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Nuggets second-half defense keys win over Spurs


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 6, 2009 1:06AM

SAN ANTONIO (NBA.com exclusive) -- When he spoke to his team at halftime on Saturday, George Karl told them to step up the pressure against the Spurs on the perimeter and find a way to keep Tony Parker from penetrating.

But when Parker stepped off the floor following the Spurs' second-straight game against a team leading its division, he had 27 points on 8-for-14 shooting and had missed only one shot from his 12 trips to the free-throw line. Karl wanted to throw in a few double teams on Tim Duncan as well -- but to see Duncan's total of 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting and just one miss in seven trips to the line, how well did all of this go for the Nuggets?

Pretty well. Just keep looking through that stat sheet and see that Parker had six turnovers to his five assists -- the Spurs committed 19 turnovers for the second-straight game -- and Denver won it's third consecutive game in a 106-99 victory that showed the Nuggets locking down on defense in the second half at AT&T Center.

"Anytime you hold San Antonio to 10 field goals in a half, I think you're going to have a chance," Karl said. "I think their frustration has been offensively (this season)."

The Spurs, leading by six points after two quarters, went 10-for-26 from the floor after halftime. That matched Carmelo Anthony's output -- he was 10-for-16 in the second half on the way to scoring 34.

"He had a great release going," Karl said. "I just felt he was going to make every shot."

While the Nuggets (15-5) have won seven of eight, the Spurs (9-8) lost for the second straight time after seemingly righting their ship previously with a five-game winning streak. Those victories came over Washington, Milwaukee, Golden State, Houston and Philadelphia -- all but Houston at home.

The losses to division-leading Boston on Thursday and now Denver came on the home court as well.

"The turnovers are the reason that we are losing these games," Duncan said. "It's our main problem right now."

San Antonio had seven turnovers in the first half Saturday against Denver. Parker had five assists and one turnover to lead the Spurs to a six-point lead.

It was a different story in the second half, as Parker didn't register an assist and turned it over five times. The Spurs gave it away 12 times for 16 Nuggets' points.

"In the second half Parker didn't have as much freedom," Karl said. "We got our hands on a lot of balls, a lot of deflections, when Parker and Duncan had the ball. We had our hands active."

Karl gave most of the credit to Kenyon Martin, who had 13 rebounds and three of the Nuggets' nine blocked shots. When he blocked Manu Ginobili on a drive near the basket with just less than 12 minutes remaining, J.R. Smith went down on the other end and made a 3-pointer that gave Denver its first lead since 54 seconds into the game. The Nuggets led the rest of the game following Smith's three.

"We just tried to give the ball a little more pressure," Karl said. "We were too soft on the pick-and-rolls, and then Duncan -- he had such a great game going -- we gave him a couple of double teams too. We were fearful we would give up the three-ball, but we did both. We covered the pick-and-roll and we didn't give up the three ball."

After hitting six 3-pointers in the first half, San Antonio was 1-for-6 after halftime.

"Hopefully it will turn around," Parker said. "It's a tough stretch for us right now. We just need to keep playing together."

Nuggets
Spurs
     
    • 48.1%

    • 47.1%

    • 44.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 78.8%

    • 83.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAS
Total Rebounds 11 10
Offensive Rebounds 11 5
Turnovers 14 19
Fast Break Pts: 11 14
Biggest Lead: 7 11
Points in the Paint: 36 44
DEN SAS
p Anthony   34 Parker   27
rb Martin   13 Bonner   7
a Billups   5 Parker   5
s 2 players   3 Ginobili   3
b Martin   3 Duncan   4
 
