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Nuggets' one-two punch of Billups, Anthony finish off Jazz


By By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday October 29, 2009 2:35AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Chauncey Billups ignited the Nuggets on Wednesday night, and then Carmelo Anthony finished off the Jazz.

Billups scored 14 of his 25 points in the third quarter to help erase an eight-point deficit, and then Anthony put an exclamation point on the 114-105 win with a steal and dunk midway through the fourth quarter.

It was only the first game of a long season, but considering how tight the Northwest Division will be this year, it was a big one.

"They're huge, especially the way we finished last year with our road record, this was a game we wanted to come out, make a statement and win," said Jazz guard Deron Williams, who had 28 points and 13 assists. "They won the division last year and this was a big game for us."

For long stretches it looked like the undermanned Jazz would steal a win when they built a 70-62 lead in the third. But the Nuggets, who reached the Western Conference finals last season for the first time in 24 years, showed why they went that far in the playoffs. Billups hit three 3-pointers and then gave the Nuggets the lead for good by hitting three free throws with .4 seconds left in the third.

"They started making a little run and then I had that dumb foul before the fourth quarter," Williams said. "It kind of gave them some momentum and we never really regained it."

Both teams were shorthanded Wednesday night. Injuries allowed the Jazz to dress only 11 players for opening night, and the Nuggets were without guard J.R. Smith, who is serving a seven-game suspension after he pled guilty to reckless driving in an accident that killed his childhood friend.

In his absence, the Nuggets found another source of energy in rookie guard Ty Lawson. Looking like a veteran, Lawson, who led North Carolina to the NCAA championship last spring, had 17 points, six assists and four rebounds in his NBA debut. The 5-foot-10 guard used his quickness to get into the lane and either find open teammates or go to the basket for an easy layup.

"There is such speed to the game when Ty is on the court," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "I think everyone knows that's how I want to play. He was very efficient and very effective.

He also impressed his teammates.

"No surprise to me," Billups said. "What he does is something that we need. You saw the importance of a Ty Lawson on our team tonight. When things started to break down he was able to get in there and cause a lot of problems. He can kick it out to the shooters."

Lawson said he was nervous before his first NBA game but he didn't play like it.

"First game of the year, a rookie, I didn't know how many minutes I was going to get so I was nervous," he said after logging 26 minutes. "I'm glad I got my nerves out and played well."

It helps to have plenty of veterans to follow, and none played bigger than Anthony. With Denver leading 96-88 with 6:17 left, Anthony missed a 3-pointer but then stole the ball from Paul Millsap and dunked over him, drawing a foul.

The play brought the sellout crowd to its feet and effectively ended Utah's hopes.

"I wasn't going to lay the ball up," said Anthony, who had a game-high 30 points. "I was going to dunk it."

Utah felt some lax defense contributed to Wednesday's loss.

"You're not going to win if you're not going to block people off the boards and get back and play defense," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "They went around us anytime they wanted to. We had a hard time keeping them in front of us."

For Denver, the win was more about starting well than making a statement. The Nuggets surprised many by reaching the Western Conference finals last spring as the No. 2 seed, but they know teams will be ready for them this year. So winning divisional games at home is vital.

"These games are big and they're going to, at some point, come back to haunt you if you don't take care of business, especially on your home floor," Billups said.

Jazz
Nuggets
     
    • 45.7%

    • 48.3%

    • 60.0%

    • 38.5%

    • 86.2%

    • 76.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
UTA DEN
Total Rebounds 9 11
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Turnovers 15 13
Fast Break Pts: 10 14
Biggest Lead: 9 18
Points in the Paint: 38 54
UTA DEN
p Williams   28 Anthony   30
rb Boozer   11 Martin   11
a Williams   13 Lawson   6
s 3 players   1 Hilario   2
b 4 players   1 Hilario   2
UTA DEN
p Williams   28 Anthony   30
rb Boozer   11 Martin   11
a Williams   13 Lawson   6
s 3 players   1 Nene   2
b 4 players   1 Nene   2
 
