By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)
NUGGETS 97, KNICKS 95 | PEPSI CENTER
How it happened:
The Knicks trailed the Nuggets, 94-85, with a minute and 43 seconds remaining, but they would not go quietly as they fought for a win to close out this grueling west coast road trip.
A J.R. Smith 3-pointer, a couple of Carmelo Anthony free throws and a clutch Raymond Felton three from the corner later, it was a game again.
With seconds remaining and the Knicks down two, Anthony had the ball and 6'4" Randy Foye on him, but Melo's turnaround jumper fell short and the comeback came to a halt.
The Knicks managed to hold Lawson to 12 more points the rest of the way, but his teammates picked up the slack in the game's final moments. Wilson Chandler hit a big three in the final minutes, but it was Foye, who also knocked down a clutch three when the Knicks were storming back, who saved the game with his defense.
New York returns home after an 0-4 road trip, including three losses on out west. Despite spurts of effort and intensity, the Knicks remain in search of the winning combination this season, as their record falls to 3-12.
Knick of the Night:
Anthony finished with 27 points and seven rebounds, a strong performance in his return to Denver to face his former team.
The Knicks' next chance to break their losing streak comes Sunday at the Garden against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.