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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW JERSEY 31 10 21 22 84 DENVER 22 31 23 22 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NJN - KENYON MARTIN 17, KEITH VAN HORN 14, SHERMAN DOUGLAS 14 DEN - RAEF LAFRENTZ 22, ANTONIO MCDYESS 19, ROBERT PACK 15

HIGH REBOUND: NJN - KENYON MARTIN 8, LUCIOUS HARRIS 8 DEN - RAEF LAFRENTZ 11, KEVIN WILLIS 11

HIGH ASSISTS: NJN - SHERMAN DOUGLAS 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2 DEN - ROBERT PACK 11, NICK VAN EXEL 11

ATT: 14,861


Extended Box

NEW JERSEY (84) AT DENVER (98)

NEW JERSEY REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

K MARTIN F 36 7-15 3-3 2 6 8 2 4 1 3 17 VAN HORN F 35 3-16 7-7 2 3 5 0 3 0 1 14 ESCHMEYER C 16 1-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 DOUGLAS G 48 6-12 2-4 1 1 2 8 1 0 2 14 HARRIS G 39 6-15 0-0 3 5 8 1 1 1 1 12 NEWMAN 26 3-12 3-3 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 9 SAMAKE 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 WILLIAMS 21 6-11 1-1 4 2 6 0 4 1 2 13 JACKSON 9 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 STEPANIA 3 1-1 1-1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 FEICK DNP - SORE LEFT ACHILLES S MARBURY DNP - STRAINED RIGHT HIP

TOTALS 240 33-87 17-19 14 23 37 14 17 4 15 84 (.379) (.895) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(16 PTS)

DENVER REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MCDYESS F 35 8-12 3-8 0 9 9 1 3 2 4 19 POSEY F 19 1-4 1-1 0 3 3 2 3 0 2 4 LAFRENTZ C 35 10-17 1-4 3 8 11 1 3 0 0 22 LENARD G 18 3-7 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 VAN EXEL G 33 2-6 0-0 0 3 3 11 1 2 2 4 MCCLOUD 17 1-6 0-0 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 2 BOWEN 22 5-5 0-0 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 11 WILLIS 21 6-8 1-2 3 8 11 0 4 0 1 13 PACK 32 7-10 1-2 0 3 3 11 4 1 3 15 GOLDWIRE 4 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 DAVIS 4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 44-79 7-17 10 37 47 33 23 6 15 98 (.557) (.412) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 31 10 21 22 - 84 DENVER 22 31 23 22 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - STEPANIA, ESCHMEYER, SAMAKE. DENVER - LAFRENTZ 7, MCDYESS 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 1-8 (.125), K MARTIN 0-2, VAN HORN 1-2, HARRIS 0-2, NEWMAN 0-2. DENVER 3-14 (.214), POSEY 1-2, LAFRENTZ 1-2, LENARD 0-1, VAN EXEL 0-4, MCCLOUD 0-3, BOWEN 1-1, PACK 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW JERSEY - NEWMAN. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, TED BERNHARDT, BILL KENNEDY. A - 14,861. T - 2:02.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Martin 36 7-15 3-3 2-8 2 4 17 Van Horn 35 3-16 7-7 2-5 0 3 14 Eschmeyer 16 1-3 0-0 2-4 0 0 2 Douglas 48 6-12 2-4 1-2 8 1 14 Harris 39 6-15 0-0 3-8 1 1 12 Newman 26 3-12 3-3 0-2 2 2 9 Samake 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Williams 21 6-11 1-1 4-6 0 4 13 Jackson 9 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Stepania 3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0 0 3 Feick DNP - sore left achilles S Marbury DNP - strained right hip _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-87 17-19 14-37 14 17 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.379, FT-.895. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (K Martin 0-2, Van Horn 1-2, Harris 0-2, Newman 0-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (Stepania, Eschmeyer, Samake). Turnovers: 15 (K Martin 3, Douglas 2, Newman 2, Stepania 2, Williams 2, Eschmeyer, Harris, Jackson, Van Horn). Steals: 4 (Harris, K Martin, Newman, Williams).

