Cavs Top Nuggets 119-116 In OT, End Denver’s Road Win Streak


Lauri Markkanen made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 29 seconds left in overtime and scored a season-high 31 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-116 victory over Denver on Friday night that snapped the Nuggets’ franchise-record road winning streak at seven.

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic scored in the paint to cut Cleveland’s lead to 117-116 with 25 seconds remaining, but rookie Evan Mobley dunked over Aaron Gordon to restore the Cavaliers’ three-point advantage.

Bones Hyland missed a 3-pointer as time expired. Jokic had 32 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Denver lost on the road for the first time since Feb. 11 at Boston.