The Boston Celtics ended the Denver Nuggets’ eight-game winning streak with a 105-87 win in the NBA. The Celtics trailed 79-65 late in the third quarter but went on a run of 31-3 to turn the game around at the Ball Arena in Denver.
Jayson Tatum scored 28 points and made 10 rebounds for the Celtics. DeMar DeRozan scored the winner with less than a second left as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-117. The Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-101, with Bogdan Bogdanovic scoring 32 points, including eight threes, and Lou Williams putting the Hawks 103-101 ahead with 58 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
Zion Williamson’s 38 points helped the New Orleans Pelicans overcome the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-109.