DENVER, Oct. 31 (AP) -- Kevin Durant's shot was off in his NBA debut, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Seattle SuperSonics 120-103 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Durant scored 18 points in 31 minutes, but shot just 7-of-22.

Carmelo Anthony bottled up the rookie on defense, and showed him a move or two on offense. Anthony finished with 32 points, making three 3-pointers.

Allen Iverson had 25 points and 14 assists, and Linas Kleiza chipped in 18 points and hit five 3-pointers.

Durant was taken by the Sonics with the No. 2 pick in the draft last June. He scored his first NBA point on a free throw about 10 1/2 minutes into the game, and had his first airball two minutes later on a short jumper in the lane. Durant's initial basket came on a driving layup late in the first quarter. He showed no effects of a gimpy ankle, which he sprained on Oct. 23.

Damien Wilkins had 21 points and reserve Delonte West chipped in 19.

Kenyon Martin contributed seven points in 18 minutes. Martin was back in Denver's starting lineup after missing 106 games over the last two seasons due to microfracture surgeries on both knees.

Seattle had a 79-78 lead with 3:05 left in the third quarter, but Denver went on a 28-11 run to put away the game midway through the fourth quarter. Kleiza had four of his five 3-pointers to fuel the run.


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