Bobcats attempt to halt losing streak at Denver
(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats try to put the brakes on a four-game
losing streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center
in both teams first game back from the All-Star break.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On
December 13th, Carmelo Anthony poured in a career-high 42 points to pace the
Nuggets to a 101-85 victory over the Bobcats at Charlotte.
Denver has won two straight and two of the three meetings between the squads.
Charlotte, which has dropped 11 in a row as the visitor, plays the first of a
season-long six-game road trip. On February 15th, Vince Carter scored 19
points and tipped in his own miss with 9.6 seconds left to boost the New
Jersey Nets to a 95-94 triumph over the Bobcats, in the final game prior to
the All-Star break for the two teams.
Brevin Knight had a season-high 28 points in the loss to the Nets for
Charlotte. Jumaine Jones added 18 points for the Bobcats, who has lost 17 of
their last 20 games overall.
The Bobcats are a brutal 4-22 on the road this season. They will also visit
Portland, Phoenix, the Clippers, Utah and Dallas on the current swing.
Charlotte’s last road victory was a 93-90 victory over Atlanta on December 27,
2005 at Philips Arena.
The Nuggets play the finale of a two-game homestand. Reigning MVP Steve Nash
tallied 19 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out 12 assists to lead
the Phoenix Suns to an easy 116-101 win over Denver last Wednesday at the
Anthony recorded a game-high 29 points in the loss to Phoenix for the Nuggets,
who lost for the first time in three games. Andre Miller ended with 14 points
and nine assists, while Marcus Camby netted 13 and pulled down seven rebounds
Denver is 17-11 as the host this season. It has lost two of its last three at
the Pepsi Center.
The Nuggets are in first place in the Northwest Division, two games ahead of