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Apr 3, 2010 11:39 PM

Anthony, Nuggets rally past Clippers

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 98-90 on Saturday night.

Nene added 18 points, and Chauncey Billups and Johan Petro had 14 points apiece in helping Denver win its second in a row since a 1-5 stretch.

Denver improved to 50-27, the Nuggets' third consecutive 50-win season.

With five games remaining in the regular season, the Nuggets pulled into a tie with Utah for first place in the Northwest Division, along with tying the Jazz, Dallas and Phoenix for the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Eric Gordon had 23 points to lead the Clippers, who lost their seventh straight to the Nuggets in Denver. Chris Kaman added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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