  • 12/16 - SAS @ DEN
  • 12/22 - DEN @ SAS
  • 01/16 - DEN @ SAS
  • 03/23 - SAS @ DEN
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 42:18 14-27 0-1 6-8 +3 4 3 7 2 4 0 2 1 2 34
K. Martin F 37:19 4-7 0-0 1-2 +5 4 9 13 1 2 2 2 3 0 9
N. Hilario C 37:56 6-10 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 4 3 2 1 2 12
A. Afflalo G 19:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
C. Billups G 32:51 4-10 2-3 8-9 0 1 1 2 5 2 1 2 1 2 18
J. Smith   28:39 6-17 1-4 4-5 +17 0 7 7 1 3 3 4 2 1 17
C. Andersen   20:31 0-1 0-0 2-2 +9 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 2
T. Lawson   21:26 3-6 0-0 5-7 -1 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 11
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-79 4-9 26-33   11 27 38 13 22 10 14 9 8 106
  48.1% 44.4% 78.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 35:48 4-9 2-4 0-2 +3 0 3 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 10
T. Duncan F 35:38 10-12 0-0 6-7 -1 2 4 6 2 1 1 2 4 0 26
A. McDyess C-F 24:16 0-3 0-1 0-0 -3 1 5 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
K. Bogans G 16:28 1-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 2
T. Parker G 35:38 8-14 0-0 11-12 +1 0 4 4 5 4 0 6 1 1 27
M. Ginobili   26:09 3-9 2-4 6-7 -7 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 0 3 14
D. Blair   12:41 2-5 0-0 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 3 4
M. Bonner   23:11 1-6 1-6 0-0 -4 2 5 7 1 1 0 2 1 0 3
G. Hill   15:07 2-7 2-4 2-2 -5 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 8
R. Mason   02:46 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
M. Finley   12:18 2-2 0-0 1-1 -11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
T. Ratliff DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-70 7-21 26-31   5 26 31 16 23 7 19 8 9 99
  47.1% 33.3% 83.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 19

inactive

  • Nuggets: Petro
  • Spurs: Hairston, Haislip, Mahinmi

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #11 Phil Robinson, #25 Tony Brothers
  • Attendance: 17592
  • Duration: 2:21
Denver Nuggets (22-13) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Hilario (Jefferson gains possession)
  11:53 Jefferson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:52  
Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:40  
  11:16
[SAS 2-0]
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bogans (1 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:06
[DEN 3-2]
 
  10:50 Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:22
[SAS 4-3]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:10 Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02
[SAS 6-3]
Bogans Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  09:43
[DEN 5-6]
 
  09:32
[SAS 8-5]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anthony Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  09:14  
  08:58
[SAS 10-5]
Parker Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:48 Bogans Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:16 Jefferson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Anthony Running Layup Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  07:51 Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:35
[SAS 12-5]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  07:24
[DEN 7-12]
 
  07:12 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:11 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Martin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:11  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:11  
  06:53 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:51  
  06:47 Bogans Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:47 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:39
[DEN 9-12]
 
  06:21
[SAS 14-9]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:09
[DEN 12-14]
 
  05:48 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:46  
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:26
[SAS 16-12]
Parker Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:44  
  04:44
[SAS 17-12]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:44  
  04:44
[SAS 18-12]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  04:35 Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 13-18]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 14-18]
 
  04:20 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  04:15  
  04:04
[SAS 21-14]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:49
[DEN 16-21]
 
  03:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:40 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:40  
  03:23 Parker Step Back Jump shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:21  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  03:09
[DEN 18-21]
 
  02:51 Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:50  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:26 Jefferson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:11  
  02:05 Blair Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  02:05
[DEN 19-21]
 
  02:05 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:48 Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:47  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:40  
  01:40 Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:40
[DEN 20-21]
 
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:40  
  01:40 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:40
[DEN 21-21]
 
  01:21
[SAS 23-21]
Blair Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:58.7  
  00:58.7
[SAS 24-21]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:58.7
[SAS 25-21]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:40.9
[SAS 27-21]
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
  00:30.6 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:30.6  
Team Rebound  00:30.6  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:30.6
[DEN 22-27]
 
