Nuggets Beat Timverwolves at Home

DENVER (AP) - Chauncey Billups scored 26 points, J.R. Smith had
eight of his 14 points in a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and the
Denver Nuggets overcame poor shooting to hand Minnesota its eighth
straight loss, 90-84 on Sunday night.

Carmelo Anthony added 14 points and 12 rebounds to help denver
improve to 5-1 since the Nuggets acquired Billups in the trade that
sent Allen Iverson to Detroit.

Al Jefferson had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Randy Foye added
18 points for Minnesota.The Timberwolves haven't won since beating
Sacramento in their opener.

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