Smith's 43, Not Enough For Nuggets

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Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Chicago Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years in outscoring Denver 135-121.

The Bulls scored at least 30 points in all four quarters for the first time since 1997. Their 135 points were a season high.

They did all that one day after sending Ben Wallace and Joe Smith to Cleveland for Drew Gooden and Larry Hughes just before Thursday's trade deadline in a deal that also involved Seattle.

Allen Iverson scored 29 and Carmelo Anthony added 22 for Denver.