In what could be their last appearances in Denver Nuggets uniforms, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups played in a 110-97 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. During the game, reports surfaced that the Nuggets have allowed the Nets to speak with Anthony about his potential future in New Jersey.
Though the Nuggets held a 24-20 lead at the end of the first quarter, the game turned in favor of the Spurs in the second. They had a 37-point effort and led 57-45 at halftime.
Nene led the team's offense with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. Carmelo Anthony had just 12 points on 5-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks. He also had four turnovers and three fouls. Chauncey Billups had seven points, four rebounds and four assists. Al Harrington's 18 points were a team-high total.
Kenyon Martin, who sat on Saturday in order to be fully ready for Sunday, played 20 minutes and put up six points and five rebounds. Ty Lawson, who left Saturday's game with an injury, contributed nine points.
For the Spurs, Tony Parker scored 30 points on the Nuggets on 11-of-15 shooting. Manu Ginobili added 18 points and dished the ball out seven times. Tim Duncan pulled down 16 rebounds.
The Nuggets (23-17, 5-13 away) had their three-game win streak snapped. They have the next two days off before hosting Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.