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Strong bench lifts unbeaten Nuggets to rout of Pacers


By John Oehser, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday November 3, 2009 10:48PM

INDIANAPOLIS (NBA.com exlusive) -- Carmelo Anthony didn't quite have time to maintain his early-season pace. No worries.

Against the struggling Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, and with a strong performance from their bench, the Denver Nuggets didn't need him to.

Anthony, an All-Star forward who averaged 37.7 points in the first three games of the season, scored "just" 25 points Tuesday, but the Nuggets remained unbeaten anyway, pulling away early for a 111-93 victory in front of 10,627 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The story for the Nuggets on Tuesday?

A bench that contributed not just 38 points, but 22 of the team's 56 rebounds and allowed many of the front-line players to rest on the first game of a six-game road trip.

"That's our energy group," Nuggets' forward Kenyon Martin said of a bench that was led by 15 points from guard Arron Afflalo, nine points from Joey Graham and 11 rebounds from forward Chris Andersen. "They pick us up when we're down."

Anthony, the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for the first week of the season, finished 6 of 17 from the floor and 11 of 14 from the free-throw line. He scored 13 of his points in the third quarter, and with Denver leading by double digits, he and the Nuggets' starters left the game early in the fourth quarter.

The Nuggets more than made up for Anthony's slight drop in production with 24 points from guard Chauncey Billups and a balanced offense that featured 10 players with four or more points.

"Our team has a good focus right now," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "Whoever we play, whatever personality it takes ... we usually figure it out."

The Nuggets' 4-0 start is their best since 1985.

"We're off to a good start," Martin said. "We have to sustain it."

The Nuggets moved ahead quickly and decisively early, using an early 13-3 run to take a 17-7 lead. They led 30-13 after the first quarter, 55-39 at halftime and never led by less than nine after the first quarter.

The game was the first of a six-game Eastern Conference swing for Denver, with three sets of back-to-back games. Denver is in New Jersey on Wednesday, at Miami and Atlanta on Friday and Saturday and then close out at Chicago and Milwaukee next Tuesday and Wednesday.

"It's all about being aggressive," Martin said. "It's the first game of a long road trip. You want the starters to be able to rest in the fourth. We did a good job."

The Nuggets' convincing victory was yet another difficult game in a difficult start to the season for the Pacers (0-3), who lost first-week games to Miami and Atlanta, two teams expected to contend for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

"We've got to find a way to get a win," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said.

The Pacers have been without forwards Tyler Hansbrough and Mike Dunleavy since before the season, and played Tuesday without forward Jeff Foster, who sustained a sprained ankle Friday against Miami. O'Brien said before the game it would undoubtedly be difficult for the Indiana frontline to match up with Denver -- and that was before forward Troy Murphy left Tuesday's game with a lower back bruise.

Indiana's slow start has been somewhat surprising. The Pacers entered the season expecting to be a team that was solid offensively but needing to improve on defense. While the defense has been inconsistent at times, the offense has, too. Indiana shot 39.6 percent from the floor Tuesday.

"I think we have plenty of offensive weapons and I think we will become a cohesive offensive unit," O'Brien said.

Danny Granger, the Pacers' All-Star forward, scored 18 points after leading Indiana in scoring the first two games, and guard Dahntay Jones -- primarily known for defense while playing for Denver last season -- had 20 points to lead Indiana in scoring.

"We're sick and tired of losing," Jones said. "We've got to get it together."

Pacers center Roy Hibbert had 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for his first career double-double.

"A double-double is good, but we did not win the ball game," Hibbert said. "We are working hard to try to get to know each other. As we get to know each other, we will play better together. Somebody has to step up and help us get this first win.

"We need the victory now and we better figure it out quickly and get it done."

Nuggets
Pacers
     
    • 42.7%

    • 39.6%

    • 53.3%

    • 13.6%

    • 80.5%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN IND
Total Rebounds 9 7
Offensive Rebounds 16 13
Turnovers 18 14
Fast Break Pts: 19 22
Biggest Lead: 25 1
Points in the Paint: 24 42
DEN IND
p Anthony   25 Jones   20
rb Hilario   13 Hibbert   12
a Carter   5 Head   3
s 2 players   2 Granger   3
b 3 players   2 Hibbert   4
DEN IND
p Anthony   25 Jones   20
rb Nene   13 Hibbert   12
a Carter   5 Head   3
s 2 players   2 Granger   3
b 3 players   2 Hibbert   4
 
