Dec 12, 2009 11:53 PM

Nuggets erase 17-point hole, beat Suns 105-99

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and Chauncey Billups shook off an awful first half to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Phoenix Suns 105-99 Saturday night.

Billups, whose first half included three turnovers and three fouls, scored 24 points and sank five 3-pointers in the second half. His turnover with 30 seconds left and the Nuggets leading 101-99 however gave the Suns a shot at a rare win in Denver.

Steve Nash, who scored 28 points, missed a driving layup with seven seconds left and Anthony ended up with the ball and was fouled with two seconds remaining. Suns coach Alvin Gentry hollered at an official and was ejected.

Anthony sank all four free throws.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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