Saturday , Nov , 29 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Team Report – November 29

=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – November 29 ===

(Sports Network) – Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 26 points to lead
Denver over Dallas, 113-103, Friday in a Midwest Division battle at the Pepsi
Center.

Voshon Lenard drained five three-pointers and finished with 22 points for the
Nuggets, who won for the fourth time in five games. Denver, which improved to
7-1 at home this season, also received 18 points and seven assists from Andre
Miller.

The Nuggets trailed late in the fourth quarter, but Lenard drilled a three-
pointer from the right wing to give them a 98-96 lead with 3:20 to play and
Denver never trailed the rest of the way.

The Mavericks forged a 98-98 tie it on their next possession on an Antoine
Walker bucket in the lane. But on the ensuing possession, the Nuggets went
ahead for good a basket by Anthony as Denver led 100-98 with 2:40 remaining.

The next three points in the game came from the stripe, all from Nene. He hit
one with 1:47 left and then 39 seconds later, he connected on a pair to
increase the Denver margin to 103-98.

Michael Finley drilled a triple with 1:02 to play, cutting the Mavericks’
deficit to three. But that was as close as Dallas would get as Anthony
responded with another basket for the Nuggets.

The Nuggets turned the ball over 22 times, but overcame the mishaps with 52
percent shooting from the field.

The Nuggets visit the Los Angeles Clippers tonight.

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