Denver Nuggets Team Report – March 3
=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – March 3 ===
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets fell to the New Jersey Nets, 95-91, on
Tuesday at the Pepsi Center.
Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 26 points for the Nuggets, who lost for the
sixth time in seven games. Voshon Lenard delivered 15 points and Andre Miller
added 14 points and six assists in the loss.
Richard Jefferson contributed 11 points for the Nets, who scored seven
straight points midway through the fourth quarter to snap a 77-77 tie. Kenyon
Martin’s three-point play put them ahead 84-77 with 7:17 to play.
Miller’s short jumper, off an offensive rebound, capped a 10-3 flurry and
forged an 87-87 tie for the Nuggets with 1:23 to go. New Jersey, though,
responded with four straight tallies and a layup by Martin with 21.3 seconds
to play put the team ahead 91-87.
A basket by Nene five seconds later got Denver within 91-89, but Kerry Kittles
converted four straight foul shots in the final 15.1 seconds to secure the
victory for the Nets.
Earl Boykins scored 10 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who lost for the
second time in their last seven at home.
The Nuggets are off until Saturday when they host Ben Wallace and the Detroit
Pistons. It will be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
Detroit has won four straight over the Nuggets, who last defeated the Pistons
on December 20, 2000 in Denver.
Anthony has scored 25 or more points in five straight games. He is averaging
27.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in that span.