Danny-Green-140326-BouncesBall-G300The San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to fifteen games after a 108-103 home victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.

Tim Duncan led all scorers with 29 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out five assists for San Antonio, who tied their second-longest streak, set in March 1996.

Danny Green scored 16 points, Tiago Splitter, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili contributed 10 points apiece for San Antonio (55-16), which maintained the best record in the league this season.

Elsewhere, Al Jefferson had a magnificent performance by leading the Charlotte Bobcats to a 116-111 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Jefferson poured in 35 points, had a game-high 15 rebounds as Charlotte improved their record to 35-37, and continued in seventh place of the Eastern Conference.

The sixth seed team in the East, the Washington Wizards allowed their fourth defeat in the past five games, after losing 99-93 to the Phoenix Suns, which increased their winning streak to five games.

The Toronto Raptors improved their chances of securing their first playoff spot since 2008 thanks to a 99-90 victory at Boston Celtics.

In the Central division, the injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a 16-point in he final quarter to overcome the Detroit Pistons 97-96 and maintain their playoffs’ aspirations alive.

Gorgui Dieng’s fifth double-double

Rookie Gorgui Dieng recorded his fifth double-double performance on Wednesday, and helped the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Atlanta Hawks 107-83.

The Senegalese, who became a starter in absence of injured Nikola Pekovic, scored 15 points, had a game-high 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves continue their chase of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Minnesota and Atlanta wrapped the regular series with a win apiece.

The Los Angeles Clippers began a five-game road trip with a 98-96 loss at New Orleans Pelicans.

Antony Davis led the Pelicans with had 16 points, 13 rebounds, and a game-high six blocks for the Pelicans, which won their fourth straight game.

In the highly-anticipated game of Wednesday NBA Action, the Indiana Pacers beat the reigning champions Miami Heat 84-83, and the New York Knicks edged the Sacramento Kings 107-99, avenging a home defeat in December.

And the Memphis Grizzlies continued unbeaten in three games after a 91-87 win at Utah Jazz.


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