Jokic triple-double carries Nuggets

Nuggets' Gary Harris exits vs. Raptors with hip injury

Nuggets' Gary Harris exits vs. Raptors with hip injury

Jokic capped a big night with three free throws in the final seven seconds, Kyle Lowry missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Nuggets survived the loss of leading scorer Gary Harris to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-103 on Monday night. Other notable stat lines for the Nuggets came from Jokic, who recorded his second triple-double of the season finishing with 23 points on an efficient 8-of-13 shooting from the field to go along with 15 assists and 11 rebounds.

In Detroit, Steven Adams scored 21 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 and Oklahoma City ended the Pistons' five-game win streak.

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Serge Ibaka had 15 and Pascal Siakam added 14 for the Raptors, which shot 11 for 41 from downtown.

Taking a double-digit lead into the second half, the Nuggets had an opportunity to pick up a big time road win, while also picking up their sixth-straight win in the process. The Raptors couldn't buy a three-point basket in the early going, shooting a combined 3-for-22 in the first half.

Beasley's running dunk after a Toronto miss nudged the lead back to 10 for the Nuggets, who led 86-78 after the third quarter.

A three by C.J. Miles brought the sleepy Scotiabank Arena crowd to life, pulling Toronto to within a point with eight minutes to play.

Clawing their way back from a 12-point deficit, a fadeaway shot by Leonard tied the game with 7.1 seconds on the clock.

Toronto's awful three-point shooting continued in the second - Miles connected on the only one of 10 that fell for the Raptors. Beginning of the game, end of the game, they made some tough ones.

In New Orleans, Tobias Harris made two clutch free throws with 4.7 seconds left to close out a 27-point performance, and Los Angeles held off the Pelicans.

The Nuggets will now have a day off Tuesday before they are back in action Wednesday night in Orlando to face the Magic.

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