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Nuggets pull away from Bulls to keep home win streak intact


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday November 22, 2009 1:07AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- This time, the Nuggets didn't need a video review to beat the Bulls.

They just needed a big fourth quarter to sweep Chicago and keep their home winning streak alive.

Denver came off a tough loss to the Clippers on Friday night and played lethargic early. But Chauncey Billups kept his team in the game in the first half and then Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith took over in the second half to give the Nuggets a 112-93 win over the Bulls on Saturday night.

The blowout win was a change from the teams' last meeting 11 days earlier.

When the two teams met in Chicago on Nov. 10, Brad Miller's desperation heave at the buzzer appeared to give the Bulls a 92-90 win. But replay showed the ball was in his fingertips when the clock hit zero and the Nuggets escaped with a 90-89 win.

No such dramatics were needed in the rematch. After the Nuggets spotted Chicago a 14-point lead in the first quarter, the Nuggets regained their composure before blowing by the Bulls in the second half.

"I thought it started in the second quarter when Chauncey kind of took over," Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. "In the third quarter 'Melo took over and in the fourth quarter J.R. got going."

Billups, who averaged six points a game in the previous three games, scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half against the Bulls to keep it close.

"I haven't really been shooting that much lately, I've been banged up," Billups said. "I just wanted to be a little more aggressive and make their defense be a little more honest."

Once Billups helped get the game under control, the younger guys took over. Anthony scored a game-high 30 and Smith had 12 of his 19 in the fourth, including eight in an 18-6 run that gave Denver a 93-79 lead to start the final period.

"Some of their key players stepped up and made shots for them," said Derrick Rose, who led the Bulls with 28.

Rose was disappointed his team couldn't sustain its lead, but it's a familiar theme for away teams at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets have a 15-game home winning streak dating back to last season. They haven't lost a regular-season home game since March 9.

"It's confidence, it's the energy we get running on the court," Anthony said. "Regardless if we're playing bad, we still get the same energy from our fans. We know how important it is to win on your home court."

Winning at home isn't just something to make the fans happy. Denver feels it's important to be dominant at Pepsi Center to ensure success in the postseason. Last spring was the first time the Nuggets had home-court advantage in the playoffs in 20 years and they parlayed that into dominant performances in the first and second rounds.

After losing to the Lakers in the Western Conference finals, they're determined to get home-court advantage deep into the playoffs.

"We're really focusing on that," Billups said. "The way this building came alive for us in the playoffs for us last year we feel like we need to get as many games in the playoffs at home as we can. And the only way we can do that is try to win as many games at home as we can. There's going to be some tough nights, but we do focus on establishing a great home court."

Securing home-court advantage doesn't guarantee success -- the 2007 Dallas Mavericks proved that -- but it increases the chances of winning. That's why the Nuggets are emphasizing home wins.

"For us to have a special season, it's easier when you win and dominate at home than to try to go win 25 games on the road," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "The goal is to split on the road, maybe a couple more than that. You have to push [home wins] from the low 30s to the mid-30s to get the second or first seed."

The Nuggets don't think they'll finish 41-0 at Pepsi Center, but they know they have the capability to win a lot of games in their building. Saturday showed they can do it even when they're not at their best.

"I thought our guys showed some heart and some pride," Karl said. "We weren't making shots, we were missing layups, but I thought we were playing pretty hard."

Bulls
Nuggets
     
    • 44.4%

    • 48.8%

    • 18.2%

    • 28.0%

    • 79.2%

    • 80.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI DEN
Total Rebounds 2 9
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Turnovers 16 12
Fast Break Pts: 20 17
Biggest Lead: 14 25
Points in the Paint: 34 52
CHI DEN
p Rose   28 Anthony   30
rb Gibson   12 2 players   11
a Hinrich   5 Anthony   7
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Deng   4 Martin   4
CHI DEN
p Rose   28 Anthony   30
rb Gibson   12 2 players   11
a Hinrich   5 Anthony   7
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Deng   4 Martin   4
 
