Nuggets hit the road for a long trip
December 9, 2005, 3:52 pm
(Sports Network) - Denver is trying to put some room between it and the .500 mark. With a record of 10-9, the Nuggets need to have a successful six-game road trip to reach that goal.
The Nuggets try to make it three straight wins on Friday when they start their road trip against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Center.
On Tuesday, Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and three other Denver players had 20 or more, and the Nuggets held off a second-half charge from Atlanta to record a 125-116 victory at the Pepsi Center. Marcus Camby delivered 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Andre Miller netted 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Nuggets, who had dropped three in a row prior to their run.
Miller added 14 assists and Earl Boykins dropped in 20 points off the bench in the triumph.
All the news was not great though, as forward Kenyon Martin left the game with a knee injury. He is doubtful for Friday's affair. Martin is averaging 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 14 games for the Nuggets this season.
Denver, which will also visit Orlando, Charlotte, Cleveland, New Jersey and Atlanta on the trek, is 2-6 away from home this season. The Nuggets won't play at home until December 21st when they host the Washington Wizards at the Pepsi Center.
Anthony is averaging a team-best 20.8 points and 5.1 rebounds this season, while Camby has poured in 17.9 points and grabbed a club-high 13.9 rebounds per contest. Millers leads the Nuggets in assists (7.6 apg).
The Nuggets are a perfect 7-0 when they score more than 100 points this season.