AI Nets 51 But Nuggets Lose to Lakers 111-107

Marbury sits out Knicks' win over Nets, Pistons too much for Hornets
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 2:51 AM CST
New York Knicks' Jamal Crawford, right, passes the ball as he is guarded by New Jersey Nets' Vince Carter during the third quarter of NBA basketball, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 in East Rutherford, N.J....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Allen Iverson became the first Nuggets player in 12 years to score 51 points in a game, but his slow fourth quarter allowed Kobe Bryant to lead the Lakers to a 111-107 victory, the Rocky Mountain News reports. "I think he fatigued a bit," said Denver's coach of Iverson, who played all 48 minutes. Elsewhere in the world of hoops:

  • With Stephon Marbury still grieving the death of his father and Eddy Curry a last-minute scratch, New York still pulled off a 100-93 win over a Jason Kidd-less New Jersey.
  • Detroit trailed New Orleans by 15 points in the first quarter, but came back to win 91-76 and stretch their win streak to five.