Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 12/27

Game 1: Tuesday, December 27th
Game 2: Thursday, March 9th

Nuggets 97

(34-28, 13-16 away)

76ers 93

(30-31, 19-13 home)

8:00 PM ET, March 9, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
DEN 23 22 27 2597
PHI 22 32 25 1493

Top Performers

Den: C. Anthony 29 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Phi: A. Iverson 38 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Nuggets kick off seven-game road trip in Philadelphia

Denver (33-28) at Philadelphia (30-30) 8:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Denver Nuggets have been playing better of late, but the real test starts now.

The Nuggets open their season-high seven-game road trip Thursday with a matchup against Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Denver has won two straight games and seven of 10, but the top team in the Northwest Division will be challenged over the next several weeks.

The Nuggets are coming off Monday's 115-101 triumph against Memphis as Carmelo Anthony shook off a migraine and scored 35 points on 15-of-22 shooting. Andre Miller added 14 points and 11 assists as Denver shot a blistering 64 percent from the field.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia won five of its first six games following the All-Star break but since has dropped two straight.

Iverson scored 32 points but made just 10-of-31 shots in Wednesday's 104-101 loss to Boston. Chris Webber added 18 points and Andre Iguodala 15 for the Sixers, who trail the New Jersey Nets by two games in the Atlantic Division.

In the first meeting between the teams, Iverson's jumper with 4.2 seconds left capped a 36-point effort and Webber finished with 32 points and 15 rebounds as the 76ers overcame a career-high 45-point performance by Anthony to post a 108-106 victory.