As Carmelo Anthony made his debut in Newark, it unfortunatley came in a baby blue uniform.

It would be the home team however, well-dressed in white and dark blue who would take the 115-99 win after dropping two straight road games.

The Nets (15-34), anchored by Devin Harris' career-high 18 assists and Brook Lopez 27 points -- his 11th straight game with at least 25 points -- would take the win over Denver.

The home crowd at the Prudential Center was lively throughout the night after a potential deal to bring Anthony to New Jersey fell through earlier in the month.

Travis Outlaw also contributed a nice 21 points to the Nets cause as they now sit 6.5 games behind the Bobcats for 8th place.

Kirk Humphries had 15 and Anthony Morrow finished with 18 as the balanced scoring proved to be too much for the Nuggets.

Carmelo Anthony made a nice impression, scoring 37 points, the second-most against the Nets all season.

Still, Anthony didn't have enough help as the Nuggets couldn't keep up with New Jersey for four full quarters.

The Nets will hit the road, travelling to Philadelphia to take on the Sixers on Wednesday at 7 p.m.