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Winless Nets equal team's worst start in franchise history


By Bob Considine, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday November 4, 2009 11:13PM

EAST RUTHERFORD (NBA.com exclusive) -- The silver linings are already seeming pretty thin for the Nets.

Sure, undermanned New Jersey managed a one-point halftime lead against the unbeaten Nuggets. And, yes, the Nets reduced NBA leading scorer Carmelo Anthony to Clark Kent status through the first two quarters.

But ultimately, the Nets equaled the worst start in franchise history with an ugly 122-94 loss to Denver on Wednesday night at the Izod Center. And being 0-5 is their bottom line over any moral victories.

"We take something from every game, but we can't put it together," Nets forward Chris Douglas-Roberts said. "We have to find a way to put it together and we have to play a whole game. You play a half and it doesn't mean anything."

Denver outscored the Nets 44-26 in the third quarter to evaporate its halftime deficit. Ty Lawson led the way with 23 points and Anthony finished with 22 to lead six scorers in double-figures. The Nuggets are 5-0 for the first time since the 1985-86 season.

The Nets took the floor with 10 healthy players who had seen at least some flashes of hope and optimism fade before second-half misery. They have now been outscored 118-70 in their last two second halves.

Undoubtedly the loss of starters Devin Harris (strained right groin) and Yi Jianlian (sprained right knee) and reserves Tony Battie (sore right knee), Keyon Dooling (hip surgery) and Jarvis Hayes (strained left hamstring) has played a part in their late-game dismantling. But Nets coach Lawrence Frank says his team can reach a higher level.

"We have to raise our intensity, without even saying that they're going to raise theirs," Frank said. "Carmelo knows going in [to the second half] he's 1-for-11. Chauncey [Billups] senses the moment. As a veteran team, they understand different moments. So they wanted to hit us in the mouth early [in the third quarter] and they did.

"We can't control the injuries. This is going to be a long process. We just have to continue to be persistent. There are no easy answers."

"In the beginning of the third quarter, they went on a little run, which good teams are going to do," Douglas-Roberts added. "And we didn't respond."

Douglas-Roberts led the Nets with 19 points. Eduardo Najera scored 14 points in his first start since Jan. 15, 2008.

The Nets' 0-5 start is their worst in 13 seasons, when the 1996-97 team eventually yielded just 26 wins under the first-year tutelage of John Calipari. A tough weekend lies ahead with a road game against Philadelphia on Friday and a visit from Boston on Saturday.

"It's rough," center Brook Lopez said of the Nets' slow start. "It's never happened to me before.''

New Jersey's defense did a great job containing Anthony to start, holding the NBA's leading scorer to just six points on 1-of-11 shooting in the first half. But the All-Star forward found his stroke in the third quarter with 11 points, including a 3-pointer to give the Nuggets a 79-63 lead. His 20-footer early in the fourth quarter opened up a 96-77 lead for Denver as disappointed fans headed for the exits to catch what was left of Game 6 of the World Series.

"He's really fun to watch," Frank said of Anthony. "I don't think he's too fun to play against, but he's really fun to watch."

Anthony entered the game with a pair of 40-plus point performances under his belt, but gave early notice that earning his first scoring title was not nearly as motivating as proving Denver doubters wrong a season after the Nuggets made it to the Western Conference finals.

"People saying we didn't get better and that basically last year was a fluke for us, that's my motivation," said Anthony, the Western Conference Player of the Week. "When you're talking about the best team in the Western Conference, you don't mention us. When we look at ourselves, we look at ourselves as one of the elite teams in the NBA."

Nuggets
Nets
     
    • 53.0%

    • 38.0%

    • 55.6%

    • 13.3%

    • 77.4%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN NJN
Total Rebounds 10 5
Offensive Rebounds 9 17
Turnovers 14 13
Fast Break Pts: 31 12
Biggest Lead: 31 6
Points in the Paint: 42 56
DEN NJN
p Lawson   23 Douglas-Roberts   19
rb Martin   10 2 players   8
a Billups   5 Alston   4
s 4 players   2 Lee   3
b Hilario   3 2 players   1
DEN NJN
p Lawson   23 Douglas-Roberts   19
rb Martin   10 2 players   8
a Billups   5 Alston   4
s 4 players   2 Lee   3
b Nene   3 2 players   1
 
