Sports - Denver Nuggets

Feb 11, 2011 3:18 AM by Lee Douglas

Nuggets beat Mavs at the buzzer

DENVER (AP) - Arron Afflalo hit a 19-footer at the buzzer and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-120 on Thursday, ending the Mavericks' 10-game win streak.

Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points and Chauncey Billups had 30 for Denver, which overcame a nine-point deficit in the last 2:51 to win.

Afflalo scored seven points to help the Nuggets rally from 119-110 down. Nene hit 1 of 2 free throws with 33.3 seconds left to tie it, and Dirk Nowitzki hit one free throw with 19.6 seconds left to give Dallas a one-point lead.

Denver chose not to call a timeout, and Billups found Afflalo, who got a shot off before the horn to lift Denver.

Jason Terry scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Nowitzki finished with 16 for the Mavericks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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