2013-02-26 12:46 PM
Gallinari, the Nuggets' leading scorer, sat out with a bruised left thigh. He wasn't needed as Ty Lawson chipped in with 22 points to help the Nuggets win their ninth straight game at home, ended the Lakers' four-game winning streak and took the season series from their long-time nemesis 3-1.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 29 points, and Dwight Howard added 15 points and 14 boards but missed 11 of his last 12 free throws.
Boston's Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime as the Celtics beat the Utah Jazz 110-107 to close out a five-game road trip.
Courtney Lee made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to bump Boston's lead to three, and Randy Foye's 26-footer at the buzzer missed everything.
Avery Bradley added a season-high 18 points for Boston.
Gordon Hayward led Utah with 26 points, Paul Millsap had 16 and Al Jefferson finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds at Atlanta as the Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 for its fifth win in six games.
Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who were ahead 61-51 at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the third quarter.
Jeff Teague had 20 points for Atlanta, which shot 14 of 33 from 3-point range. Kyle Korver scored 15 points, all from beyond the arc.
Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 22 points, and Jonas Jerebko added 21.
At Toronto, Bradley Beal scored 20 points and Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards past the Toronto Raptors 90-84 for their third straight victory.
A.J. Price and Martell Webster each added 12 points for the Wizards, who won for just the fifth time in 27 road games this season.
John Wall had 10 points and seven assists, and Emeka Okafor had eight points and 13 rebounds as the Wizards won for the 14th time in 23 games.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 18 for the Raptors, who had won six of their previous seven.