Nuggets Rout Clippers 117-99

Anthony, Iverson lead way to keep Denver tied with Golden State for final playoff spot
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 1:24 AM CDT
Denver Nuggets' Allen Iverson (3) dishes off a pass as he drives the paint in second half against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, April 8, 2008.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
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(Newser) – Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, Allen Iverson added 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets routed the Los Angeles Clippers 117-99 Tuesday night to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. Linus Kleiza added 15 points, Marcus Camby had 13 points and 18 rebounds, and J.R. Smith scored 10 points for the Nuggets (47-31).

Denver snapped a two-game losing streak to teams already out of postseason contention and picked up momentum for Thursday night's game at Golden State. The Nuggets and Warriors remained tied for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth after Golden State's 140-132 victory over Sacramento.