DENVER (AP) - Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets to another blowout of the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night, scoring 31 points in Denver's 108-93 win.
The best-of-seven series shifts to New Orleans for game 3 on Saturday night with the Nuggets holding just the third 2-0 edge in their 33-year NBA history.
This is the first time the Nuggets have won the first two games of a playoff series since 1985, when they took care of Utah in five games in the Western Conference semifinals.
Carmelo Anthony, quiet in game 1 with just 13 points on 4-12 shooting, scored 22 points and dished out nine assists. J.R. Smith added 15 points.
The Hornets, losers of eight of their last 10 games, were led by David West's 21 points.
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