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Anthony leads Nuggets past Bucks

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Associated Press
February 17, 2011
— Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Milwaukee Bucks 94-87 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the All-Star break.

John Salmons scored a season-high 33 points and Andrew Bogut grabbed 20 rebounds, but the Bucks lost for the eighth time in 10 games.


DENVER 94, MILWAUKEE 87

Denver (94)—Anthony 16-30 5-5 38, Martin 4-8 3-3 11, Nene 4-6 2-2 10, Billups 6-13 7-7 20, Afflalo 1-5 0-0 3, Smith 1-5 1-2 3, Harrington 3-5 1-2 7, Andersen 0-2 2-4 2, Lawson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 35-76 21-25 94.


Milwaukee (87)—Delfino 4-10 4-5 12, Mbah a Moute 3-7 2-2 8, Bogut 1-7 1-4 3, Jennings 1-11 2-2 4, Salmons 13-23 6-6 33, Brockman 0-0 0-0 0, Boykins 2-6 0-0 5, Maggette 4-12 7-9 16, Sanders 3-4 0-0 6. Totals: 31-80 22-28 87.


Denver 27 19 25 23—94


Milwaukee 16 27 28 16—87


Three-point goals—Denver 3-11 (Billups 1-2, Afflalo 1-2, Anthony 1-4, Smith 0-1, Harrington 0-2), Milwaukee 3-23 (Boykins 1-2, Maggette 1-3, Salmons 1-6, Delfino 0-6, Jennings 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Denver 52 (Anthony 12), Milwaukee 48 (Bogut 20). Assists—Denver 15 (Martin 7), Milwaukee 14 (Boykins 5).


Total Fouls—Denver 22, Milwaukee 18. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three second 2.


Attendance—16,033.



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