Nuggets 93, 76ers 83

Chauncey Billups and Denver ruined Allen Iverson’s

homecoming.

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

assists.

Iverson bowed and kissed the logo at midcourt when he was

introduced as the sellout crowd of 20,664 roared.