Carmelo Anthony finally made his way to New Jersey on Monday night. However, it was to take on the New Jersey Nets instead of join them. Melo stood strong with the Denver Nuggets and his always-impressive performance, but it was not enough to take this game. New Jersey seized hold of the lead to show the nation that they are good enough to win with their current personal. It seems that the Nets have put the bounce back in their step since owner Mikhail Prokhorov brought an end to lingering trade talk involving Anthony, Chauncey Billups and Devin Harrias, among others. After leading for the entirety of the game, the Nets went on to win 115-99 after regulation time. Vegas odds.
The win represented the Nets [15-34] third win in five games, and while the team said they were more concerned with ending their two-game losing streak, the win might also have been motivated by the chips on their shoulders. Player of the game Brook Lopez came through with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, leading his team in scoring in their Monday night victory. Devin Harris had a career-high 18 assists coupled with 9 points and a rebound, and Kris Humphries 15 points and 9 rebounds. New Jersey never trailed, and led by as many as 18 points at one time. In the end, the Nets finished with 53.3 percent from the field, 60 percent from the three-point range, outrebounded Denver 38-27 and forced 16 turnovers. Betting lines.
New Jersey gave the Nuggets [28-20] a chance to take the lead. A few bright efforts from Anthony and a couple of other players made it close, but Harris refused to let them through. Denver eve brought it to within four points three times in the fourth, but the team never got close than that. Melo showed his worth with 37 points [two less than his season high], 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Anthony was quoted, “they seem like they’re committed and as a result they beat us tonight.” When looking for the latest line and best online betting information, www.scoresandodds.com has got you covered. Sports scores.