Denver cut that to three, but that double-digit edge proved to be enough of an insurance policy.
The victory was a big one for the Jazz (30-21), who leap-fogged the Nuggets (29-21) in the Northwest Division standings. Utah has another chance to make up some lost ground against a rival, seeing as division-leading Oklahoma City will visit EnergySolutions Arena tonight.
As for his injured hand, Williams admitted he was in pain.
"The wrist is sore. It's going to be sore probably for a while," he said. "Every time I hit it, landed on it, got fouled it hurts. But it's something I have to deal with. I dealt with it all last year for a month and half, two months. It is what it is."
Anthony led Denver with 31 points and Nene chipped in 28 points.
NOTES: Andrei Kirilenko missed his second game in a row with a sprained left ankle, and the Jazz's usual starting small forward said he will not play tonight but hopes to return Monday in Sacramento. … Center Mehmet Okur, who has missed four straight with a recurring lower back strain, is doubtful vs. OKC. … The Jazz are 17-3 overall and 3-0 on the road when leading at the half.
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