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Nuggets dismantle Lakers in first meeting since playoffs


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 14, 2009 2:59AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Lakers aren't ready to call the Nuggets rivals, but after the way Denver treated them Friday, they might change their thinking.

The Nuggets returned from a six-game road trip in style, running Los Angeles out of Pepsi Center with a 105-79 win. It was a little payback for last May, when the Lakers beat Denver in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals.

That loss has become motivation for the Nuggets this year.

"Everybody got a taste of the wine or the food that we all like," Denver coach George Karl said. "It's a special taste."

To stay at the table the Nuggets know they have to beat the Lakers, and they sent a message in the third quarter Friday. Leading 58-56 at the half, Denver outscored L.A. 29-8 to blow open the game. The Lakers, who beat Phoenix at home on Thursday night for their sixth straight win, looked like a tired team in the period, shooting 4-for-20 while the Nuggets were 10-for-21.

Kobe Bryant, held to a season-low 19 points -- and none in the second half -- said playing the second game of a back-to-back and not having Pau Gasol didn't make a difference against Denver.

"They beat the hell out of us," said Bryant, who hadn't been shut out in a half since April 11, 2004. "I don't if we had Pau it would have made any difference. They played extremely well."

Carmelo Anthony, held to seven points in the first half because of foul trouble, caught fire in the second half, scoring 18 points after the break to finish with a game-high 25. J.R. Smith, playing his third game following a seven-game suspension, had 20 and help spark Denver's second half run that put the game away.

By the start of the fourth quarter the Lakers had thrown in the towel, emptying their bench to finish the blowout.

"This is one those games you're not going to get back so let's get some experience for some of these guys," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

Experience was one thing the Nuggets didn't have last May, but they feel they got it during their deepest playoff run in 24 years. They also felt beating the Lakers was important.

"When you're an elite team, you want to play the best," guard Chauncey Billups said. "The way that we played them the last game here, in our building, was just embarrassing. So, we wanted to come out and keep the rivalry alive."

The Lakers are reluctant to acknowledge the rivalry, but a few more meetings in the playoffs -- and a few more games like Friday's -- might change that.

"We were able to sweep them two years ago in the playoffs. They know that, and they know what happened last year and what it felt like," Jackson said. "We told the players it was much more important to them than it was to us to win and you guys have got to meet that challenge, and we weren't able to."

The Nuggets know a November win isn't going to mean much in the spring, but beating the defending NBA champions -- and a team they felt they should have beaten in the conference finals -- gives them confidence.

"It's a big, big win for us," Anthony said. "I know it's early, but it's hard not to get excited for a game like this. Hopefully, it sends a big message, not only to the Lakers, but to the whole NBA: we're a legit team."

The Lakers' confidence is unbowed despite losing by 26.

"We've been through so many battles," Bryant said. "You have games like this."

Lakers
Nuggets
     
    • 34.8%

    • 43.5%

    • 28.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 62.5%

    • 86.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL DEN
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 16 9
Turnovers 16 10
Fast Break Pts: 6 16
Biggest Lead: 8 29
Points in the Paint: 28 42
LAL DEN
p 2 players   19 Anthony   25
rb Bynum   15 Andersen   11
a Artest   6 Billups   8
s Brown   2 Anthony   3
b 5 players   1 3 players   1
LAL DEN
p 2 players   19 Anthony   25
rb Bynum   15 Andersen   11
a Artest   6 Billups   8
s Brown   2 Anthony   3
b 5 players   1 3 players   1
 
  • 11/11 - LAL @ DEN
  • 01/21 - LAL @ DEN
  • 04/03 - DEN @ LAL
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 24:42 4-11 3-6 0-0 -14 2 1 3 6 5 1 2 0 0 11
L. Odom F 30:11 5-12 1-3 3-7 -23 3 5 8 3 4 0 1 1 0 14
A. Bynum C 36:45 8-13 0-0 3-3 -22 4 11 15 0 2 0 3 1 2 19
K. Bryant G 33:41 7-17 1-3 4-4 -14 2 1 3 2 1 1 4 0 0 19
D. Fisher G 23:22 0-5 0-3 0-0 -7 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 1 0 0
S. Brown   25:27 1-8 0-2 0-0 -21 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 2
J. Farmar   13:13 3-6 2-5 0-0 -5 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 8
J. Powell   13:13 1-5 0-0 0-0 -7 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
D. Mbenga   11:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
S. Vujacic   09:56 0-4 0-1 0-0 -4 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Walton   06:15 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
A. Morrison   12:00 1-5 0-2 0-2 -3 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Total   180 31-89 7-25 10-16   16 33 49 19 25 5 16 5 3 79
  34.8% 28.0% 62.5%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18
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 29:35 11-20 0-1 3-3 +33 0 4 4 2 3 3 3 0 0 25
K. Martin F 35:56 2-9 0-0 6-6 +20 2 7 9 5 4 2 1 1 2 10
N. Hilario C 23:52 5-8 0-0 3-3 +21 0 6 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 13
A. Afflalo G 33:23 3-4 1-1 1-3 +15 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 8
C. Billups G 26:16 1-8 0-3 4-4 +19 0 2 2 8 2 1 1 0 0 6
C. Andersen   23:32 3-7 0-0 2-4 +12 6 5 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
J. Smith   23:17 7-16 4-10 2-2 +6 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 20
T. Lawson   21:44 4-7 1-1 4-4 +7 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 13
J. Graham   05:55 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Petro   06:20 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman   05:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
M. Allen   05:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total   180 37-85 6-16 25-29   9 38 47 28 18 9 10 3 5 105
  43.5% 37.5% 86.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Lakers: Gasol
  • Nuggets: Carter

