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.
"I had chill-bumps running all through my body the whole game," Iverson said. "It just felt good to be back."
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.
KNICKS 93, TRAIL BLAZERS 84: At New York, Larry Hughes scored 21 points, David Lee had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and New York won its season-high third straight. Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler each added 14 points as the Knicks won for the fourth time in five games. Brandon Roy scored 27 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the injury-depleted Trail Blazers, who lost center Greg Oden to season-ending surgery Sunday.
THUNDER 104, WARRIORS 88: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 28 points, rookie James Harden added a career-high 26 and Oklahoma City capitalized on the ejection of Golden State's Corey Maggette. The Thunder led by one when Maggette drew two technical fouls for arguing with official Derek Richardson late in the third quarter. Between Maggette's ejection and the end of the third quarter, the Thunder outscored Golden State 16-5.
Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 31 points but committed nine turnovers.