Sporting a new neck tattoo and a freshly done mohawk, Chris ‘The Birdman’ Andersen returned to the Denver Nuggets lineup Tuesday after missing the squad’s first 15 games.
While the Birdman didn’t register a blocked shot, he did make all three of his baskets (including an over his head attempt that resulted in a three-point play) and finished the game with seven points.
With the victory the Nuggets were able to extend their winning streak to two games, and they notched their second road victory of the season. They also shook off their struggles in the fourth quarter and outscored the Golden State Warriors 27-18.
Ty Lawson stepped in to replace Chauncey Billups, who missed the game due to a broken nose. Lawson scored 14 points and drained a pair of treys in the contest.
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-best 39 points and made all 17 of his free throws.
Al Harrington was able to get some revenge versus his former team and dropped in 19 points and grabbed eight boards. He also made five of seven from behind the arc, despite hearing some boos from Warriors fans.
With another healthy body the Nuggets will try and put together a run with a five-game homestand, which starts with a revenge game against the Bulls on Friday.