Though the Nuggets brought the game to a 96-92 deficit in the fourth quarter, a late 19-4 run by the Nets sent the Nuggets to a 115-99 loss, their second straight loss. It was the team's fourth straight road loss in which they allowed 100-plus points.The two teams split the season series, with the Nuggets winning the November game.
Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points (12-of-22 shooting) and pulled down nine boards. Chauncey Billups and Nene contributed 19 and 16 points, respectively. Kenyon Martin logged 32 minutes, scoring five points and grabbing six rebounds.
Nets center Brook Lopez finished with 27 points, and Travis Outlaw put 21 points on the board. Point guard Devin Harris, whom the Nuggets would have acquired had the Carmelo Anthony trade gone through, dished the ball out 18 times.
The Nuggets (28-20, 8-15 away) went 3-2 on their five-game road trip. They return home to the Pepsi Center for a Wednesday, Feb. 2 contest against the Portland Trail Blazers.