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Butler's big game off the bench leads Clippers past Nuggets


By Dan Arritt, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 21, 2009 2:49AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Where did that come from?

With a coach that's rumored to be on the hot seat, two of their best players sidelined with injuries and even the team's broadcast crew suspended for a game, the Los Angeles Clippers pushed all the distractions aside Friday night and shocked the Denver Nuggets with a 106-99 victory at Staples Center.

The victory ended a seven-game losing streak against the Nuggets and helped silence an impatient crowd that had filled the arena with boos during the Clippers' three-game home losing streak.

"This was a big win for us," said Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy.

"They're probably the second best team in the West."

Denver (8-4) came into the game having not played since a 130-112 victory Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors and still glowing from its 26-point victory over the defending NBA champion Lakers the Friday before.

The Nuggets looked as though they'd stroll right past the Clippers before flying home to play the Bulls on Saturday night, jumping out to a 26-14 lead late in the first quarter behind 17 points from Carmelo Anthony.

However, a funny thing happened on the way to the blowout. The Clippers suddenly awakened and scored the final seven points of the first quarter. The reserves then took over at the start of the second and extended the run to 19-0.

"We have to somehow realize that we are everybody's big game," said Denver guard Chauncey Billups. "It's not like a few years ago where you play the Clippers or somebody and it is just another game."

The Nuggets managed to trim the lead to 10 at the half, but the second quarter still proved to be the highest-scoring (35 points) and best shooting (70 percent) quarter of the season for the Clippers. A big reason was the play of the Los Angeles bench, which scored 38 of the Clippers' 56 first-half points.

"Tremendous job for us," Dunleavy said of his bench.

After shooting 66.7 percent in the third quarter to extend their lead to as much as 19, the Clippers settled for a 15-point advantage heading into the fourth.

The final period had been rough on the Clippers in their previous two home games, getting outscored by a combined score of 47-25 and blowing leads each time. They appeared headed for another meltdown as the Nuggets scored 17 of the quarter's first 21 points to cut the deficit to two points with 6:09 remaining.

The Clippers bowed their backs, however, and strung together one of the biggest three-possession streaks of the season. Rasual Butler, who finished with a season-high 27 points off the bench, sank a 3-pointer, Marcus Camby blocked Anthony's shot on the other end and Baron Davis hit a another 3-pointer to push the margin back to nine points. The Nuggets never came closer than five the rest of the way.

"It got a little scary down the stretch," Camby said. "You just had that sense that something wasn't right out there, but tonight we were able to weather the storm and come out with a win."

Al Thornton scored 18 points for the Clippers and did as well a job as could be expected guarding Anthony, the league's second-leading scorer who finished with 37 points. Chris Kaman, the Clippers' leading scorer, had a season-low 13 points and Baron Davis contributed 12 points and nine assists.

The biggest breakout performance belonged to Butler, the offseason acquisition who had been a combined 9-for-34 from the field in the last three home games, but shot 8-for-15 against the Nuggets.

"I just tried to put those last few games behind me," said Butler, who was replaced by Ricky Davis in the starting lineup Friday night.

"I was thinking a lot, I was being a little indecisive, but my teammates and coaches have the ultimate confidence in my ability."

Nene had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, Kenyon Martin added 14 points and Ty Lawson contributed 12 points off the bench.

J.R. Smith, who came in averaging 18 points a game, was limited to nine on 4-for-13 shooting.

"It's a very tough loss, but the good thing about the NBA is we get another game tomorrow," Billups said. "We have to forget about this game and focus on tomorrow night."

Nuggets
Clippers
     
    • 48.6%

    • 49.3%

    • 23.5%

    • 41.2%

    • 81.8%

    • 81.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN LAC
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Turnovers 17 13
Fast Break Pts: 9 18
Biggest Lead: 12 19
Points in the Paint: 40 40
DEN LAC
p Anthony   37 Butler   27
rb Hilario   12 Kaman   7
a Billups   7 Davis   9
s Hilario   3 Collins   4
b Martin   3 Kaman   3
DEN LAC
p Anthony   37 Butler   27
rb Nene   12 Kaman   7
a Billups   7 Davis   9
s Nene   3 Collins   4
b Martin   3 Kaman   3
 
