Carmelo Anthony was in the zone and scored a Playoffs career-high 34 to help the Nuggets drop the Hornets and advance to the second round. J.R. Smith chipped in with five 3-pointers en route to 20 points. Watch Now
Chauncey Billups connected on eight 3-pointers and the Nuggets blew Game 1 open in the second half to coast to the win over the Hornets.
Chauncey Billups picked up where he left off, leading the Nuggets with 31 points to knock off the Hornets and give Denver a 2-0 lead.
Chris Paul had 32 points and 12 assists to help the Hornets hold on for a 95-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points as Denver thoroughly demolished New Orleans 121-63 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
After five straight first-round flameouts, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets to their first Playoff series win since 1994.
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