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Anthony leads Nuggets past Grizzlies and Mayo


By ARNIE STAPLETON
Posted Nov 02 2009 12:17AM

DENVER(AP) After a taste of playoff success, Carmelo Anthony has a voracious appetite for more.

He's polished up his game and is averaging 37.6 points in the Denver Nuggets' 3-0 start after leading the NBA with a 23.6 average in the preseason.

The Nuggets outlasted the Memphis Grizzlies in a 133-123 shootout Sunday night because Anthony extended his torrid start with 42 points, negating a career-best 40-point night from O.J. Mayo.

For this ascendancy in his game, credit Anthony's accomplishment last spring, when he directed the Nuggets to playoff series wins over New Orleans and Dallas after five straight first-round exits.

His game has only gotten better since leading Denver to the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the champion Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

While everyone around him is talking about a scoring title or an MVP trophy being in the cards for him this season, Anthony is focused like a laser on only one goal.

``I told you all before training camp started I felt better than I ever felt coming into a season,'' Anthony said after posting consecutive 40-plus-point games for the first time in his six seasons in the NBA. ``My stamina feels great. And I just feel good all around, my confidence is up. You know, I've got one thing ahead of me, which is that gold ball.''

And thanks to that taste of playoff fulfillment, 'Melo is more masterful than ever.

Instead of setting up on the block and posting up like he used to, Anthony is getting to the rim from the perimeter when he's not swishing jumpers, and that's made him much harder to defend.

``I think 'Melo's awareness to how he's being covered is the best it's ever been,'' Nuggets coach George Karl said. ``I think it's his ability to move around and be placed in different positions and his efficiency is pretty incredible right now, from jump shots to post-ups to penetrations to good passing decisions.''

Stymied by Anthony's answer to their every run, the Grizzlies, who got double-figure scoring from all five starters, couldn't capitalize on their collective hot hand to pull off a rare win in the Mile High City, where they've lost 15 of 16 since the franchise moved to Memphis.

Denver led 67-66 at halftime, then created some cushion in the third quarter behind Anthony's sweet jumpers and dominant drives. But the Grizzlies didn't go down quietly, keeping up with the Nuggets until the very end.

``I thought we were in good shape at halftime,'' Mayo said. ``But in the third quarter it seemed like they scored for 10 or 12 straight minutes.''

And it seemed like all the buckets were 'Melo's.

The Grizzlies shot 58 percent from the floor after a sizzling 77-percent first quarter, when they made 16 of their first 19 baskets, many of them dunks or high-percentage shots at the rim.

``The game was difficult for me to feel good about,'' Karl said. ``Because we felt confident we could outscore them, we refused to make the commitment (on defense). Fortunately, they were right, fortunately we could score more points than them. It's a dangerous way to play.''

With Anthony playing this well, they got away with it.

``We've just got to get him the ball and get out of his way,'' suggested point guard Anthony Carter. ``He's making his pass, he's making his shots. He's not forcing too many shots. He's just playing all-around. He's got assists and rebounds. Whenever push comes to shove, we've just got to get the ball to him and get out the way.''

Chauncey Billups said it's not just Anthony's shot that's so impressive right now.

``He's just so focused. He's riding a high wave right now and we're kind of getting on his back,'' Billups said. ``He's playing great basketball. He's scoring a lot of points, but he's playing great basketball. He's making the right decisions when they double or they come across the lane. His energy level's up, he's vocal out there, he's just focused.''

NOTES: Allen Iverson (hamstring) is expected to make his season debut for the Grizzles on Monday night at Sacramento. ... Mayo's previous career high was 33 points, which he accomplished twice as a rookie last season.


