Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" has a line about New York:
The city never sleeps better slip you a Ambien
Well, nobody slipped the Denver Nuggets or New York Knicks an Ambien this morning, because the way this game is headed it should be a high scoring affair. At half the Knicks lead the Nuggets 66-65.
With leading scorer Carmelo Anthony playing for the first time in three games, after sitting out the previous two with a knee injury, the Nuggets looked like they may have been slipped one early, down 12 in the first quarter, but the bounced back to take their first lead late in the half and trail by a single point at the break.
Nene leads the Nuggets in scoring at the half with 18 points. Melo has 16 and leads the team in rebounding with seven. Al Harrington, playing against his former squad, has contributed 12.
The Knicks have four players in double figures. Landry Fields has 13, Wilson Chandler 12, Raymond Felton 11 and Danilo Gallinari 10 for the home team. Amare Stoudemire has six on 2-8 shooting.