The host Denver Nuggets beat Oklahoma City 121-118 in overtime, ending the Thunder's winning streak at six games.
DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime and the Denver Nuggets overcame big games by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118 Sunday, snapping the Thunder’s six-game winning streak.
Corey Brewer scored 26 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Nuggets, who reversed a 20-point loss in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Faried finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Thunder, which beat Dallas in overtime Friday night behind a career-high 52 points from Durant, lost for the first time in five overtime games this season. It got 37 points from Durant and 36 from Westbrook.
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The game was a difficult one emotionally as well for Thunder coach Scott Brooks, whose 79-year-old mother, Lee, died Saturday.
The Nuggets took a 101-90 lead after Ty Lawson scored on a put-back with 6:40 left in the fourth quarter before Oklahoma City rallied.
Ex-Sonic Durant, who made 20 of 21 free throws, had a three-point try rim out at the overtime buzzer.
“I think we gave ourselves a chance to win by going into overtime. We just couldn’t finish,” Durant said. “I missed a free throw, a jump shot. I can’t do that.”
TORONTO — Landry Fields scored a season-high 18 points and had 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-103, the fifth straight road loss for the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points on 10-for-32 shooting and Pau Gasol had 25 for the Lakers, whose road skid is their longest in six years. Center Dwight Howard was ejected after drawing his second technical foul with 1:18 left in the first half.
“We’ve got a lot of issues,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said.
Jose Calderon contributed 22 points and nine assists for the Raptors.
• Efficient rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes to help host Detroit beat Boston 103-88.
• Shawn Marion scored 20 points as visiting Dallas beat Orlando 111-105.
• Lindsey Hunter, player-development director of the Phoenix Suns, was picked as interim coach, two days after the Suns and coach Alvin Gentry parted ways in what was called a mutual agreement.
Hunter, 42, is expected to coach the Suns for the rest of the season.