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GOLDEN STATE 121, DENVER 115

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Anthony Roberson scored 28 points and
Baron Davis added 18 to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 121-115
victory over the Denver Nuggets in a preseason game Saturday night.

Tied at 114 with just more than a minute to go, Davis sank two
free throws to put Golden State ahead for good. He then made a
three-pointer and Monta Ellis scored the Warriors' final points.

It had looked earlier like Golden State would cruise to a
double-digit win. Roberson scored 19 of his 28 points in the second
quarter, as the Warriors took a 70-59 lead -- their biggest of the
night -- into halftime.

But Nuggets' star Carmelo Anthony narrowed the gap with 13
points in the third quarter. He had 25 points to lead Denver, while
Troy Murphy scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Golden
State.

The game drew 12,000 fans to the 17,000-seat Monterrey arena.
All eyes were on Mexican Eduardo Najera, who started for Denver,
scored three points and had four rebounds.

With Najera on the bench with four minutes to play, the raucous
crowd cheered for him to return to the court. Coach Nuggets George
Karl obliged, but Najera wasn't a factor down the stretch.

Saturday's contest was the NBA's 17th game in Mexico since 1992,
but the first in Monterrey. The NBA last played in Mexico in 2003,
when the Utah Jazz beat the Dallas Mavericks in a preseason game in
Mexico City. Najera, then with Dallas, was also on the losing end
of that contest.