A trade can't be judged on one game, but after Friday night's meeting between the Washington Bullets and the Denver Nuggets at Landover, Md., it looks like "advantage, Denver".
Jay Vincent scored 33 points, matching his season high, and Michael Adams had 12 points and 10 assists as the Nuggets handed Washington a 124-109 defeat. Vincent and Adams were traded by the Bullets to Denver on Nov. 2, in exchange for Mark Alarie and Darrell Walker, now on the injured list.
Vincent made 15 of 20 shots for the Nuggets, who shot 56.3%. Alex English scored 27 points, and Fat Lever had 20 for Denver.
English scored 11 points in the third period, including three straight field goals, after the Bullets had pulled even for the first time since the first period. After a basket by Terry Catledge, Lever scored five consecutive points to complete an 11-2 run that put Denver ahead, 72-63.