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Mar 12, 2010 10:59 PM

Anthony leads Nuggets past Hornets 102-95

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and 12 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to five with a 102-95 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.

Chauncey Billups scored 21 points for Denver, which finished with a flourish to break open an 86-all tie with 6:05 to go. Nene added 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Johan Petro had 10 points
and 10 rebounds.

David West scored 30 points for New Orleans, which has dropped eight of 10 games. Hornets rookies Marcus Thornton and Darren Collison added 23 and 17 points, respectively, and Julian Wright scored 13 points.

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