Nuggets score 168 in blasting Sonics
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Allen Iverson had 24 and Marcus Camby had a triple-double and the Denver Nuggets set an NBA season high for points in a half and a game with a 168-112 win over the Seattle SuperSonics on Sunday night. The Nuggets' 168 points top the 138 they scored against Seattle in a 32-point win Feb. 27, which was also the league high for the season. "A lot of people are going to think it's a misprint," Denver's Kenyon Martin said of the final score. "A lot of people will think there's no way they scored that many points. It's unbelievable. There are no words for it." Denver scored 84 points in both halves, surpassing the previous high of 80 set by Phoenix on Nov. 21.
Graziani injures knee in Philadelphia win
Downey High graduate Tony Graziani threw six touchdown passes -- three to Chris Jackson -- before spraining his left knee in the host Philadelphia Soul's 63-42 win over the New York Dragons on Sunday in the Arena Football League. Graziani was injured on a late hit by John Nix on a third-quarter touchdown pass for the Soul (3-0).
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Dolphins' Taylor finding his groove
When Jason Taylor takes the stage to face network TV cameras and dance the fox trot, he figures his jitters will be Super Bowl-size. "I'll be shaking," he says. Still, the Miami Dolphins defensive end is glad he accepted an invitation to perform on "Dancing With the Stars." He'll be among the contestants when the show begins its sixth season tonight. Taylor (pictured with dance partner Edyta Sliwinska) says he's having "a blast" learning to dance, despite an arduous practice regimen that involves six hours a day in the studio, with sessions likely to become longer as the competition proceeds. The hit ABC show has featured former NFL players before -- Emmitt Smith won his competition, and Jerry Rice was a popular contestant. Among those competing against Taylor this season will be Grand Slam tennis champion Monica Seles and Olympic skating gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi.
Alston leads Rockets to 22nd win in a row
Rafer Alston (pictured) scored 31 points and hit eight 3-pointers, both career highs, and the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-92 to stretch their winning streak to 22 consecutive games.