99 - 127 Final
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Nene helps Denver dominate Cleveland

Jan 16, 2011 - 6:12 AM Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Nene ended with 22 points and seven rebounds, as the Denver Nuggets used a balanced attack to rout Cleveland, 127-99, at Pepsi Center.

Arron Afflalo and Chauncey Billups both scored 21 points for the Nuggets, who have won three in a row. Al Harrington added 16 points, J.R. Smith had 13 and Carmelo Anthony 12.

"The last three games we've been doing a good job of sharing the ball," Afflalo said. "But honestly I think it's kind of stemmed from our defense."

Ramon Sessions scored 21 points to lead the Cavaliers, whose losing streak reached 13 games. Antawn Jamison had 17 points and seven rebounds as Cleveland fell to 8-32 this season and 3-20 on the road. The Cavaliers have lost 19 consecutive road games.

"The effort was great. We just played a team that's just too much firepower," said Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott. "As shorthanded as we are right now just puts us in a bad position."

Denver's domination started in the first quarter, when the Nuggets made 13- of-21 shots and limited the Cavaliers to seven field goals. Denver never trailed in the quarter -- or the game, for that matter -- and held a 34-22 advantage after 12 minutes.

The Nuggets blew the game apart in the second quarter, making 17-of-24 shots, including 6-of-8 three-pointers.

Denver held an 80-49 lead at the break, and the Nuggets led by as many as 39 as they cruised to the victory in the second half.

Game Notes

Cleveland has lost nine of its last 11 games in Denver...The Nuggets shot 58 percent, while the Cavaliers made 38 percent of their 98 shots.

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    DENVER: 105
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    DENVER: 79

    Jan 15 10:11 PM

    DENVER: 34
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