Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 3)
Series starts 11/14
(14-20, 4-12 away)
(22-11, 13-4 home)
7:00 PM ET, January 11, 2005
Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
Den: A. Miller 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 11 Ast, 2 Stl
Sac: P. Stojakovic 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl
SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) -- Despite a coaching change,
the Denver Nuggets still are struggling heading into Tuesday's
game against the Sacramento Kings.
The Nuggets are just 1-4 since Michael Cooper replaced Jeff
Bzdelik as coach on December 28. They have lost 10 of 11
Denver allowed 41 fourth-quarter points in Sunday's 116-98 loss
to Houston. Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points to lead the
The Kings are coming off an embarrassing 121-117 overtime loss
to New Orleans, which owns the NBA's worst record at 3-29. Peja
Stojakovic scored a season-high 37 points in the loss.
On Monday, the Kings traded guard Doug Christie to the Orlando
Magic for guard Cuttino Mobley and forward Michael Bradley.
Mobley should provide backcourt scoring that Sacramento lost
when Bobby Jackson went on the injured list January 7.
Sacramento has won the last 15 meetings from Denver at Arco
Arena, including a 101-89 victory on November 14.