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Smith's all-around brilliance leads Hawks past Nuggets


By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 7, 2009 11:46PM

ATLANTA (NBA.com Exclusive) -- Take two teams that played the night before in other cities, and very poorly in both cases, match them up and who are you going to go with?

Take the home team with a renewed sense of purpose, an out-of-his-mind performer like Josh Smith and a guy like Jamal Crawford who can score 25 points off the bench over the squad that lost a starter before the game even began.

The Atlanta Hawks went back to being the team they want to be Saturday night, and skunked the Denver Nuggets in nearly every way en route to a 125-100 win in Philips Arena.

Smith scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had seven assists, and blocked six shots.

Deciphering this one was nearly as easy as checking the Hawks' box score from one night to the next.

In a miserable 103-83 loss Friday night in Charlotte, the Hawks mustered a mere 10 assists and allowed the NBA's lowest-scoring team to have its way.

That led to considerable grumbling afterward by Hawks coach Mike Woodson and some players, including All-Star guard Joe Johnson.

Saturday night? One big, happy family from start -- Atlanta led 33-25 after one quarter -- to finish. The Hawks registered a whopping 30 assists on 45 baskets. Denver shot just 41 percent, going 2 for 10 on 3-pointers.

"Tonight it was about a team. [Friday] night, it was too much individually on both ends of the court," said Hawks guard Mike Bibby, who actually played a lesser role with 11 points and three assists. "We didn't help each other defensively [at Charlotte]. It was too much one-on-one [offensively] and it showed."

The Nuggets have lost back-to-back games in as many nights after beginning the season 5-0. They learned shortly before the game that forward Kenyon Martin would not play because he couldn't answer the bell after suffering a left fibula contusion in Friday's 96-88 loss at Miami.

Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points for Denver, and Chauncey Billups added 27, but Anthony hit just seven of 21 shots, and the Nuggets were a mess most of the night.

Mix in their bull-headed insistence on taking the ball at Smith, and, well, there wasn't much good to say for Denver coach George Karl.

"We didn't have enough energy," he said. "We never did get a grip."

The Hawks (5-2) matched up better with Denver than they did with the Bobcats a night earlier.

Atlanta led 60-50 at halftime, and already had 15 assists.

"I think the crowd was the biggest factor," said Atlanta center Al Horford, who scored 11 points to go with a game-high 12 rebounds. "I think they really got us going. We were back at home, and we were feeling good about ourselves. And I think it has to do with the style of play. It should be consistent, but with Denver you tend to run more up and down. Charlotte was more of a half-court game."

The Bobcats pushed the Hawks around physically Friday, as Atlanta wrapped up a four-game road trip that included three games out west.

The Nuggets did not push Atlanta much.

There was a fleeting moment where it appeared as though Denver might make a push, as a long pass to Chris Andersen early in the fourth quarter looked like a sure-fire dunk that would have cut Atlanta's lead to 90-80.

But in swooped Smith to swat it. At the other end moments later, Crawford drilled a 3-pointer for a 93-78 lead and that was pretty much the end of that.

"Josh Smith had an incredible game," Karl said of a player who last week became the youngest in NBA history to reach 900 career blocks. "We didn't respect his shot blocking."

Denver has two more road games, Tuesday at Chicago and Wednesday at Milwaukee, before returning home to play the Lakers Friday.

On the plus side, Martin is likely to return to action soon, and guard J.R. Smith will be available after serving a seven-game suspension.

The Hawks, meanwhile, are back to feeling good about themselves.

"You could see the up-beatness in the guys before the game when guys came in and were warming up," said Johnson, who matched Smith's 22 points. "It was a must that we come home tonight and win."

Nuggets
Hawks
     
    • 41.0%

    • 51.7%

    • 20.0%

    • 42.1%

    • 82.9%

    • 90.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN ATL
Total Rebounds 9 9
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Turnovers 10 8
Fast Break Pts: 19 28
Biggest Lead: 2 27
Points in the Paint: 46 52
DEN ATL
p Anthony   30 Crawford   25
rb Andersen   11 Horford   12
a Billups   7 Smith   7
s Anthony   3 Crawford   2
b Andersen   3 Smith   6
DEN ATL
p Anthony   30 Crawford   25
rb Andersen   11 Horford   12
a Billups   7 Smith   7
s Anthony   3 Crawford   2
b Andersen   3 Smith   6
 
