Ty Lawson led a balanced attack with 20 points and 12 assists as the Nuggets beat the Bulls 114-109 in Denver. Arron Afflalo added 19 points for the surging Nuggets, who have ripped off five straight wins. Danilo Gallinari dropped in 15 points off the bench in the victory. Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 32 points for Chicago, which dropped to 2-and-3 on its seven-game road trip. Derrick Rose had two points and three assists before leaving with tightness in his left hamstring.
Atlanta Hawks 106, Washington Wizards 102
Golden State Warriors 114, Miami Heat 97
Milwaukee Bucks 98, Detroit Pistons 86
Sacramento Kings 99, New Orleans Pelicans 89
>>Westbrook Back At Practice, Durant Close
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- The injury-plagued Oklahoma City Thunder are on the mend. The "Oklahoman" reports stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant could return to the team for their game against the New York Knicks on Friday. The dynamic duo practiced on Monday for the first time since both went down to injury. Durant, the reigning MVP, is recovering from a stress fracture in his foot. Westbrook has been on the shelf with a broken hand. Oklahoma City boasted the second-best record in the NBA last season, owns the second lowest winning percentage in the league this season at 3-and-12.
>>Nuggets' Foye Out Three Weeks With Quad Injury
(Denver, CO) -- Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye is expected to miss three weeks with a small tear in his right quad. Foye originally hurt his knee earlier this month but played through it. He tweaked it on Sunday against the Lakers and an MRI on Monday confirmed the tear. The injury will not require surgery. Foye is averaging 8.4 points and two assists in 11 games this season. Meanwhile, center JaVale McGee is going to miss some time with pain in his surgically repaired tibia. X-rays came back negative and head coach Brian Shaw said he may miss a couple of games. McGee has posted 5.6 points and three rebounds per game in 13 contests.