Denver came off a three-game skid in a big way, shooting 67% as a team to decimate the hapless SuperSonics 138-96. "After a while, it did feel easy," admitted Allen Iverson, whose 31 points topped the night. Seven Nuggets scored at least 12 points in the cakewalk, the Rocky Mountain News reports. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles:
The Clippers shot 31%, a season low, yet almost managed to edge past the Trail Blazers. Portland secured its 82-80 win after Corey Maggette, who had a game-high 32 points, missed LA's last two shots late in the fourth quarter. "We couldn't throw the ball into the ocean," lamented Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy.