|Nuggets top Trail Blazers, 110-93, for fourth straight win|
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|Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:40|
Kenyon Martin had a season-high 14 points and Marcus Camby had a game-high 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight after dropping their previous three.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and nine rebounds and Jarret Jack scored 13 off the bench as the Trail Blazers saw their four-game win streak snapped.
The Nuggets took control of the game in the second quarter, when they turned a three-point lead into a 52-38 halftime edge.
Martin was a key reason Denver took control, with two steals, a block and a dunk in a 49-second stretch of the second quarter when the Nuggets took a 43-29 lead.
Iverson scored 10 points in the third quarter as the Nuggets increased their advantage to 78-61. They opened the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run to run their lead to 23.
Martell Webster's basket and Jack's 3-pointer cut Denver's lead to 84-66, but two jumpers by Anthony pushed the lead to 88-66 with 8:58 remaining.
Portland led early, 10-9, but the Nuggets scored the next eight points and never trailed after that. The Trail Blazers got within two points late in the first quarter, but the Nuggets' lead never dipped below double digits after Anthony's 21-foot jumper made it 39-29 with 4:30 left in the first half.
Notes: Portland C Greg Oden traveled with the team to Denver. Oden, the No. 1 pick in the June draft, had microfracture surgery on his right knee in the preseason and is out for the year. It is the first time he has traveled with the team this season. ... Nuggets G Mike Wilks (right hamstring) returned to the lineup after missing the last five games. ... The Nuggets are 6-1 with G Yakhouba Diawara in the starting lineup.