NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Denver
(Friday, November 24th)
Final Score: Denver 140, Golden State 129
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - J.R. Smith scored 31 points and Carmelo Anthony had 30, as the Denver Nuggets downed the Golden State Warriors, 140-129, in the finale of a home-and-home set at the Pepsi Center.
"We tried to get everyone involved early," Anthony said. "I've never played on a team that scored 140 points. It felt like a recreation game where you call your own fouls."
Earl Boykins notched 17 points and 10 assists for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight. Eduardo Najera netted 14 points, and Marcus Camby and Yakhouba Diawara both added 13.
Andris Bierdins posted a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who lost their third straight. Matt Barnes scored 21 points and Jason Richardson had 18. Mike Dunleavy contributed 14 points and Troy Murphy netted 12.
"Turnovers let us down," Golden State coach Don Nelson said. "We won't win on the road doing that. We have a heck of a young center [Biedrins]. He might be the best center I've ever coached, next to Bob Lanier."
Denver edged a 35-34 first-quarter advantage, and outscored Golden State by 10 in the second to lead 71-60 at halftime.
The Nuggets added five points to their lead in the third, and led 109-93 heading into the fourth. Golden State outscored Denver 36-31 in the final period, but failed to overcome its early deficit.
Denver shot 52-for-94 (55.3 percent) from the floor, compared to 53-for-93 (57 percent) by Golden State. Both teams grabbed 39 rebounds.
The Nuggets notched a league high for points scored in a single game this season and set a Pepsi Center record...The Warriors have dropped six straight in Denver since a 94-89 victory at the Pepsi Center on February 24, 2003. The Nuggets have won three straight and six of the last seven overall meetings in this series.
11/25 00:26:51 ET