  • 02/28 - ATL @ DEN
  • 03/16 - DEN @ ATL
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 38:43 7-21 1-3 15-18 -23 2 4 6 2 3 3 0 0 4 30
R. Balkman F 10:47 1-1 0-0 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 2
N. Hilario C 37:47 4-6 0-0 4-4 -22 3 4 7 2 3 1 2 0 0 12
J. Graham F-G 17:59 1-4 0-0 2-2 -18 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 1 1 4
C. Billups G 37:48 10-22 1-4 6-7 -19 1 2 3 7 4 1 2 0 1 27
C. Andersen   24:58 3-8 0-0 0-2 -2 2 9 11 1 3 0 1 3 2 6
A. Afflalo   32:07 3-8 0-2 3-4 -13 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 9
A. Carter   07:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Lawson   26:56 3-7 0-1 4-4 -7 0 1 1 4 1 0 3 0 0 10
J. Petro   03:08 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Allen   02:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Martin DNP - Left Fibula Contusion
Total   240 32-78 2-10 34-41   10 26 36 17 24 5 10 4 9 100
  41.0% 20.0% 82.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10
Atlanta Hawks (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Williams F 23:02 4-6 0-2 6-6 +13 2 0 2 1 5 1 1 0 0 14
J. Smith F 35:17 8-10 0-0 6-8 +25 2 7 9 7 2 0 1 6 0 22
A. Horford C 35:05 4-5 0-0 3-4 +25 1 11 12 5 3 0 1 1 0 11
J. Johnson G 34:10 9-19 2-5 2-2 +22 0 7 7 5 4 0 2 0 1 22
M. Bibby G 20:13 4-7 3-4 0-0 +22 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 11
J. Crawford   37:49 8-15 1-3 8-8 +14 1 3 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 25
Z. Pachulia   09:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
M. Evans   17:12 5-10 2-4 0-0 +4 2 4 6 1 3 0 0 0 2 12
J. Teague   16:04 1-9 0-1 2-2 +5 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 0 1 4
J. Smith   05:57 2-3 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
R. Morris   03:37 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Collins   02:16 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 45-87 8-19 27-30   8 36 44 30 33 4 8 9 4 125
  51.7% 42.1% 90.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 8

inactive

  • Nuggets: Smith
  • Hawks: Hunter

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #42 Eric Lewis, #56 Mark Ayotte
  • Attendance: 17801
  • Duration: 2:26
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Hilario (Graham gains possession)
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  11:49
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:32
[ATL 2-2]
Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hilario Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:14  
  11:01
[ATL 4-2]
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40
[ATL 6-2]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:18 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Balkman Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:15  
  10:09
[ATL 8-2]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  09:54
[DEN 4-8]
 
  09:41 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:31
[DEN 6-8]
 
  09:21
[ATL 10-6]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:51
[ATL 12-6]
Williams Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:31  
Graham Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:31
[DEN 8-12]
 
  08:12 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
Balkman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  07:59
[DEN 10-12]
 
Graham Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:40  
  07:35
[ATL 14-10]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST) 
Balkman Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:35  
  07:35 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:35  
  07:20 Bibby Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:11 Bibby Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:11
[DEN 11-14]
 
  07:11 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:11
[DEN 12-14]
 
  06:54 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Graham (1 BLK) 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:52  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:43 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:34
[ATL 16-12]
Williams Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  06:16  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:15  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:08 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:02 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45 Horford Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:32 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:25
[ATL 18-12]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  05:10
[DEN 14-18]
 
Balkman Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:57  
Balkman Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:57  
  04:42 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  04:39 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:38
[ATL 20-14]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:27
[DEN 16-20]
 
  04:06 Horford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:54  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:45  
  03:45
[ATL 21-16]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo  03:45  
  03:45 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
  03:45
[ATL 22-16]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:17 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:15  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  03:10
[DEN 18-22]
 
  03:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:01 Williams Substitution replaced by Evans 
  02:49 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:41
[DEN 21-22]
 
  02:29
[ATL 24-21]
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  02:14  
  02:11
[ATL 26-21]
Evans Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
  01:57 Evans Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Carter  01:57  
  01:57 Johnson Substitution replaced by Teague 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  01:47  
  01:45 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:33 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:32  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:16 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:10
[ATL 28-21]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:50.5  
  00:46.8 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:46.8
[DEN 22-28]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:46.8
[DEN 23-28]
 