  • 11/08 - DEN @ CHI
  • 11/26 - CHI @ DEN
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 36:38 9-19 0-0 4-4 -10 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 4 0 22
T. Gibson F 39:01 3-6 0-0 3-4 -4 5 7 12 1 2 2 1 1 0 9
J. Noah C-F 31:58 4-6 0-0 2-2 -16 0 8 8 3 2 0 3 0 1 10
J. Salmons G 28:16 2-11 0-3 1-2 -18 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 3 5
D. Rose G 36:54 11-20 0-1 6-7 -16 1 5 6 3 1 1 5 0 1 28
K. Hinrich   27:06 3-10 2-5 1-2 -20 2 1 3 5 2 0 3 0 1 9
B. Miller   22:52 0-3 0-0 2-2 -12 1 6 7 4 3 2 1 0 0 2
J. Pargo   08:56 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
J. Johnson   05:43 2-3 0-1 0-1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
L. Hunter   02:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Gray DND - Left Fibula Stress Fracture
T. Thomas NWT - Left Radius Fracture
Total   240 36-81 2-11 19-24   10 31 41 19 16 7 16 5 6 93
  44.4% 18.2% 79.2%   team rebs: 2 total to: 16
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 40:51 12-25 1-4 5-5 +20 2 9 11 7 4 2 3 0 3 30
K. Martin F 32:35 4-9 0-1 0-0 +8 3 8 11 2 1 0 2 4 0 8
N. Hilario C 31:44 3-6 0-0 4-7 +17 2 7 9 2 5 0 2 0 1 10
A. Afflalo G 18:55 0-6 0-3 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
C. Billups G 30:31 5-9 3-5 8-8 -2 0 4 4 5 2 1 2 0 0 21
J. Smith   30:30 8-17 3-9 0-0 +23 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 19
C. Andersen   25:21 4-4 0-0 1-2 +16 1 4 5 0 2 2 0 2 0 9
T. Lawson   21:52 3-5 0-1 3-4 +24 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 9
J. Graham   03:52 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
M. Allen   02:37 2-2 0-0 0-0 -4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
R. Balkman   01:12 0-2 0-2 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-86 7-25 21-26   11 36 47 23 21 6 12 6 5 112
  48.8% 28.0% 80.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12

inactive

  • Bulls: James
  • Nuggets: Petro

technical fouls

  • Bulls: Gibson, Hinrich, Noah
  • Nuggets: Hilario

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 19359
  • Duration: 2:16
Chicago Bulls (14-19) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Noah (Billups gains possession)
Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:50  
  11:50 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:50 Team Rebound 
  11:50
[DEN 1-0]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gibson Hook Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:29 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:16  
  11:16 Anthony Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:50  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33
[DEN 3-0]
Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Deng Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  10:12
[CHI 2-3]
 
  09:44 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:35 Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
  09:31 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:31
[CHI 3-3]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:31
[CHI 4-3]
 
  09:16 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST)  08:32
[CHI 6-3]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  08:32  
  08:17 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:17  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:06 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:02 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST) 
  07:57 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:57
[CHI 7-3]
 
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:57
[CHI 8-3]
 
  07:45 Hilario Hook Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:42  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:30
[CHI 10-3]
 
  07:17 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:13 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:12  
Deng Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:02 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:56
[DEN 5-10]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST)  06:29
[CHI 12-5]
 
  06:26 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Team Rebound 
  06:25 Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST)  06:02
[CHI 14-5]
 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49
[DEN 7-14]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Noah Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:49  
  05:49
[DEN 8-14]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  05:35
[CHI 16-8]
 
  05:28 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:27  
  05:27 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:27 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:27 Team Rebound 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich  05:27  
  05:27
[DEN 9-16]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  05:08  
  05:06 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:04 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Hinrich Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:27 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:26  
  04:26 Martin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller  04:26  
Noah Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:17  
Noah Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:17  
  04:17 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  04:17  
  04:02 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  03:56
[CHI 18-9]
 