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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 42:41 12-20 1-3 12-13 +1 0 6 6 4 4 2 6 0 3 37
K. Martin F 38:14 5-8 0-1 4-6 -7 0 4 4 4 4 0 2 3 0 14
N. Hilario C 39:24 8-14 0-0 2-4 -2 4 8 12 2 5 3 2 0 1 18
A. Afflalo G 23:21 1-4 0-2 2-2 -7 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 4
C. Billups G 30:22 1-5 0-2 3-4 -3 0 3 3 7 3 0 1 0 1 5
J. Smith   29:58 4-13 1-7 0-0 -8 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 9
M. Allen   07:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 -18 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
T. Lawson   17:38 3-4 2-2 4-4 -4 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 12
J. Graham   11:10 0-1 0-0 0-0 +13 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-70 4-17 27-33   8 26 34 20 27 8 17 3 6 99
  48.6% 23.5% 81.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 17
Los Angeles Clippers (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thornton F 29:48 6-10 0-0 6-8 -1 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 18
M. Camby F 29:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 -6 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 4
C. Kaman C 34:09 4-10 0-0 5-8 -3 1 6 7 6 3 1 4 3 0 13
R. Davis 10:46 2-4 1-1 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 5
B. Davis G 37:11 3-11 2-5 4-4 +2 0 6 6 9 2 2 2 1 1 12
R. Butler   34:13 8-15 4-9 7-7 +6 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 27
M. Collins   21:12 1-4 0-2 1-2 +11 1 3 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 3
D. Jordan   13:31 4-5 0-0 0-0 +17 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 8
S. Telfair   10:49 4-5 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 8
C. Smith   18:46 3-5 0-0 2-2 +8 1 3 4 5 3 0 3 0 1 8
S. Novak   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Skinner DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-73 7-17 27-33   7 26 33 28 24 8 13 6 3 106
  49.3% 41.2% 81.8%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Nuggets: Andersen
  • Clippers: Gordon, Griffin, Rush

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Karl
  • Clippers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #18 Mark Wunderlich, #34 Marc Davis, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 18155
  • Duration: 2:42
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Los Angeles Clippers (16-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Camby vs Hilario (Billups gains possession)
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Camby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Kaman Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  11:17
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:01
[LAC 2-2]
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Camby (1 AST) 
Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:31 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:30 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:21 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:19  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[DEN 4-2]
 
  09:59 Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:58  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:51  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  09:42
[DEN 6-2]
 
  09:22 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  09:18
[DEN 8-2]
 
  09:18 Camby Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:18
[DEN 9-2]
 
  08:55 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  08:47 Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:47
[DEN 10-2]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:47
[DEN 11-2]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:36  
  08:27
[LAC 4-11]
Camby Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kaman (1 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  08:10
[DEN 13-4]
 
  07:59 Kaman Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  07:48  
  07:43
[LAC 6-13]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:35 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:29  
  07:15 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:04  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:04  
  06:50 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:49  
Anthony Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:39  
  06:19 Camby Layup Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:18  
  06:15 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:15
[DEN 14-6]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:01
[LAC 8-14]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kaman (2 AST) 
  05:46 Davis Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46 Davis Substitution replaced by Butler 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  05:30
[DEN 16-8]
 
  05:10 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:08  
  04:59 Thornton Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 17-8]
 
  04:59 Thornton Substitution replaced by Collins 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 18-8]
 
  04:39 Kaman Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Camby Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:38 Camby Tip Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:37  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:21
[LAC 10-18]
Butler Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  04:04
[DEN 20-10]
 
  03:44 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:43  
Hilario Hook Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:19
[LAC 12-20]
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:54 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:52  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  02:46
[DEN 22-12]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:34  
  02:34 Camby Substitution replaced by Jordan 
Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:31  
  02:22
[LAC 14-22]
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (4 AST) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  02:06
[DEN 24-14]
 
  01:47 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:46  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:36
[DEN 26-14]
 