  00:36.6
[ATL 31-23]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:18.1
[DEN 25-31]
 
  00:02.2
[ATL 33-25]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Afflalo Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Williams Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Andersen Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:35  
Andersen Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:35  
  11:23
[ATL 36-25]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST)  11:04  
  10:59
[ATL 38-25]
Teague Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:53  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:26 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:24 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:23 Evans Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  10:21 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:14 Pachulia Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:13  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pachulia (1 BLK)  10:02  
  10:00 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:57 Teague Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
  09:57 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Hilario  09:57  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Billups  09:57  
  09:49 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:49  
  09:49 Pachulia Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  09:49 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:15 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:12
[ATL 40-25]
Evans Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  09:02 Evans Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:52
[DEN 27-40]
 
  08:38 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:38  
  08:38 Teague Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  08:38 Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:06
[ATL 42-27]
Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:52 Teague Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:52 Teague Substitution replaced by Bibby 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Andersen  07:52  
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:52
[DEN 28-42]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:52
[DEN 29-42]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:35  
  07:35 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
  07:24
[ATL 44-29]
Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:03  
  06:54 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:52  
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:47
[DEN 31-44]
 
  06:36
[ATL 46-31]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Billups Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  06:26
[DEN 33-46]
 
  06:26 Bibby Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:26  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  06:26
[DEN 34-46]
 
  06:11
[ATL 48-34]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
  05:53 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:53  
  05:53 Bibby Substitution replaced by Williams 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:53
[DEN 35-48]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:53
[DEN 36-48]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:38  
  05:38
[ATL 49-36]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:38
[ATL 50-36]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:21  
Hilario Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  05:21
[DEN 38-50]
 
  05:07 Smith Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:03  
Johnson Violation:Kicked Ball  05:00  
  04:55 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:55  
Team Rebound  04:55  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:55  
Team Rebound  04:54  
  04:47 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 39-50]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 40-50]
 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:33  
  04:33
[ATL 51-40]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:33
[ATL 52-40]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:21 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:21  
Team Rebound  04:21  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:05 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (3 ST) 
  03:58 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:58
[DEN 41-52]
 
  03:58 Williams Substitution replaced by Evans 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  03:58  
  03:58 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:58
[DEN 42-52]
 
  03:39
[ATL 54-42]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:16  
Anthony Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  03:15  
  03:13 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:12  
  03:12
[ATL 55-42]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:12
[ATL 56-42]
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  02:57
[DEN 44-56]
 
  02:28 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:27  
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  02:17
[DEN 46-56]
 
  02:02 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:58
[ATL 58-46]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST) 
  01:45 Evans Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  01:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:45 Evans Substitution replaced by Teague 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 47-58]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 48-58]
 
  01:22 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Billups Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:15
[DEN 50-58]
 
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:05  
  01:05
[ATL 59-50]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:05
[ATL 60-50]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:37.9 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:26.8 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:11.1 Team Timeout : Short 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham  00:11.1  
  00:11.1 Teague Substitution replaced by Bibby 
  00:02.9 Crawford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.8  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Graham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:43  
  11:37
[ATL 63-50]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Horford (4 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  11:19  
  11:06 Bibby Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:53  
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:44 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:39
[ATL 65-50]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:39  
  10:39
[ATL 66-50]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Balkman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  10:20  
Balkman Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:07  
  10:07
[ATL 67-50]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  10:07
[ATL 68-50]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:42 Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:40  
Graham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (3 BLK)  09:25  
  09:23 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:21  
  09:21
[ATL 69-50]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:21
[ATL 70-50]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  09:04 Bibby Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (4 BLK)  08:50  
  08:48 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:41 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Hilario Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  08:34
[DEN 52-70]
 
Balkman Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:16  
Balkman Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:16  
  08:16
[ATL 71-52]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:16 Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:14  
  08:02 Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:44
[ATL 73-52]
Williams Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:10 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:08  
  07:02 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  06:52 Johnson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK)  06:39  
Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:38  
  06:38 Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:38
[DEN 53-73]
 
  06:38 Williams Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:38
[DEN 54-73]
 
  06:28
[ATL 75-54]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:04 Team Rebound 
Graham Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:04  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:47
[ATL 76-54]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:47
[ATL 77-54]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Horford Violation:Kicked Ball  05:33  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:20
[DEN 56-77]
 
