Denver Nuggets Team Report – November 8
=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – November 8 ===
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets lost a tough game Friday in overtime to
the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-102, at the Pepsi Center.
Nuggets rookie sensation Carmelo Anthony posted a career-high 30 points in the
defeat. Earl Boykins added 19 for Denver, which has split its six games this
season. The Nuggets, though, lost for the first time on their home floor in
Andre Miller hit just 5-of-15 shots and finished with 13 points, eight
rebounds and eight assists against his former team. Miller, who played with
the Clippers last season after getting traded from Cleveland, signed with
Denver as a free agent this past offseason.
Anthony opened the extra session with a shot from behind the arc to give the
Nuggets a 91-88 advantage. A basket by Quentin Richardson drew LA within one,
but Anthony hit another three-pointer to make it a four-point game.
Chris Wilcox and Anthony then traded baskets to keep the margin at four with
just over two minutes left in overtime. Two straight baskets by Richardson,
though, tied the game at 96-96.
A short jumper by Corey Maggette and a lay-up by Marco Jaric then made it
100-96 in favor of the Clippers with under a minute to play. The Nuggets
pulled within a basket at 101-99, but Maggette sealed the contest with a
breakaway dunk with 5.5 second left.
Denver is off until Sunday when it hosts the Toronto Raptors.