Streaking Nuggets stop off in Beantown
(Sports Network) – The streaking Denver Nuggets continue their season-long
seven-game road trip when they visit the Boston Celtics tonight at TD
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On
January 2nd, Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and pulled down four rebounds to
lead the Nuggets over the Celtics, 120-110, at the Pepsi Center
The Nuggets have won three straight after losing the last two meetings in this
series. Denver has lost 13 of its last 15 at Boston.
Denver is 2-0 on the current swing and has won four straight games. On Friday,
Andre Miller scored 23 points as the Nuggets beat the Toronto Raptors, 108-97,
at Air Canada Centre.
Earl Boykins collected 18 points in the win over Toronto for the Nuggets, who
have won nine of their last 12 games overall. Greg Buckner, who tied his
career-high of five three-pointers, ended with 17 points, while Ruben
Patterson netted 15 and Carmelo Anthony scored 14 in the victory.
Reggie Evans grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds Friday for Denver but did not
score, becoming the first player in the NBA to do this since Chicago’s Dennis
Rodman did it in a game against Phoenix on December 15, 1997.
The Nuggets, who will also visit New York, Indiana, Memphis and New
Orleans/Oklahoma City on the road trip, are just 14-16 as the visitor this
Boston plays the finale of a three-game homestand. On Friday, Michael Redd
poured in 26 points, dished out six assists and hit four key free throws down
the stretch to help the Milwaukee Bucks knock off the Celtics, 92-86, at TD
Paul Pierce recorded 24 points and dished out eight assists in the loss to
Milwaukee for the Celtics, who lost for just the third time in their past
eight outings. Wally Szczerbiak chipped in 18 points, while Ryan Gomes netted
12 in defeat.
The Celtics are 18-14 at home this season. After tonight’s game, Boston will
embark on a four-game road trip which will consist of games against Memphis,
Miami, Orlando and Indiana.