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Feb 2, 2010 1:41 AM

Nuggets win again without Carmelo

DENVER (AP) - Arron Afflalo hit a 21-foot baseline jumper with 18.4 seconds left in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets, down by 17 points in the third quarter, rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-109 Monday night.

Kenyon Martin had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Chauncey Billups had 23 points for the Nuggets, who improved to 3-0 in overtime this season and averted being swept in their three-game season series with the Kings.

The Nuggets, playing a fifth straight game without All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony (ankle) also got 15 points from Ty Lawson, 14 points from Nene and Afflalo had six of his 12 points in the extra period.

Spencer Hawes had 23 points and Kevin Martin had 22 for Sacramento, which lost for the third time in four OT games. The Kings lost their 10th road game in a row.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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