Denver 112, Chicago 91

DENVER, Nov. 20 (AP)-- Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Marcus Camby added 12 points and 20 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Chicago Bulls 112-91 Tuesday night.

Allen Iverson scored 22 points and Kenyon Martin had 13 for the Nuggets, who have won six straight.

Rookie reserve Joakim Noah had 16 points for Chicago, which fell to 2-8, its worst start since 2004-05 when it was 0-9. The Bulls are 1-3 on their current six-game road trip.

Kirk Hinrich and rookie Thomas Gardner had 14 points apiece for Chicago.

The Nuggets (8-3), like they did in their previous three games on this homestand, put this one away early. They led by 11 after the first quarter, and after Chris Duhon's 3-pointer and Joe Smith's jumper cut the lead to 36-32 with 10:51 left in the first half, they took over.

Eduardo Najera hit two 3-pointers and J.R. Smith had a 3 and a dunk to spark a 13-0 run that increased the lead to 49-32.

The Nuggets poured it on in the third. Anthony had eight points as Denver increased its lead to 94-69 heading into the fourth.

Chicago came into the game shooting 38.8 percent from the field and continued to struggle from the field. The Bulls shot just 37.2 percent through the first three quarters against the Nuggets. They shot 40 percent for the game and were outscored 28-9 from the free-throw line.

Notes: Chicago F Luol Deng missed his second straight game with a sore back. Deng, the team's second-leading scorer at 14.6 points a game, started all 82 games last year and the first eight this season. ... The Nuggets' 72 first-half points were a season high. ... The Bulls recovered from their bad start in 2004-05 to finish 47-35.


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