  00:13.9 Blair Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:13.9 Blair Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Billups  00:13.9  
  00:13.9 Bonner Substitution replaced by Mason 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST)  00:12.9  
  00:08.9 Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:07.9  
  00:04.5 Blair Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:04.5
[DEN 23-27]
 
  00:04.5 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:04.5  
  00:04.2 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0
[SAS 30-23]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:46
[DEN 25-30]
 
  11:31 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: McDyess (1 BLK)  11:27  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:25  
Jump Ball McDyess vs Martin (McDyess gains possession)  11:24  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McDyess (1 ST)  11:24  
  11:05
[SAS 33-25]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Smith Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:47  
Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:47  
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:47  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  10:47  
  10:35
[SAS 36-25]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:14
[DEN 27-36]
 
  09:54 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:53  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:45 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:45  
  09:31 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:29  
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 29-36]
 
  09:20 Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  09:20 Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 30-36]
 
  09:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:15 McDyess Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  09:15 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Finley 
Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:08  
  08:56 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:43
[SAS 38-30]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:29 Mason Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:29
[DEN 31-38]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:29
[DEN 32-38]
 
  08:16 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:14  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:58 Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:46
[DEN 34-38]
 
  07:33 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
  07:32 Mason Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  07:24
[DEN 37-38]
 
  07:00
[SAS 40-37]
Duncan Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:48 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:48
[DEN 38-40]
 
  06:48 Mason Substitution replaced by Parker 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:38
[SAS 43-38]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:28
[DEN 40-43]
 
  06:11 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:10  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:47
[SAS 45-40]
Duncan Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:33
[DEN 42-45]
 
  05:18 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:16 Timeout : Official 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Billups  05:16  
  05:13
[SAS 47-42]
Finley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  04:58  
  04:55 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  04:43
[DEN 44-47]
 
  04:19 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:18  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  04:07  
Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:03  
  04:03 Hill Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  04:03  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:03  
  04:03
[SAS 48-44]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:03
[SAS 49-44]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:51
[DEN 46-49]
 
  03:25
[SAS 52-46]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:10
[DEN 48-52]
 
  02:55 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:53  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  02:38
[DEN 50-52]
 
  02:34
[SAS 53-50]
Finley Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  02:13
[SAS 55-50]
Finley Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  01:57  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:55  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:49 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:42 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:40  
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:24  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  01:23  
Team Rebound  01:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:23  
Smith Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:23  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  01:19
[DEN 52-55]
 
  01:12 Finley Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  01:06 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  00:57.9 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:56.9  
  00:56.9 McDyess Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:56.9
[DEN 53-55]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:56.9  
  00:54.9 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:42.9
[SAS 57-53]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.6 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:08.4 Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  00:08.4
[SAS 59-53]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:45 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:33
[SAS 61-53]
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:06  
  11:06 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:51  
  10:51 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:51 Team Rebound 
  10:51
[SAS 62-53]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Anthony Driving Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:35
[DEN 55-62]
 
  10:15
[SAS 64-55]
Duncan Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:15  
  10:15
[SAS 65-55]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  09:57
[DEN 57-65]
 
  09:34 Bogans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:17 Bogans Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:17
[DEN 58-65]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  09:17
[DEN 59-65]
 
  08:57 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST) 
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  08:53  
  08:39
[SAS 67-59]
Duncan Running Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:08 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:06  
Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  07:51  
  07:49 Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:39  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:28
[DEN 61-67]
 
  07:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:27 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  07:27 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  07:17 Jefferson Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:17 Jefferson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:00
[DEN 63-67]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:35  
  06:35
[SAS 68-63]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  06:35
[SAS 69-63]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:30  
  06:17
[SAS 71-63]
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  06:00
[DEN 65-71]
 
  05:37 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:35  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  05:32  
  05:31 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:09 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:07  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:49 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:45 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:45  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:34
[DEN 67-71]
 
