Nuggets host Sonics at Pepsi Center
(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets try to bounce back from a tough
loss, as they welcome the Seattle SuperSonics tonight to the Pepsi Center.
Denver returns home after going 2-3 on a five-game road trip. On Monday,
Rasheed Wallace hit a shot from three-quarters the length of the court to
force overtime, and made a few crucial shots in the extra session to lead the
Detroit Pistons to a 113-109 win over the Nuggets at The Palace of Auburn
Marcus Camby scored 24 points and pulled down 13 boards in the loss for the
Nuggets, who have dropped three of their last four games overall. Nene
finished with 21 points and 17 boards, while J.R. Smith netted 21 in defeat.
Neither Allen Iverson or Carmelo Anthony played well for Denver against the
Pistons. Iverson finished with 16 points, while Anthony was 6-of-19 from the
floor for just 13 points.
The Nuggets are 19-17 at home this season. After tonight’s contest, they will
embark on a tough three-game road trip. Denver is scheduled to visit Phoenix,
Seattle and the Lakers on the upcoming swing.
Seattle wraps up a brief two-game road trip. On Tuesday, Rashard Lewis
triggered the improbable. Down 25 points and without All-Star Ray Allen, the
SuperSonics came back and took the lead on a pair of Lewis free throws
with just over one minute left and held on for a 114-106 victory over the
Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
Lewis scored 21 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter when Seattle outscored
Minnesota 35-12. Chris Wilcox finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, while
guard Earl Watson contributed 24 points, including five threes, off the bench.
The SuperSonics are 9-25 on the road this season. They return home to
host Pau Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at KeyArena.
This is the third of four meetings between the squads this season. Denver won
the two previous contests and has won four of the last five meetings in the
Seattle has lost two straight and four of the last six contests at Denver.
The SuperSonics will host the Nuggets on Sunday at KeyArena.