Posted: Jan 3, 2011 11:45 PM by Lee Douglas
DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and the Denver Nuggets pulled ahead late in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 113-106 Monday night for their fourth consecutive win.
Anthony had 11 rebounds and made 13 of 14 free throws to help the Nuggets fend off the Rockets with his eighth game of 30 or more points this season.
Nene added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Arron Afflalo scored 15 points for Denver.
Houston was led by Luis Scola with 24 points. Kyle Lowry had 21 points and Brad Miller had 11 rebounds and 10 points. The Rockets took 30 shots from 3-point range, one fewer than their season high, and made 13, topped by four for Lowry.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)