DENVER - Allen Iverson and J.R. Smith put the enigmatic
Denver Nuggets on the cusp of the NBA playoffs.
Iverson scored 33 points and Smith sparked the Nuggets out of
their early doldrums with a 23-point performance in Denver's 111-94
rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
All the Nuggets have to do now to reach the playoffs for the
fifth straight time is beat lowly Memphis on Wednesday night at
home. Denver (49-32) moved a-half game ahead of Golden State for
the eighth and final playoff spot with their rout of the Rockets.