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #36 David Jones, #60 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 19141
  • Duration: 2:25
Los Angeles Lakers (27-7) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Bynum (Odom gains possession)
  11:43 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:43
[LAL 1-0]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:43
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:28 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK) 
  11:28 Team Rebound 
  11:23 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:14 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  10:39
[LAL 5-0]
 
  10:22 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  10:06
[LAL 8-0]
 
  09:56 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:55  
Artest Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34
[DEN 2-8]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:34  
  09:34
[DEN 3-8]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:15 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:05
[DEN 5-8]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  08:49
[LAL 10-5]
 
  08:31 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST) 
Artest Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  08:27
[LAL 12-5]
 
  08:12
[DEN 7-12]
Anthony Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Odom Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:57  
  07:48 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:43  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:32  
Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:31  
  07:17
[DEN 9-12]
Hilario Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Bynum Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  07:07
[LAL 14-9]
 
  06:53
[DEN 11-14]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed  06:28  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:27  
Odom Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:26
[LAL 16-11]
 
  06:16
[DEN 13-16]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:55
[DEN 15-16]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:23 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:22  
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  05:06  
  05:01
[DEN 17-16]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST)  04:45
[LAL 18-17]
 
  04:36
[DEN 19-18]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:08 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:08  
  04:08 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:08 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  03:54
[LAL 20-19]
 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[DEN 20-20]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:41 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:41
[DEN 21-20]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  03:24
[LAL 22-21]
 
  03:22 Billups Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:22 Billups Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:58  
  02:58 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown  02:58  
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:58
[LAL 23-21]
 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:58
[LAL 24-21]
 
  02:41
[DEN 24-24]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:21  
  02:21 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  02:21 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:47 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:46  
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  01:38  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:24  
  01:11 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:04  
  00:53.9 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:49.9 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:47.9  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST)  00:41.7
[LAL 26-24]
 
  00:31.7
[DEN 26-26]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST)  00:13.9
[LAL 28-26]
 
  00:01.2 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (27-7) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:45  
  11:45
[DEN 27-28]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:45
[DEN 28-28]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:26  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  11:21  
Team Rebound  11:21  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:21  
  11:06 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:06 Team Rebound 
Powell Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:06  
  10:47 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:47 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:47 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:47 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Powell Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:47  
Powell Substitution replaced by Odom  10:47  
  10:47
[DEN 29-28]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:47
[DEN 30-28]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST)  10:33
[LAL 30-30]
 
  10:24 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:23  
  10:09 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  10:09 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:09
[LAL 31-30]
 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Mbenga  10:09  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:09
[LAL 32-30]
 
  09:55 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:54  
  09:50 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Odom Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  09:42
[LAL 34-30]
 
  09:42 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  09:42
[LAL 35-30]
 
  09:25
[DEN 32-35]
Hilario Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Mbenga Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:25  
  09:25
[DEN 33-35]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  09:11  
  09:02 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Brown Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  08:57
[LAL 37-33]
 
  08:38 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:37
[DEN 35-37]
Andersen Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:14
[LAL 39-35]
 
  08:01 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK) 
  08:00 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:59 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:59 Timeout : Official 
Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest  07:59  
  07:49
[DEN 38-39]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Artest Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:31  
Artest Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:31  
  07:31 Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  07:15
[DEN 40-39]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:59 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:53 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
  06:40 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:40  
  06:38 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:29  
  06:29
[DEN 41-39]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Mbenga Substitution replaced by Bynum  06:29  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  06:29  
  06:29
[DEN 42-39]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Odom Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Artest (5 AST)  06:17
[LAL 41-42]
 
  05:59
[DEN 44-41]
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:40  
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant  05:40  
  05:40 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:40
[DEN 45-41]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:40
[DEN 46-41]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:15 Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  05:15 Anthony Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  05:15 Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:15 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:01  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:36  
  04:36 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  04:36 Team Rebound 
Odom Substitution replaced by Vujacic  04:36  
  04:36
[DEN 47-41]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  04:36 Afflalo Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:35  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST)  04:18
[LAL 44-47]
 
  04:04
[DEN 49-44]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:40
[LAL 46-49]
 
  03:29 Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:27  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:16 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59 Hilario Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  02:59 Billups Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  02:59
[DEN 50-46]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:59
[DEN 51-46]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:39  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Artest (6 AST)  02:30
[LAL 49-51]
 
