Sports - Denver Nuggets

Jan 26, 2011 2:15 AM by Lee Douglas

Nuggets begin 5-game road trip with win in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, Nene and Al Harrington each scored 21 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Washington Wizards 120-109 on Tuesday night.

It was the sixth win in the last eight games for Denver, which began a five-game road trip with a strong performance that comes amid continued trade talk surrounding Anthony.

Anthony shot just 8 for 20, but six Nuggets scored in double figures. Aaron Afflalo had 18 points, Ty Lawson added 17 and Chauncey Billups finished with 15.

Denver put together a 17-2 run to take a 24-10 lead with 4:26 remaining in the first quarter and led 68-56 at halftime.

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