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Nuggets down Jazz in opener

The Denver Nuggets got off to a slow start but roared back in the second half for a 114-105 victory over the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.

Denver covered the 5.5-point spread, while the 219 points made it OVER the posted total of 209.

Carmelo Anthony led the way with 30 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Chauncey Billups added 25 in the win.

Deron Williams collected 28 points and dished out 13 assists for the Jazz.