Tuesday , Jan , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Anthony, Iverson show has started in Denver

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets finally have forward Carmelo Anthony and guard Allen Iverson in the lineup together. Anthony returned from serving a 15-game suspension for his role in December 16th’s brawl at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony is averaging a league-best 31.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season. The Syracuse product is shooting just under 50 percent from the field and has scored 30 or more points in 16 of the 23 games he has played in during the campaign.

Denver (21-17) is in second place in the Northwest Division, five games behind the division-leading Utah Jazz and two games in front of the third place Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Seattle SuperSonics try to win a season-best fourth straight game when they welcome the Nuggets on Tuesday to KeyArena. It is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. The Nuggets defeated Seattle, 112-98, on December 28th at the Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets have lost three of five and four of their last seven at Seattle. The Nuggets have won three of the last four contests in the series.

Denver plays the first of a brief two-game road trip. On Monday, Iverson and Anthony combined for 51 points in their first game as Denver teammates, as the Nuggets pounced on the Memphis Grizzlies early for a 115-98 victory on Monday at the Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets are a respectable 9-7 on the road this season. They will visit Carlos Boozer and the Jazz on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah defeated Denver, 96-84, on January 6th at the Pepsi Center. Denver has lost two straight and four of its last five at Utah.

Iverson, who was acquired in a trade from Philadelphia on December 19th, has scored over 20 points in eight straight games. He is averaging 27.8 points and 7.1 assists per game in that span.

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