  04:59 Smith Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Billups Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:59  
  04:59 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:59 Johnson Substitution replaced by Evans 
  04:59
[ATL 78-56]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:48 Bibby Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:48
[DEN 57-78]
 
  04:48 Bibby Substitution replaced by Teague 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:48
[DEN 58-78]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:39  
  04:39
[ATL 79-58]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:39
[ATL 80-58]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:33 Teague Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:33
[DEN 59-80]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:33
[DEN 60-80]
 
  04:20 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:18
[ATL 82-60]
Smith Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:06
[DEN 62-82]
 
  03:49
[ATL 84-62]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:32 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:28
[ATL 86-62]
Horford Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:27  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:27  
  03:27 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  03:13
[DEN 64-86]
 
  02:55 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:54  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:34 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  02:28
[DEN 66-86]
 
  02:08 Crawford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:06  
  02:04 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Smith 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:04
[DEN 67-86]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:44 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:43  
  01:37 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:37
[DEN 68-86]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:12 Crawford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:10  
  01:07 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:07
[DEN 69-86]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:07
[DEN 70-86]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:50.8  
Billups Substitution replaced by Hilario  00:50.8  
  00:50.8
[ATL 87-70]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:50.8
[ATL 88-70]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:27.9  
  00:24.0 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:24.0
[DEN 71-88]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:24.0
[DEN 72-88]
 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:16.7  
  00:16.7
[ATL 89-72]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:16.7
[ATL 90-72]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:04.6 Pachulia Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:04.6
[DEN 73-90]
 
  00:04.6 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford 
  00:04.6 Smith Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:04.6
[DEN 74-90]
 
  00:00.0 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Atlanta Hawks (22-12)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Hilario Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  11:46
[DEN 76-90]
 
  11:31 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:30  
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:26
[DEN 78-90]
 
  11:16 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:14  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Smith (5 BLK)  11:09  
  11:07 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:44
[ATL 93-78]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Horford (5 AST) 
  10:32 Horford Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  10:21
[DEN 80-93]
 
  09:54
[ATL 95-80]
Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  09:39 Williams Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  09:39
[DEN 81-95]
 
  09:39 Williams Substitution replaced by Bibby 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  09:39
[DEN 82-95]
 
  09:24 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Team Rebound 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:22  
  09:22
[ATL 96-82]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  09:22
[ATL 97-82]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Hilario Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  09:11
[DEN 84-97]
 
  08:49
[ATL 99-84]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (6 BLK)  08:40  
Team Rebound  08:40  
Timeout : Official  08:40  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Billups  08:40  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  08:37
[DEN 86-99]
 
  08:19
[ATL 102-86]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (24 PTS)  07:54
[DEN 88-102]
 
  07:29 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:27  
Hilario Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:14
[ATL 105-88]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  07:03  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  07:02  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  07:02  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:02  
  07:02 Johnson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hilario Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  06:56  
Hilario Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:56  
  06:42 Crawford Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:42  
  06:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:39 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:35
[ATL 107-88]
Crawford Putback Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS)  06:16
[DEN 91-107]
 
  05:57 Anthony Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  05:57
[ATL 109-91]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  05:48 Horford Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:48
[DEN 92-109]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:48  
  05:46 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:29 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  05:22  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:20  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  05:18
[DEN 94-109]
 
  04:52
[ATL 111-94]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  04:37 Anthony Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  04:37
[ATL 113-94]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:28 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  04:13
[ATL 116-94]
Bibby 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (7 AST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:54 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  03:38
[ATL 118-94]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:37  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:37  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Graham  03:37  
  03:37 Horford Substitution replaced by Evans 
  03:37 Johnson Substitution replaced by Teague 
  03:37 Bibby Substitution replaced by Morris 
Andersen Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST)  03:26
[DEN 96-118]
 
  03:08 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
Graham Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:08  
Billups Substitution replaced by Petro  03:08  
  02:54
[ATL 121-96]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
Petro Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:40 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:35
[ATL 123-96]
Crawford Running Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Teague (3 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:20 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:16 Evans Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK) 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  02:16 Smith Substitution replaced by Collins 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen  02:16  
  02:12 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:12  
  02:03 Crawford Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:03
[DEN 97-123]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:03
[DEN 98-123]
 
  01:46 Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:44  
Graham Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:16 Collins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:14  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:03 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:50.7
[ATL 125-98]
Evans Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Teague (4 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:38.4  
  00:23.7 Crawford Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:16.9
[DEN 100-125]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
 
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
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 1.8

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