Martin Leads Nuggets to Win Over Pistons
Posted Oct 23 2006 12:56PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 22 (Ticker) -- The Denver Nuggets want Kenyon Martin and Nene to remain injury-free this season.
Martin scored 19 points and Nene had 14 and 12 rebounds as the Nuggets posted a 124-105 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Martin made 8-of-15 shots against Detroit and Nene was 4-of-7 from the field. Martin scored 10 points as Denver took a 32-23 lead after the first quarter. Eight of Nene's boards also came in the period.
The Nuggets shot 48 percent (45-of-94) as they reached their highest point total of the preseason. Earl Boykins scored 17 points and Andre Miller handed out eight assists.
Detroit was led by Jason Maxiell's 21 points, while Nazr Mohammed added 16 and 12 rebounds. The Pistons shot 47 percent (39-of-83) but were just 2-of-13 from 3-point range.