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Anthony, Iverson lead Nuggets against Pistons

Mar 26, 2007 - 1:46 PM Denver (35-33) at Detroit (44-25) 7:30 pm EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Superstars Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson bounced back in a big way in their last contest.

Coming off an impressive performance on Sunday, the duo will look to carry the momentum over one night later when the Denver Nuggets conclude a five-game road trip with a meeting against the Detroit Pistons.

The Nuggets have split the first four games of the trek.

In Denver's 121-94 loss to Toronto on Friday, the All-Star duo of Anthony and Iverson combined to shoot just 6-of-27 from the field. Anthony managed a season-low 10 points.

But the Nuggets bounced back with an impressive 105-93 victory over LeBron James and Cleveland on Sunday. Anthony and Iverson combined for 45 points on 19-of-32 shooting.

Anthony also was a solid defensively, holding James to 18 points on 8-of-19 shooting. The Cleveland superstar went scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Despite playing shorthanded, the Pistons avoided a third straight loss with a 121-95 victory over Milwaukee. Richard Hamilton (flu) and Rasheed Wallace (NBA suspension) both missed the contest.

Wallace was serving his second one-game suspension after picking up his 18th technical foul of the season in Saturday's 90-89 loss to San Antonio.

By NBA rule, starting with the 16th technical foul, players are suspended one game for every second technical.

Wallace and Hamilton are expected to return for this contest. They will hope to lead the Pistons to a season sweep and their 11th win in the last 14 meetings against Denver.

In Hamilton and Wallace's absence, Jason Maxiell and Flip Murray took advantage of rare starts and combined for 35 points.