  • 10/27 - UTA @ DEN
  • 02/04 - UTA @ DEN
  • 03/03 - DEN @ UTA
  • 04/13 - DEN @ UTA
Utah Jazz (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Kirilenko F 38:32 6-12 1-2 3-3 +6 2 3 5 4 2 0 2 1 0 16
C. Boozer F 31:31 3-14 0-0 6-8 -1 3 8 11 4 3 1 2 1 1 12
M. Okur C 31:02 5-11 2-3 1-1 -6 1 5 6 1 3 0 2 1 1 13
R. Brewer G-F 36:00 4-9 1-1 7-9 -12 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 0 2 16
D. Williams G 40:35 9-15 2-3 8-8 +4 0 3 3 13 3 1 5 0 0 28
K. Fesenko   10:41 3-3 0-0 0-0 +5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
R. Price   20:02 2-4 0-1 0-0 -11 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 4
P. Millsap   22:46 5-11 0-0 0-0 -16 1 4 5 1 4 0 3 1 1 10
W. Matthews   05:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
E. Maynor   02:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Koufos   00:46 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Korver NWT - Left Knee Surgery
Total   240 37-81 6-10 25-29   10 29 39 26 20 3 15 4 6 105
  45.7% 60.0% 86.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 39:32 11-22 1-2 7-10 -7 2 6 8 5 3 1 2 1 1 30
K. Martin F 37:13 7-14 0-0 2-4 0 6 5 11 1 3 0 3 1 2 16
N. Hilario C 33:33 7-11 0-0 2-2 +7 3 3 6 0 6 2 3 2 0 16
A. Carter G 17:28 1-6 0-1 0-0 -1 0 3 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 2
C. Billups G 32:51 7-15 4-7 7-9 +2 1 2 3 2 5 0 1 1 0 25
C. Andersen   22:45 1-3 0-0 0-0 +14 1 5 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
A. Afflalo   22:43 1-4 0-1 1-1 +13 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 3
T. Lawson   26:25 7-13 0-2 3-3 +12 1 3 4 6 2 1 1 0 1 17
J. Graham   07:30 1-1 0-0 1-1 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith NWT - 7 Game NBA Suspension
Total   240 43-89 5-13 23-30   14 28 42 22 25 5 13 6 4 114
  48.3% 38.5% 76.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

  • Jazz: Harpring, Miles
  • Nuggets: Petro

technical fouls

  • Jazz: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #26 Bob Delaney, #19 James Capers, #51 Leroy Richardson
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:36
Utah Jazz (18-17) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Okur (Kirilenko gains possession)
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  11:39  
  11:36
[DEN 2-0]
Hilario Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Okur Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:36  
Team Timeout : Short  11:36  
Okur Substitution replaced by Fesenko  11:36  
  11:36
[DEN 3-0]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:14 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:54
[DEN 5-0]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Boozer (1 AST)  10:33
[UTA 2-5]
 
  10:33 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Kirilenko Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21
[DEN 6-2]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:09 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:58
[DEN 8-2]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Fesenko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:39
[UTA 4-8]
 
  09:25 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:23 Hilario Tip Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:22  
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Boozer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:03  
  08:49 Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
  08:44 Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:44
[UTA 5-8]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:44
[UTA 6-8]
 
  08:36
[DEN 10-6]
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09
[DEN 12-6]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:51
[UTA 8-12]
 
  07:34 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Fesenko Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:15
[UTA 10-12]
 
  06:56 Hilario Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  06:47
[UTA 12-12]
 
  06:47 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:47
[UTA 13-12]
 
  06:34 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:33  
Williams Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO)  06:29  
  06:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:07  
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  05:58  
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:57  
Boozer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  05:55  
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:53  
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
Team Rebound  05:53  
  05:53 Martin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Boozer Substitution replaced by Price  05:53  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Millsap  05:53  
Price Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  05:44
[UTA 15-12]
 
  05:26 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:25  
Millsap Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:12 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Price Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:05  
  05:05 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:05 Team Rebound 
  05:05
[DEN 13-15]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:43 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
  04:38 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:38
[UTA 16-13]
 
Fesenko Substitution replaced by Okur  04:38  
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:38
[UTA 17-13]
 
  04:22 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
  04:20 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:10 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Millsap Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:08  
  04:08
[DEN 14-17]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:08 Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  04:08
[DEN 15-17]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Okur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  03:55
[UTA 19-15]
 
  03:55 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Price Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:42  
  03:42
[DEN 16-19]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:42 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:39  
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST)  03:27
[UTA 21-16]
 
  03:13
[DEN 18-21]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST)  02:50
[UTA 23-18]
 
  02:30 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:28  
Okur 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  02:18
[UTA 26-18]
 
  01:55 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:54  
Williams Substitution replaced by Matthews  01:54  
  01:50
[DEN 20-26]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:22 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:12 Martin Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:12 Martin Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:12  
  01:12 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  01:12 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Millsap Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:53.3
[UTA 28-20]
 
  00:37.0 Hilario Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Millsap Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK)  00:29.9  
  00:27.9 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:10.6
[DEN 22-28]
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:10.6  
  00:10.6
[DEN 23-28]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Okur Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST)  00:00.0
[UTA 30-23]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 1st Quarter
Utah Jazz (18-17) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:37  
  11:17 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:17
[UTA 31-23]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:17
[UTA 32-23]
 
