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Nuggets climb back from 17 down to knock off Suns


By Chris Tomasson, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 13, 2009 1:23AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Perhaps it was because NBA discipline czar Stu Jackson was on hand that Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry suddenly developed a case of amnesia.

Gentry was thrown out of his team's 105-99 loss to Denver with 2 seconds left Saturday night at the Pepsi Center for arguing what he apparently believed was a non-call on a missed layup by Steve Nash five seconds earlier. But afterward Gentry had nothing to say about that.

"I didn't see anything,'' said Gentry, whose team blew a 17-point second-half lead. "They didn't call a foul so obviously it wasn't a foul. I didn't see anything. I'm not giving them my money. So, no, I didn't see anything. It was a great call. No call. That's fine.''

Well, Gentry will fork over some money to the NBA for his two technicals, but it's doubtful Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, will have to take further action. Not only did Gentry leave the court in a timely manner, Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said Gentry's ejection happened so fast he didn't realize what was going on until Gentry already was walking to the locker room.

Anthony, who scored a game-high 32 points, hit both technical foul shots for a 103-99 lead. Then Anthony, who had been fouled just before Gentry's ejection, made two more free throws to account for the final score.

"We said, 'Let's go. Fight. Let's play hard. Keep fighting,''' Anthony said of his team wiping out the big second-half deficit to stop a two-game losing streak.

The Suns still had fight in them until Nash, with his team down 101-99, missed a layup with 7 seconds remaining. He was closely guarded by Nuggets center Nene, and Anthony gathered in the rebound. The Suns guard was asked if he got fouled.

"I don't know,'' said Nash, who led Phoenix with 28 points. "It's tough to say.''

The Nuggets, though, had plenty to say about it.

"I thought it was just a good defensive play by Nene,'' said Nuggets coach George Karl. "I didn't think it was a foul.''

And then there was this from Anthony:

"I should send a video tape in for every time I touch the ball,'' Anthony said.

Well, considering Jackson was at the game, Anthony might not need to do that. And, considering he shot 9-of-10 from the foul line, he didn't have too much to complain about.

The Nuggets had enough things to complain about at halftime, when they fell behind 60-45. It got even worse when Nash drove in for a layup to give Phoenix a 70-53 lead with 8:08 left in the third quarter.

But the Nuggets wasted little time in mounting a comeback. They outscored the Suns 24-7 the remainder of the quarter to tie the score 77-77.

The Nuggets can thank guard Chauncey Billups for the quick comeback. Billups, who scored 24 points, drilled three 3-pointers in the final eight minutes of the third quarter to make for what had been a sluggish start.

"I told myself I was going to come out and be extremely aggressive in the second half,'' Billups said of his desire to make up for a first half in which he scored seven points, had three turnovers and picked up three fouls.

The Nuggets knew that was the best way to win. After all, the Suns are not exactly known for their prowess on the second game of back-to-back situations, and they had played Orlando at home the night before.

The Suns entered the game 1-4 on the second game of a back-to-back, having been outscored by an average 19.5 points in the losses. They arrived in Denver at 4 a.m. Friday.

"It's tough coming in here [in that situation],'' said Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin, who returned after missing two games with a dislocated left pinkie and totaled 12 points and nine rebounds. "When teams come in like that, our record is pretty good.''

Gentry didn't want to make any excuses. Nash, though, didn't deny the Suns got a bit fatigued.

"I just feel like we were a little tired, a little stagnant,'' Nash said. "When we were up 17, we let them back into the game and down the stretch we didn't make the plays.''

The Suns didn't completely set. After the Nuggets had taken a 92-87 lead with 5:28 left, Phoenix came back to take a 95-94 lead with 3:25 left on a 3-pointer by Nash.

But Billups, who shot 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, soon made a pair of 3-pointers. His second one gave the Nuggets the lead for good at 100-97 with 2:19 left.

"They were huge,'' Martin said of Billups' key 3-pointers throughout the second half.

