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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

San Antonio Downs Nuggets in Denver

COMBINED REPORTS


DENVER, Colorado -- David Robinson had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame poor early shooting to defeat the Denver Nuggets 101-90.


The Spurs, who shot 57 percent over the last three quarters after hitting only 32 percent in the first, boosted that figure by scoring the majority of their points from the paint in the latter stages Monday night.


Sean Elliott added 18 points, Vinny Del Negro had 16, and Avery Johnson had 14 points and 14 assists. LaPhonso Ellis paced Denver with 18 points.


Celtics 105, Bucks 98. In Boston, Rick Fox sank six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to help Boston defeat Milwaukee. Dana Barros scored 23 points and Eric Williams 14 for Boston, which snapped a two-game losing streak.


Vin Baker led the Bucks, who suffered their eighth loss in their last 11 games, with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Johnny Newman added 19 points.


All five Milwaukee starters scored in double figures and out-rebounded the Celtics 48-44, but the Bucks made only 35 of 85 shots from the field.


Magic 110, 76ers 97. In Philadelphia, Dennis Scott had eight 3-pointers, six in the first half, and scored 26 points, leading Orlando to victory.


Shaquille O'Neal had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Horace Grant had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic, which has won four straight games and 10 of 11 since the All-Star break.


Trevor Ruffin led Philadelphia with 17 points, while Jerry Stackhouse, Clarence Weatherspoon and Tony Massenburg each had 13.


"We came out early and tried to put them away," said O'Neal. "Every time we come into an arena, we know teams are going to be ready for us. We didn't want to let this one slip away from us tonight."


Pistons 99, Hawks 93. In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Grant Hill's sixth triple-double of the season paced Detroit over Atlanta. Hill finished with 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds as Detroit won for the fifth time in six games.


"We could have been happy with a 4-2 [road] trip and come in flat, but we didn't do that," Detroit coach Doug Collins said. "We played well and got a big win."


Allan Houston led Detroit's scoring with 26 points, while Smith had 25 and Grant Long 16 for the Hawks.


Bullets 96, Grizzlies 81. In Vancouver, British Columbia, Juwan Howard scored 25 points as Washington defeated Vancouver to remain in the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference.


Calbert Cheaney added 21 points and 7-foot-7 Gheorghe Muresan had 20 for the Bullets.


Vancouver, which lost its eighth straight, was led by veteran guard Byron Scott, who came off the bench to score 20 points, and rookie center Byrant Reeves, who had 19. ()