Nuggets 93, 76ers 83

Chauncey Billups and Denver ruined Allen Iverson’s


Billups scored 31 points and Carmelo Anthony had 14 to help the

Nuggets spoil Iverson’s return to Philadelphia with a 93-83 win

over the 76ers on Monday night.

The Nuggets went on a 22-3 run over the third and fourth

quarters to rally for their fourth straight win.

Iverson’s rousing return did little to mask the fact that the

Sixers are a lousy team. They’ve lost 10 straight, and only one-win

New Jersey has a worse record in the Eastern Conference.

Iverson received a standing ovation when he left in the fourth

quarter. He scored 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting and had six


Iverson bowed and kissed the logo at midcourt when he was

introduced as the sellout crowd of 20,664 roared.