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Grizzlies
Nuggets
     
    • 57.8%

    • 55.3%

    • 44.4%

    • 52.9%

    • 65.5%

    • 81.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEM DEN
Total Rebounds 12 8
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Turnovers 20 12
Fast Break Pts: 31 26
Biggest Lead: 11 13
Points in the Paint: 66 54
MEM DEN
p Mayo   40 Anthony   42
rb Gasol   11 Hilario   9
a Randolph   7 Billups   12
s Conley   2 Martin   3
b Thabeet   4 2 players   2
MEM DEN
p Mayo   40 Anthony   42
rb Gasol   11 Hilario   9
a Randolph   7 Billups   12
s Conley   2 Martin   3
b Thabeet   4 2 players   2
 
  • 12/05 - MEM @ DEN
  • 02/13 - DEN @ MEM
  • 02/22 - MEM @ DEN
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 31:15 7-13 0-2 4-7 -12 0 4 4 1 4 1 2 0 2 18
Z. Randolph F 32:38 6-11 0-0 0-0 -5 4 2 6 7 4 0 4 0 1 12
M. Gasol C 34:04 7-9 0-0 6-8 -5 1 10 11 4 5 0 3 0 0 20
O. Mayo G 37:47 17-25 4-8 2-2 -4 1 4 5 4 2 1 0 0 1 40
M. Conley G 28:53 4-9 2-5 1-2 +2 0 2 2 6 4 2 4 0 0 11
D. Carroll   22:33 0-5 0-0 4-4 -4 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 1 4
M. Williams   19:07 3-5 1-1 0-4 -12 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 7
S. Hunter   08:40 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2
S. Young   10:19 2-4 1-2 2-2 -4 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 7
H. Thabeet   11:51 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 2 4 6 0 6 0 1 4 0 2
H. Haddadi   02:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
T. Gilder DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-83 8-18 19-29   8 31 39 27 33 7 20 8 6 123
  57.8% 44.4% 65.5%   team rebs: 12 total to: 20
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 35:34 15-26 1-3 11-12 +4 2 5 7 5 4 2 1 0 2 42
K. Martin F 37:18 8-13 0-1 0-2 +6 1 2 3 4 5 3 2 1 0 16
N. Hilario C 33:23 6-6 0-0 6-9 +15 3 6 9 6 5 1 1 0 0 18
A. Carter G 19:02 2-2 2-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 6
C. Billups G 35:46 6-14 3-7 7-7 +4 1 2 3 12 1 1 2 0 0 22
C. Andersen   25:12 3-5 0-0 6-7 +1 2 3 5 0 4 1 2 1 0 12
A. Afflalo   19:28 3-7 1-1 0-0 +13 0 2 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 7
T. Lawson   21:38 3-8 2-3 0-0 +7 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 4 8
J. Graham   12:32 1-4 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 2
M. Allen   00:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith NWT - 7 Game NBA Suspension
Total   240 47-85 9-17 30-37   9 22 31 36 23 9 12 6 8 133
  55.3% 52.9% 81.1%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12

inactive

  • Grizzlies: Arthur, Iverson, Jaric
  • Nuggets: Petro

technical fouls

  • Grizzlies: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #54 Derrick Collins, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 15823
  • Duration: 2:26
Memphis Grizzlies (16-17) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Gasol (Conley gains possession)
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  11:39
[MEM 2-0]
 
  11:17 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Randolph Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  11:11  
  10:57
[DEN 2-2]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST)  10:42
[MEM 5-2]
 
  10:27
[DEN 4-5]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Conley (1 AST)  10:06
[MEM 7-4]
 
  10:02 Hilario Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:02 Hilario Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:41
[DEN 6-7]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:26 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
Conley Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:03
[MEM 9-6]
 
  08:53
[DEN 8-9]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Gay Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  08:31
[MEM 11-8]
 
  08:31 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:31
[MEM 12-8]
 
  08:14 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Gay Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Conley (2 AST)  08:07
[MEM 14-8]
 
Conley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:54  
  07:54 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:54 Team Rebound 
  07:54 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  07:40
[MEM 16-8]
 
  07:24 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:24  
  07:10 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:10  
Team Rebound  07:10  
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:10
[MEM 17-8]
 
Mayo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:54  
  06:43
[DEN 11-17]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST)  06:25
[MEM 20-11]
 