Vujacic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:16  
  02:16
[DEN 52-49]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:16
[DEN 53-49]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  01:50
[LAL 52-53]
 
  01:44
[DEN 55-52]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:44  
  01:44
[DEN 56-52]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:21
[LAL 54-56]
 
  01:15
[DEN 58-54]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.8  
  00:44.4 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:37.8 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:37.7  
  00:37.2 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  00:37.2 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Graham 
Team Timeout : Short  00:37.2  
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:37.2
[LAL 55-58]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:37.2
[LAL 56-58]
 
  00:16.9 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Fisher (1 BLK) 
Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:14.9  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (27-7) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[DEN 60-56]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:07 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:06  
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  10:59  
  10:42
[DEN 62-56]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:27 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:19 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:19  
Artest Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  10:14  
Artest Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:14  
  10:03 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:01  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:32
[DEN 64-56]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:13  
Odom Tip Shot: Missed  09:13  
Jump Ball Martin vs Odom (Billups gains possession)  09:12  
  09:12 Team Rebound 
  09:04
[DEN 66-56]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  08:49  
  08:46
[DEN 68-56]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Artest Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:18  
  08:05 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:04  
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:58
[LAL 58-68]
 
  07:42 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:42 Team Rebound 
Odom Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:35  
  07:35
[DEN 69-58]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  07:35
[DEN 70-58]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:18  
Artest Layup Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Team Rebound 
Artest Foul : Personal (5 PF)  07:17  
Artest Substitution replaced by Walton  07:17  
Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:02  
  06:48 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:48  
  06:41 Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Walton Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:24  
Walton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:22
[LAL 60-70]
 
  06:05
[DEN 73-60]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed  05:48  
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:46  
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:42
[LAL 62-73]
 
  05:27
[DEN 75-62]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Walton Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK)  05:02  
  05:01 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:44 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  04:43  
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  04:20  
  04:09 Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown  04:09  
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  03:56  
  03:53 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:45 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  03:44  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  03:25  
Bynum Tip Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Bynum Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:10  
  03:10 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:10 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:10
[DEN 76-62]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:10
[DEN 77-62]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:43 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:42  
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  02:34  
Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  02:32  
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:30
[LAL 64-77]
 
Walton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
  02:17
[DEN 78-64]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:17
[DEN 79-64]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:07  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:35 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:34  
Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (3 ST)  01:25  
  01:17
[DEN 82-64]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
  01:02 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Walton Substitution replaced by Vujacic  01:02  
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:02  
Team Rebound  01:02  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:02  
  00:59.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:45.7
[DEN 85-64]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  00:35.9  
  00:32.1
[DEN 87-64]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Billups (8 AST) 
Brown Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:11.1  
Brown Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:11.1  
  00:00.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.2 Andersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  11:47  
  11:44 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:44  
  11:44 Martin Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball  11:32  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:05 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:05  
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:54
[LAL 66-87]
 
  10:54 Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  10:54
[LAL 67-87]
 
  10:38
[DEN 89-67]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:17
[DEN 91-67]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST) 
Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  09:54  
  09:37 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:37  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  09:23  
  09:21 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:17
[DEN 94-67]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST) 
Powell Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:55
[LAL 69-94]
 
  08:44
[DEN 96-69]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST) 
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS)  08:25
[LAL 71-96]
 
  08:09
[DEN 98-71]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:40 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Morrison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:35  
  07:35 Martin Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Mbenga  07:35  
  07:18
[DEN 100-71]
Anthony Reverse Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  07:02  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:01  
Morrison 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:54 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:40  
Morrison 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:20  
  06:20 Anthony Substitution replaced by Petro 
  06:10 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
Morrison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:08  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:00
[LAL 74-100]
 
  05:44 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:44  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:19 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  05:18 Andersen Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Andersen Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
Powell Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:18  
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:18  
  05:18 Smith Substitution replaced by Graham 
  05:18 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:18 Team Rebound 
  05:18 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:16 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:08 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:07  
  05:05 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:05 Andersen Substitution replaced by Balkman 
  05:05 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Allen 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  04:45
[LAL 77-100]
 
  04:28 Balkman Layup Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:26  
Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Balkman (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:18 Balkman Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Vujacic  04:18  
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54 Petro Layup Shot: Missed 
Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:53  
Morrison Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:36 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:18 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (2 ST) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
Jump Ball Petro vs Mbenga (Brown gains possession)  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
  02:57 Petro Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:37 Graham Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:20
[DEN 102-77]
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:55 Balkman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Morrison (1 ST) 
Morrison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  01:46
[LAL 79-102]
 
  01:34
[DEN 104-79]
Lawson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mbenga Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:34  
  01:34
[DEN 105-79]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
Morrison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:17  
  01:16 Balkman Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Morrison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:16  
Team Rebound  01:16  
Morrison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:16  
  01:14 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:00 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Morrison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:59.8  
Powell Running Hook Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:39.9 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:31.9 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (1 BLK) 
Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:29.7  
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.8  
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:23.9  
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.1  
Team Rebound  00:23.1  
Morrison Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:15.6 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National Final
-- ASE Local Final
-- KCAL-LAL Local Final
canada RTV national Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
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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