East Rutherford, N.J. -- Devin Harris had 28 points and five assists Saturday night when the New Jersey Nets routed Denver 114-70, their second-largest margin of victory ever.
The Nets led 24-19 after the first period but took a commanding 59-39 lead at the half. A 13-2 run at the end of the third period made the lead 92-55 heading into the final stanza.
The Nuggets' blowout loss came just 24 hours after an easy 124-103 win at Washington Friday night.
Brook Lopez had 15 points and nine rebounds and Jarvis Hayes scored 14 points. Ryan Anderson scored 13 points with 12 rebounds, and Vince Carter added 12 points and eight assists in the Nets' season-high fourth straight win.
Denver finished with a huge 54-30 rebounding edge.
Carmelo Anthony was the only Denver player in double figures with 15 points. Chauncey Billups and Nene scored nine points each for the Nuggets, who had won four in a row.
Atlanta -- Al Thornton scored a game-high 31points Saturday when the LA Clippers trounced the Atlanta Hawks, 121-97, avenging a 97-80 loss in Los Angeles Jan. 14.
LA gradually expanded a 27-17 lead after the first period, and it grew to 100-74 lead with 9:15 left to play. The lead never dropped below 20 points in the late stages.
Zach Randolph scored 25 with nine rebounds. Marcus Camby had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Baron Davis scored 13 with eight assists and Eric Gordon added 11 points and three assists for the Clippers, who are just 2-7 in their last nine games.
Marvin Williams and Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 17 points apiece. Josh Smith recorded his 12th double-double this season with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Zaza Pachulia had 12 points and four rebounds, while Maurice Evans added 10 points for the Hawks, whose two-game winning streak ended.
Philadelphia -- Andre Miller and Marreese Speights had 15 points each Saturday night and the Philadelphia 76ers rode a 31-15 third quarter to a 94-84 win over Miami.
The Heat led 69-63 going into the third but Philadelphia took the lead at 76-74 when Lou Williams sank a pair of free throws with 7:31 remaining, and the 76ers never trailed after that.
Miller added five assists and Speights had six rebounds. Thaddeus Young scored 14 points and Andre Iguodala had 12 points and five assists for the 76ers, who have won three games and dropped two in their season-long seven-game homestand.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 21 points, four rebounds, and seven assists.
Mario Chalmers had 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Michael Beasley scored 14 points, while Shawn Marion had 11 points and six rebounds for the Heat, who have lost four of their last five games.
New Orleans -- Rasual Butler made two 3-pointers during a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter Friday night that rallied the New Orleans Hornets to a 101-92 victory over Toronto.
Peja Stojakovic made 7-of-11 long-range shots and scored a season-high 28 points, helping the Hornets end a four-game losing streak.
Butler and Posey both had 17 points and the Hornets went 8-for-15 from beyond the arc in the final period.
Toronto took an 83-75 lead with 7:02 remaining in the fourth quarter on a jumper by Jermaine O'Neal, but did not score again until just 2:48 was left in the game.
O'Neal scored 24 points to lead Toronto, loser of five straight.
Toronto was without all-star forward Chris Bosh, who sprained his right knee Wednesday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. New Orleans was missing Chris Paul, who suffered a groin injury Monday in a loss to Portland.
Washington -- Carmelo Anthony led seven Denver players in double figures with 23 points Friday night and the Nuggets crushed Washington 124-103.
Denver took a 102-70 lead into the fourth quarter and won for the seventh time in eight games. Chauncey Billups and Kenyon Martin both returned to the lineup after injuries and helped the Nuggets shoot 56 percent from the floor.
Billups (ankle) and Martin (flu) both missed Wednesday's win over Oklahoma City.
With the Los Angeles Clippers picking up their 11th win of the season Friday, Washington now is stuck with the fewest number of victories in the NBA at 10. The Wizards have lost their last three and eight out of nine.
Antawn Jamison scored 26 for Washington and Nick Young had 20 off the bench.
Indianpolis -- Mike Dunleavy and Danny Granger combined to make four free throws in the final 13 seconds Friday night to preserve the Indiana Pacers' 107-102 win over Orlando.
Orlando overcame a 12-point deficit late in the third period to tie the game with 8:20 to play. The Pacers, however, outplayed the Magic down the stretch to down Orlando for the first time in six tries this season.
Granger scored 33 points and made all 12 of his foul shots to help Indiana snap a three-game losing streak. T.J. Ford added 21 points and Troy Murphy had 20 and eight rebounds.
Orlando, the runaway leader in the Southeast Division, has lost two in a row. Dwight Howard had 21 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Magic, Hedo Turkoglu had 20 points and J.J. Redick produced 17 off the bench.
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