With Stars Out, Nuggets Eclipse Heat in OT

Nets defeat Minnesota, Grizzlies stop slide with win over Kings
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2008 3:19 AM CST
New Jersey Nets' Jason Kidd goes over Minnesota Timberwolves' Antoine Walker, left, during the third quarter of NBA basketball action Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nets won 92-88....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Denver pulled off a 114-113 overtime win over Miami, despite lackluster nights from Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony. JR Smith put up a team-high 28 points off the bench, with Kenyon Martin adding 24 to prove that the Nuggets don't have to depend on their corn-rowed superstars to produce, reports the Rocky Mountain News.  Elsewhere in the league:

  • New Jersey had more trouble than they expected from Minnesota (23-for-25 on the road), but thanks to Vince Carter's 17 points and Bostjan Nachbar's 3-point dunks, the Nets found a 92-88 victory.
  • Memphis, fueled by Hakim Warrick's 24 points and 13 rebounds, ended a six-game skid with a 107-94 defeat of Sacramento.