The Charlotte Bobcats hold a 52-47 lead over the Denver Nuggets at halftime on Tuesday night, holding off a late charge by Chauncey Billups and the Nuggets. Billups scored nine points, made three assists and had two steals. He was only 2-of-5 shooting, but made 4-of-5 at the free throw line.
Carmelo Anthony continued to have shooting issues early on when he was 1of-6, but finished the half 4-of-9. He leads the team with 10 points. He’s also made four rebounds, but has also turned the ball over four times. It has been a poor shooting night for the Nuggets overall, making only 40.5 percent from the field.
The Bobcats are hitting 57.1 percent of their shots. Small forward Gerald Wallace has 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Tyrus Thomas has 12 points off the bench.