NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the Denver Nuggets beat New Orleans 101-88 on Wednesday night, snapping the Hornets' three-game winning streak.
Chauncey Billups scored 26 points, hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the second half to help the Nuggets pull away after the game was tied with a little over 7 minutes to go in the third quarter.
Chris Paul had 19 points and 13 assists, and David West scored 18 points for New Orleans, which dropped a game behind Denver in the Western Conference standings.
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