Tuesday , Dec , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 21

=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 21 ===

(Sports Network) – The Nuggets fell 107-105 to the red-hot Phoenix Suns at
the Pepsi Center on Monday. Denver’s fate was sealed on a Quentin Richardson
tip-in at the buzzer.

Andre Miller scored 23 points with 11 assists to pace the Nuggets, who have
dropped three straight. Carmelo Anthony was out again with a sprained left
ankle and Marcus Camby missed with bronchitis.

The final 32 seconds of the game contained a flurry of action.

Denver, which trailed 81-77 heading into the fourth before gaining and then
losing a 94-91 lead later on, tied the game at 103-103 on Kenyon Martin’s
bucket in the lane with 32.2 seconds remaining.

After Amare Stoudemire put Phoenix back on top with a thunderous dunk at the
other end, Martin came right back with a tough layup to tie it again with just
16 ticks left.

But Nash got good penetration through the lane and his dish under the basket
for Richardson led to the game-winner.

Denver returns to action on Wednesday at Seattle.