Billups out with injured ankle

SALT LAKE CITY -- Denver guard Chauncey Billups missed the Nuggets' game at Utah on Saturday with a sprained ankle, one night after scoring a career-high 39 points.

The Nuggets say Billups injured the ankle Friday night in a win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Forward Carmelo Anthony was also out for the Nuggets for the eighth straight game with a sprained left ankle. Both players were in uniform, but neither played.

Utah's Carlos Boozer returned to the starting lineup after missing three straight with a strained right calf.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report