NBA Wrap: Streaking Nuggets win 9th straight

NBA Wrap: Streaking Nuggets win 9th straight
February 9, 2013, 11:15 pm
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Lavoy Allen had a career night as the Sixers knocked off the Bobcats on Saturday night (see story).

Meanwhile, a slumping Evan Turner claims he is unfazed by his name being mentioned in trade rumors (see story).

Here's a look at other action from around the league on Saturday night:

Denver takes ninth straight
In true superstar fashion, Kyrie Irving tried carrying his team on his back.

The second-year point guard led all scorers with 26 points, but it wasn't enough as the Cavaliers fell, 111-103, to the visiting Nuggets, who earned their ninth straight win. The Cavs' rising star added seven assists and six rebounds.

Denver has now won 15 of 17 games, and the nine-game streak is its best since 2005, when the squad rallied off 10 straight.

Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Kenneth Faried added 17 as the Nuggets cruised to a 14-point fourth quarter lead. The Cavaliers were able to cut it to six points with 1:40 remaining, but clutch free throws from Gallinari put the game away (See full recap).

Pistons power past Bucks
Jose Calderon is starting to look comfortable in a Pistons uniform.

The newly acquired point guard's 26 points led the Pistons' offensive attack against the Bucks on Saturday night to a 105-100 victory.

With the two teams deadlocked at 100 in the fourth quarter, Charlie Villanueva hit the game-winning three pointer to give the Pistons a 103-100 lead with 10 seconds remaining.

Brandon Jennings missed a game-tying attempt with three seconds to go, assuring the Bucks their third straight loss (See full recap).

At 25-24, Milwaukee is eighth in the Eastern Conference and three games ahead of the Sixers.

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