  • 11/20 - NJN @ DEN
  • 01/31 - DEN @ NJN
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 31:55 8-24 2-4 4-5 +20 1 3 4 1 2 2 2 0 1 22
K. Martin F 31:20 6-12 2-2 4-5 +12 3 7 10 4 4 1 4 1 0 18
N. Hilario C 30:14 5-6 0-0 6-7 +28 2 7 9 4 3 2 1 3 0 16
A. Carter G 22:30 3-6 0-1 0-0 +14 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 6
C. Billups G 25:04 4-11 2-5 2-2 +25 0 3 3 5 3 2 1 0 1 12
A. Afflalo   31:29 5-8 1-3 4-5 +7 2 4 6 4 2 2 2 0 0 15
C. Andersen   21:24 1-1 0-0 2-2 +12 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
T. Lawson   27:48 9-10 3-3 2-2 +15 0 4 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 23
R. Balkman   07:48 1-1 0-0 0-2 +1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
J. Petro   05:14 1-3 0-0 0-1 +3 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
M. Allen   05:14 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
J. Smith NWT - NBA Suspension
Total   240 44-83 10-18 24-31   9 37 46 25 21 12 14 5 2 122
  53.0% 55.6% 77.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15
New Jersey Nets (12-70)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Douglas-Roberts F-G 35:37 7-17 1-3 4-4 -36 3 4 7 1 2 1 2 1 2 19
E. Najera F 23:56 6-11 0-2 2-2 -25 3 4 7 0 4 0 0 0 1 14
B. Lopez C 28:58 5-9 0-0 2-2 -24 2 6 8 1 2 0 3 0 0 12
C. Lee G 31:34 2-11 0-2 6-7 -9 0 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 1 10
R. Alston G 29:43 2-8 0-2 3-3 -12 0 2 2 4 2 0 3 0 0 7
J. Boone   29:04 4-8 0-0 3-5 -8 4 4 8 2 4 2 2 1 0 11
T. Williams   28:07 6-13 1-1 0-0 -19 2 4 6 1 1 1 2 0 1 13
B. Simmons   17:28 1-9 0-5 0-0 -7 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
T. Hassell   07:48 0-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Williams   07:44 2-3 0-0 2-5 +1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
D. Harris DND - Strained right groin
J. Yi DND - Sprained right MCL
Total   240 35-92 2-15 22-28   17 31 48 12 20 7 13 2 5 94
  38.0% 13.3% 78.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Nuggets: Graham
  • Nets: Battie, Dooling, Hayes

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Anthony
  • Nets: Najera, Simmons

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: IZOD Center, New Jersey, NJ
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #60 David Guthrie, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 15319
  • Duration: 2:12
Denver Nuggets (22-13) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Hilario (Anthony gains possession)
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  11:41
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:29 Lee Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:27  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:07 Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
  10:51 Douglas-Roberts Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:51
[DEN 3-0]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:51
[DEN 4-0]
 
  10:33 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:28
[DEN 6-0]
 
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:14  
  10:14
[NJN 1-6]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:14
[NJN 2-6]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Najera Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:50
[NJN 4-6]
Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  09:45
[DEN 8-4]
 
  09:45 Najera Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:45
[DEN 9-4]
 
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:31  
  09:31 Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:31 Team Rebound 
  09:31
[NJN 5-9]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55 Alston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:54  
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Najera Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:22 Najera 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:20  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 11-5]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:54 Anthony Violation:Kicked Ball 
  07:48
[NJN 8-11]
Douglas-Roberts 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Douglas-Roberts (1 BLK)  07:42  
  07:41 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:31 Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:29  
  07:16 Najera Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:16
[DEN 12-8]
 
  07:16 Najera Substitution replaced by Boone 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:51 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:48
[NJN 10-12]
Boone Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:39  
  06:19 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:18  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:57 Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:56  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:50
[DEN 15-10]
 
  05:34
[NJN 12-15]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
  05:19 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo  05:19  
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:19
[DEN 16-12]
 
Anthony Turnover : Lane Violation (1 TO)  05:19  
  04:58
[NJN 14-16]
Boone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Alston (1 AST) 
  04:58  
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:58  
  04:58 Boone Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:56  
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  04:39  
  04:30 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:29  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:11 Douglas-Roberts Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK) 
  04:09 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:07
[NJN 16-16]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:54  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:54  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:54  
  03:39 Alston Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:33  
  03:32 Lee Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Technical  03:32  
  03:32
[NJN 17-16]
Lee Free Throw Technical (2 PTS) 
  03:32 Douglas-Roberts Substitution replaced by Williams 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:32
[DEN 17-17]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:32
[DEN 18-17]
 
  03:14
[NJN 19-18]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  02:57  
Carter Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF)  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Carter Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:54  
  02:54
[NJN 20-18]
Lee Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:54
[NJN 21-18]
Lee Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:45  
  02:45
[NJN 22-18]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:45
[NJN 23-18]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:21  
  02:03 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:02  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:52 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:47
[DEN 20-23]
 
