Ty Lawson led Denver (4-6) with 29 points and eight assists. J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 19 rebounds.
MAVERICKS 97, 76ERS 94
In Dallas, Monta Ellis scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter, when Dallas took their first lead.
Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion had 20 points apiece for the Mavericks, who began a stretch of seven of nine games in Dallas. Nowitzki had 10 rebounds, while Marion chipped in seven.
Ellis had 19 points in the second half and added a game-high 10 assists and two of Dallas’ 11 blocked shots.
Two nights after a 35-point loss in New Orleans, the Sixers held the Mavericks scoreless for the first five minutes and led by 10 in the first half.
Even after losing their lead for good late in the third quarter, Philadelphia stayed close behind Evan Turner, Tony Wroten and some late three-pointers from James Anderson.
Turner had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Wroten had 19 points and five steals.
WARRIORS 98, JAZZ 87
In Salt Lake City, Stephen Curry scored 22 points for Golden State, while Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece in the Warriors’ victory.
Curry had eight assists and made four three-pointers before leaving in the fourth quarter after Utah’s Marvin Williams landed on his head in a scramble for a loose ball. After a couple of minutes to gain his bearings, Curry got up and left the court under his own power with a towel draped over his head.
Curry is expected to be ready for today’s home game against Memphis.
The Warriors made 12 of 22 attempts from three-point range and led by as many as 28 points.
Gordon Hayward scored 18 points and Williams had 16, but the Jazz (1-11) dropped their third straight after earning their lone win of the season.