DENVER (AP) – Andre Miller had 21 points and 14 assists, and Marcus Camby blocked two key shots in the final 90 seconds Tuesday night to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Atlanta Hawks for a tougher-than-expected 125-116 victory.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Camby had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Earl Boykins had 20 points in Denver’s highest-scoring game of the season.

Al Harrington had a season-high 35 points for Atlanta.

The Hawks (2-15) came into the game with the league’s worst record and showed up only about an hour before tip-off after getting slowed down by a Rocky Mountain snowstorm – not an equation for the tight, back-and-forth game this turned out to be.

But with 1:30 left, the Hawks rebounded Anthony’s miss and had a chance to tie. Josh Childress drove into the paint and tried to get a shot off, but Camby blocked it into Anthony’s hands and he passed to Boykins, who converted a three-point play to make it 121-116.

On Atlanta’s next possession, Camby swatted Harrington’s shot and Miller made a layup on the other end to seal the win and lift the Nuggets back over .500, at 10-9.

AP-ES-12-06-05 2337EST


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