  01:30 Boone Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  01:27  
  01:27 Alston Substitution replaced by Douglas-Roberts 
  01:11 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
  01:02 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:02
[DEN 21-23]
 
  01:02 Lopez Substitution replaced by Simmons 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:02
[DEN 22-23]
 
  00:46.9 Lee Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:45.8  
Martin Hook Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.5 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:20.9 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:19.9  
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.7 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:44  
  11:44
[NJN 24-22]
Douglas-Roberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:44
[NJN 25-22]
Douglas-Roberts Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:18
[DEN 25-25]
 
  11:01
[NJN 27-25]
Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Billups  10:43  
  10:30
[NJN 29-25]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Martin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:01
[NJN 31-25]
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:29 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:27  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:21  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:20  
Martin Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:18
[DEN 27-31]
 
  08:59 Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:56 Douglas-Roberts Tip Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:55  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:49
[DEN 29-31]
 
  08:38 Douglas-Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:37  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boone (1 BLK)  08:26  
  08:24 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:16 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:15  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  08:06  
  08:06 Lee Substitution replaced by Alston 
  07:52 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:51  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:41 Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:35
[NJN 33-29]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:20 Boone Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:20
[DEN 30-33]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:20  
  07:18 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:00 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:59  
  06:53 Simmons Substitution replaced by Najera 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  06:36
[DEN 33-33]
 
  06:23
[NJN 35-33]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:17 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 34-35]
 
  06:17 Boone Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 35-35]
 
  06:02 Alston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  05:57
[DEN 37-35]
 
  05:49 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  05:40
[DEN 39-35]
 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:35 Timeout : Official 
  05:35 Williams Substitution replaced by Lee 
  05:23 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK) 
  05:21 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:19
[NJN 37-39]
Lopez Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Douglas-Roberts (1 ST)  05:04  
  05:01
[NJN 39-39]
Douglas-Roberts Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:51 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:42 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:40  
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  04:24
[DEN 41-39]
 
  03:57
[NJN 41-41]
Lopez Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Alston (2 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST)  03:43
[DEN 44-41]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:26  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  03:26  
Billups Substitution replaced by Anthony  03:26  
  03:12
[NJN 43-44]
Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:54
[DEN 46-43]
 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48
[NJN 44-46]
Douglas-Roberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:48
[NJN 45-46]
Douglas-Roberts Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:43  
  02:34
[NJN 47-46]
Douglas-Roberts Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Alston (3 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  02:10  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:09  
Martin Tip Shot: Missed  02:08  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:07  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:06
[DEN 48-47]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:55  
  01:55 Lopez Substitution replaced by Boone 
  01:55
[NJN 48-48]
Najera Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:55
[NJN 49-48]
Najera Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:23 Douglas-Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:22 Najera Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:21
[NJN 51-48]
Najera Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Carter  01:00  
  00:43.9 Douglas-Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:42.6  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.7 Najera Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:22.9 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:21.6  
  00:08.5 Alston Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:08.5 Najera Substitution replaced by Simmons 
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  00:06.2
[DEN 50-51]
 
  00:01.3 Boone Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:00.4  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Douglas-Roberts Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:48 Douglas-Roberts Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  11:34  
  11:25 Lee Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:25
[DEN 51-51]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:25
[DEN 52-51]
 
  11:09 Douglas-Roberts Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:03
[DEN 54-51]
 
  10:55 Douglas-Roberts Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:54  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:49
[DEN 57-51]
 
  10:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:26 Alston 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:25  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  10:19  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:18  
  10:17 Alston Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 58-51]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 59-51]
 
  10:03 Alston Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lee (3 ST)  09:58  
  09:54
[NJN 53-59]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  09:37
[DEN 61-53]
 
  09:12
[NJN 55-61]
Najera Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas-Roberts (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:52  
  08:42 Najera Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  08:38
[DEN 63-55]
 
  08:11
[NJN 57-63]
Najera Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Anthony Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 65-57]
 
  07:39 Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST) 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  07:34
[DEN 67-57]
 
  07:34 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:19 Jump Ball Lopez vs Martin 
  07:19 Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:10 Najera Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:00 Alston Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:59  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:51
[DEN 69-57]
 
  06:32 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:31  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  06:23
[DEN 71-57]
 
  06:10
[NJN 59-71]
Najera Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:10 Najera Technical 
Anthony Free Throw Technical Missed  06:10  
Team Rebound  06:10  
  06:10 Lee Substitution replaced by Williams 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  05:54
[DEN 73-59]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:43  
  05:28 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  05:15
[DEN 76-59]
 
