The Cavaliers were burned for 33 points by Carmelo Anthony on Friday as the Nuggets picked up a 117-103 win at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Nuggets were a 9.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 215.5.
Arron Afflalo had 23 points for Denver and Ty Lawson chipped in with 15 points. Carmelo Anthony had 5 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenyon Martin was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Cleveland got 24 points from J.J. Hickson in a losing cause and another 20 points from Antawn Jamison. Ramon Sessions contributed 13 assists for the Cavaliers, while J.J. Hickson had 14 rebounds.
Denver led at halftime, 70-50.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 47 boards, while Cleveland only had 45.
Next game, Denver takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Orlando.