119 - 114 Final - 2OT
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Gallinari, Nuggets down Knicks in 2OT

Jan 22, 2012 - 6:05 AM New York, NY (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari scored nine of his 37 points in the second overtime against his former team, as the Denver Nuggets pulled out a 119-114 double-overtime win against the New York Knicks.

Gallinari, who made all seven of his free throw attempts in the second extra session, went 18-of-20 at the charity stripe for the game. He also had 11 rebounds.

Al Harrington contributed 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won four in a row.

"That's the best thing you could get coming back is a win," said Harrington, who spent two seasons with the Knicks. "That's all we were focused on, by any means necessary."

Nene, who sat out Friday's win at Washington with a left heel strain, had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Andre Miller ended with 14 points and 12 assists.

Carmelo Anthony, who spent seven-plus seasons in the Rocky Mountains before being dealt to the Knicks last February, had 25 points and 10 rebounds in New York's sixth straight defeat. He shot 10-of-30 from the field.

"We're going to win a lot of games if we can keep this intensity and this pace," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. "Obviously, we still have some things to work through, but it's a step in the right direction."

Following a slam from Nene, New York trailed 95-89 with two minutes left in regulation, but the Knicks rallied and eventually tied it at 98 when Anthony fought through a double-team and hit a fadeaway jumper with 1.7 seconds left.

Harrington's three-point try at the buzzer was off the backboard.

Nene canned 1-of-2 foul shots with 9.2 seconds left in the first overtime, and Anthony lost the ball out of bounds with 0.3 remaining. The Nuggets drew up a perfect inbounds pass at midcourt, but Miller's throw hit the rim on an alley- oop try to Corey Brewer.

Gallinari made two free throws to give Denver the lead in the second OT and then Harrington buried a three-pointer for a 115-111 margin with 46.9 seconds left. The Knicks never recovered.

New York erased a one-point deficit at the end of the first quarter and led 54-46 at the half. Denver held a 26-18 scoring advantage in the third.

Game Notes

Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo missed the game due to a groin injury...Amare Stoudemire had 12 points and 11 rebounds for New York, which also got 18 points apiece from Landry Fields and Iman Shumpert...This was the lone meeting between the Knicks and Nuggets this season.