The Denver Nuggets survived a trip to Madison Square Garden by outlasting the New York Knicks in double overtime, 119-114. Danilo Gallinari and Al Harrington led the way for the Nuggets, scoring 37 and 24 points, respectively. Gallinari and Harrington finished with double-doubles by each pulling down 11 rebounds. Impressively, Gallinari drew numerous fouls and wound up making 18-of-20 free throws.
The Nuggets almost closed this one out during regulation, but with just a second left Carmelo Anthony launched a 23-foot jumper to tie the game at 98. Anthony, making his first appearance against the Nuggets since last February's trade, scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and doled the ball out for five assists. He was 10-of-30 shooting, and Nuggets fans remember 'Melo putting up poor shooting nights like that.
The Nuggets played a short bench in the game with just Harrington and Corey Brewer receiving playing time. Andre Miller started with Arron Afflalo out for the game and chipped in 14 points and 12 assists. Nene, returning from a bruised heel that kept him out on Friday, scored 12 points and was around the glass for 13 rebounds.
The Nuggets (12-5, 6-3 away) have won all four of their road contests on this trip and will try to make it a perfect 5-for-5 on Wednesday when they travel back west to visit the Sacramento Kings.