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Warriors hope to get back on track vs. Nuggets

Nov 22, 2010 - 4:06 PM (Sports Network) - The Denver Nuggets make a quick trip to Oakland Monday to face off with a reeling Golden State Warriors team.

The Nuggets won for the second time in three games on Saturday when Carmelo Anthony poured in 28 points and hit the game-sealing free throws in the closing seconds, leading Denver to a 107-103 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

Anthony also had eight rebounds and five assists, while Nene chipped in 22 points and eight boards for Denver, which was coming off a loss at Portland on Thursday.

"We couldn't break away for some odd reason," Anthony said. "But I'm glad we won."

Ty Lawson and J.R. Smith added 15 and 11 points, respectively, for the Nuggets, who have won four straight against the Nets.

Starting point guard Chauncey Billups suffered a nose fracture, chipped tooth, and sprained right wrist against the Nets, however, and is listed as questionable for tonight.

The Warriors, meanwhile, lost for the fourth time in five games since losing star forward David Lee on Sunday in Los Angeles when Pau Gasol had a perfect shooting night, going 10-for-10 from the field and 8-for-8 from the foul line en route to a 28-point, nine-rebound effort, leading the Lakers past Golden State, 117-89.

"I'm not sure if I've done it before," said Gasol of not missing a shot. "I had a feeling I didn't miss. I was just playing my game. We came out tonight the way we were supposed to. We came out with the right approach."

Dorell Wright paced Golden State with 16 points, while Stephen Curry and Jeremy Lin each netted 13 in the loss.

"They came out right away and took control of the game," Warriors head coach Keith Smart said of the Lakers. "We have to bounce back and play a better ball game."

Monta Ellis, who came in averaging 27.7 points, ended with five on 2-for-10 shooting for the Warriors and left the game in the third quarter with a hip injury.

Ellis is expected to play tonight. Lee, on the other hand, underwent surgery back on Nov. 12 to stave off an infection in a cut in his elbow suffered after colliding with New York's Wilson Chandler in a 122-117 win at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 10 and will remain sidelined.

With a win tonight the Warriors will improve to 6-1 at home, matching the start of the franchise's 2006-07 team.