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Nuggets Nip Grizzlies, 111-107



CBS Sportsline: Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson got their points and a win, too, thanks to Nene.

Anthony, the league's leading scorer, had 33 points and Iverson added 25 to help the Denver Nuggets to a 111-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

The Nuggets improved to 3-7 with Iverson and Anthony in the lineup, but it was the play of Nene, the Nuggets' 6-foot-11, 260-pound forward, that Grizzlies' coach Tony Barone said was the difference.

"I thought the key to the game was their ability to get the ball inside," Barone said. "They got the ball inside on us at will. Nene destroyed us inside."

Nene, averaging 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds since his return Feb. 1 from a right knee contusion, tied his career high with 27 points. He was 10-for-16 from the field and added nine rebounds.

Several Grizzlies -- including Pau Gasol and Lawrence Roberts -- tried to stop the fourth-year pro from Brazil, but Nene repeatedly used his quickness inside for dunks and left-handed hooks.

Recap and box score. Chris Herrington's Beyond the Arc Griz blog "game blog."

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