Denver was scorched by Brook Lopez for 27 points as the Nets defated the Nuggets 115-99 in NBA action on Monday.
Bettors who backed the Nets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 204.5.
New Jersey got 21 points from Travis Outlaw and another 18 points from Anthony Morrow. Devin Harris contributed 18 assists, while Kris Humphries cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Denver got 37 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 19 points from Chauncey Billups. Chauncey Billups contributed 5 assists for the Nuggets, while Carmelo Anthony had 9 rebounds.
New Jersey led at halftime, 63-50.
New Jersey won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-27.
New Jersey heads into a battle against the 76ers. Denver, meanwhile, will have their next action against Portland.