Feb 10, 2011 3:36 AM by Lee Douglas
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 37 points, Dorell Wright had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 116-114 on Wednesday night.
David Lee had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Wright added eight assists and the Warriors closed out their longest home stretch of the season in style. They finished 8-6 during a stretch of 13 of 14 at home.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 29 points, and Nene had 17 points for a Nuggets team playing without starting point guard Chauncey Billups. Billups sat out with a strained left knee but expects to play Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks in Denver.
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