  03:36 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:36  
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:24
[DEN 11-18]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:09
[CHI 21-11]
 
  02:44 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:44  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:34
[CHI 23-11]
 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
  02:15 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:14  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:59
[CHI 25-11]
 
Gibson Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  01:41  
  01:41
[DEN 12-25]
Billups Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[DEN 13-25]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:32
[DEN 14-25]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:12  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:10  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:07  
Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  01:04  
  00:55.9 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:53.9  
Deng Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:50.3  
Deng Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:50.3  
Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo  00:50.3  
  00:34.9 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Deng (1 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.8  
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST)  00:28.6
[CHI 27-14]
 
  00:05.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:03.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (14-19) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [CHI] Hinrich Technical
(12:00) [DEN] Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson
(12:00) [DEN 15-27] Anthony Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)
  11:52 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  11:42
[CHI 29-15]
 
  11:23
[DEN 17-29]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:10 Team Rebound 
  10:50
[DEN 19-29]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:34  
  10:33 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:33
[CHI 30-19]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:33
[CHI 31-19]
 
  10:21 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:19  
Salmons Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST)  10:16
[CHI 33-19]
 
  09:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Salmons Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:55  
  09:55
[DEN 20-33]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:55
[DEN 21-33]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:32
[CHI 35-21]
 
  09:19
[DEN 23-35]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  09:09 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  09:02  
Pargo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:00  
  09:00 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:00 Team Rebound 
  09:00
[DEN 24-35]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  08:45  
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  08:39  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:39  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:28 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:09 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:08  
  07:53 Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Deng  07:53  
  07:53 Anthony Substitution replaced by Billups 
  07:43 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:43
[CHI 36-24]
 
Pargo Substitution replaced by Rose  07:43  
Hinrich Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:43  
  07:41 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:31  
  07:31 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31
[DEN 25-36]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Deng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:15 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:03 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:03  
Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:58  
Team Rebound  06:58  
  06:58 Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:58
[CHI 37-25]
 
Miller Substitution replaced by Noah  06:58  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:58
[CHI 38-25]
 
  06:43
[DEN 28-38]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Noah Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (4 AST)  06:31
[CHI 40-28]
 
  06:19
[DEN 30-40]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Hinrich Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:58
[CHI 42-30]
 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:34 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:34
[DEN 32-42]
Smith Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:14 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:11 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (2 BLK) 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:07  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  04:53
[CHI 45-32]
 
  04:34
[DEN 34-45]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:22  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Salmons  04:22  
  04:12
[DEN 36-45]
Hilario Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Noah Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:52
[CHI 47-36]
 
  03:35
[DEN 39-47]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
  03:34 Double Technical - Hilario, Noah 
  03:34 Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Noah Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  03:21  
Hinrich Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:08
[DEN 40-47]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:08
[DEN 41-47]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:47 Team Rebound 
  02:47 Timeout : Official 
  02:27
[DEN 43-47]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  02:17 Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:17 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:17
[CHI 48-43]
 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:17  
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:17  
  02:15 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:02
[DEN 45-48]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:28 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (3 BLK) 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:25  
  01:24 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:24
[CHI 49-45]
 
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  01:24  
Salmons Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:24  
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:24
[CHI 50-45]
 
Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:15  
  01:15
[DEN 46-50]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:15
[DEN 47-50]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:53.8
[CHI 52-47]
 
  00:42.7
[DEN 49-52]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:30.9 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:13.3 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:13.3  
  00:13.3 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.3  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Pargo  00:13.3  
Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:03.9  
Pargo Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:03.9  
  00:03.9 Andersen Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Miller Substitution replaced by Hinrich  00:03.9  
  00:00.5 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (14-19) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Noah Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK)  11:37  
  11:35 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:24 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  11:23  
  11:12 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  11:12
[CHI 53-49]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  11:12
[CHI 54-49]
 