  01:22 Collins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:21 Jordan Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Team Rebound 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen  01:20  
  01:10
[LAC 16-26]
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (5 AST) 
Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:48.3  
  00:34.3 Martin Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:27.6
[LAC 18-26]
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kaman (3 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (1 BLK)  00:08.9  
  00:06.8 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:01.5
[LAC 21-26]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Davis (6 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Los Angeles Clippers (16-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:42 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:23 Butler Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Anthony Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  11:13  
  10:55
[LAC 24-26]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  10:35 Collins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Telfair (1 BLK)  10:22  
  10:20 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:17
[LAC 26-26]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:59  
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  09:59  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:59  
  09:50
[LAC 28-26]
Telfair Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Collins (1 ST)  09:37  
  09:24
[LAC 31-26]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:16  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collins (2 ST)  09:03  
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:59  
  08:59
[LAC 32-26]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:59
[LAC 33-26]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:40  
  08:26 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:25  
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:07
[DEN 28-33]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Collins Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  07:39
[LAC 35-28]
Thornton Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  07:16
[DEN 31-35]
 
  06:52
[LAC 37-31]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:38 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:18
[LAC 39-31]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Telfair (2 AST) 
  06:08 Jordan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 32-39]
 
Allen Substitution replaced by Martin  06:08  
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 33-39]
 
  05:52
[LAC 41-33]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:46 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:46  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:46
[DEN 34-41]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:46
[DEN 35-41]
 
  05:32 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:58
[LAC 43-35]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Telfair (3 AST) 
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
Team Rebound  04:40  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  04:40  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:40  
  04:35 Telfair Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:35  
Team Rebound  04:35  
  04:35 Telfair Substitution replaced by Davis 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 36-43]
 
  04:19
[LAC 45-36]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:05 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:54
[LAC 47-36]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Davis (7 AST) 
Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  03:36
[DEN 38-47]
 
  03:24
[LAC 49-38]
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  03:08
[DEN 40-49]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:52  
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:52 Jordan Substitution replaced by Kaman 
  02:52 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:52 Team Rebound 
  02:52
[LAC 50-40]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Martin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  02:36
[DEN 42-50]
 
  02:12 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK) 
  02:12 Team Rebound 
  02:09 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:07 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:55 Kaman Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo  01:54  
  01:48 Smith Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:48 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:48 Thornton Substitution replaced by Collins 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:20
[LAC 53-42]
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Anthony Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  01:04  
  00:51.8
[LAC 55-42]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:51.8  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Graham  00:51.8  
  00:51.8
[LAC 56-42]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Team Rebound  00:34.4  
  00:34.4 Smith Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:34.4
[DEN 43-56]
 
  00:34.4 Smith Substitution replaced by Novak 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:34.4
[DEN 44-56]
 
  00:23.9 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.9  
  00:05.2 Davis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:05.2
[DEN 45-56]
 
  00:05.2 Collins Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  00:05.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:05.2
[DEN 46-56]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Los Angeles Clippers (16-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37
[LAC 59-46]
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kaman (4 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:09  
  11:09
[LAC 60-46]
Camby Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:09
[LAC 61-46]
Camby Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  10:55
[DEN 48-61]
 
  10:22 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  10:16 Thornton Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  10:13
[DEN 50-61]
 
  09:57
[LAC 63-50]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:57  
  09:57
[LAC 64-50]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  09:39  
  09:31 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  09:22
[DEN 52-64]
 
  08:58 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:58  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:30  
  08:30
[LAC 65-52]
Kaman Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:30
[LAC 66-52]
Kaman Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:12 Davis Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 53-66]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 54-66]
 
  07:51 Kaman Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:50  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:38
[LAC 68-54]
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  07:33 Kaman Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:28 Davis Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:28  
Team Rebound  07:28  
  07:28 Davis Substitution replaced by Collins 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:28  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:27  
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collins (3 ST)  07:23  
  07:20
[LAC 70-54]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Collins (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:01 Camby Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:46
[LAC 72-54]
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Davis (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:43  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST)  06:25
[DEN 56-72]
 
  06:06
[LAC 74-56]
Thornton Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Kaman (5 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  05:52  
  05:50 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:41  
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:30
[LAC 75-56]
Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:18 Kaman Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:18
[DEN 57-75]
 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  05:18  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:18
[DEN 58-75]
 
