NBA Game Summary - Denver at Sacramento
(Sunday, March 11th)
Final Score: Denver 113, Sacramento 101
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson had 24 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets topped the Sacramento Kings, 113-101.
Carmelo Anthony added 29 points and six rebounds and Marcus Camby had 16 points, 10 boards and six assists as the Nuggets ended a five-game skid to the Kings. Linas Kleiza scored a career-high 24 points for Denver, which snapped a 20-game losing streak in Sacramento. Marcus Camby scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Mike Bibby scored 34 points for the Kings, who have lost two in a row. Ron Artest had 17 points and eight rebounds in his return following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Kevin Martin scored 19 points, and Brad Miller added 11 points and seven boards.
Back-to-back threes by Bibby early in the third quarter chipped away at the Nuggets lead, but the closest the Kings could get was at 71-66 after a Kenny Thomas basket with 4:43 left. Denver pulled back out to a double-digit lead, though, and took an 83-73 lead into the final quarter.
Sacramento never threatened in the fourth quarter, as Denver coasted to the 12-point win.
Bibby scored 11 points in the first quarter, and the Kings led 29-19 with 1:19 to play. Kleiza went off in the final minute, though, nailing a three, hitting a layup, and then making another three with three seconds left to pull the Nuggets to within 29-27 at the end of the first quarter.
A 13-0 Nuggets run gave Denver the lead early in the second quarter. An Iverson jumper and two Kleiza free throws capped the stretch, putting the Nuggets up 42-33 with 7:23 left. The Nuggets outscored the Kings 32-16 in the second quarter, and took a 59-45 lead into the break.
Denver's win in Sacramento was it's first since Jan. 7, 1997...Denver outrebounded the Kings, 49-36...Sacramento only made 7-of-25 (28 percent) from behind the arc.
03/11 18:51:22 ET