Murray, Nuggets escape with OT win over Suns
DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Denver Nuggets beat Phoenix 108-107 on Friday night after the Suns‘ Ricky Rubio tied it in regulation after he was fouled on a half-court shot.
Rubio dribbled up the court and launched a 3-pointer as Malik Beasley grabbed his arm with 1.8 seconds remaining. The Phoenix newcomer made all three free throws.
Nikola Jokic finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.
Suns big man Deandre Ayton missed the first of 25 games after being suspended Thursday for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program after testing positive for a diuretic.
There were 12 ties and 19 lead changes, with neither team holding more than a seven-point lead.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in Minnesota’s victory over Charlotte.
Towns was 13 of 18 from the field, hitting four 3-pointers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Luka Doncic highlighted his triple-double by scoring eight of his 25 points in the final five minutes in Dallas’ victory over New Orleans.
Doncic also had 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis added 24 points and five blocks.
Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 25 points.
Irving, who scored 50 points in an overtime loss to Minnesota in his Brooklyn debut, scored five straight points down the stretch after New York took a three-point lead. Spencer Dinwiddie added 20 points.
LaVine was 13 of 23 from the field, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Lillard added five assists and five rebounds, Hassan Whiteside had 22 points and nine rebounds despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter, and C.J. McCollum scored 19.
Anfernee Simons added 15 points off the bench for Portland.
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