  • 11/09 - DEN @ IND
  • 01/23 - IND @ DEN
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 29:07 6-17 2-4 11-14 +9 3 2 5 3 0 2 2 1 2 25
K. Martin F 29:07 2-7 0-0 0-0 +9 3 4 7 3 3 2 4 2 1 4
N. Hilario C 36:01 4-10 0-0 8-11 +21 6 7 13 2 2 0 4 0 3 16
A. Carter G 31:04 2-6 0-2 0-0 +8 1 4 5 5 2 1 1 2 1 4
C. Billups G 30:29 7-15 5-7 5-6 +12 0 4 4 2 3 1 2 0 2 24
C. Andersen   18:22 3-6 0-0 0-0 +13 2 9 11 0 3 1 0 2 1 6
A. Afflalo   22:56 6-10 1-2 2-2 +16 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 15
J. Graham   16:59 2-4 0-0 5-6 +8 0 4 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 9
T. Lawson   13:25 1-3 0-0 2-2 +1 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 4
M. Allen   08:26 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
R. Balkman   04:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Smith NWT - League Suspension
Total   240 35-82 8-15 33-41   16 40 56 18 19 8 18 7 10 111
  42.7% 53.3% 80.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18
Indiana Pacers (32-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Granger F 37:08 6-16 2-10 4-6 -18 0 4 4 0 4 3 5 1 1 18
T. Murphy F-C 16:06 0-4 0-2 0-0 -12 2 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
R. Hibbert C 33:34 6-11 0-0 2-2 -7 3 9 12 2 5 1 1 4 0 14
B. Rush G 32:16 4-12 0-4 0-0 -12 1 4 5 2 2 0 2 2 0 8
T. Ford G 21:47 4-7 0-0 5-6 -8 2 3 5 2 6 2 3 1 0 13
S. Jones   14:26 2-8 0-0 1-2 -11 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 3 5
D. Jones   28:43 8-15 0-1 4-6 -13 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 20
E. Watson   20:04 1-4 0-0 0-0 -13 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 2
L. Head   17:49 3-8 0-2 2-2 -3 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 8
J. McRoberts   11:58 1-4 0-1 0-0 +4 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
A. Price   06:09 1-2 1-2 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
T. Diener DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-91 3-22 18-24   13 31 44 13 28 12 14 10 7 93
  39.6% 13.6% 75.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

  • Nuggets: Petro
  • Pacers: Dunleavy, Foster, Hansbrough

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Pacers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #47 Bennie Adams, #77 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 10627
  • Duration: 2:15
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Indiana Pacers (10-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hibbert vs Hilario (Martin gains possession)
  11:48 Murphy Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:48
[DEN 1-0]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:48
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:28
[IND 2-2]
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Murphy (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:09 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:02 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  10:52
[DEN 4-2]
 
  10:35 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Murphy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:03 Rush 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:02  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:57  
  09:46 Granger Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rush (1 BLK)  09:31  
  09:30 Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13 Granger Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:11 Murphy Tip Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:10  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ford (1 ST)  09:04  
  08:57 Murphy Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:56  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Ford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Ford Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:38 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:37 Ford Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:36  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:14
[IND 4-4]
Ford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rush (1 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (1 BLK)  07:51  
  07:50 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:40 Rush 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:39 Hibbert Tip Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:37  
  07:27 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:27  
Team Rebound  07:27  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:27
[DEN 5-4]
 
  07:15
[IND 6-5]
Granger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:06
[DEN 7-6]
 
  06:59 Ford Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:58  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rush (2 BLK)  06:48  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:47  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  06:45
[DEN 10-6]
 
  06:31 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:30  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  06:18
[DEN 12-6]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:07  
  06:07 Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:07 Team Rebound 
  06:07
[IND 7-12]
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 14-7]
 
  05:37 Ford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
  05:32 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:32 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:32  
Team Rebound  05:32  
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:32
[DEN 15-7]
 
  05:09 Rush Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:08  
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:04  
  04:50 Jones Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:50 Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  04:32
[DEN 17-7]
 
  04:32 Rush Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:32  
  04:32 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:26
[IND 9-17]
Rush Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Granger (1 BLK)  04:03  
  04:03 Team Rebound 
  03:51
[IND 11-17]
Ford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  03:40
[DEN 20-11]
 
  03:31 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carter (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:31  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:31  
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Murphy (1 ST)  03:15  
  03:11 Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:06 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:05  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:44 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:44  
  02:34 Ford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:34  
  02:34 Ford Substitution replaced by Watson 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:34
[DEN 21-11]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:34  
  02:34 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:19 Rush Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:18  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:57  
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:45  
  01:37 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:30
[DEN 24-11]
 
  01:15 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:14  
  01:12 Granger Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:12
[DEN 25-11]
 
  01:12 Granger Substitution replaced by Murphy 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:12
[DEN 26-11]
 
