Saturday , Apr , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Kings, Nuggets clash in Denver

(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings try to get back on the winning track
when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center.

Sacramento is No. 8 in the Western Conference playoff race and has a one-game
lead over the Utah Jazz, while Denver is the Northwest Division champs and
will be the third seed in the postseason.

The Kings suffered a bad loss on Tuesday at home. Raja Bell scored 25 points
to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 123-110 victory over Sacramento at ARCO Arena.

Brad Miller poured in 23 points and collected 10 boards in the loss to Phoenix
for Sacramento, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Mike Bibby and
Ron Artest netted 23 apiece, while Bonzi Wells contributed 18 points and
Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 16 in defeat.

Sacramento is 16-24 on the road this season. After tonight’s contest, the
Kings return home to wrap up the regular season with games against the Hornets
and SuperSonics.

The Nuggets will also try to rebound from a loss. On Wednesday, Carlos Boozer
netted 25 and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the Jazz defeated Denver, 104-83, at the
Delta Center.

Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five
assists in the loss to Utah for the Nuggets, who had a three-game winning
streak halted. Linas Kleiza ended with 16 points in defeat.

Denver, which will host the Houston Rockets on Monday, is 26-13 at home this

Sacramento has won two of the three meetings between the squads this season.
The Kings have lost four straight after winning their last four at Denver.