"We out outhustled," Peterson said. "We allowed Reggie Evans
to get 20 rebounds."
Buckner had nine points as Denver went on a decisive 14-4 run,
taking a 15-point lead with 8:41 left.
Boykins had 13 points in the second half and Buckner had 12 --
making up for the loss of Anthony -- who left 8:09 left in the
The Nuggets improved to 19-4 when Boykins scored at least 15
Miller also had eight assists and five rebounds for the Nuggets,
who played the second of a season-high seven-game road trip. They
beat Philadelphia on Thursday night.
James' 3-pointer early in the first quarter tied the NBA record
for most consecutive games with at least one 3-point field goal.
The record of 594 was set by the Miami Heat. The Raptors can set a
new NBA record Sunday when they face Indiana.
Toronto coach Sam Mitchell wasn't asked about it again, but
he brought up the fact he was voted worst coach in a poll of 248
NBA players by Sports Illustrated. "People have been taking shots
at us all year," the second-year coach said. "As long as the
people you work for respect what your doing and know who and what
you really are, that's all you have to concern yourself with, and
eventually over time the good news will get out." New general
manager Bryan Colangelo said when he was hired that Mitchell would
be given a clean slate. ... James dunked over Andre Miller in the
third quarter -- his first dunk of the year.