Monday , Jan , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics wrap up road trip in Denver

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics play the finale of a five-game road
trip when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center.

Boston is 1-3 on its current trip. Ricky Davis led six Boston players in
double figures with 20 points as the Celtics routed the Los Angeles Clippers,
111-92, on Saturday at Staples Center.

Paul Pierce scored 19 points and Marcus Banks netted 14 off the bench in the
win over the Clippers for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Al Jefferson and Raef LaFrentz both had 13 points, while Delonte West recorded
12 points in the victory.

On the injury front for Boston, guard Tony Allen (knee) is questionable for
tonight’s contest. Allen has not played for Boston in the 2005-06 campaign.

The Celtics, who return home after tonight’s game to host Charlotte and
Atlanta, are just 3-11 on the road this season.

Denver has dropped seven of its last nine games overall and plays the fourth
of a six-game homestand. The Nuggets are 0-3 on their current stand. On
Saturday, Tim Duncan scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the San
Antonio Spurs to a 98-88 win over the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 25 points and eight rebounds in the loss to the
Spurs for Denver, while Kenyon Martin ended with 11 points and 12 boards and
Andre Miller netted 15 points in the loss.

The Nuggets are 9-7 at the Pepsi Center this season. They will host Indiana
and Dallas in the final two contests of the homestand.

This is the first of two meetings between the clubs. Boston is scheduled to
host the Nuggets on March 12th at TD Banknorth Garden.

The Nuggets have won two in a row in this series, while Boston has won 10 of
13 and 13 of the last 16 meetings. The Celtics have lost two of their last
three at Denver.