Denver Nuggets stop the bleeding by outduelling Toronto Raptors 
Danilo Gallinari had 21 points as Denver ended an eight-game losing streak. AP

TORONTO — Will Barton came off the bench to score 22 points and Danilo Gallinari added another 21 as the Denver Nuggets stopped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).

Denver avoided its first nine-game losing streak since the 2002-03 season, when it dropped 14 in a row.

Joffrey Lauvergne had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets.

DeMar DeRozan scored a Raptors' season-high 34 points and Kyle Lowry had 16.

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