DENVER (Ticker) -- A true team effort helped the Denver
Nuggets pick up rookie Carmelo Anthony.
On a night when Anthony struggled, Andre Miller scored 17 points
to lead six Nuggets in double figures in a 94-86 victory over
the Milwaukee Bucks.
Anthony, who came in averaging 17.1 points, was saddled with
three fouls that limited him to three first-half minutes and did
not have a basket until his 3-pointer gave Denver a 72-67 lead
entering the fourth quarter.
The Nuggets built a big lead without him before Miller and the
rookie helped hold off a late rally by the Bucks.
After Michael Redd's layup pulled Milwaukee within 81-80 with
just over five minutes to go, Denver ran off eight straight
points. Miller capped it with a jumper for an 89-80 advantage
with 2:33 left.
Rookie Francisco Elson scored 14 of his 15 points in the first
half and Anthony finished with 13 and 11 rebounds despite
2-of-11 shooting. Voshon Lenard netted 14 points, including a
3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining that opened a 92-83 cushion.
The Nuggets improved to 4-1 at home and 4-2 against Eastern