  04:08 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:49  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:49  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:43  
  03:43 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:43 Team Rebound 
  03:43 Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:42 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:28  
  03:28
[SAS 72-67]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  03:28 Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:28 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
  03:28 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Finley 
  03:28
[SAS 73-67]
Ginobili Free Throw 3 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  03:13 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:13
[DEN 68-73]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:13
[DEN 69-73]
 
  02:57 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Bonner Substitution replaced by Blair 
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:57  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  02:45  
  02:43 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:32 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  02:15
[DEN 71-73]
 
  01:56
[SAS 76-71]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:36
[DEN 73-76]
 
  01:15 Blair Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK)  01:08  
Team Rebound  01:08  
  01:08 Duncan Substitution replaced by McDyess 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  01:00
[DEN 75-76]
 
  00:38.9 Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  00:38.4 Team Rebound 
  00:35.8 McDyess 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:34.5  
Lawson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:26.3  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:26.3  
  00:26.3 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  00:03.1 Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:03.1  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) San Antonio Spurs (20-13)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:43  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ginobili (3 ST)  11:37  
  11:23 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:22  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  11:17
[DEN 78-76]
 
  11:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:13 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bogans 
  11:13 Bonner Substitution replaced by Blair 
  11:13 Finley Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  10:57 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  10:55  
  10:38 Blair Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:38
[DEN 79-76]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:38  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:38
[DEN 80-76]
 
  10:14 McDyess Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:12  
  09:58 Bogans Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  09:58 Hill Substitution replaced by Parker 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  09:49
[DEN 82-76]
 
  09:32
[SAS 78-82]
Blair Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bogans (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:20  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:18  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:10  
  09:10
[SAS 79-82]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  09:10
[SAS 80-82]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:54  
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:51  
Anthony Tip Shot: Made (30 PTS)  08:51
[DEN 84-80]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:41  
  08:41 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:41 Team Rebound 
  08:41
[SAS 81-84]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:18  
  08:18
[SAS 82-84]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:18
[SAS 83-84]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 86-83]
 
  07:58 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  07:58  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 87-83]
 
  07:36
[SAS 85-87]
Parker Step Back Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  07:11 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:11
[DEN 88-85]
 
  07:11 McDyess Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  07:11 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:11
[DEN 89-85]
 
  06:52
[SAS 87-89]
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  06:41 Parker Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  06:41  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:41
[DEN 90-87]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:32  
  06:21 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  06:18
[DEN 92-87]
 
  05:57
[SAS 89-92]
Parker Running Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  05:42
[DEN 94-89]
 
  05:27
[SAS 91-94]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Billups Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:14  
Billups Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:14  
  05:14 Timeout : Official 
  05:14 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  05:01 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:59  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:45 Bonner Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:31  
  04:31
[SAS 92-94]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith  04:31  
  04:31
[SAS 93-94]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  04:12
[DEN 96-93]
 
  03:50 Bonner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:25  
  03:25
[SAS 94-96]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  03:25
[SAS 95-96]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  03:14 Ginobili Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:14
[DEN 97-95]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:14  
  03:14 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:04 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  03:00  
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:59  
Martin Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:59
[DEN 99-95]
 
  02:40 Ginobili Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:39  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:21
[DEN 101-95]
 
  02:21 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:06  
  02:06
[SAS 96-101]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:06
[SAS 97-101]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (4 BLK)  01:48  
Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  01:46  
Martin Tip Shot: Missed  01:46  
Team Rebound  01:46  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS)  01:30
[DEN 103-97]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:26  
  01:26
[SAS 98-103]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:26
[SAS 99-103]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:59.8  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:36.1  
  00:36.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:36.1 Bonner Substitution replaced by Blair 
  00:30.9 Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (3 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:29.6  
  00:24.8 Jefferson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:24.8  
Team Rebound  00:24.8  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:24.8
[DEN 104-99]
 
  00:23.9 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
  00:20.0 Parker Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:20.0
[DEN 105-99]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:20.0
[DEN 106-99]
 
  00:13.9 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:11.8  
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
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
 
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
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0

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