John Collins scored a career-high 30 points and reserves Vince Carter and DeAndre' Bembry fueled a third-quarter rally that helped the Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 106-98 on Saturday night.
Atlanta (6-20) stopped a four-game losing streak. Collins also had 12 rebounds and five assists.
Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 11 rebounds, but Denver (17-9) dropped games on back-to-back nights for the first time all season after sweeping the first three situations. Juancho Hernangomez finished with 17 points and 10 boards.
Dallas 107, Houston 104: Luka Doncic shrugged off a rough shooting night with 11 straight points to erase an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and the Mavericks went on to their ninth consecutive home victory. Dallas rookie second-round pick Jalen Brunson made his second start for the Mavericks with Dennis Smith Jr. out because of a sprained right wrist. The two-time national champion at Villanova had a career-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting.
Brooklyn 112, New York 104: Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 to lead the Nets to a victory over the host Knicks. Allen Crabbe scored 17 points, Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Joe Harris added 11 as Brooklyn won its second straight game. The Nets improved to 10-8.
L.A. Lakers 111, Memphis 88: Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James scored 20 points apiece as the Lakers beat the Grizzlies in Memphis. No Grizzlies starter scored more than 12 points.
Indiana 107, Sacramento 97: Thaddeus Young had a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points as the Pacers defeated the Kings in Indianapolis.
Cleveland 116, Washington 101: Rookie Collin Sexton matched a career high with 29 points, Tristan Thompson had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Wizards at home.
Boston 133, Chicago 77: Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Daniel Theis added 22 and Jason Tatum 18 to lead the Celtics over the Bulls in Chicago. Former Timberwolf Zach LaVine had just 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting for the Bulls, who trailed by 18 after the first quarter.