NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Denver
(Wednesday, December 26th)
Final Score: Denver 125, Milwaukee 105
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Marcus Camby had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 blocked shots as the Denver Nuggets routed the Milwaukee Bucks, 125-105, at the Pepsi Center.
Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Allen Iverson finished with 24 points and six assists for the Nuggets, who have won three of four.
"I'm happy about our effort tonight," said Iverson. "We did what we had to do. 34 assists, 125 points says a lot about how we are playing together right now."
Denver power forward Nene was in action for the first time since tearing a ligament in his left thumb at Boston on November 7th. He finished with 11 points for the Nuggets, whose 125 points are a season-high.
Mo Williams had 28 points and seven assists for the Bucks, who have lost three of four. Charlie Villanueva added 17 points off the bench for Milwaukee.
"We looked like we lost our mo-jo tonight," said Milwaukee coach Larry Krystkowiak. "It was an avalanche, they absolutely buried us. We don't have the talent to come out on talent alone. it's not so much x's and o's, it's about our ability to come out ready to go."
Denver dominated from the opening tip. The Nuggets led 28-17 after the first quarter behind 24 combined points by Iverson and Anthony.
Denver pulled away for good early in the second quarter. Linas Kleiza capped a 19-5 stretch with back-to-back three-pointers, giving the Nuggets a 47-26 lead with 6:36 left in the half.
The onslaught was just beginning, though, as Denver pushed its lead to 68-38 at the half.
The embarrassment continued in the third quarter for the Bucks as a Camby jumper with 2:38 left in the frame pushed the Denver lead to 94-56.
The Nuggets, who emptied the bench for the fourth quarter, were never threatened the rest of the way.
"Tonight, we had a lot of fun," said Anthony. "Everybody was on fire and we shared the ball well. It felt good to finally sit out the fourth quarter."
Denver shot 54.7 percent and scored a season-high 44 fast-break points.
Camby's triple-double was the third of his career and first by a Nugget since Anthony accomplished the feat on February 7th of last year against Phoenix...Anthony now has 8,000 career points...Williams scored 22 of his 28 points in the third quarter...Milwaukee shot 40.9 percent...The Nuggets have won nine of the last 10 contests in the all-time series....Milwaukee has lost five of its last six at Denver....Attendance was 18,701.
12/27 00:47:38 ET