Nuggets enter Charlotte in search of elusive win streak
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets attempt to put together their first win
streak of the young season as the club continues its current road trip by
visiting the Charlotte Bobcats.
Denver dropped its first three games of the season, but got back on track in
the opener of its current four-game road trip. Carmelo Anthony netted a game-
high 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting as the Nuggets downed Philadelphia,
108-101, Friday at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Miller scored 18 points and dished out nine assists for the Nuggets, who
became the final NBA team to win a game this season. J.R. Smith contributed 16
points and Marcus Camby added 10 with 11 rebounds in the victory.
Denver will next play Tuesday at defending world champion Miami before
concluding the swing Wednesday against Orlando.
The Bobcats come in having lost their last two games, most recently a 99-85
setback to Seattle on Friday.
Emeka Okafor led Charlotte with 20 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.
Brevin Knight added 19 points and seven assists, while Gerald Wallace had 14
points in the losing effort.
Charlotte point guard Raymond Felton sat out the contest with bruised ribs,
which could keep him out of the lineup again tonight. Adam Morrison, the
Bobcats’ first-round selection of the 2006 draft, made his first career start
in Felton’s place.
The Bobcats will play their following three games on the road, beginning with
Tuesday’s test with the Hornets in Oklahoma City.
Denver has won three of the four lifetime meetings between the clubs, with the
Bobcats’ lone victory in the series coming in Charlotte on February 16, 2005.