NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, April 1st (All times eastern)
Denver Nuggets (35-36) at Seattle SuperSonics (30-42), 9 p.m.
(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.
04/01 10:22:07 ET