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Anthony and Smith each score 28 to help Knicks snap 7-game skid with 109-93 win over Nuggets

  • New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) shoots over the defense of Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) shoots over the defense of Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) drives to the basket with New York Knicks guard Shane Larkin (0) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) drives to the basket with New York Knicks guard Shane Larkin (0) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) calls for the ball from Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni, right, as Denver Nuggets forward Alonzo Gee, center, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) calls for the ball from Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni, right, as Denver Nuggets forward Alonzo Gee, center, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith each scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 109-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Aaron Afflalo had 18 points and Ty Lawson added 17 points and nine assists for the Nuggets, who've lost seven of their last eight games. Kenneth Faried chipped in 16 points.

Samuel Dalembert had eight points and eight rebounds for New York, which last won on Nov. 2 against Charlotte.

Trailing by as many as 25 points after Anthony's shot made it 79-54 for the Knicks with 5:36 left in the quarter, Denver went on a 25-10 run, capped by Nate Robinson's three-point play that made it 89-80 with 8:55 in the final quarter.

But New York pulled away for good with a 13-3 spurt of its own.