Will Barton scored 19 points, including two free throws with eight seconds left to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the skidding Sacramento Kings 120-115.
Michael Porter Jr. got his first career start, and the rookie delivered with a season-high 19 points and six rebounds.
Nikola Jokic had 17 points and eight rebounds for Denver, which has won nine of 10.
The Nuggets finished their three-game homestand with two wins, coming back after a disappointing loss to New Orleans on Christmas.
Sacramento has lost seven in a row.
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