NBA-Highlights from Saturday's NBA games

(Adds later games) Dec 5 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Saturday: - - - - Nuggets 108, 76ers 105 Forward Danillo Gallinari scored 24 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 47.9 seconds left, as the Denver Nuggets rallied for a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Guard Will Barton added 16 points and nine rebounds for Denver, who reeled off 10 successive points late in the fourth quarter to achieve the win. Reserve guard Jameer Nelson scored 10 points, including the game-tying jumper with 1:26 remaining. He also assisted on Gallinari's dunk. Forward Robert Covington scored 18 points to lead Philadelphia (1-20), who were without rookie center Jahlil Okafor, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, who was serving the second game of a disciplinary suspension. - - Warriors 112, Raptors 109 Guard Stephen Curry scored 44 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors to move to 21-0 this season. Guard Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 41 points and seven assists. Klay Thompson added 26 points for the Warriors, while Draymond Green had 16 points and nine rebounds. - - Hornets 102, Bulls 96 Guard Nicolas Batum scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets held on for a 102-96 win over the Chicago Bulls. Forward Cody Zeller added a season-high 17 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets while guard Kemba Walker scored 17 points. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Bulls. The score was tied 94-94 before Charlotte pulled ahead in the final minute. - - Rockets 120, Kings 113 Center Dwight Howard delivered on both ends of the court and the Houston Rockets relied on strong three-point shooting to outlast the Sacramento Kings. Howard produced 22 points, 18 rebounds and exceptional defense against Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, while James Harden added 31 points and nine assists. Harden hit 5-of-6 from three-point range while Houston shot 16-of-34 from behind the arc. Forward Trevor Ariza and guard Patrick Beverley made three three-pointers each. - - Heat 99, Cavaliers 84 The Cleveland Cavaliers rested forward LeBron James and suffered the consequences, falling 99-84 to the Miami Heat. In his 13-year career, it was the earliest in a season that James had sat out a game without an announced injury. But after James played 45 minutes in New Orleans late on Friday, the Cavs opted to have him on their bench, not in uniform. Miami fans taunted their former player, chanting, "LeBron is tired!" James, fifth in the league in minutes played, smiled when he heard the taunt. Without James, the Cavs were no match for the Heat, who got a game-high 19 points from shooting guard Dwyane Wade. - - Trail Blazers 109, Timberwolves 103 Damian Lillard scored a team-high 19 points and C.J. McCollum chipped in 17 for Portland as the Trail Blazers came back from 17 points down to beat Minnesota. It's the second time this season Portland have overcome a 17-point deficit against Minnesota, having done the same thing on Nov. 2 when the Timberwolves jumped out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter. Portland eventually won that game 106-101. Blazers center Meyers Leonard added 14 points off the bench, including a big fourth-quarter three-pointer that put Portland up 93-90. - - Bucks 106, Knicks 91 Michael Carter-Williams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 106-91 victory over the New York Knicks. Even with guards Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez out injured, Carter-Williams remained in his reserve role and O.J. Mayo made his fifth start of the year. Mayo scored 17 points and made five assists. - - Spurs 108, Celtics 105 Boston guard Avery Bradley missed a potential game-winning three-point shot with eight seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 108-105 victory over the Celtics after losing most of a 17-point lead. Bradley's shot would have given Boston a one-point lead. Instead, the Celtics fouled on the rebound and Spurs guard Danny Green made two free throws, stretching the lead to four. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points to lead the Spurs, while guard Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 23 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. - - Jazz 122, Pacers 119 (OT) Forward Derrick Favors scored a career-best 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Utah overcame a career-best 48 points from Indiana forward Paul George. Favors' big night included a game-tying three-point play late in regulation and a bucket with 17 seconds to go in overtime. Forward Gordon Hayward added 22 points, five rebounds and five assists. George was 15-of-27 shooting from the field and had a chance to win it in regulation, but his last-second 3-pointer was off as the Pacers lost their second straight game. Rodney Stuckey added 23 points for the Pacers. - - Clippers 103, Magic 101 Jamal Crawford scored 32 points and Blake Griffin had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists to guide Los Angeles past Orlando. Wesley Johnson came off the bench to score 21 points and grab seven rebounds and DeAndre Jordan produced 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who snapped the Magic's five-game winning streak. Victor Oladipo scored 24 points and Elfrid Payton added 21 points and eight assists for the Magic.