Spurs Vs. Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony Scores 31 In Denver's 113-112 Loss To San Antonio

The Denver Nuggets lost 113-112 to the San Antonio Spurs. Their 10-game home win streak ended.

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Spurs Vs. Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony Scores 31 In Denver's 113-112 Loss To San Antonio

With only seconds left to play, Carmelo Anthony appeared to make the game-winning basketball, giving the Nuggets a 114-113 victory. But it was for naught, as the referee's arm went up and called charge of Anthony. After a review to see if time should be put back on the clock and some angry words from George Karl, the referee put 0.4 seconds back on the clock. The Spurs won 113-112 on a Manu Ginobili shot with four seconds left. It was Ginobili's second game-winning shot in as many days, as he hit the game-winner in the Spurs' victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 31 points and nine rebounds. Arron Afflalo added 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. Ty Lawson continues to fill in for the injured Chauncey Billups, scoring 15 points and making seven assists. Nene contributed 19 points and five rebounds.

For the Spurs, Tim Duncan led the team with 28 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Tony Parker added 24 points and nine rebounds. Manu Ginobili recovered from a poor first half and finished with 16 points.

The highlight of the night was J.R. Smith's flying dunk to close out the first quarter. It has dunk of the year written all over it.

The San Antonio Spurs improved to 22-3 on the season and are on a seven-game win streak. The Denver Nuggets fell to 15-10 and lost their second home game of the season (a 10-game home win streak was snapped). They host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m MT.

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Spurs Vs. Nuggets: Carmelo Anthony, Arron Afflalo Score 26 Points In First Half, Denver Leads, 60-57

The Denver Nuggets hold a three-point lead, 60-57, over the San Antonio Spurs at halftime. Carmelo Anthony and Arron Afflalo each have 13 points, with the former adding two rebounds and three assists and the latter grabbing five boards and dishing the ball out three times.

At the end of the first quarter, the Denver Nuggets held a 37-28 lead over the Spurs. However, San Antonio battled back with strong first halves by Tony Parker (18 points, seven assists) and Tim Duncan (14 points, nine rebounds, four blocks). As a team, the Spurs are shooting 51.2 percent.

Ty Lawson continues to start in place of the injured Chauncey Billups. He has nine points, two rebounds and two assists so far. Nene has added nine points and four rebounds.

The Spurs’ Manu Ginobili has only three points on 1-of-6 shooting (1-of-5 from three-point range). He missed a three-point shot at the buzzer, missing an opportunity to tie the game.

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