DENVER (AP) - J.R. Smith and Nene scored 19 points each, Chauncey Billups had 14 points and 10 assists and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to three with a 121-96 win over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night.
Vince Carter scored 32 points for the Nets, who went 0-4 on the Western Conference portion of their five-game road trip. New Jersey plays at the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
The Nets played without injured point guard Devin Harris and forward Sean Williams, who was arrested Monday at a cell phone store in a mall in suburban Denver on accusations he got into an argument with a clerk and threw a computer monitor.
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