Denver Nuggets vs. New York Knicks: Live Score and Analysis

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2014

Nov 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler (21) during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
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Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and the New York Knicks routed the Denver Nuggets, 117-90, snapping a three-game losing streak.

The Knicks started slowly in this one, allowing the Nuggets to jump out to a 24-14 lead in the first quarter. However, Anthony willed his team back into the game, dropping 20 of his 31 in the first half. By halftime, New York held a six-point lead.

The Knicks proceeded to outscore Denver 67-46 in the second half.

New York shot 56.5 percent from the floor as six of its players scored in double figures, including Jeremy Tyler who posted 12 points and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench. Amar'e Stoudemire was also key, dropping 17 and 8 in 20 minutes.

The Nuggets committed a paltry 23 turnovers, 11 of them coming in a brutal second period. They also shot only 42.1 percent from the floor and went only 7-of-26 from three-point range.

Ty Lawson was the high-point man for Denver with 24.

The Knicks turned the ball over 23 times themselves, but they made up for it with quick ball movement and knock-down shooting. New York had 23 assists compared to only 12 for the Nuggets.

Every Knicks player who got into the game scored at least two points (Beno Udrih was the only member of the ballclub who did not get playing time).

The 27-point loss was the worst of the season for Denver.