Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets stretched their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Anthony Randolph blocked Damien Wilkins' desperation jumper at the buzzer to secure Denver's 16th straight win at the Pepsi Center.
Brewer scored the Nuggets' last six points, including a 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left that pulled Denver within 100-98.
Brewer fouled Evan Turner with 7.1 seconds left, and he missed both free throws.
"It's crazy. To be honest, I didn't think we had any chance of winning," Brewer said. "Then he missed those free throws and I was like, 'OK, we've got a little chance.' He gave us life."
After a timeout, Anthony Miller inbounded to Danilo Gallinari, who handed it off to Brewer, who quickly fired up a 3-pointer as Wilkins slapped him on his left arm, drawing the whistle.
"I saw him coming and I just tried to get it off quick. He hit my arm, luckily, so I'll take the foul," said Brewer, who finished with 29 points.
Trail Blazers 99, Bulls 89: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and visiting
Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to take the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Blazers beat Chicago 102-94 on Nov. 18 in their other meeting this season.
The injury-plagued Bulls got Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson back. Hinrich started at point guard after missing seven games with a sore right foot. Gibson, a reserve, also returned after missing 10 games with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
But Bulls superstar Derrick Rose said he's still experiencing some soreness in his surgically repaired left knee and hasn't set a target date for his return.
Kings 101, Timberwolves 98: Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and six assists, Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Sacramento earned its third straight home win.
Bobcats: The team announced that center Brendan Haywood will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot.