Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Nuggets 91, Hornets 81

Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 31 points and keyed a decisive 13-point run in the fourth quarter to help Denver put the game away.

The Hornets went on a 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter, but Anthony scored seven points as Denver pulled away with a 13-0 run of their own to go up 84-69.

"The ball was dropping for me," Anthony said. "My shot's falling, I'm taking good shots and getting out in the open court and getting easy baskets."

Chris Paul scored 18 points and David West added 16 for the Hornets who have now lost four in a row.

Next: @ Atlanta, Friday night.