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.

Linas Kleiza added 19 points for Denver. Allen Iverson scored 17 points in the game, played at the University of Colorado.

Martell Webster led Portland with 19 points. Travis Outlaw had 18 points.

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.

Kenyon Martin dressed but did not play for the Nuggets. Nene missed his second straight game because of a strained right calf.

The Trail Blazers were without Josh McRoberts, Darius Miles and Greg Oden. McRoberts was out with an injured left ankle while Miles and Oden have injuries to their right knees.

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