Wednesday , Jan , 26 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Team Report – January 26

=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – January 26 ===

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets visit the Detroit Pistons on
Wednesday at The Palace at Auburn Hills. Denver defeated Detroit, 117-109, in
Colorado on November 11th to snap a seven-game series losing streak.

The Nuggets have lost in their last eight trips to Detroit, dating back to
March 10, 1995.

Denver has lost two straight, including Tuesday’s 111-107 setback in Chicago.
The Bulls Eddie Curry burned the Nuggets by scoring 14 of his 16 points in the
fourth quarter.

Carmelo Anthony paced Denver with 32 points, including 15 in the final 12
minutes. Nene, who returned from a four-game suspension, chipped in 19 points
and Earl Boykins ended with 16 for the Nuggets, who have lost two straight and
nine of their last 12 games. Andre Miller collected 15 points and 11 assists
in the loss.

On the injury front, Denver’s Marcus Camby missed the game with a sprained
left ankle.

The Nuggets, who are 4-9 since interim coach Michael Cooper took over on the
bench, will visit Milwaukee on Friday.

Denver plays the third of a five-game road trip Wednesday. The Nuggets are
scheduled to visit Michael Redd and the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and Jermaine
O’Neal and the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

Anthony has scored in double-digits in eight straight games. He is averaging
19.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in that span. The Syracuse product leads the
Nuggets in scoring (20.7 ppg) and is third in rebounding (5.8 rpg).