wait­ing for that move.’ They changed the rule in Europe be­cause of that move. They now call it trav­el­ing over there.”

Nets Rus­sell 106, scored Rap­tors 29 points, 105: D’An­gelo in­clud­ing six in over­time, as host Brook­lyn snapped an eight-game los­ing streak. The Nets snapped a 12-game slide against Toronto with their first vic­tory over the Rap­tors since April 3, 2015.

76ers 117, Pis­tons 111: Jimmy But­ler scored 38 points and vis­it­ing Philadel­phia over­came cen­ter Joel Em­biid’s ab­sence, ral­ly­ing from a 15-point

third-quar­ter deficit to beat Detroit. Blake Grif­fin had 31 points and 12 re­bounds for Detroit. The 76ers rested Em­biid.

Spurs 133, Lak­ers 120: DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and nine as­sists and host San An­to­nio ral­lied to beat Los An­ge­les. The Spurs got 14 points each from Patty Mills and Jakob Poeltl off the bench, and Davis Ber­tans added 13. San An­to­nio’s back­ups outscored the Lak­ers’ re­serves 52-26. LeBron James had 35 points, 11 as­sists

and eight re­bounds for Los An­ge­les. Pac­ers 112, Magic 90: Bo­jan Bog­danovic scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 15 to help In­di­ana beat host Or­lando for the eighth straight time. In­di­ana has won 15 of the past 16 meet­ings be­tween the teams.

Kings 129, Cava­liers 110: De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 as­sists to lead vis­it­ing Sacra­mento. Buddy Hield added 25 points for the Kings.

Bulls 114, Thun­der 112: Lauri Markka­nen scored 24 points, two on a go-ahead layup with 4.9 sec­onds left, as host Chicago got to its first vic­tory in two games un­der coach Jim Boylen.

Griz­zlies 107, Pel­i­cans 103: JaMy­chal Green scored 24 points to help vis­it­ing Mem­phis beat New Or­leans. Kyle An­der­son, who scored 19 points, hit a cru­cial free throw for a four-point lead in the fi­nal sec­onds for the Griz­zlies.

Heat 115, Suns 98: Bam Ade­bayo scored 22 points, 20 in the first half, and Mi­ami opened a six-game trip by hand­ing Phoenix its eighth straight loss. Jus­tise Winslow added 20 points for the Heat.

Trade: guard with Bucks Cleve­land Ge­orge got Mil­wau­kee Hill Hill and and in for­ward ac­quired Wash­ing­ton. a five-player Sam point The deal Dekker got guard from Matthew the Cava­liers. Dellave­dova Cleve­land and cen­ter John Hen­son, along with 2021 first- and sec­ond-round draft picks from Mil­wau­kee. The Bucks then agreed to trade Dekker to Wash­ing­ton for cen­ter Ja­son Smith and a fu­ture sec­ond-round pick.

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