  04:53
[NJN 61-76]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:43 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:37
[NJN 63-76]
Alston Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:28
[DEN 79-63]
 
  04:11 Najera 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:09 Douglas-Roberts Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  04:08 Douglas-Roberts Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:06
[NJN 65-79]
Douglas-Roberts Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  03:51
[DEN 81-65]
 
  03:34 Najera Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (3 BLK) 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:32  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  03:26
[DEN 83-65]
 
  03:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:26 Douglas-Roberts Substitution replaced by Lee 
  03:09
[NJN 67-83]
Najera Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Alston (4 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:46
[DEN 86-67]
 
  02:28 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:27  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Alston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:10
[NJN 69-86]
Alston Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:10  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:10  
Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:10  
  02:10 Najera Substitution replaced by Boone 
  02:10
[NJN 70-86]
Alston Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST)  01:51
[DEN 88-70]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[NJN 71-88]
Alston Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:37
[NJN 72-88]
Alston Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Boone (1 ST)  01:21  
  01:10
[NJN 75-88]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.7  
Team Rebound  00:55.7  
  00:55.7 Alston Substitution replaced by Douglas-Roberts 
  00:54.5 Boone Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:54.5
[DEN 89-75]
 
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:54.5  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:54.5
[DEN 90-75]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:39.7  
  00:39.7
[NJN 76-90]
Boone Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:39.7
[NJN 77-90]
Boone Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:27.5
[DEN 92-77]
 
  00:08.5 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:06.8 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:06.1 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.3  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.7  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.6  
Afflalo Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:00.3
[DEN 94-77]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST)  11:38
[DEN 96-77]
 
  11:26 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:25  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:13  
  11:11 Boone Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:11
[DEN 97-77]
 
  11:11 Lee Substitution replaced by Simmons 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  11:11
[DEN 98-77]
 
  10:51 Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
  10:48 Simmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:48
[DEN 99-77]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:48
[DEN 100-77]
 
  10:27 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  10:26  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  10:24
[DEN 102-77]
 
  10:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:22 Lopez Substitution replaced by Najera 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:08  
  10:08
[NJN 78-102]
Boone Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:08 Boone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:07 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:56 Boone Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:55  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  09:46
[DEN 105-78]
 
  09:34 Boone Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:09 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:07  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:01
[DEN 107-78]
 
  08:44 Boone Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:42 Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:36 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Najera Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:29 Najera Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:28  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:22 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:07 Najera Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:06 Najera Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:04
[NJN 80-107]
Najera Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  07:48 Najera Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Balkman  07:48  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Carter  07:48  
  07:48 Douglas-Roberts Substitution replaced by Hassell 
  07:44 Simmons Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:44
[DEN 108-80]
 
  07:44 Najera Substitution replaced by Williams 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:44
[DEN 109-80]
 
  07:21
[NJN 82-109]
Boone Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hassell (1 AST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:08  
  06:49 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:40 Hassell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Carter Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:14 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:13  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  06:02  
  05:54
[NJN 84-109]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  05:38
[DEN 111-84]
 
  05:26 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:25 Simmons Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:18
[NJN 86-111]
Simmons Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:14  
Carter Substitution replaced by Petro  05:14  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen  05:14  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Balkman (1 AST)  04:48
[DEN 113-86]
 
  04:32 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:31  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:20
[DEN 115-86]
 
  04:04 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:02  
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:37 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Balkman (1 ST) 
Balkman Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:33
[DEN 117-86]
 
Balkman Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:19  
Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:09  
  02:56 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:55  
Petro Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:54  
  02:54 Timeout : Official 
  02:50 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:44 Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:42  
  02:40 Simmons Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:40 Simmons Technical 
Afflalo Free Throw Technical Missed  02:40  
Team Rebound  02:40  
Balkman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:40  
Team Rebound  02:40  
Balkman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:20
[NJN 88-117]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Boone (1 AST) 
Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:20  
  02:20 Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:19  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:43 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Boone Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:41 Boone Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Boone Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:39
[NJN 90-117]
Boone Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Petro Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Boone (2 ST)  01:27  
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:26  
  01:26 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:26
[NJN 91-117]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:10 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Petro Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:04  
  01:04 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:04 Team Rebound 
  01:04
[NJN 92-117]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (4 AST)  00:43.0
[DEN 120-92]
 
  00:29.7
[NJN 94-120]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Boone (2 AST) 
Petro Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:10.1
[DEN 122-94]
 
  00:10.1 Boone Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Petro Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:10.1  
  00:07.9 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
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
NJN
5th Atlantic
12
70
3-7
8-33
4-37
 
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
NJN
Lopez 18.9
Lopez 8.7
Harris 6.7
Lopez 1.7
Lee 1.3

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