DENVER, Oct. 26 (Ticker) -- Rodney White
scored 25 points off the bench
as the Denver Nuggets posted a 102-98 preseason victory over the
A three-year veteran who found no suitors on the free agent
market, White made all seven shots in the first half.
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The Nuggets saw a 97-84 lead with 5:39 left trimmed to one point
in the final two minutes. But 5-5 point guard Earl Boykins
a jumper and two free throws to preserve the Nuggets' fifth
victory in six exhibition games.
After shooting 56.8 percent (21-of-37) in the first half, the
Raptors had their biggest lead at 66-62 before Denver went on a
12-2 run -- highlighted by dunks by Kenyon Martin and Nenê -- and
took the lead for good.
Martin had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets. Chris Bosh and Rafer Alston scored 18 points apiece for the Raptors.
Losers of four of its five preseason games, Toronto was without
star Vince Carter, who was not with the team because of personal