Nuggets 107, Hornets 105

Friday, April 13th 2007, 9:46 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scores 31 points, Allen Iverson adds 23 and the Denver Nuggets spoil the Hornets' final game in their temporary home with a 107-to-105 win tonight.

The Nuggets eliminated an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit with a 16-2 run that Marcus Camby started by slamming home Nene's miss with two hands.

Anthony later hit two free throws to give Denver its first lead since the first quarter and Steve Blake's fast-break layup pushed Denver's lead to 106-103.

Bobby Jackson drove for a layup to get the Hornets within one, and Anthony missed a foul shot as a small beach ball was thrown from the stands. Officials ruled it was thrown after he'd shot the ball.

That gave the Hornets one last chance with 17 seconds left, but all three of their shots missed in a wild sequence.

Chris Paul missed a driving layup along the right baseline, Devin Brown missed a putback after the ball went between his legs, and Jackson's desperation 3-pointer from the right wing was off target.