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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.