The NBA roundup …
DENVER ó Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, lifting the Denver Nuggets to a 110-99 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Nene had 22 points, hitting 10 of 11 shots, and 12 rebounds, his 14th double-double of the season. Linas Kleiza chipped in 21 points.
Anthony wasn’t bothered by a broken bone in his shooting hand, finishing 5-of-12 from the floor and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. He played with his two middle fingers wrapped in white athletic tape, per doctor’s orders. The Nuggets forward was injured on Jan. 5 when Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster swatted at the ball. Anthony sat out 10 games.
Raja Bell led the Bobcats with a season-high 27 points.
Cavs 112, Clippers 95
CLEVELAND Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 20 points with 11 rebounds in his first game in exactly one month because of a broken left ankle and LeBron James added 25 points as the Cavaliers remained perfect at home with a 112-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
Celtics 86, Pistons 78
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ó Kevin Garnett scored 22, Paul Pierce had 20 points and Ray Allen added 14 to lead Boston to its second 10-game winning streak of the season.
Lakers 132, T’wolves 119
MINNEAPOLIS ó Andrew Bynum bulled his way inside to 27 points and 15 rebounds, a perfect complement to Kobe Bryant, who scored 30 points, and Los Angeles started a six-game road trip with their highest scoring game of the season.
76ers 104, Wizards 94
PHILADELPHIA ó Willie Green scored a season-high 20 points, Andre Iguodala also had 20 and Philadelphia kicked off a seven-game homestand with a win.
Bucks 96, Raptors 85
TORONTO ó Charlie Villanueva had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Richard Jefferson added 17 points and Milwaukee won for the first time since Michael Redd went down with a season-ending knee injury.
Pacers 114, Heat 103
INDIANAPOLIS ó Mike Dunleavy scored a season-high 30 points, and Indiana won its seventh straight home game.
Hawks 105, Nets 88
ATLANTA ó Joe Johnson scored 29 points and Atlanta won the battle of high-scoring backcourts.
Jazz 110, Thunder 90
SALT LAKE CITY ó Deron Williams had 24 points and 12 assists and Utah snapped a four-game losing streak.
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