Magic Vs. Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony Scores 35 On Way To Denver's 111-94 Victory Over Orlando

Carmelo Anthony's double-double and a 19-3 run to end the game gave the Denver Nuggets the victory.

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Magic Vs. Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony Scores 35 On Way To Denver's 111-94 Victory Over Orlando

With roughly six minutes to play, the Denver Nuggets led the Orlando Magic, 92-91. Vince Carter had just made a successful three-point shot, but the Nuggets didn’t wilt away from the challenge. Instead, the team went on a 19-3 run to end the game, winning 11-94.

Carmelo Anthony put up a double-double, scoring 35 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. He was 14-of-21 from the field. Nene also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Ty Lawson filled in for the ailing Chauncey Billups and added 16 points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal. Arron Afflalo scored 15 points, had four rebounds and made four assists.

The Denver bench contributed 33 points, 16 from J.R. Smith and 12 from Al Harrington (who grabbed seven rebounds). The team shot 53.8 percent from the field, 42.3 percent from three-point territory.

For Orlando, J.J. Redick led the team in scoring with 29 points. Center Dwight Howard added 21 points and 14 rebounds. Vince Carter has 18 points.

The Denver Nuggets (15-9, 11-1 home) host the NBA’s best team, the San Antonio Spurs (20-3), on TNT this Thursday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 p.m. MT.

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Magic Vs. Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony Scores 20 To Put Denver Up, 61-55, At Halftime

Carmelo Anthony is having no trouble shooting baskets tonight, as his 20 points helped the Denver Nuggets take a 61-55 lead over the Orlando Magic at halftime. Melo has hit 9-of-12 shots and made 2-of-4 free throws. He also made six rebounds.

Point guard Chauncey Billups re-aggravated his wrist injury, which gave Ty Lawson the start tonight. Lawson has done well so far, adding nine points and dishing out four assists. Arron Afflalo scored six points, and Nene added nine points and four rebounds. Shelden Williams started at power forward, but has scored zero points in five minutes on the court.

Al Harrington has played 15 minutes off the bench and scored six points. J.R. Smith and Anthony Carter combined to score 13 points, giving the bench a total of 19 points so far.

For the Magic, J.J. Redick has 17 points off the bench and is 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Center Dwight Howard contributed 14 points and six rebounds.

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