Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 11/9

Game 1: Tuesday, November 9th
Game 2: Wednesday, December 22nd
Game 3: Tuesday, January 18th
Game 4: Saturday, April 9th

Nuggets 116

(16-22, 5-13 away)

SuperSonics 110


Coverage: ALT

7:00 PM ET, January 18, 2005

Key Arena, Seattle, WA

1 2 3 4 OT T
DEN 23 19 27 26 21116
SEA 22 30 19 24 15110

Top Performers

Den: M. Camby 25 Pts, 24 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

Sea: V. Radmanovic 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Camby's putback forces OT, then Boykins shines

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Led by big man Marcus Camby in regulation and little guy Earl Boykins in overtime, the depleted Denver Nuggets earned a rare road win.

Camby finished a dynamic first four quarters with a follow shot in the closing seconds of regulation and Boykins broke out for an NBA-record 15 points in overtime as the Nuggets posted a 116-110 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Already without Kenyon Martin, who was scratched with strep throat, and a suspended Nene, Denver was forced to dig deeper when leading scorer Carmelo Anthony suffered another sprained ankle in the third quarter.

Camby finished a tight fourth quarter with a free throw with 40 seconds left and a tip of DerMarr Johnson's miss with 1.8 seconds left, forcing overtime and granting Boykins a second chance to shine.

The 5-5 Boykins, who scored just three points in regulation, made the most of it with an electric overtime. He hit back-to-back 10-footers to start the extra period and made a 3-pointer with 3:27 left for a 102-97 lead.

The Sonics trimmed the deficit to 102-99 but Boykins had one more outstanding sequence in him. He put on a dribbling display before finding a cutting Andre Miller for a layup and then burned by Luke Ridnour for a three-point play and a 108-99 lead with 1:39 left.

Boykins made four more free throws and Miller finished a 30-point effort with two of his own as the Nuggets snapped an eight-game road losing streak.

Camby scored a season-high 25 points and matched a career high with 24 rebounds, including a pair of hustle boards at the close of regulation.

Anthony sprained his right ankle with 10:55 left when he landed on Sonics forward Nick Collison's foot following a missed jumper. It marked the fourth time this season he has suffered such an injury.

While Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis struggled, combining to score 34 points on 13-of-39 shooting, Seattle was picked up by Vladimir Radmanovic, who scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Fellow reserves Danny Fortson and Antonio Daniels scored 20 and 16 points, respectively, for the Sonics, who had a four-game home winning streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 116 110
FGM-FGA 42-96 (.438) 41-93 (.441)
3PM-3PA 3-15 (.200) 10-31 (.323)
FTM-FTA 29-32 (.906) 18-23 (.783)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-46 17-51
Assists 24 19
Turnovers 6 16
Steals 8 3
Blocks 3 6
Fast Break Points 22 10
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 15

Top Performers

Marcus Camby Camby
Points: 25
Reb: 24
Ast: 5
Stl: 0
Blk: 1
Vladimir Radmanovic Radmanovic
Points: 25
Reb: 9
Ast: 1
Stl: 1
Blk: 2