Martin lifts Nuggets to come-from-behind win

December 26, 2008 8:54:28 PM PST
Kenyon Martin took a bounce pass from Chauncey Billups and drove for the go-ahead dunk with 9 seconds left Friday night to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 105-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Andre Iguodala of the 76ers got called for traveling on the next possession and Andre Miller got called for a technical foul with 2.9 seconds left. Billups made the free throw, then Chucky Atkins made two more to push the lead to four and seal Philly's third straight loss.

J.R. Smith hit seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 27 points for the Nuggets, who trailed by as many as 17 midway through the third quarter and needed a season-high 15 3s to avoid their fifth loss in six games.

Iguodala led Philly with 24 points.