SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ This is what the Denver Nuggets had in mind when they acquired Allen Iverson to go with Carmelo Anthony.
The high-scoring All-Star duo provided the offense and the Nuggets were tough defensively, too, as they beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-89 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Sunday night.
Iverson scored 29 of his 31 after the 1st quarter and Anthony added 30 points for the 6th-seeded Nuggets, who haven't won a playoff series since 1994.
Nene added 13 points and 12 rebounds and Marcus Camby grabbed 10 boards for Denver. The big guys also made things difficult for Tim Duncan, who scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds for the Spurs.
Tony Parker led 3rd-seeded San Antonio with 19 points, followed by Michael Finley with 15 and Robert Horry with 14.