Carmelo Anthony poured in 30 points for Denver on Friday, as they defeated Los Angeles 111-104 at Pepsi Center.
The Nuggets earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 10.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 207.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Denver got 18 points from Al Harrington and another 16 points from Arron Afflalo. Chauncey Billups contributed 7 assists, while Melvin Ely cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
The Clippers got a 26-point performance from Blake Griffin, who was supported by 21 points from Eric Gordon. Eric Bledsoe had 13 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while Blake Griffin grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 54-53 at the break.
Los Angeles had a 41-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Denver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Mavericks. The Clippers will aim to get back on the winning track at Utah.