Tuesday , Mar , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Team Report – March 1

=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – March 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets host the struggling Atlanta Hawks on
Tuesday at the Pepsi Center. It will be the second and final meeting of the
season between the clubs. On February 15th, the Nuggets knocked off the Hawks,
100-96, at Philips Arena. With the win, Denver snapped a seven-game series
losing streak.

Overall, Atlanta has won eight of 10, 10 of 13 and 12 of the last 16 meetings
against the Nuggets. The Hawks have won three straight after losing their last
two at Denver. These two teams have split the last 10 meetings at Denver.

The Nuggets will attempt to win their fourth straight game overall. On Sunday,
Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 31 points, including 17 in the final
quarter, as Denver rallied from 11 points down to record their third
consecutive victory with a 94-93 decision over the struggling Hornets at New
Orleans Arena. Anthony went 8-of-20 from the floor, 14-of-14 from the free
throw line and added 10 rebounds for Denver, which has won 10 of its last 14

Earl Boykins came off the bench to add 16 points in Denver’s win over NEw
Orleans, while Andre Miller, Kenyon Martin and Bryon Russell netted 12 points
apiece. Miller also had six assists and six steals, while Marcus Camby grabbed
10 rebounds and blocked seven shots to go along with his five points.

Denver is 12-23 when it scores under 100 points this season.

Under head coach George Karl, the Nuggets have compiled a 10-4 record. Karl
became the head coach on January 27th.

The Nuggets are 16-9 at home this season. Denver, which will host the Indiana
Pacers on Thursday, has won five in a row at the Pepsi Center.

Denver will be playing the Pacers for the second and final time in the 2004-05
campaign. On January 29th, the Nuggets knocked off Indiana, 95-88, at Conseco
Fieldhouse. After Thursday’s game, Denver will travel to Los Angeles to face
the Clippers on Saturday.

Boykins has played over 30 minutes in his last two contests and is averaging
17.5 points and 3.5 assists. He has scored in double-digits 37 times in the
2004-05 campaign.