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Washington Wizards centre Thomas Bryant (13) shoots against Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) (AP/Nick Wass).

Denver Nuggets spread the points in victory over Wizards

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Eight players notched up double-digit totals as the Denver Nuggets beat the Washington Wizards 113-108 to extend their winning streak to five.

There were 15 points apiece for Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, and Torrey Craig, while Will Barton scored 13, Monte Morris 11 and Malik Beasley 10 as Denver inflicted the third loss in a row for the Wizards.

The Nuggets have already clinched a Western Conference playoff berth along with the Golden State Warriors, the defending champions.

Kevin Durant put personal tragedy to one side and scored 15 points, had six assists and blocked three shots as the Warriors trampled the Indiana Pacers 112-89.

A childhood friend of Durant was shot to death in Atlanta on Thursday.

In other games the Phoenix Suns were beaten by the Detroit Pistons 118-98, the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Sacramento Kings 116-100 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah Jazz 117-114, while the Charlotte Hornets saw off the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-106. The NBA playoff 2019 starts on the 13 April. 

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