  00:52.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:51.5  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  00:45.9  
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:44.8  
Martin Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:44.8
[DEN 28-11]
 
  00:35.9 Watson Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.4  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  00:28.6
[DEN 30-11]
 
  00:07.7
[IND 13-30]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Watson (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.4  
Andersen Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
  00:00.1 Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Indiana Pacers (10-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:41 Jump Ball Murphy vs Graham (Watson gains possession) 
  11:36 Watson Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:35  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:28 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:20 Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:19  
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  10:56
[DEN 32-13]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:43  
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  10:43  
  10:43
[IND 14-32]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:43 Rush Substitution replaced by Granger 
  10:43 Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
  10:43
[IND 15-32]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:20 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:20  
Hilario Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:10  
  09:50 Hibbert Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:18
[IND 17-32]
Watson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:50
[IND 19-32]
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:44  
  08:44 Jones Substitution replaced by Head 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:29  
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Watson (1 BLK)  08:27  
  08:26 Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22 Watson Layup Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
  08:12 Head Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 33-19]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 34-19]
 
Graham Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:56  
  07:48 Head Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
  07:45 Head Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (2 BLK)  07:36  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:34  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST)  07:28
[DEN 37-19]
 
  07:17 Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:16  
Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Granger (1 ST)  07:08  
  06:52 Head 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:50  
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:39
[DEN 39-19]
 
  06:26
[IND 21-39]
Head Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Head (1 ST)  06:16  
Graham Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:16  
  06:02 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:01  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:55  
  05:55 Timeout : Official 
  05:55 Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones 
  05:55 Watson Substitution replaced by Ford 
  05:46 Granger Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  05:43 Ford Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 40-21]
 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 41-21]
 
  05:33
[IND 23-41]
Jones Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Graham Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:21
[DEN 43-23]
 
Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:07  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  05:07  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  05:07  
  04:54
[IND 25-43]
Head Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hibbert (1 ST)  04:46  
  04:42
[IND 27-43]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Head Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:03 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:02  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:49  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:46
[DEN 45-27]
 
  03:40 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:39  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  03:32
[DEN 48-27]
 
  03:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:27 Head Substitution replaced by Rush 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  03:27  
  03:06
[IND 29-48]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:46 Jones Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Granger (2 ST)  02:37  
  02:19
[IND 32-48]
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rush (2 AST) 
  02:02 Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:02  
Team Rebound  02:02  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:02
[DEN 49-32]
 
  01:40 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:39  
  01:34 Granger Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:34
[DEN 50-32]
 
  01:25
[IND 34-50]
Granger Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ford (1 BLK)  01:11  
  01:11 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:11  
  01:11 Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:11 Team Rebound 
  01:11
[IND 35-50]
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  00:54.0
[DEN 53-35]
 
Graham Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:51.9  
  00:51.9
[IND 36-53]
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Carter  00:51.9  
  00:51.9
[IND 37-53]
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:39.0
[DEN 55-37]
 
  00:27.9 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Ford Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:03.4
[IND 39-55]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ford (1 AST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Indiana Pacers (10-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[IND 41-55]
Ford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  11:22  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:21  
Jump Ball Granger vs Hilario (Ford gains possession)  11:19  
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Granger (3 ST)  11:19  
  11:15
[IND 43-55]
Ford Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  10:58 Ford Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  10:58
[DEN 56-43]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:58  
  10:58 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:52 Granger Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:51  
  10:45 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:45
[DEN 57-43]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:45  
  10:45 Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:36 Rush Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
  10:33 Granger Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:28 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:20 Rush 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:19  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:02  
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (3 BLK)  09:59  
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:58  
Jump Ball Granger vs Hilario (Martin gains possession)  09:58  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:40  
  09:40
[IND 44-57]
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:40 Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:40  
  09:35 Rush Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:35
[DEN 58-44]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:35
[DEN 59-44]
 
  09:19 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:17  
  09:17
[IND 45-59]
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:17
[IND 46-59]
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ford (2 ST)  09:01  
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:57  
  08:57
[IND 47-59]
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:57
[IND 48-59]
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:27
[IND 50-59]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ford (2 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:11 Team Rebound 
  08:00 Granger Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:42  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  07:37
[DEN 62-50]
 
  07:27
[IND 52-62]
Granger Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:07  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:05
[DEN 64-52]
 
  06:53 Ford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
  06:43 Ford Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 65-52]
 
  06:43 Rush Substitution replaced by Head 
  06:43 Ford Substitution replaced by Watson 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 66-52]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:29  
  06:29
[IND 53-66]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:29 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:29  
  06:18 Jones Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:18
[DEN 67-53]
 
  06:18 Granger Substitution replaced by McRoberts 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:18
[DEN 68-53]
 