So was Nene's defensive stand in the waning seconds. If there was a foul, Gentry couldn't remember it.

Suns
Nuggets
     
    • 54.5%

    • 41.0%

    • 41.7%

    • 41.2%

    • 78.6%

    • 79.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX DEN
Total Rebounds 9 9
Offensive Rebounds 5 15
Turnovers 20 14
Fast Break Pts: 12 18
Biggest Lead: 17 6
Points in the Paint: 34 26
PHX DEN
p Nash   28 Anthony   32
rb Amundson   11 Andersen   10
a Nash   7 Billups   8
s 2 players   2 Hilario   4
b Amundson   4 2 players   1
 
  • 11/15 - DEN @ PHX
  • 11/28 - PHX @ DEN
  • 01/11 - PHX @ DEN
  • 03/10 - DEN @ PHX
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 42:45 4-10 0-0 5-6 0 1 2 3 4 3 0 2 0 0 13
A. Stoudemire F 36:20 4-10 0-0 5-6 -20 0 8 8 0 5 2 7 0 1 13
C. Frye C 31:14 4-5 2-3 1-4 -4 0 4 4 0 5 1 1 2 0 11
J. Richardson G 25:13 3-8 0-1 2-2 -13 1 4 5 1 2 0 3 0 0 8
S. Nash G 34:30 11-17 1-5 5-6 -19 0 2 2 7 1 0 2 1 1 28
J. Dudley   24:46 3-7 2-3 2-2 +5 0 2 2 1 5 1 3 0 0 10
R. Lopez   03:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
G. Dragic   16:46 1-2 0-0 2-2 +9 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 4
L. Amundson   24:40 6-7 0-0 0-0 +12 3 8 11 2 5 2 1 4 0 12
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Tucker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-66 5-12 22-28   5 30 35 19 30 7 20 7 2 99
  54.5% 41.7% 78.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 21
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 44:21 11-25 1-1 9-10 +16 1 7 8 3 3 2 3 0 2 32
K. Martin F 36:10 5-10 0-0 2-4 +1 4 5 9 2 4 0 1 1 1 12
N. Hilario C 39:19 3-7 0-0 9-10 +21 1 4 5 2 4 4 0 0 1 15
A. Afflalo G 18:42 4-7 1-3 0-1 +9 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 9
C. Billups G 33:47 8-18 5-9 3-6 +11 0 1 1 8 4 2 5 0 1 24
C. Andersen   20:24 1-1 0-0 7-8 -10 7 3 10 0 0 1 0 1 0 9
J. Smith   21:07 0-8 0-3 2-2 -9 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 2
T. Lawson   11:46 0-1 0-0 2-2 -18 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 2
J. Graham   00:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Carter   14:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 +9 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-78 7-17 34-43   15 23 38 20 25 12 14 2 7 105
  41.0% 41.2% 79.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa, Griffin
  • Nuggets: Petro

technical fouls

  • Suns: Gentry, Gentry
  • Nuggets: Anthony, Karl

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #55 Bill Kennedy, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:30
Phoenix Suns (21-14) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Stoudemire (Nash gains possession)
Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:42
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:27 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nash (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  11:26  
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:10
[PHX 4-0]
 
  11:00
[DEN 2-4]
Billups Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:00  
  11:00
[DEN 3-4]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  10:50 Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:40
[PHX 6-3]
 
  10:30 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:30  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  10:26  
  10:13 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
  09:55 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:55  
Team Rebound  09:55  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:55
[PHX 7-3]
 
  09:46
[DEN 5-7]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:38
[PHX 9-5]
 
  09:38 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  09:27 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:15
[PHX 11-5]
 
  09:00 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:59  
  08:59 Martin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:45 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44 Afflalo Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:44 Afflalo Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:35 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:35
[PHX 12-5]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:35
[PHX 13-5]
 
