The Denver Nuggets enter the All-Star Break with a 94-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. With trade rumors swirling around him for most of the day, Carmelo Anthony put up some numbers with 38 points and 12 rebounds. He made 16-of-30 shots from the field.
Kenyon Martin also turned in a solid game across the stat sheet with 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Chauncey Billups, whose name has also re-emerged in trade speculation, added 20 points, four rebounds and four assists. Billups made a key three-pointer with just less than three minutes left to put the Nuggets up, 88-86. The Nuggets were able to successfully stop the Bucks offense for the remaining minutes. The bench combined to score 12 points.
John Salmons led the Bucks with 33 points while Andrew Bogut was beast around the glass, grabbing 20 boards.
The Nuggets (32-25, 10-18 away) start the second half of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 22 with a game at the Pepsi Center against the Memphis Grizzlies. Will 'Melo still be with the team?