DENVER (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcdyess 35 8-12 3-8 0-9 1 3 19 Posey 19 1-4 1-1 0-3 2 3 4 Lafrentz 35 10-17 1-4 3-11 1 3 22 Lenard 18 3-7 0-0 0-0 2 0 6 Van Exel 33 2-6 0-0 0-3 11 1 4 Mccloud 17 1-6 0-0 1-1 4 1 2 Bowen 22 5-5 0-0 3-5 0 3 11 Willis 21 6-8 1-2 3-11 0 4 13 Pack 32 7-10 1-2 0-3 11 4 15 Goldwire 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 Davis 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Strickland DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-79 7-17 10-47 33 23 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.557, FT-.412. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (Posey 1-2, Lafrentz 1-2, Lenard 0-1, Van Exel 0-4, Mccloud 0-3, Bowen 1-1, Pack 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 10 (Lafrentz 7, Mcdyess 3). Turnovers: 15 (Mcdyess 4, Pack 3, Posey 2, Van Exel 2, Bowen, Lenard, Mccloud, Willis). Steals: 6 (Mcdyess 2, Van Exel 2, Goldwire, Pack). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 31 10 21 22 - 84 Denver 22 31 23 22 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New Jersey 1 (Newman, 2:35 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,861. T: 2:02. Officials: Hue Hollins, Ted Bernhardt, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

DENVER (Ticker) -- Kevin Willis came off the bench and scored 10 of his 13 points in a game-breaking second-quarter run as the Denver Nuggets posted a 98-84 victory over the New Jersey Nets, who suffered their sixth straight road loss.

New Jersey, which was playing without injured leading scorer Stephon Marbury, had a 33-22 lead with 11:23 left in the second quarter.

But the Nuggets ran off 23 straight points to take a 43-33 advantage with 4:26 left as Ryan Bowen dunked. Denver's lead never dipped below double digits thereafter.

Raef LaFrentz had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Antonio McDyess scored 19 points for the Nuggets, who have won three of their last four following a five-game losing streak.

LaFrentz, who also blocked a season-high seven shots, suffered a sprained left ankle against Indiana on Wednesday and did not play against Boston on Friday.

"We made the decision that Raef was going to play before this morning's shootaround," Nuggets coach Dan Issel said. "We thought yesterday that he was looking better and he was doing better than yesterday. They were doubling McDyess early and asking Raef to beat them. When the defense doubles a player the open player has to step up and Raef did that tonight."

Denver got a big boost from its reserves, which outscored New Jersey's bench, 43-25. Robert Pack contributed 15 points and 11 assists and Bowen scored a season-high 11 points and made a career-high five field goals.

"Pack came out there and played excellent," McDyess said. "He gave us assists, pushed the ball, shot well; he had a good all-around game."

The Nuggets still harbor playoff hopes despite being in 11th place in the Western Conference, and start a pivotal six-game road trip against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

"We're just going to relax and then work hard and be focused for the road trip," McDyess said. "We've got some winnable games and that's our motivation."

Rookie Kenyon Martin, considered doubtful for this game due to a sprained left ankle, led New Jersey with 17 points and eight rebounds and Keith Van Horn contributed 14 points. But the Nets concluded a winless (0-5) nine-day road trip and fell to 4-28 all-time in Denver.

"I hate to lose any game but I really hate to use fatigue as an excuse," New Jersey coach Byron Scott said. "Their second team came in and did a number on us. We couldn't buy a bucket. We have to play smart and efficient. They just sprinted up and down the court. They just outran us."

Sherman Douglas capped a 12-2 run with a running jumper as New Jersey took a 25-14 lead -- its largest of the game -- with 2:49 left in the first quarter.

However, the Nets went cold in the second period as Denver held them to just 10 points -- a season-low for a quarter by an opponent this season. New Jersey shot just 19 percent (5-for-26) from the field in the quarter while the Nuggets made 14-of-21 shots (67 percent) and scored 22 points in the paint and 11 on the fast break. They also outrebounded the Nets, 16-10.

"In the second quarter, our defense was tough," McDyess said. "We got the rebounds and pushed the ball up the court, especially Pack. That's when he really gave us a spark."

"We really needed this win tonight as well as the next couple of days off," Pack said. "I tried to come out and play with a lot of confidence and tried to push the pace of the game. I think I accomplished that tonight."

Nick Van Exel, suffering from right knee patella tendinitis, only scored four points but had 11 assists in 33 minutes for Denver, which won despite shooting a season-low 41 percent (7-for-17) from the free-throw line.

But the Nuggets shot 56 percent (44-for-79) from the field, their second-best percentage this season, and finished with a 47-37 edge on the boards.

"We hesitated on rebounds and that allowed them to get going," Van Horn said. "They got on a roll and felt good about themselves and were tough to stop."

Douglas had 14 points and eight assists, Williams chipped in with 13 points and Lucious Harris collected 12 and eight rebounds for New Jersey, which shot 37 percent (33-for-87), including 1-of-8 from 3-point range.

"You're not going to win any games that way," Scott said. "They were on a roll and we didn't do a good job on transition defense."

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