  08:23 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:20
[DEN 7-13]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  08:11  
  08:05
[DEN 9-13]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:49 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:34
[DEN 12-13]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:03 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:02  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:56 Team Rebound 
  06:34 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:33  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  06:15
[PHX 15-12]
 
  06:00
[DEN 14-15]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:48
[DEN 16-15]
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:32  
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:19
[DEN 18-15]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:52
[PHX 17-18]
 
  04:30 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:29 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:28
[DEN 20-17]
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:28  
Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez  04:28  
  04:28 Martin Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:28 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:26  
Stoudemire Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  04:08
[PHX 19-20]
 
  03:52 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:50  
Richardson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  03:44
[PHX 21-20]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:22  
  03:22 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:22
[DEN 21-21]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:22 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:20 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:07 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST)  02:54  
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:48  
  02:48
[DEN 22-21]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:48
[DEN 23-21]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:23  
  02:03
[DEN 26-21]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
  01:49 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:49 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:49
[PHX 22-26]
 
Nash Substitution replaced by Hill  01:49  
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:49
[PHX 23-26]
 
  01:29 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  01:23
[PHX 26-26]
 
Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:12  
  01:12
[DEN 27-26]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:12
[DEN 28-26]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dudley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:58.7  
Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7
[DEN 29-26]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:41.7  
  00:41.7 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:40.8 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:35.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.6  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:21.7 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:03.3 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-14) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
  11:40 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 27-29]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 28-29]
 
  11:19 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  11:15
[PHX 30-29]
 
  10:57 Anthony Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO) 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Frye  10:57  
Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:42
[PHX 32-29]
 
  10:35 Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:35 Anthony Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  10:35 Anthony Technical 
  10:35 Anthony Substitution replaced by Billups 
Hill Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  10:35
[PHX 33-29]
 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:23  
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:23
[PHX 35-29]
 
  10:02 Lawson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  09:48
[PHX 37-29]
 
  09:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:34 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:31 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
  09:18 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:18
[PHX 38-29]
 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:18  
  09:16 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:56 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:55  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:45 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:37
[DEN 30-38]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:37
[DEN 31-38]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  08:29 Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  08:29 Karl Technical 
Hill Free Throw Technical Missed  08:29  
Team Rebound  08:29  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  08:20
[PHX 40-31]
 
  08:07 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  08:01  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:59  
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:59
[PHX 42-31]
 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:47  
  07:47 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  07:39 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:38  
  07:35 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Amundson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:26  
Amundson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:26  
  07:10 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Amundson (2 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  07:03
[PHX 45-31]
 
  06:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:56 Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  06:36
[DEN 33-45]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:14  
Amundson Tip Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:09 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:05 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:04  
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  05:54
[PHX 47-33]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:40  
  05:32
[DEN 35-47]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:02 Billups Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:02 Billups Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  05:02  
  04:53 Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
  04:53 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:40 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:39  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:31
[PHX 49-35]
 
  04:14 Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:13  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  04:01
[PHX 52-35]
 
  03:37 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:37  
Dudley Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:25  
Dudley Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:25  
  03:25
[DEN 36-52]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson  03:25  
  03:25
[DEN 37-52]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:01
[DEN 39-52]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  02:42
[PHX 54-39]
 
  02:26 Anthony Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:23  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:16 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:14  
  02:14 Timeout : Official 
  02:14 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  02:14  
  02:14
[DEN 40-54]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:14
[DEN 41-54]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:02 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:02
[PHX 55-41]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:02
[PHX 56-41]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[DEN 42-56]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:48
[DEN 43-56]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:31  
  01:16
[DEN 45-56]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  01:04
[PHX 58-45]
 
  00:52.9 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:52.6  
  00:43.0 Lawson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:43.0
[PHX 59-45]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:43.0
[PHX 60-45]
 
  00:35.9 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (2 BLK) 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:33.9  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:26.7  
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:19.4
[DEN 47-60]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:06.6  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye  00:06.6  
  00:06.6 Martin Substitution replaced by Graham 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-14) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:41  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:29
[PHX 62-47]
 
