Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 16
=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 16 ===
(Sports Network) – Carmelo Anthony drained an 18-foot jumper with 3.6 seconds
remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 100-99 victory
over the Boston Celtics at the FleetCenter.
Anthony finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Andre Miller collected 19
points and seven boards and Kenyon Martin chipped in 18 points, 11 rebounds
and six assists for Denver, which snapped a two-game skid and won for the 11th
time in its last 15 contests.
Marcus Camby had 16 points and 11 boards in the win.
Ricky Davis scored the first six points of the fourth period to give the
Celtics a 79-77 lead. Boston increased its advantage to 89-83 on Walter
McCarty’s layup with 7:34 remaining.
The Nuggets then went on a 13-2 burst, ignited by Camby’s three-point play, to
move in front 96-91 with 3:12 left.
The Celtics battled back and cut the deficit to 98-97 on a pair of free throws
by Gary Payton with 35.8 seconds remaining.
After Anthony missed a turnaround jumper, Paul Pierce was fouled at the other
end and made both attempts from the stripe to put Boston ahead by a point with
10.7 seconds left.
On Denver’s next possession, Anthony used a screen to free himself and nailed
the jumper to win it for the Nuggets.
Denver returns to the court on Friday against the Miami Heat.