Posted: Dec 9, 2010 12:19 AM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Dec 9, 2010 12:21 AM
BOSTON (AP) - Ray Allen scored 28 points Wednesday night as the Boston Celtics took advantage of an injury to Carmelo Anthony and won their eighth straight game, beating the Denver Nuggets 105-89.
The loss left Nuggets coach George Karl stuck on 999 wins. His next chance to reach 1,000 comes Friday at Toronto.
Kevin Garnett scored 17 points with nine rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 13 assists for Boston. Paul Pierce scored 17 and Glen "Big Baby" Davis, who had been ill during the week, had 16 points.
Reserve guard Ty Lawson scored 24 for Denver, and Arron Afflalo added 16. Gary Forbes, who started in place of Anthony, had five points and zero rebounds in 19 minutes.
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