Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Nuggets fans booed Carmelo Anthony when he
was on the court and derisively asked where he was in the fourth quarter.
Anthony, in his first game in Denver since orchestrating a trade to New York
two years ago, gingerly limped to the locker room in the third quarter with
the Nuggets already cruising to their 10th straight victory, this one a 117-94
shellacking of a Knicks club that suffered another blow to their already
Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, two of the four players Denver received
in the epic Anthony trade, fittingly led the Nuggets with 24 and 16 points,
Andre Iguodala checked in with 14 points, Ty Lawson added 13 and Kenneth
Faried totaled 11 with 10 rebounds in the lopsided win -- Denver's 14th
straight at home.
The Nuggets outscored New York in the paint, 62-24 and had 10 more second-
chance points. One of the reasons behind the discrepancy came late in the
first half when Knicks All-Star center Tyson Chandler suffered a knee
contusion and did not return.
Anthony, who is dealing with his own knee issues that recently sidelined him
three games, scored only nine points on 3-of-12 shooting in front of a hostile
By the time he exited, the Nuggets were in control, scoring at least 31 points
in each of the first three frames.
The Sports Network