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COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Garrett Ellwood STRETCH DRIVE Carmelo Anthony swoops past the Lakers' Chris Mihm and Kobe Bryant for two of his 16 points during the Nuggets' 117--96 home victory last Thursday. The win was Denver's fifth straight; the loss, L.A.'s seventh in a row.