Denver had eight players score double figures Sunday evening as the Nuggets scored a franchise high number of points in a regulation game in a 168-116 blowout win over the Seattle SuperSonics in Denver.
"There was no way that I couldn't enjoy the game, not from the way we played offensively," Nuggets coach George Karl said.
The Nuggets were led by Carmelo Anthony's 26 points, followed closely by Allen Iverson (24) and Kenyon Martin with 23 points. Marcus Camby had a triple-double with 13 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists.
"A lot of people are going to think it's a misprint," Martin said. "A lot of people will think there's no way they scored that many points. It's unbelievable. There are no words for it."
Seattle would rather forget this one. After giving up 138 points to Denver in a 42-point loss on Feb. 27 — which was also the previous high for points in the NBA this season — the SuperSonics had no chance to redeem themselves Sunday. They gave up an NBA season-high 48 points in the first quarter and trailed by 19 after the first 12 minutes.
"We just lost tonight. We lost by a lot," said Seattle forward Chris Wilcox, who had 17 points. "That's just something you're going to have to look back on. It's just something you're going to have to live with."
Seattle isn't the only team that has been routed by Denver this week. The Nuggets finished this homestand with three blowout victories. They beat Memphis by 22 Wednesday night and the Raptors by 32 Friday night.
Now the trick for Denver is to keep it going. The Nuggets are 40-26 but trail Golden State by 1 1/2 games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They start a five-game road trip in Detroit on Tuesday and hope to continue their strong play against the defensive-minded Pistons while trying to comprehend Sunday's win.