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Nuggets and Hornets looking for second win this season

Nov 12, 2006 - 3:52 PM Denver (1-3) at Charlotte (1-4) 6:00 pm EST

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- After finally breaking through for a win, the Denver Nuggets go for two straight Sunday against the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Nuggets were the NBA's only winless team before they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-101, on Friday.

Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points, Andre Miller added 18 and Marcus Camby had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Denver, which lost power forward Nene with a bruised knee in the first half.

For the second time in a week the Nuggets have to deal with an injury issue. Forward Kenyon Martin could miss between six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

An MRI on Wednesday showed loose bodies Martin's knee. He missed 26 games last season as he recovered from microfracture surgery on his left knee.

The Bobcats have their own medical problem. Raymond Felton missed Friday's game vs. the Seattle SuperSonics due to bruised ribs. In his absence, rookie Adam Morrison received his first career start but scored just nine points and shot 3-of-12 from the field in Charlotte's 99-84 loss to Seattle.

It was the first time in five games Morrison failed to score in double digits. Emeka Okafor had 20 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks for the Bobcats who have lost two straight.

Denver has won the last two games with Charlotte by an average margin of 16 points. The Hornets won the first meeting between the teams on February 16, 2005.

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