Randolph Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:14  
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59
[DEN 14-20]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Gasol Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:48  
Gasol Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:48  
  05:35
[DEN 17-20]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
  05:27 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:27
[MEM 21-17]
 
  05:27 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:27
[MEM 22-17]
 
  05:15 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Conley (3 AST)  05:10
[MEM 24-17]
 
  04:52 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:51 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:49 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:47 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:45  
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:37
[MEM 26-17]
 
  04:27 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Conley (1 ST) 
Conley Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:23
[MEM 28-17]
 
Gay Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:19  
  04:19 Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  04:19
[DEN 18-28]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:19
[DEN 19-28]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:50
[DEN 21-28]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Gay Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:50  
Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll  03:50  
  03:50
[DEN 22-28]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:30
[DEN 24-28]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Randolph (3 AST)  03:15
[MEM 30-24]
 
  03:02
[DEN 26-30]
Martin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:48  
  02:34 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:33  
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Conley (4 AST)  02:27
[MEM 32-26]
 
  02:16 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  02:16  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mayo (1 AST)  01:57
[MEM 34-26]
 
  01:38 Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:37  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mayo (2 AST)  01:32
[MEM 36-26]
 
  01:21
[DEN 28-36]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Randolph Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:21  
  01:21 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Randolph Substitution replaced by Hunter  01:21  
  01:21
[DEN 29-36]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Gasol Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  00:59.1
[MEM 38-29]
 
  00:50.0
[DEN 31-38]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:35.9 Team Rebound 
Hunter Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:35.9  
  00:35.9
[DEN 32-38]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:35.9
[DEN 33-38]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gasol Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:26.3
[MEM 40-33]
 
  00:06.9 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hunter (1 BLK) 
  00:06.1 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:06.1
[DEN 35-40]
Andersen Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (16-17) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[DEN 37-40]
Martin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  11:33 Andersen Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Gay Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  11:33
[MEM 41-37]
 
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Young Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:18  
  11:18
[DEN 38-41]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:18
[DEN 39-41]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  10:57
[MEM 43-39]
 
  10:48
[DEN 41-43]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:25 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Carroll Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:24  
  10:24 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  10:24 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet  10:24  
  10:17 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST) 
  10:13 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:13  
Team Rebound  10:13  
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:00 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:47 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:42 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK) 
  09:41 Team Rebound 
Thabeet Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:41  
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:30  
  09:21
[DEN 44-43]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST) 
Williams Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:03
[MEM 45-44]
 
  08:51 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:51  
  08:49 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:49  
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:49
[MEM 46-44]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:49
[MEM 47-44]
 
  08:46 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carroll (1 ST) 
Carroll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  08:44  
  08:41 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:39
[DEN 45-47]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:39 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:32 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:25
[DEN 48-47]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
  08:08 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:08  
Carroll Substitution replaced by Randolph  08:08  
Young Substitution replaced by Mayo  08:08  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:08  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:07  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Conley  07:54  
  07:37
[DEN 50-47]
Hilario Running Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (4 AST) 
Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  07:22  
Conley Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:17  
  07:17
[DEN 51-47]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:17 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:11  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
Team Rebound  07:00  
  07:00 Graham Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Conley Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:51  
Thabeet Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:51
[MEM 49-51]
 
  06:32 Graham Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (1 BLK) 
  06:31 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:30
[DEN 53-49]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Gay Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:06
[MEM 51-53]
 
Randolph Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Billups 
  05:45 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:45 Team Rebound 
Randolph Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:45  
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Carroll  05:45  
  05:45
[DEN 54-51]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:10 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:10  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:52
[DEN 56-51]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Gay Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:52  
  04:52
[DEN 57-51]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
  04:36 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gay Substitution replaced by Hunter  04:36  
  04:36 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
  04:36 Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Carroll Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:36
[MEM 52-57]
 
Carroll Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:36
[MEM 53-57]
 
  04:19
[DEN 59-53]
Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Mayo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:19  
  04:19
[DEN 60-53]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Mayo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:56 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Mayo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:45
[MEM 55-60]
 
