Tuesday , Apr , 05 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Team Report – April 5

=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – April 5 ===

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets take the court on Tuesday against the
Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum in a battle for playoff positioning in the
Western Conference. Denver is 2-0 against Memphis this season, and has won
three of the last four meetings overall. The Nuggets ended a five-game road
losing streak in this series with a 97-94 overtime decision on February 25th.

The teams are currently tied for seventh place in the standings — three games
ahead of ninth-place Minnesota, which is on the outside of the playoff
picture. They are also just two games behind sixth-place Houston in the West.

On Saturday, Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Denver put together a strong
fourth quarter to come away with a 103-97 victory over Portland at the Rose
Garden. Earl Boykins contributed 17 points for the Nuggets, who strung
together a 14-0 run to erase a three-point deficit with under seven minutes
remaining. Denver received 16 points and seven assists from Andre Miller in
the triumph.

The Nuggets have won three straight games, and nine of their last 10 overall.

Under the leadership of head coach George Karl, the Nuggets have compiled an
impressive 22-6 record. Karl became the team’s general on January 27th when he
replaced interim head coach Michael Cooper.

Denver opened a four-game road trip on Saturday and will visit New Orleans on
Wednesday. The Nuggets are 2-0 against the Hornets and will play them once
again on April 13th at the Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday and will then host
the Seattle SuperSonics on Saturday. Denver is 1-2 against Minnesota this
season and is versus the Sonics.

Anthony has scored more than 20 points in four of his last five games. He is
averaging 20.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his last 10 contests.

Denver will split its final 10 games of the 2004-05 campaign evenly between
the Pepsi Center and the road.