Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points, Chauncey Billups had 16 points and 10 assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-90 tonight.
Nene added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who had six players score in double figures.
Rookie guard O.J. Mayo scored a season-high 31 and added eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, but he had only five points after halftime. Rudy Gay finished with 16 points for Memphis.
The Nuggets trailed by five early in the third quarter before surging into the lead for good. Anthony's layup tied it at 58, and Dahntay Jones' three-point play and Nene's dunk gave Denver a 63-58 advantage midway through the period.