  03:38 Billups Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:35  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:26 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:26  
  03:26 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:26 Team Rebound 
  03:26 Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter 
  03:26
[DEN 61-55]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  03:01
[MEM 58-61]
 
  02:41
[DEN 63-58]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST) 
Gasol Running Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:27
[MEM 60-63]
 
  02:20 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:09 Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:09
[MEM 61-63]
 
  01:47 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:46  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:40
[MEM 64-63]
 
  01:23
[DEN 65-64]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.9 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:44.8 Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  00:44.8 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Conley Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:28.5  
  00:28.5 Carter Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Haddadi  00:28.5  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  00:28.5  
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:06.7  
  00:06.7 Martin Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:06.7
[DEN 66-64]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:06.7  
  00:06.7 Lawson Substitution replaced by Graham 
Hunter Substitution replaced by Young  00:06.7  
  00:06.7
[DEN 67-64]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Mayo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:00.8
[MEM 66-67]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (16-17) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[DEN 69-66]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Randolph Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:25
[MEM 68-69]
 
  11:09
[DEN 71-68]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Conley (5 AST)  10:50
[MEM 71-71]
 
  10:31
[DEN 73-71]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:15 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:08
[DEN 76-71]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
Mayo Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Randolph (4 AST)  09:57
[MEM 73-76]
 
  09:57 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  09:57
[MEM 74-76]
 
  09:41
[DEN 78-74]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (8 AST) 
  09:36 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:30 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Conley Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:16  
  09:14 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Conley (2 ST) 
Gay Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:08
[MEM 76-78]
 
Conley Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:51  
  08:46
[DEN 80-76]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hilario (5 AST) 
Gasol Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:30  
Gasol Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:30  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  08:30  
  08:15
[DEN 82-76]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  07:59  
  07:55
[DEN 84-76]
Hilario Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (9 AST) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:55  
  07:55
[DEN 85-76]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
  07:44 Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Hunter  07:44  
Gay Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Randolph (5 AST)  07:37
[MEM 78-85]
 
  07:37 Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  07:37
[MEM 79-85]
 
  07:22
[DEN 87-79]
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:12
[MEM 81-87]
 
  07:00
[DEN 89-81]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Hilario (6 AST) 
Hunter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  06:50  
  06:40 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:39  
Gay Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mayo (3 AST)  06:35
[MEM 83-89]
 
Gay Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:19  
  06:19
[DEN 90-83]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  06:19
[DEN 91-83]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Hunter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:06  
Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll  06:03  
  05:52
[DEN 93-83]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Carroll Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:35  
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hunter Substitution replaced by Haddadi  05:35  
  05:16 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:15  
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Randolph (6 AST)  05:01
[MEM 85-93]
 
  04:52 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
Haddadi Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  04:43  
  04:23
[DEN 96-85]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (10 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:52  
  03:52 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:52
[DEN 97-85]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Thabeet  03:52  
  03:52
[DEN 98-85]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Thabeet Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  03:37  
Thabeet Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:37  
  03:37 Carter Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  03:23 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (2 BLK) 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:20  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
  03:08 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Carroll Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:08
[MEM 86-98]
 
Carroll Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:08
[MEM 87-98]
 
  02:54 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:53  
Mayo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:45
[MEM 89-98]
 
  02:27 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:26 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
  02:07 Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (3 BLK) 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:06  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:56
[MEM 92-98]
 
  01:40 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:39  
Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  01:18  
  01:12
[DEN 100-92]
Anthony Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:41.9  
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:41.9  
  00:41.9 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:27.2
[DEN 103-92]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:27.2  
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  00:21.1
[MEM 94-103]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Randolph Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  11:49  
  11:39 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (4 BLK) 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:37  
Carroll Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:36  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Gasol  11:36  
  11:24 Thabeet Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  11:24
[DEN 105-94]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Billups (11 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mayo (4 AST)  11:02
[MEM 97-105]
 
