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Nuggets beat Raptors 95-86 in matchup of conference leaders

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic scored 26 points, Jamal Murray had 15 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the banged-up Denver Nuggets rallied past the equally banged-up Toronto Raptors 95-86 on Sunday night in a contest between conference leaders.

Trailing 70-57 in the third quarter, the Nuggets went on a 23-2 run to send them to their 10th win in 12 games and retain a slim lead over Golden State in the Western Conference. This marks the latest the Nuggets (20-9) have been in first place in the West since Dec. 18, 1984, according to information by Elias Sports Bureau.

Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors, who finished 2-2 on their trip. They still own the league's best mark at 23-9.

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Leaders
Points: Kawhi Leonard26.2
Rebounds: Kawhi Leonard8.2
Assists: Kyle Lowry10.0
FG%: Pascal Siakam60.4%
Steals: Kawhi Leonard1.83
Blocks: Serge Ibaka1.37
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.7 (9)
Rebounds: 44.2 (13)
Assists: 24.4 (20)
FG%: 44.5% (5)
FT%: 76.2% (17)
3P%: 33.5% (6)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.8 (4)
Rebounds: 45.5 (15)
Assists: 25.3 (8)
FG%: 48.7% (2)
FT%: 80.7% (4)
3P%: 35.3% (14)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Toronto 23 9 .719 --
Philadelphia 20 11 .645 2.5
Boston 18 11 .621 3.5
Brooklyn 13 18 .419 9.5
New York 9 22 .290 13.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/12/2018 Deng Adel Waived
10/12/2018 Kyle Collinsworth Waived
10/12/2018 Kay Felder Waived
10/12/2018 Eric Moreland Waived
9/19/2018 Eric Moreland Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/16/2018 Fred VanVleet Sore back
12/15/2018 Pascal Siakam Sore back
12/14/2018 Kyle Lowry Left thigh contusion
12/12/2018 Jonas Valanciunas Dislocated left thumb
11/7/2018 Norman Powell Left shoulder strain
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