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Denver Defeats Chicago 98-97 - Recap

The Nuggets grabbed a 98-97 win over the Bulls on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Carmelo Anthony at Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. UNDER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an UNDER play.

Denver got 18 points from Nene Hilario and another 17 points from Ty Lawson. Carmelo Anthony contributed 8 assists, while J.R. Smith cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

The Bulls got a 33-point performance from C.J. Watson, who was supported by 24 points from Luol Deng. Joakim Noah had 4 assists in a losing cause for Chicago, while Joakim Noah grabbed 16 rebounds.

The Nuggets hit the break leading 48-38 before taking care of business in the second half.

Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-41.

Denver heads into a battle against the Suns. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Sacramento.