Anthony Scores 37, But Nets Handle Nuggets

Carmelo Anthony paid a visit to the Prudential Center on Monday and had one of his best games of the season, but that wasn't enough against the Nets, who picked up their third straight home victory--and fifth in the last six, an easy 115-99 win over the Nuggets. Fans booed Anthony almost every time he touched the ball.

The Nets took control early and led by as many as 18 in the second quarter. Denver cut the lead down to four late in the third and again early in the fourth, but the Nets put them away with a 12-1 run.

Anthony scored a game-high 37 points and the Nuggets shot 51 percent. But the Nets shot 54 percent from the field and 9-for-15 from 3-point range. Brook Lopez led them with 27 points and Travis Outlaw added 21. Devin Harris set another career high with 18 assists and Anthony Morrow was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field for 18 points. Harris is now averaging 12.2 assists over the last six and Morrow is once again the game's best three point shooter ever.

After the game, Anthony said he might have signed an extension with the Nets, but really who knows. "As far as the extension if that trade was to go through, who knows what would happen?" he said. "I can’t really answer that because it didn’t go through."  Avery Johnson, however, called the Anthony situation "something that’s pretty much a dead issue."

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