DENVER — DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points Tuesday night, including the go-ahead free throws with 48.3 seconds left, and the Sacramento Kings edged the Denver Nuggets, 114-110.

Cousins came up big down the stretch, scoring eight of the final 13 points for the Kings, who blew a 17-point lead in the second half before rallying at the finish.

Cousins stole the ball from D.J. Augustin and was fouled on his way to the basket. He made both free throws to give the Kings a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Cousins preserved the win by stripping the ball away from Darrell Arthur in the final seconds.

WIZARDS 100, PELICANS 89: John Wall had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, helping Washington win at home.

Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, which pulled away in the second half of its season-high fourth straight home win. Jared Dudley scored 18 points on six 3-pointers.

Wall was 5 of 17 from the field in his second triple-double of the season and fifth of his career. He also had two steals in 311/2 minutes.

Davis grabbed 20 more rebounds but was held to nine points on 3-of-9 shooting. He had 59 points and 20 rebounds Sunday in a 111-106 victory against Detroit.

MAGIC 124, 76ERS 115: Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 35 points against his former team, leading Orlando at Philadelphia.

Vucevic, drafted 16th overall by the 76ers in 2011, also had nine rebounds in a “must-win” game according to Coach Scott Skiles as the Magic try to gain ground in pursuit of their first playoff berth in four years. Vucevic was 13 of 21 from the field and 9 of 9 at the line.

Victor Oladipo added 22 points and Evan Fournier scored 21 for the Magic, who return home Thursday night to face Golden State.

Aaron Gordon contributed a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Ish Smith scored 22 points and Jahlil Okafor had 17 for the NBA-worst 76ers, who dropped to 8-48 with their fifth straight loss and 10th in the last 12. Okafor was coming off a career-best 31-point outing in Philadelphia’s 129-103 loss at Dallas on Sunday. Nerlens Noel added 16 points and 11 rebounds.


CAVALIERS: Hilton Hotels apologized after guard Kyrie Irving said he was bitten by bed bugs Saturday night during his stay in downtown Oklahoma City.

Irving played just nine minutes the next day in a nationally televised victory against Oklahoma City. Irving later said it was because he discovered the bugs and slept on the couch instead of his bed at the Skirvin Hilton. He said he had three hours of sleep and tightness in his back afterward.

GRIZZLIES: Center Marc Gasol will miss the rest of this season after having surgery to repair his broken right foot.

Gasol had surgery Saturday to repair the non-displaced fracture of a navicular bone.