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