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Carmelo Anthony's 50 points help Nuggets edge Knicks

NBA GAME OF THE DAY

Denver needs almost every one of star forward's career-high point total to hold off New York, 128-125, for 17th straight regular-season home win.

November 28, 2009

Denver — Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 50 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks, 128-125, Friday night for their 17th straight regular-season home win.

Al Harrington had 41 points -- one shy of his career high -- for the Knicks, who lost their fourth straight. David Lee had 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Anthony scored 13 points in the third quarter, helping Denver take a 92-87 lead into the final period.

The Knicks remained within striking distance, tying it at 100 with 7:56 left and going ahead, 111-110, with 3:55 to go. That would be their final lead.

-- associated press

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