Sports - Denver Nuggets

Mar 4, 2011 1:40 AM by Lee Douglas

Nuggets now 5-1 since Carmelo trade

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Aaron Afflalo shook off a sore ankle to score 19 points, including a 3-pointer with 11.4 seconds to play, and the Denver Nuggets held off the Utah Jazz 103-101 Thursday night.

Ty Lawson scored 22 points, and Nene and Chris Andersen each added 13 to give the Nuggets their fifth win in six games the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to New York.

The Jazz had an unlikely chance to send the game into overtime, but Andrei Kirilenko fumbled the ball away as the buzzer sounded.

Devin Harris, who had 21 points and nine assists, hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds to play. Kirilenko stole the inbound pass under the basket but lost control as he went up for the potential game-tying layup.

C.J. Miles had 22 points for Utah, which lost its seventh straight at home - the team's worst home skid since 1982. The Jazz fell to 1-6 under new coach Ty Corbin.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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