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[February 26, 2010]  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Chauncey Billups had 37 points and nine rebounds, Carmelo Anthony added 27 points and Denver beat Golden State 127-112 on Thursday night in the Nuggets' first game without coach George Karl since he revealed he has throat cancer.

Karl, who disclosed he has cancer Feb. 16, stayed in Denver to receive treatment but is expected back on the Nuggets' bench Friday night at home against Detroit.

HardwareJ.R. Smith had 25 points while helping the Nuggets set a season high with 16 3-pointers. Smith and Billups and six 3s apiece.

Stephen Curry had 30 points and 13 assists for Golden State, which has lost 13 of its last 16 to drop to 16-41.

[Associated Press]

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