Carmelo's 49 Push Nuggets Past Wizards

Sonics put up a fight but Nash's Suns prevail, Jazz can't touch Kings
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2008 6:19 AM CST
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash (13) pumps his fist after his team scored against the Seattle SuperSonics during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Carmelo Anthony had his career-best game with 49 points and Marcus Camby grabbed 17 rebounds in a one-two punch against a Wizards team that never knew what hit it. Used to playing without Gilbert Arenas but now missing Caron Butler and Antonio Daniels, Washington gave up its sixth straight game, 111-100, the Rocky Mountain News reports. On other regulation courts:

  • It looked as if Seattle could capitalize on Phoenix's lack of focus at the wire, so Wally Szczerbiak called a timeout. But the Sonics were fresh out, and the mistake cost them a 103-99 defeat.
  • Sacramento snapped Utah's 10-game streak, thanks largely to a 16-1 fourth-quarter run that left the Jazz trailing 117-104.