  10:52 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:51 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:49
[DEN 51-54]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:27 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:23 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:45
[DEN 53-54]
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:36  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:24 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:16 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:15  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  09:10  
  08:59
[DEN 55-54]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
Gibson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  08:36  
  08:35 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:35
[CHI 55-55]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:11 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:10
[DEN 57-55]
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Salmons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:57  
  07:45 Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:40
[CHI 57-57]
 
  07:20 Afflalo Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:56  
Deng Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:56
[CHI 59-57]
 
  06:39 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:38  
Rose Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:26
[CHI 61-57]
 
Gibson Technical  06:23  
  06:23
[DEN 58-61]
Billups Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
  06:09
[DEN 61-61]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:29
[DEN 63-61]
Martin Running Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Noah Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:10  
  04:54 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:53  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  04:45
[CHI 63-63]
 
Deng Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:32  
  04:32 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:32
[DEN 64-63]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Miller  04:32  
  04:32
[DEN 65-63]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:20 Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:20
[CHI 64-65]
 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  04:20  
  04:20 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:20
[CHI 65-65]
 
  04:06 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:48 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:39 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:38  
Hinrich Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (2 ST)  03:33  
Deng Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:31  
  03:20 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (3 BLK)  03:01  
  03:00 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  02:48 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Deng (4 BLK) 
  02:43 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:43
[DEN 67-65]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Deng Hook Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:09 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  02:07  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:00  
  02:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Rose  02:00  
  02:00
[DEN 68-65]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah  02:00  
  02:00 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  01:57  
  01:41 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:41
[CHI 66-68]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:41
[CHI 67-68]
 
  01:24 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST) 
Rose Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:22
[CHI 69-68]
 
  01:22 Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  01:22 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:22  
  01:20 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:10
[DEN 70-69]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (5 AST)  00:53.0
[CHI 71-70]
 
  00:42.3
[DEN 72-71]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:08.3
[DEN 75-71]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
  00:00.2 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[DEN 77-71]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  11:22
[CHI 73-77]
 
  11:09 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:08  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  10:51  
  10:33
[DEN 80-73]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:18 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:06
[DEN 82-73]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:06  
  10:06 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  09:54  
  09:52 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  09:44
[CHI 75-82]
 
  09:26 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:25
[DEN 84-75]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  09:11  
  09:06
[DEN 86-75]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Noah Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:44
[CHI 77-86]
 
  08:31 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:30  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:18
[DEN 89-77]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:01 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:54 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:52  
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:46
[CHI 79-89]
 
  07:29
[DEN 91-79]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  07:15 Anthony Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson  07:15  
Deng Substitution replaced by Salmons  07:15  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
Hinrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:58  
Hinrich Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:57  
Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:43  
  06:33
[DEN 93-79]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball  06:14  
Rose Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  06:07
[CHI 81-93]
 
  05:57 Timeout : Official 
  05:46
[DEN 95-81]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  05:31  
Hinrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:29  
Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  05:27  
  05:24
[DEN 97-81]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:04 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:52
[DEN 99-81]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (6 AST) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Noah  04:28  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:28  
  04:28 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
Noah Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  04:24
[CHI 83-99]
 
  04:15 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  04:15  
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (4 BLK)  03:55  
  03:51 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:47
[DEN 101-83]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anthony (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:39  
Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo  03:39  
  03:39 Martin Substitution replaced by Graham 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  03:19
[DEN 103-83]
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:50
[DEN 106-83]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
  02:37 Hilario Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  02:37 Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen 
  02:37 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Hunter  02:37  
Noah Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:07
[DEN 108-83]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:45
[CHI 85-108]
 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[DEN 109-85]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:36
[DEN 110-85]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST)  01:25
[CHI 87-110]
 
  01:12 Graham Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:12 Smith Substitution replaced by Balkman 
Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:55.5
[CHI 89-110]
 
  00:42.9 Balkman 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:40.9 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:40.3
[DEN 112-89]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:32.7 Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST)  00:27.7
[CHI 91-112]
 
  00:27.7 Balkman Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:27.7  
  00:26.9 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Balkman 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.5  
Pargo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:00.0
[CHI 93-112]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- WGN Local 9:00 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8
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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