Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 12/14

Game 1: Tuesday, December 14th
Game 2: Friday, December 31st

76ers 92

(13-15, 6-9 away)

Nuggets 97

(14-15, 10-6 home)

Coverage: CSN

6:00 PM ET, December 31, 2004

Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 28 24 22 1892
DEN 25 21 21 3097

Top Performers

Phi: A. Iverson 29 Pts, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

Den: C. Anthony 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Philadelphia (13-14) at Denver (13-15) 8:00 pm EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- Michael Cooper makes his NBA coaching debut Friday, when the Denver Nuggets host the Philadelphia 76ers.

Cooper was named interim coach Tuesday, when Denver fired Jeff Bzdelik, who went 73-119 with a playoff appearance over the last two-plus seasons.

Denver has dropped six straight and eight of nine, including a 104-101 defeat against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Andre Miller scored 21 points and had 14 assists.

Denver's Carmelo Anthony is listed as probable after missing the last five games with a sprained left ankle. Teammate Kenyon Martin is questionable with a strained back.

The 76ers beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 114-107, Tuesday, for for their seventh win in nine outings. Allen Iverson led Philadelphia with 34 points, despite missing nine of his first 10 shots, while Willie Green scored a season-high 20.

Philadelphia will try to sweep the season series, after rallying from an 18-point deficit to defeat Denver, 110-102, on December 14. Iverson led the 76ers with 31 points while Anthony scored 29 for the Nuggets.

Denver has won 17 of 29 games against Philadelphia but trails the overall series 36-24