NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Denver
(Wednesday, November 9th)
Final Score: Denver 107, Sacramento 91
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Marcus Camby scored 20 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked six shots, as Denver turned up its defense in the fourth quarter and posted a 107-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings at the Pepsi Center.
Andre Miller narrowly missed a triple-double, as he had nine points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for the Nuggets, who outscored the Kings 24-9 in the final quarter and ended the game on a 21-5 run.
Carmelo Anthony tallied 18 points and eight rebounds, and Earl Boykins and Eduardo Najera each scored 15 for Denver, which posted its second win of the season.
Peja Stojakovic had a game-high 26 points for Sacramento, which has dropped four of its first five games and is off to a 1-4 start for a second straight season. However, last year the Kings won 12 of their next 13 games and eventually made the playoffs.
Brad Miller had 16 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Kings.
Sacramento was ahead 31-29 after one quarter, but the Nuggets rallied and led 57-53 at the half and were ahead 83-82 going into the final quarter.
Denver's defense smothered the Kings in the final 12 minutes. Abdur-Rahim's jumper tied the game at 86 with 8:06 left, but Denver went ahead for good with the next eight points. Camby started the burst with a fadeaway jumper and Anthony's driving layup made it 94-86 with 6:40 remaining.
An alley-oop connection from Anthony to Camby made it 104-89 with 3:05 left, and essentially ended Sacramento's hope for a comeback.
Voshon Lenard and Kenyon Martin each added 11 points for the Nuggets, while Mike Bibby scored 15 for the Kings.
Sacramento has lost four straight at Denver...The Kings shot 38.3 percent from the field, compared to 47.7 percent for the Nuggets...Stojakovic was 6-of-10 from three-point range...Denver outrebounded the Kings, 56-36.
11/10 01:40:53 ET