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Carmelo Anthony led a balanced Nuggets attack with 22 points.
Denver 118, Portland 102
DENVER, Oct. 12 (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and seven rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-102 on Friday night.
Anthony had 20 points in the first half as Denver took a 64-56 lead into halftime. Outlaw hit three straight shots in the second quarter and had all of his 18 points by the break for Portland, which led 51-45 with 4:08 remaining in the period.
Denver began the third period with a 15-5 run to move ahead 79-61. Kleiza had nine of his points in the period and the Nuggets took a 97-79 lead into the fourth quarter.
Without a starter on the floor, the Nuggets extended their lead to 105-79 on eight consecutive points by Anthony Roberson at the start of the fourth quarter. Baskets by Webster and Taurean Green got Portland as close as 110-94 with 3:15 left.