Wednesday , Dec , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Nuggets are on the move

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets (10-5) are playing solid basketball.
They have won seven of their last eight games overall and are just three games
behind the first place Utah Jazz in the Northwest Division.

The Nuggets go for their third straight win when they welcome the Atlanta
Hawks on Tuesday to the Pepsi Center. It is the first of two meetings this
season between the clubs. The Hawks are scheduled to host the Nuggets on
December 12th at Philips Arena.

Atlanta has lost two straight after winning its last three at Denver. The
teams have split the last six contests in the series.

Denver plays the middle contest of a three-game homestand against the Hawks.
Carmelo Anthony had a season-high 38 points, scoring 24 in the first half, as
the Nuggets cruised past the Indiana Pacers, 121-101, on Saturday at the Pepsi

Anthony, who has scored 30 or more points in six straight and 12 of his last
13 outings, shot 14-of-25 from the floor, made 8-of-11 from the free-throw
line and was two-of-three from three-point land. He also contributed four
rebounds and four assists in a complete effort for the Nuggets, who have won
two straight games .

J.R. Smith drained five three-pointers and finished with 19 points in the win
over Indiana for the Nuggets, while Earl Boykins netted 15. Center Marcus
Camby had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

The Nuggets are 5-3 at home this season. They are scheduled to host Dwyane
Wade and the Miami Heat on Friday in the finale of the current homestand. It
is the second and final time the teams will meet during the season. On
November 14th, Anthony scored 33 points and had six rebounds, as the Nuggets
beat the Heat, 112-105, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami has lost four
straight after winning its last six at Denver.

Anthony is averaging a team-best 32.2 points per game, while Camby has grabbed
a club-high 11.3 boards and point guard Andre Miller has dished out a team-
high 9.3 assists.

Denver is 10-2 when it scores more than 100 points this season.