Warriors Beat Undermanned Nuggets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chauncey Billups will meet the media Thursday and should make his debut with the Denver Nuggets Friday night.

Wednesday night, Stephen Jackson had 29 points and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors overcame a poor first quarter and some sloppy second-half play to beat the Nuggets 111-101.

Jackson scored during a 6-0 burst by Golden State after J.R. Smith's 3-pointer with 8:32 remaining gave the Nuggets a 90-89 lead and also hit a 20-footer with 1:28 left.

Carmelo Anthony had 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Nuggets, who couldn't do enough on offense without departed playmaker Allen Iverson despite jumping out to a quick 17-4 lead behind seven points from Dahntay Jones.

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