Nuggets continue swing in Big Apple
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets resume a season-long seven-game road
trip tonight when they visit the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Denver is 2-1 on the road trip after suffering a 106-101 loss to the Boston
Celtics on Sunday at TD Banknorth Garden.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 of his 36 points in the first half for the Nuggets,
who had a four-game winning streak halted.
Denver, seeded third in the Western Conference, is 2-2 in its last four road
games and 14-17 away from the Pepsi Center this season. Its road trip
continues with games against Indiana, Memphis and New Orleans/Oklahoma City.
The Knicks, meanwhile, will open a four-game homestand at MSG.
New York went 2-1 on its brief three-game road trip and dropped a 116-109
decision to the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday. Jalen Rose netted 23 points and
Eddy Curry scored 19 for the Knicks, who had a two-game winning streak come to
an end. Stephon Marbury had 18 points and seven assists in the loss.
New York, the NBA’s worst team, is 1-6 in its last seven home games and 11-18
as the host this season.
After they play the Nuggets on Monday night, the Knicks will host Atlanta,
Detroit, Miami and Toronto.
Denver won the first meeting by a 95-86 score on November 18. Anthony scored
25 points and Marcus Camby added 20 and 13 rebounds against his former club.
The Nuggets have won two in a row and three of the last four meetings with New
York, but have dropped three straight and four of five in the Big Apple.