The Hornets grabbed a 101-95 win over the Nuggets on Friday, behind an 18 -point effort from Chris Paul at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 208.5.
New Orleans got 17 points from David West and another 13 points from Emeka Okafor. Chris Paul contributed 7 assists, while Emeka Okafor cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
The Nuggets got a 24-point performance from Carmelo Anthony, who was supported by 20 points from Chauncey Billups. Chauncey Billups had 5 assists in a losing cause for Denver, while Shelden Williams grabbed 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 59-50 at the break.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-35.
New Orleans heads into a battle against the Spurs. Denver, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.