Nuggets, SuperSonics clash at KeyArena
(Sports Network) – The struggling Denver Nuggets continue their push towards
the postseason, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena.
Denver is tied with the Clippers for the seventh seed in the Western
Conference playoff race.
The Nuggets play the middle of a three-game road trip. On Friday, Shawn Marion
scored 33 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Phoenix Suns cruised past
Denver, 125-108, at US Airways Center.
Carmelo Anthony poured in 32 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out
five assists for the Nuggets, who have dropped three in a row. Allen Iverson
scored 26 points, while Nene netted 18 and Marcus Camby ended with 14 points
and 13 boards in defeat.
Denver is 16-18 on the road this season. The Nuggets will visit Kobe Bryant
and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at the Staples Center.
Seattle finishes a short two-game homestand. Nick Collison posted 22 points
and 12 rebounds, as the SuperSonics routed the NBA-worst Memphis Grizzlies,
120-93, on Friday at KeyArena.
Johan Petro scored a career-high 22 points for Seattle, which won its third
straight game while opening a short two-game homestand. Rashard Lewis netted
21 for Seattle, which has won four of its last five games overall.
Damien Wilkins scored 16 points and Luke Ridnour added 13 points and 12
assists in the win over Memphis for the SuperSonics.
The SuperSonics are 19-18 at home this season. They will visit the San Antonio
Spurs on Tuesday at the AT&T Center and the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
on Wednesday at the Ford Center.
This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the Northwest
Division rivals. The teams split a pair of games at the Pepsi Center, while
the Nuggets defeated Seattle, 117-112, on January 23rd at KeyArena.
Denver has won three of its last four at Seattle.