March 28, 2009

NBA: Denver 129, Golden State 116

Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points Saturday to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 129-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Linas Kleiza added 22 points for the Nuggets, who have won three straight and eight of their last nine games.

Denver is tied with Houston for third place in the Western Conference.

Jamal Crawford scored 30 points and Kelenna Azubuike 21 for the Warriors, who closed out a winless four-game road trip. Anthony Morrow had 18 points and Monta Ellis 17 for Golden State.