  11:00
[DEN 25-32]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32
[DEN 27-32]
Graham Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:32  
  10:32
[DEN 28-32]
Graham Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Millsap Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  10:08  
  09:58 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:57  
Matthews Layup Shot: Missed Block: Graham (1 BLK)  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:53  
Matthews Substitution replaced by Williams  09:53  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:37
[UTA 34-28]
 
  09:17
[DEN 30-34]
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Okur Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:49 Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Okur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Millsap Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:39  
  08:39 Timeout : Official 
Millsap Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:32  
  08:32
[DEN 31-34]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:32
[DEN 32-34]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:13
[UTA 36-32]
 
Okur Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  08:04  
Okur Substitution replaced by Boozer  08:04  
  08:04
[DEN 33-36]
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  07:55
[DEN 35-36]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:17 Andersen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Price Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  07:17  
  07:17 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:54 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:45 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:45  
Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:37  
  06:22 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:21  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST)  06:16  
  06:11
[DEN 37-36]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:55 Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Hilario Substitution replaced by Martin 
Millsap Substitution replaced by Okur  05:55  
Okur 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  05:42
[UTA 39-37]
 
  05:16 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:16  
  05:16 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:16 Graham Substitution replaced by Billups 
  04:59 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:59
[UTA 40-37]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Okur Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  04:48  
  04:48
[DEN 38-40]
Billups Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  04:35
[DEN 40-40]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:24  
Okur Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Boozer (2 AST)  04:24
[UTA 42-40]
 
  04:06 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK) 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:04  
Boozer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  03:54  
  03:49 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okur (1 BLK) 
  03:47 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:47  
  03:47 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:47 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  03:47
[DEN 41-42]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  03:27  
  03:19
[DEN 43-42]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK)  02:58  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:57  
  02:57 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:57
[UTA 43-43]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:57
[UTA 44-43]
 
  02:42
[DEN 46-44]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:07
[DEN 48-44]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST)  01:53
[UTA 46-48]
 
  01:31 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:30  
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Boozer (3 AST)  01:20
[UTA 48-48]
 
  01:04 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:02  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST)  00:58.0
[UTA 50-48]
 
  00:58.0 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  00:58.0 Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  00:58.0
[UTA 51-48]
 
  00:44.6
[DEN 50-51]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:37.8
[UTA 54-50]
 
  00:35.1
[DEN 52-54]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:35.1  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Maynor  00:35.1  
  00:35.1 Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Okur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:32.9  
  00:25.4 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:25.4  
Team Rebound  00:25.4  
  00:25.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Williams Substitution replaced by Matthews  00:25.4  
  00:25.4 Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:25.4
[UTA 55-52]
 
  00:04.6
[DEN 54-55]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Utah Jazz (18-17) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Hilario Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (3 TO) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:34 Team Rebound 
  11:16
[DEN 57-55]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Okur (1 AST)  10:59
[UTA 57-57]
 
  10:32 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:31  
  10:12 Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  10:12  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:12
[UTA 58-57]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  10:12
[UTA 59-57]
 
  10:02 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:00 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:00 Martin Tip Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:59  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  09:57  
Team Rebound  09:57  
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Boozer (4 AST)  09:53
[UTA 61-57]
 
  09:39 Carter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Boozer Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:39  
  09:39 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:39 Team Rebound 
  09:39
[DEN 58-61]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:25 Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  09:23 Hilario Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST)  09:15
[UTA 63-58]
 
  09:01 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:38
[DEN 60-63]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:26
[UTA 66-60]
 
  08:09 Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:42
[DEN 62-66]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (3 AST)  07:25
[UTA 68-62]
 
  07:14 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Boozer (1 ST) 
Okur Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:06  
  06:52 Carter Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Okur Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:50  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:41
[UTA 70-62]
 
  06:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:25 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Okur Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:23  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:58
[DEN 64-70]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:34 Team Rebound 
  05:20 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Team Rebound 
Okur Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:20  
  05:12 Carter Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:11 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:11
[DEN 66-70]
Anthony Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Team Turnover : 5 Second Violation  04:51  
  04:36
[DEN 69-70]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
Boozer Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  04:27  
Boozer Substitution replaced by Millsap  04:27  
  04:10 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:03 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:03 Jump Ball Hilario vs Millsap (Carter gains possession) 
  03:53
[DEN 72-70]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST) 
Williams Running Bank shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:43
[UTA 72-72]
 
  03:43 Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Price  03:43  
  03:43 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Okur Violation:Double Lane  03:43  
Jump Ball Andersen vs Okur (Martin gains possession)  03:43  
Okur Turnover : Lane Violation (2 TO)  03:43  
  03:34 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  03:30 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (1 BLK) 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:28  
Price Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:19
[UTA 74-72]
 
