Monday, November 01, 2004

Nuggets Win; Pacers Lose Miller


INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 (Ticker) -- The Denver Nuggets played without Carmelo Anthony, Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin in Friday's preseason finale.

The Indiana Pacers may be without Reggie Miller for much longer.The Indiana Pacers' veteran shooting guard suffered a broken bone in his left hand in the first quarter of a 98-79 loss to the Nuggets.

Miller, who is entering his 18th season with the club, was injured while running through a screen. The team did not immediately disclose how long Miller would be sidelined.

Without three of their top players, the Nuggets concluded a 7-1 preason. They open the regular season at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Led by NenĂª, who scored 17 points, the Nuggets had six players score in double figures. Rodney White added 16, Greg Buckner had 12 and Francisco Elson, Earl Boykins and DerMarr Johnson chipped in with 10 apiece.

Ron Artest scored 24 points and Stephen Jackson added 17 off the bench for Indiana (6-2), which opens the regular season at Cleveland on Wednesday.

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