Blazers17192111 -- 68Nuggets30202730 -- 107

George Karl returned to the bench and Denver looked good again, getting 23 points and 17 rebounds from Marcus Camby in its home victory.

Carmelo Anthony had 14 points and Voshon Lenard was two assists shy of a triple-double for the Nuggets, who won their first game of the season after losses to the Spurs and Lakers.

Karl, who served a two-game suspension to start the season, reassumed control of a team that had been coached by assistant Scott Brooks.

Portland

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0029-877-2016-44201868Miles 30:246-131-71-85213Randolph 29:505-132-33-81112Przybilla 23:061-40-00-3112C. Smith 23:564-92-30-13111Telfair 21:562-110-04-5345Patterson 20:174-112-52-32010Jack 17:501-40-00-4222Ratliff 17:490-20-03-5110J. Dixon 19:284-80-00-0259Outlaw 9:450-30-22-2000Blake 15:281-30-01-4002Webster 10:111-60-00-1012

Percentages: FG .333, FT .350. Three-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (J. Dixon 1-1, Telfair 1-2, C. Smith 1-2, Patterson 0-1, Outlaw 0-1, Blake 0-2, Jack 0-2, Webster 0-2). Blocked Shots: 12 (Przybilla 5, Blake 2, Outlaw, Miles, Ratliff, J. Dixon, C. Smith). Turnovers: 18 (Miles 5, Patterson 3, Telfair 3, Blake 2, Ratliff, Przybilla, Randolph, Jack, Webster). Steals: 7 (Patterson 4, Przybilla, Telfair, C. Smith).

Denver

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0147-939-1615-603420107Martin 23:305-111-21-72311Anthony 26:206-131-20-52014Camby 32:1411-141-26-171123Lenard 29:538-180-22-108417Miller 28:022-50-01-21024Najera 20:021-81-22-4043Buckner 20:102-41-10-5315Boykins 23:224-103-30-25311Johnson 7:220-10-01-2000Elson 19:515-61-21-21112Watson 6:172-20-00-1205Kleiza 2:581-10-01-3012

Percentages: FG .505, FT .562. Three-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Elson 1-1, Watson 1-1, Anthony 1-2, Lenard 1-5, Buckner 0-1, Boykins 0-2). Blocked Shots: 14 (Camby 6, Elson 4, Martin 2, Anthony, Lenard). Turnovers: 15 (Miller 5, Boykins 2, Elson 2, Lenard 2, Camby, Anthony, Johnson, Watson). Steals: 10 (Lenard 2, Buckner 2, Camby, Anthony, Boykins, Martin, Najera, Watson).

A: 15,595 (19,099). T: 2:02.