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NBA: Brewer’s last-gasp shots lead Nuggets over 76ers

AP, DENVER, Colorado

Corey Brewer sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left as the Denver Nuggets stretched their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 101-100 thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.

Anthony Randolph blocked Damien Wilkins’ desperation jumper at the buzzer to secure Denver’s 16th straight win at the Pepsi Center — and their most unlikely.

Brewer finished with 29 points.

Wilkins had 24 points, while Jrue Holliday had 18 points and 15 assists for the Sixers.


In Chicago, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and Portland completed a season sweep of Chicago.

Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to take the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 2008-2009 season. The Blazers beat Chicago 102-94 on Nov. 18 last year in their other meeting this season.

Joakim Noah had 18 points, while Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, who shot 44 percent.

J.J. Hickson grabbed 21 rebounds for Portland, who held a 45-41 rebounding advantage.


In Sacramento, California, Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and six assists, while Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as Sacramento earned their third straight home win by holding off slumping Minnesota.

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