Nuggets Knock Warriors, Take 8th Slot

119-112 victory was a critical one for Denver
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2008 5:03 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors forward Stephen Jackson, left, looks to pass under pressure from Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 119-112 victory.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With a 119-112 victory over Golden State, the Nuggets grabbed sole possession of the West's eighth playoff spot for the first time since February, and secured the advantage in any potential tiebreaker. Still, "we're not out of the woods, baby,'' Denver coach George Karl reminded the Rocky Mountain News. But Allen Iverson is confident, despite his lackluster performance last night.

It was Iverson's teammates Kenyon Marting, Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith who stepped up with 35, 25, and 20 points each, to bring their season record against the Warriors to 2-1. Baron Davis led Golden State's scoring with 28 points, and Andris Biedrins hauled in 17 rebounds, but the team's 40% shooting ultimately tanked every rally attempt.