NBA round-up: Nuggets halted after eight in a row while DeRozan scored the winner as the Spurs downed the Mavericks


The Boston Celtics ended the Denver Nuggets’ eight-game winning streak with a 105-87 win in the NBA.

The Celtics trailed 79-65 late in the third quarter but went on a run of 31-3 to turn the game around at the Ball Arena in Denver.

“We just picked up the intensity,” said Jayson Tatum, who scored 28 points and made 10 rebounds for the Celtics.

“That was big because we could have let it get away from us.”

DeMar DeRozan scored the winner with less than a second left as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-117.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-101, with Bogdan Bogdanovic scoring 32 points, including eight threes, and Lou Williams putting the Hawks 103-101 ahead with 58 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.

Zion Williamson’s 38 points helped the New Orleans Pelicans overcome the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-109.