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Suchat Pederson, Associated Press
Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson gives his former teammate Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony a hug before the start of the game.

PHILADELPHIA — Chauncey Billups and Denver ruined Allen Iverson's homecoming.

Billups scored 31 points and Carmelo Anthony had 14 to help the Nuggets spoil Iverson's return to Philadelphia with a 93-83 win over the 76ers on Monday night.

The Nuggets went on a 22-3 run over the third and fourth quarters to rally for their fourth straight win.

Iverson's rousing return did little to mask the fact that the Sixers are a lousy team. They've lost 10 straight, and only one-win New Jersey has a worse record in the Eastern Conference.

Iverson received a standing ovation when he left in the fourth quarter. He scored 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting and had six assists.

Iverson bowed and kissed the logo at midcourt when he was introduced as the sellout crowd of 20,664 roared.