Mar 26, 2010 10:35 PM

'Melo hits jumper at buzzer as Nuggets top Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - Carmelo Anthony buried an 18-foot fadeaway at the buzzer to lead the Denver Nuggets to a come-from-behind 97-96 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

After Anthony missed his first attempt, the loose ball was batted to Nene. He swung it to Chauncey Billups, who fed Anthony inside the arc. Anthony dribbled once and hoisted a jumper that dropped through as the horn sounded.

Anthony scored 25 points and Nene added 20 for the Nuggets, who avoided their first four-game losing streak since February 2007. Billups chipped in with 18 points despite going just 4 for 18 from the field.

Chris Bosh had 18 points and 12 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 15 points in a rare reserve role, and Andrea Bargnani had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto.

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