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NBA: Rockets lose to Nuggets; Jeremy Lin bleeds

AP, HOUSTON

Ty Lawson scored 21 points, while Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets to a 93-87 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

James Harden had a tough night for the Rockets and finished with a season-low 15 points on five-for-15 shooting. A dunk by Andre Iguodala put Denver up by six, before a pair of free throws by Jeremy Lin made it 91-87 with 1 minute, 21 seconds remaining. Lin got knocked in the nose on the foul and was bleeding. He had to shoot the free throws with paper stuffed in his left nostril.

Chandler Parsons missed a three-pointer and Faried got the rebound on the miss and dunked it on the other end to secure the win.

JAZZ 95, LAKERS 86

In Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five three-pointers to lift Utah Jazz past the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mo Williams added 16 points on eight of 13 shooting for the Grizzlies (2-3).

Kobe Bryant entered shooting nearly 60 percent, but started three of 10 and finished seven of 17 for 29 points.

Dwight Howard added 19 points for the Lakers and Metta World Peace had 15.

In other play, it was:

‧ Clippers 106, Spurs 84

‧ Heat 103, Nets 73

‧ Suns 117, Bobcats 110

‧ Hawks 89, Pacers 86

‧ Timberwolves 90, Magic 75

‧ Celtics 100, Wizards 94

‧ Grizzlies 108, Bucks 90

‧ 76ers 77, Hornets 62

‧ Mavericks 109, Raptors 104

‧ Warriors 106, Cavaliers 96

‧ Kings 105, Pistons 103

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