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 long-time nemesis 3-1.
The Lakers, who were shut out on the offensive glass in the first half, wanted to slow down the Nuggets but Denver outscored Los Angeles 33-3 in fast-break points.
CELTICS 110, JAZZ 107, OT
SALT LAKE CITY -- Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime, and Boston beat Utah to close out a five-game road trip.
Pierce had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 19-footer at the buzzer rimmed out.
Avery Bradley added a season-high 18 points for Boston.
HAWKS 114, PISTONS 103
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Al Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, and Atlanta beat Detroit 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.
WIZARDS 90, RAPTORS 84
TORONTO -- Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Nene had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Washington beat Toronto for its third straight victory.
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