Spurs blow by Nuggets for 16th straight victory

DENVER — Marco Belinelli scored 27 points, Tim Duncan had 20 and the San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to 16 games by beating the Denver Nuggets 133-102 on Friday night.

Reserve Patty Mills had 16 points for the Spurs, who scored a season-high in points. This is their longest regular season win streak since reeling off 17 straight from Feb. 29 to March 31, 1996.

San Antonio also maintained a three-game lead for the top seed in the Western Conference. It's a quick turnaround for the Spurs, who host New Orleans today.

Heat 110, Pistons 78

At Auburn Hills, Mich., LeBron James had 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help Miami build a big lead, and then rested in the fourth quarter.

It was James' first triple-double of the season and No. 37 for his career.

Wizards 91, Pacers 78

At Washington, John Wall scored 20 points, and Washington avenged two of its biggest losses of the season.

Marcin Gortat added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who dropped their first two games against the Pacers this season by a combined 47 points.

Raptors 105, Celtics 103

At Toronto, Amir Johnson scored the winning basket with seven seconds remaining, and Toronto clinched its first playoff berth in six seasons.

Timberwolves 143, Lakers 107

At Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double, leading Minnesota to the easy win.

Nikola Pekovic scored 26 points on 9-for-10 shooting in his first game back from an ankle injury and Love hit three of five 3-pointers in just three quarters. Kevin Martin scored 17 points for the Wolves, who led by 19 points in the first quarter, 37 in the second and 40 in the third.

Thunder 94, Kings 81

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 29 points to power Oklahoma City to the victory.

Durant has scored at least 25 points in 37 consecutive games, the longest streak since Michael Jordan's 40-game run for the Chicago Bulls during the 1986-87 season. Durant could have done more damage, but he sat for good with 1:25 left in the third quarter.

Suns 112, Knicks 88

At Phoenix, Goran Dragic scored 32 points in 32 minutes and the Suns routed the Knicks for their season-high sixth victory in a row.

Warriors 100, Grizzlies 93

At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry scored 33 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer, and Golden State used a closing run to get the win.

Nets 108, Cavaliers 97

At New York, Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 22 points in a flawless first quarter, and Brooklyn quickly pulled away in the second on the way to its 12th straight home victory.

Pelicans 102, Jazz 95

At New Orleans, Tyreke Evans had 22 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the short-handed Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.

Magic 110, Bobcats 105

At Orlando, Fla., Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 23 rebounds for Orlando, and Jameer Nelson scored five points in overtime.

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