  10:43 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  10:40  
Mayo Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:32 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Graham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mayo (1 ST) 
  10:25 Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Carroll Substitution replaced by Gay  10:25  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:25  
Team Rebound  10:25  
  10:25 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:25  
  10:25 Team Rebound 
Thabeet Foul : Personal (4 PF)  10:25  
  10:13 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Gay Layup Shot: Missed  10:08  
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:07  
Mayo Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS)  10:07
[MEM 99-105]
 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  09:57  
  09:57
[DEN 106-99]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  09:57 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:55 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:36 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:36  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:17
[DEN 108-99]
Graham Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Graham (1 BLK)  08:56  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:54  
  08:54 Hilario Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:54  
Mayo Substitution replaced by Conley  08:54  
Williams Substitution replaced by Young  08:54  
  08:54 Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Young Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (2 BLK)  08:45  
Team Rebound  08:44  
Gasol Running Hook Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:40 Team Rebound 
Thabeet Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF)  08:40  
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Randolph  08:40  
  08:24 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  08:23  
  08:16 Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Conley Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  08:04  
  08:00
[DEN 110-99]
Afflalo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  07:54
[MEM 101-110]
 
  07:41 Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Randolph (7 AST)  07:27
[MEM 104-110]
 
  07:06
[DEN 112-104]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Randolph Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed Block: Graham (2 BLK)  06:47  
Randolph Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:46  
  06:45 Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF) 
  06:45 Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:40  
Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:38  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:38
[MEM 106-112]
 
  06:17 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:16
[DEN 114-106]
Andersen Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Conley (6 AST)  05:51
[MEM 108-114]
 
Young Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:38  
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38 Hilario Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:38
[DEN 115-108]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  05:38
[DEN 116-108]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS) 
  05:25 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:25  
Team Rebound  05:25  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:25
[MEM 109-116]
 
  05:07
[DEN 118-109]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (38 PTS) 
Gasol Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST)  04:46
[MEM 111-118]
 
  04:26 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:24  
  04:16 Andersen Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:16 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  04:16 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:16
[MEM 112-118]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:16
[MEM 113-118]
 
  04:02 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young (2 BLK) 
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  03:57
[DEN 120-113]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (40 PTS) Assist: Billups (12 AST) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:33 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:32  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:31  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Randolph Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  03:14  
Young Substitution replaced by Mayo  03:14  
  03:14
[DEN 121-113]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:14
[DEN 122-113]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Gay Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  03:02  
Team Rebound  03:01  
Mayo Jump Bank Shot: Made (35 PTS)  02:50
[MEM 115-122]
 
  02:45
[DEN 124-115]
Billups Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST) 
Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  02:30  
  02:29 Anthony Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  02:18 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:18  
Team Rebound  02:18  
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:18
[MEM 116-124]
 
  01:58
[DEN 127-116]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:58  
Mayo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS)  01:45
[MEM 118-127]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:28  
  01:28
[DEN 128-118]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (41 PTS) 
  01:28
[DEN 129-118]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (42 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:28  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Carroll  01:28  
Carroll Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:02 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:47.9 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  00:45.9  
Mayo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (39 PTS)  00:41.3
[MEM 120-129]
 
  00:41.3 Martin Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 1 (40 PTS)  00:41.3
[MEM 121-129]
 
Carroll Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:40.6  
  00:40.6
[DEN 130-121]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:40.6 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  00:40.6
[DEN 131-121]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:40.6  
Gay Substitution replaced by Haddadi  00:40.6  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Williams  00:40.6  
Mayo Substitution replaced by Young  00:40.6  
Conley Substitution replaced by Hunter  00:40.6  
Carroll Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  00:39.9  
  00:32.9 Graham Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Haddadi (1 BLK) 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:29.9  
Hunter Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  00:26.9
[MEM 123-131]
 
  00:02.2
[DEN 133-123]
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local Final
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MEM
4th Southwest
40
42
2-8
23-18
17-24
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
Randolph 20.8
Randolph 11.7
Conley 5.3
Gasol 1.6
Gay 1.5
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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