WASHINGTON – Carmelo Anthony and Marcus Camby both had double-doubles, Earl Boykins scored half of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Washington Wizards 108-105 for their fourth consecutive victory.

Camby had 24 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks, including one on Gilbert Arenas’ 3-point attempt just before the buzzer. Anthony had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and his 18-for-22 free-throw shooting set career highs for makes and attempts.

Trail Blazers 95, Grizzlies 87

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Zach Randolph had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Darius Miles added 22 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-87.

Miles keyed an early burst in the fourth period with three baskets as Portland built a 75-65 lead. The Trail Blazers maintained at least a six-point advantage the rest of the way to snap a two-game losing streak.

Mavericks 102, Rockets 93

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki hit the go-ahead basket with six minutes left and finished with 31 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to their sixth straight victory, 102-93 over the Houston Rockets.

Nowitzki’s 12-foot turnaround jumper put the Mavericks ahead to stay after the Rockets, again playing without Tracy McGrady, erased a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and tied the game at 86-all. About a minute later, Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer to make it 92-87.

Suns 90, Raptors 82

PHOENIX – Shawn Marion scored 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for his ninth double-double in 10 games this season, Steve Nash added 23 points and nine assists, and the Phoenix Suns beat the woeful Toronto Raptors 90-82.

Reserves Eddie House added 14 points and Boris Diaw had 11 for the Suns, who finished with their lowest point total of the season.

Chris Bosh led Toronto with 23 points, but missed his eighth consecutive double-double by grabbing only eight rebounds. Mike James had 13 points for Toronto and Matt Bonner scored 12.


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