Nuggets have had a successful road trip
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets are 12-10 and are one game behind the
division-leading Minnesota Timberwolves in the Northwest.
Denver plays the fourth contest of a six-game road trip on Thursday against
the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. The Nuggets are 2-1 on the
current swing. Carmelo Anthony poured in a career-high 42 points to pace the
Nuggets to a 101-85 victory over the Bobcats on Tuesday at Charlotte Bobcats
Anthony shot 13-of-18 from the field and made 15-of-18 at the foul line in the
win over Charlotte, as the Nuggets won for the fourth time in five games
overall. Kenyon Martin and Earl Watson each added 13 points, while Andre
Miller totaled 11 points and 11 assists for Denver, which finished the game on
a 21-3 run.
The Nuggets are 4-7 on the road this season. They will also visit the New
Jersey Nets and the Atlanta Hawks on the swing.
Denver will be playing Atlanta for the first time this season. The Hawks are
scheduled to host the Hawks on December 18th in the final contest of the
2005-06 campaign between the clubs.
The Nuggets will play the Nets for the second and final time this season. On
November 28th, Vince Carter scored 25 points and Richard Jefferson netted 24
to propel New Jersey to a 101-92 victory over Denver at the Pepsi Center.
The former Net Martin poured in 26 points before being ejected late in the
loss to New Jersey for the Nuggets, and guard Earl Boykins contributed 24 off
Anthony leads the Nuggets in scoring (22.9 ppg), while Camby is averaging a
team-best 13.3 rebounds and Andre Miller has dished out a club-high 7.9
assists per game.
Denver has scored at least 100 points in four of its last five games.
The Nuggets are a perfect 9-0 when they score 100 points or more.