Wilson Chandler scored 23 points in place of an injured Danilo Gallinari, and Ty Lawson added 22 in the host Denver Nuggets' 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Gallinari, the Nuggets' leading scorer, sat out with a bruised left thigh. He wasn't needed as the Nuggets won their ninth straight game at home, snapped the Lakers' four-game winning streak and took the season series from their longtime nemesis 3-1.
The Lakers, who were shut out on the offensive glass in the first half, were outscored 33-3 in fast-break points.
Gallinari, who got hurt Friday night at Washington and was limited the next night at Charlotte, was an unexpected late scratch. He had scored at least 19 in each of Denver's first three games against the Lakers.
Chandler started in his place and Corey Brewer got extended minutes, too, finishing with 16 points.
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.
Celtics 110, Jazz 107: Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and Boston beat Utah in Salt Lake City to close out a five-game trip. Pierce had
Hawks 114, Pistons 103: Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and Atlanta beat Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., for its fifth win in six games. Josh Smith added 23 points for the Hawks, who led by as many as 26 in the third quarter.
The Pistons have lost three straight, all without guard Brandon Knight, who has a hyperextended right knee.
Wizards 90, Raptors 84: Bradley Beal scored 20 points, and Washington beat Toronto for just its fifth road win in 27 games this season. Washington's road record is the worst in the NBA.
Thunder: Guard Derek Fisher signed with Oklahoma City, joining the Thunder for the stretch run for the second straight season. He played briefly for Dallas this season, asking for his release in December after injuring his right knee.
Timberwolves: Small forward Chase Budinger has been cleared by doctors to start doing agility drills while he works his way back from a knee injury that has kept him out for most of the season. ... Power forward Kevin Love says his surgically repaired right hand is better and that he hopes to play 15 to 20 games this season. Love has played only 18 games this season.