  03:07
[DEN 74-74]
Billups Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Kirilenko Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Okur Substitution replaced by Fesenko  02:57  
  02:57 Carter Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  02:39 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:37  
  02:27 Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  02:27
[UTA 75-74]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  02:27
[UTA 76-74]
 
  02:07
[DEN 77-76]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Millsap Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST)  01:39
[UTA 78-77]
 
  01:30 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fesenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
Williams Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  01:27  
  01:27 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:15  
  01:15 Jump Ball Martin vs Price (Martin gains possession) 
  01:11 Jump Ball Martin vs Brewer (Billups gains possession) 
  01:03 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:03  
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (10 AST)  00:48.9
[UTA 80-77]
 
  00:42.2
[DEN 79-80]
Martin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.8  
  00:34.5 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:26.9 Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:25.9  
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
  00:02.1 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:00.4  
  00:00.4 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  00:00.4
[DEN 80-80]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (21 PTS) 
  00:00.4
[DEN 81-80]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (22 PTS) 
  00:00.4
[DEN 82-80]
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (23 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:48  
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:46  
Millsap Tip Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
Millsap Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:41  
  11:41
[DEN 83-80]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  11:41
[DEN 84-80]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Okur Jump Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK)  11:17  
Okur Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:16  
Okur Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:07  
  10:54
[DEN 86-80]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:39  
  10:28
[DEN 88-80]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Okur Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:28  
  10:28 Billups Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Maynor Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  10:28  
  10:28
[DEN 89-80]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:10  
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  09:47 Afflalo Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:47 Afflalo Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:47 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Boozer  09:47  
Okur Substitution replaced by Williams  09:47  
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:36 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:27 Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:17 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:11 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:56
[DEN 91-80]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  08:50 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:50  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  08:50
[UTA 81-91]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  08:50
[UTA 82-91]
 
Kirilenko Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:33  
  08:33 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:33 Team Rebound 
  08:33
[DEN 92-82]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (11 AST)  08:18
[UTA 84-92]
 
  07:57
[DEN 94-84]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Williams Jump Bank Shot: Made (28 PTS)  07:43
[UTA 86-94]
 
  07:21 Andersen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:20  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:10 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:03
[DEN 96-86]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:44  
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (4 AST)  06:41
[UTA 88-96]
 
  06:20 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:19  
Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  06:17  
  06:17
[DEN 98-88]
Anthony Slam Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Millsap Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:17  
  06:17 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
Price Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:17  
  06:17
[DEN 99-88]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Millsap Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:53 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  05:45 Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:45 Martin Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  05:45
[DEN 101-88]
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:39  
Millsap Substitution replaced by Okur  05:39  
Okur Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:23 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:01
[DEN 103-88]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST) 
Okur 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:44 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:29 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:27
[DEN 105-88]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Boozer Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:27  
  04:27
[DEN 106-88]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (12 AST)  04:09
[UTA 91-106]
 
  03:53
[DEN 108-91]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST) 
  03:43 Hilario Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:43  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:43
[UTA 92-108]
 
  03:22 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:21  
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (13 AST)  03:15
[UTA 95-108]
 
  03:15 Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF) 
  03:15 Hilario Substitution replaced by Billups 
Okur Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  03:15
[UTA 96-108]
 
  02:53 Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:53 Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Okur Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:29  
  02:29 Billups Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:29  
Team Rebound  02:29  
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:29
[UTA 97-108]
 
  02:10 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:51 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Okur Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:50  
Boozer Layup Shot: Missed  01:36  
Boozer Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:36  
Boozer Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:36
[UTA 99-108]
 
  01:20
[DEN 110-99]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:13  
  01:13 Martin Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:13
[UTA 100-110]
 
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:13
[UTA 101-110]
 
  00:55.9 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boozer (1 BLK) 
  00:54.6 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:54.6
[DEN 112-101]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  00:45.8 Billups Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:45.8
[UTA 102-112]
 
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Koufos  00:45.8  
Okur Substitution replaced by Fesenko  00:45.8  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Matthews  00:45.8  
Williams Substitution replaced by Maynor  00:45.8  
  00:45.8 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  00:45.8 Lawson Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:45.8
[UTA 103-112]
 
  00:25.3 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.3 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:24.3
[DEN 114-103]
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
Fesenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:11.9  
Fesenko Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:10.9
[UTA 105-114]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
UTA
2nd Northwest
53
29
6-4
32-9
21-20
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
UTA
Williams 25.8
Boozer 13.3
Williams 11.2
Millsap 1.8
Matthews 2.2
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0

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