Celtics Bounce Mello-less Nuggets

Karl stuck on 999 wins; Celtics beat Denver 105-89

AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Ray Allen scored 28 points Wednesday night as the
Boston Celtics took advantage of an injury to Carmelo Anthony and
won their eighth straight game, beating the Denver Nuggets 105-89.
      The loss left Nuggets coach George Karl stuck on 999 wins. His
next chance to reach 1,000 comes Friday at Toronto.
      Kevin Garnett scored 17 points with nine rebounds, and Rajon
Rondo had 13 assists for Boston. Paul Pierce scored 17 and Glen
“Big Baby” Davis, who had been ill during the week, had 16
      Reserve guard Ty Lawson scored 24 for Denver, and Arron Afflalo
added 16. Gary Forbes, who started in place of Anthony, had five
points and zero rebounds in 19 minutes.
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