Thursday , Dec , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 23

=== Denver Nuggets Team Report – December 23 ===

(Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets continued to struggle on Wednesday
night, as they were handed a 98-83 setback by the Seattle SuperSonics at

Andre Miller paced the Nuggets with 20 points and seven assists. Kenyon Martin
chipped in 18 points — all but two coming in the third period — in Denver’s
fourth straight loss and sixth in seven games. The last three defeats have
come without sophomore star Carmelo Anthony (sprained ankle) in the lineup.

Leading 79-69 after three quarters, the Sonics put the game away with 10-2 run
at the start of the fourth.

A dunk by Nene with 4 1/2 minutes remaining pulled Denver within 13 at 92-79,
but that was as close as it would get.

The Nuggets are off until Sunday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks at
the Pepsi Center.