Thursday , Dec , 29 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nuggets continue homestand against Sonics

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets try to get back on the winning track
when they play the second of a six-game homestand tonight against the Seattle
SuperSonics at the Pepsi Center.

The road team has won seven of the last 12 contests in this series, while
the Nuggets have won two straight after losing the last two meetings. Seattle
has lost two of its last three at Denver.

On Tuesday, Allen Iverson drained a 17-foot jumper from the top of the key
with 4.2 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 108-106 win over
the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 45 points in the loss to Philadelphia for
the Nuggets, who have lost five of their last seven games overall. Andre
Miller and Earl Watson both netted 15 for Denver.

Denver is 9-5 as the host this season. The Nuggets will also host San Antonio,
Boston, Indiana and Dallas on the current homestand.

Seattle plays the finale of a brief two-game road trip. On Wednesday, Wally
Szczerbiak hit 12-of-18 shots and scored 30 points, as the Minnesota
Timberwolves beat the SuperSonics, 108-95, at the Target Center.

Ray Allen scored 24 points in the loss to the Timberwolves for Seattle, while
Damien Wilkins and Reggie Evans each netted 15 for the Sonics, who have
dropped three of their last four games overall.

The Sonics are 4-7 as the visitor this season.