  05:03 Kaman Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:01  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:53
[DEN 60-75]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:40  
  04:40
[LAC 76-60]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Karl Technical  04:40  
  04:40 Thornton Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:40 Team Rebound 
  04:40
[LAC 77-60]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Collins (4 ST)  04:27  
  04:27 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:27 Thornton Substitution replaced by Butler 
Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:19  
  04:19
[LAC 78-60]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:19
[LAC 79-60]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  04:10 Davis Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:10  
Team Rebound  04:10  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:10
[DEN 61-79]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:54  
  03:54
[LAC 80-61]
Kaman Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:54 Kaman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:53  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  03:43
[DEN 63-80]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:30  
  03:30
[LAC 81-63]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:30
[LAC 82-63]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  03:21
[DEN 65-82]
 
  02:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Graham  02:54  
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:54  
  02:54 Kaman Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST)  02:33
[DEN 68-82]
 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:22  
  02:22
[LAC 83-68]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:22
[LAC 84-68]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  01:46
[LAC 86-68]
Collins Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Camby (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:23
[DEN 70-86]
 
  01:03
[LAC 88-70]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:52.6  
  00:29.9 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  00:24.8
[DEN 73-88]
 
  00:02.2 Collins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.2  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:14 Telfair Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:41 Collins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:40  
  10:31 Collins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:31  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  10:31
[DEN 74-88]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:31  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  10:31  
Hilario Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:28
[DEN 76-88]
 
  10:11 Jordan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  10:11 Jordan Substitution replaced by Kaman 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:06
[DEN 78-88]
 
  10:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:04 Collins Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:51  
  09:40 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  09:34  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:33  
Graham Tip Shot: Missed  09:33  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  09:31  
Hilario Tip Shot: Missed  09:31  
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  09:31  
Hilario Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:31
[DEN 80-88]
 
  09:09
[LAC 90-80]
Telfair Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:04 Telfair Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:04
[DEN 81-90]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:04
[DEN 82-90]
 
  08:47 Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:40  
  08:36 Telfair Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:36 Telfair Substitution replaced by Davis 
Hilario Hook Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (2 BLK)  08:25  
  08:23 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:15  
  08:15
[LAC 91-82]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  08:15
[LAC 92-82]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (3 BLK)  08:06  
  08:04 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:58 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 84-92]
 
  07:35 Kaman Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  07:34 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Anthony Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:34  
  07:34 Smith Substitution replaced by Camby 
  07:32 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:24
[DEN 86-92]
 
  07:09 Anthony Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:55 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:54  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:47  
Smith Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:47
[DEN 88-92]
 
  06:26 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:25  
  06:10 Thornton Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 89-92]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 90-92]
 
  05:49
[LAC 95-90]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Davis (9 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Camby (1 BLK)  05:34  
  05:32 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:31 Timeout : Official 
  05:17
[LAC 98-90]
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Kaman (6 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 92-98]
 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:36  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  04:36  
Graham Substitution replaced by Martin  04:36  
  04:36
[LAC 99-92]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:36
[LAC 100-92]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  04:29 Camby Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:29
[DEN 93-100]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:29  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:29
[DEN 94-100]
 
  04:11
[LAC 102-94]
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:47 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:33 Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Camby (1 ST)  03:24  
  03:05 Camby Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  03:05  
  03:05 Kaman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
  03:05
[LAC 103-94]
Kaman Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Billups Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  02:59  
Billups Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:59  
Martin Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:47  
  02:47
[LAC 104-94]
Kaman Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:47 Thornton Substitution replaced by Collins 
  02:47 Kaman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:46  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:16 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:14  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (37 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 96-104]
 
  02:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:02 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  02:00 Collins Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  01:51 Kaman Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:51 Kaman Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kaman (1 ST)  01:38  
  01:20 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  01:19  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST)  01:09
[DEN 99-104]
 
  00:45.9 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:44.6 Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:42.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:23.9 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (3 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:22.4  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:14.3 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:08.7  
  00:08.7
[LAC 105-99]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:08.7 Thornton Substitution replaced by Collins 
  00:08.7
[LAC 106-99]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:08.7  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.8 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 10:30 pm ET
-- ASE Local 10:30 pm ET
-- FSNP Local 10:30 pm ET
canada RTV national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
LAC
3rd Pacific
29
53
2-8
21-20
8-33
 
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
LAC
Kaman 18.5
Kaman 9.3
Davis 8.0
Kaman 1.2
Davis 1.7

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