DENVER (Ticker) -- The Denver Nuggets hope to rebound at home
against another team from Los Angeles when they host the
Clippers on Monday at the Pepsi Center.
After getting a win in his debut at the helm Friday, Nuggets
interim coach Michael Cooper saw his team drop a 99-91 decision
to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points in his second game back from a
sprained ankle but Denver could not recover from injuries to a
host of regulars.
Center Marcus Camby and swingman Greg Buckner were both out with
a back and groin injury, respectively. Forward Kenyon Martin
was back after a two-day layoff but struggled through his own
back pain, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 28
Sunday's loss was the Nuggets' seventh in eight games overall
and dropped them to 1-16 in their last 17 road games vs. the
They get another Los Angeles team Sunday in the struggling
Los Angeles has lost eight of 11 but managed an 89-83 win over
the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. It was an ugly affair in
which the Clippers had 28 turnovers and did not get a basket
from its bench.
Elton Brand and Corey Maggette scored 26 points apiece and Chris
Kaman recorded season highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Los
Angeles held a 71-53 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Clippers own an 8-4 series edge over the last three seasons.