  06:03
[IND 55-68]
Jones Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Hilario Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:56  
Hilario Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:47
[IND 57-68]
Hibbert Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (3 TO)  05:29  
  05:22 McRoberts Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  05:04
[DEN 71-57]
 
  04:48 Head Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:45
[DEN 73-57]
 
  04:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:43 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones 
  04:33 Head Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:32 McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:29 McRoberts Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  04:28 Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:24 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK) 
  04:24 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:24 Jones Substitution replaced by Granger 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:24  
  04:24 Jump Ball Jones vs Martin (Watson gains possession) 
  04:13
[IND 59-73]
Head Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  04:03 Watson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:03
[DEN 74-59]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:03
[DEN 75-59]
 
  03:52 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  03:50 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:49
[IND 61-75]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jump Ball Watson vs Martin (Head gains possession)  03:31  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Watson (1 ST)  03:31  
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:26  
  03:26
[IND 62-75]
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:26
[IND 63-75]
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:06 Team Rebound 
  02:48 Granger Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  02:42
[DEN 77-63]
 
  02:30 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Carter (2 BLK) 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:27 Granger Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:21  
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Watson (2 ST)  02:19  
  02:13
[IND 66-77]
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Head (1 AST) 
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  01:45
[DEN 79-66]
 
Billups Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:29  
Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo  01:29  
  01:29
[IND 67-79]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:29 McRoberts Substitution replaced by Jones 
  01:29 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:29  
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  01:14
[DEN 81-67]
 
  01:01
[IND 69-81]
Granger Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Billups Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:45.0
[DEN 83-69]
 
  00:38.8 Head Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
  00:37.6 Head Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:24.5
[IND 71-83]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  00:01.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Billups Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
Hilario Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  11:46  
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:34
[DEN 85-71]
 
  11:20
[IND 73-85]
Jones Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  11:03 Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  11:03
[DEN 86-73]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  11:03
[DEN 87-73]
 
  10:51 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:50  
  10:41 Watson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  10:41
[DEN 88-73]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  10:41
[DEN 89-73]
 
  10:15 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:15  
  10:15 Granger Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Billups Substitution replaced by Carter  10:15  
  10:15 Watson Substitution replaced by Ford 
  10:15 Head Substitution replaced by Rush 
Afflalo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:57
[DEN 91-73]
 
  09:41 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:39  
  09:29 Ford Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:06 Ford Foul : Offensive (6 PF) 
  09:06 Ford Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  09:06 Ford Substitution replaced by Watson 
  09:06 Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:42 Granger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Rush Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:38 Rush Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  08:37  
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (4 BLK)  08:29  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  08:27  
Timeout : Official  08:26  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen  08:26  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST)  08:23
[DEN 93-73]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:06  
  08:06 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:06 Team Rebound 
  08:06
[IND 74-93]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
Hilario Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  07:53  
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:40
[IND 76-93]
Rush Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:24
[DEN 95-76]
 
  07:09 Rush Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  07:09 Jones Substitution replaced by McRoberts 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:36 McRoberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:35  
  06:29 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:29
[DEN 96-76]
 
  06:29 Granger Substitution replaced by Jones 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:29
[DEN 97-76]
 
  06:17 McRoberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:09  
  06:09 Watson Substitution replaced by Price 
Graham Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:09  
Carter Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:55
[DEN 99-76]
 
  05:34
[IND 78-99]
Rush Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:17 Hibbert Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:17
[DEN 100-78]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:17
[DEN 101-78]
 
  05:00
[IND 80-101]
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:40
[DEN 103-80]
 
  04:24 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:23  
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST)  04:13
[DEN 105-80]
 
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:04  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Balkman  04:04  
  04:04 Jones Substitution replaced by Head 
  03:49 Rush 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:48  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:16
[IND 82-105]
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Hibbert Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:55  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:55
[DEN 107-82]
 
  02:44
[IND 84-107]
Hibbert Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27
[IND 85-107]
Head Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:27
[IND 86-107]
Head Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Rush Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:57 Head 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:54 Hibbert Tip Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:53  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  01:35 Rush Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:33  
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:12
[DEN 109-86]
 
  00:51.1
[IND 89-109]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Head (2 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Head (2 ST)  00:44.9  
  00:41.5
[IND 91-109]
McRoberts Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Head (3 AST) 
  00:27.8 McRoberts Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:27.8
[DEN 110-91]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:27.8
[DEN 111-91]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:18.4  
  00:14.3
[IND 93-111]
Rush Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (2 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
IND
4th Central
32
50
6-4
23-18
9-32
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0
IND
Granger 24.3
Murphy 10.3
Watson 5.1
Hibbert 1.6
Granger 1.5

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