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Nets beat Lakers in Collins’ first game

MAJOR LEAGUE FIRST:Jason Collins became the first openly gay player to play in a major US sports league as Brooklyn ended an 11-game losing streak against LA


Randy Foye and Evan Fournier each scored 27 points for the slumping Nuggets, who lost for the seventh time in their past eight games. The Nuggets fell to 1-5 without leading scorer Ty Lawson, who missed a sixth game because of a fractured left rib.

Down 58-51 after Foye hit a pair of three-pointers in the third quarter, the Kings responded with a 21-2 run that put them in front 72-60 with 4:55 left in the period.


In Phoenix, Arizona, Patrick Beverley sank the go-ahead three-pointer with 34.3 seconds to play as Houston escaped with the win.

Dwight Howard scored 25, James Harden had 23 and Beverley 20 for the Rockets, who trailed by 10 entering the fourth quarter.

Goran Dragic scored a career-high 35 points for the Suns, but missed a three at the buzzer.

Gerald Green had 18 of his 23 points in the third quarter, while Markieff Morris finished with 21 points.

Beverley, who scored 12 in the fourth, made two free throws that boosted Houston’s lead to 113-110 with 20 seconds to go before Dragic scored on a layup to cut it to 113-112 with 14.7 seconds to play.

Donatas Motiejunas sank two free throws with 14.1 seconds left to put Houston up 115-112.

In other NBA action, it was:

‧ Wizards 96, Cavaliers 83

‧ Raptors 105, Magic 90

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