NBA: Denver 121, New Jersey 96

March 16, 2009 at 11:57 PM

DENVER, March 16 (UPI) -- Nene had 19 points and eight rebounds and Chauncey Billups finished with 14 points and 10 assists Monday night to lead Denver to a 121-96 win over New Jersey.

J.R. Smith added 19 points and Carmelo Anthony and Dahntay Jones scored 15 each for Denver.

Vince Carter led the Nets with 32 points but New Jersey was missing all-star point guard Devin Harris, who suffered a shoulder sprain against the LA Clippers Sunday.

The Nets were also without forward Sean Williams, who was arrested in Denver Monday on a charge of damaging property at a Denver mall.

Keyon Dooling added 17 points and six assists for the Nets, who are winless in their last four road games.

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