  11:14 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:13  
  11:03 Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  11:03
[PHX 63-47]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  11:03
[PHX 64-47]
 
  10:44
[DEN 49-64]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:28  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:28  
  10:04
[DEN 51-64]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:49 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:46  
  09:46 Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:46 Team Rebound 
  09:46 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:44  
  09:29 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:29
[PHX 65-51]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:29
[PHX 66-51]
 
  09:15 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Team Rebound 
Richardson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:15  
  09:09 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:09  
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  09:07  
  09:04 Afflalo Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:03  
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST)  08:55  
  08:50
[DEN 53-66]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  08:42
[PHX 68-53]
 
  08:21 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (2 ST) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  08:08
[PHX 70-53]
 
  07:42
[DEN 56-70]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  07:30  
Richardson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:20 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:13  
  07:13
[DEN 57-70]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:13
[DEN 58-70]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  06:56  
  06:50
[DEN 61-70]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:48  
Frye Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  06:33
[PHX 72-61]
 
  06:33 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  06:18
[DEN 64-72]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Hill Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:47 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:47  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:29 Team Rebound 
Richardson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:29  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:29  
Hill Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  05:18  
  05:18
[DEN 65-72]
Billups Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  05:11 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:10  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:39
[DEN 67-72]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Dudley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  04:17  
  04:11 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:10  
  04:10 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:10 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  04:10  
  04:10
[DEN 68-72]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:57 Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:57 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:48 Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:21
[DEN 70-72]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  03:11  
  03:07 Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:06 Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:05  
  03:05
[DEN 71-72]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:05 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:02  
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:45
[PHX 74-71]
 
  02:30
[DEN 73-74]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
  02:17 Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  02:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:17 Martin Substitution replaced by Carter 
  02:17 Billups Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:17  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:17
[PHX 75-73]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:17
[PHX 76-73]
 
  02:01 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Amundson Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:00  
  02:00
[DEN 74-76]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:00
[DEN 75-76]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dudley Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:24 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:23  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:15 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:53.9 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:53.1 Andersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:45.4  
  00:45.4
[DEN 76-76]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  00:45.4  
  00:45.4
[DEN 77-76]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:31.1 Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:31.1  
Team Rebound  00:31.1  
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:31.1
[PHX 77-77]
 
  00:15.1 Carter Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:15.1 Carter Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Stoudemire Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  00:01.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hilario (4 ST)  11:42  
  11:36 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  11:35  
  11:19 Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:19
[PHX 78-77]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  11:19
[PHX 79-77]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:03  
  11:03
[DEN 78-79]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  11:03
[DEN 79-79]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:36  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST)  10:33
[PHX 81-79]
 
  10:16
[DEN 81-81]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  09:54
[PHX 83-81]
 
  09:32 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  09:29
[DEN 83-83]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:09
[PHX 85-83]
 
  08:58
[DEN 85-85]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Amundson Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  08:36
[PHX 87-85]
 
  08:14 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (3 BLK) 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:13  
Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  08:12  
Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:11  
  08:11 Timeout : Official 
  08:11 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
  08:11
[DEN 86-87]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:11
[DEN 87-87]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  07:53  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  07:53  
  07:35 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:33 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:26
[DEN 89-87]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:17  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:17  
  07:03 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (4 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:02  
  07:02 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Frye  07:02  
  07:02 Hilario Substitution replaced by Martin 
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  06:54  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  06:54  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  06:54  
  06:42 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Andersen Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  06:29
[DEN 91-87]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Billups (8 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Andersen Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:55  
Amundson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:50  
  05:50 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:50 Team Rebound 
  05:50
[DEN 92-87]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  05:28
[PHX 90-92]
 
  05:05 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:05  
Hill Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Amundson (2 AST)  04:39
[PHX 92-92]
 
  04:16 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Andersen Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  04:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:14 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST)  03:58  
Amundson Foul : Personal (5 PF)  03:57  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  03:57  
  03:44 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:43 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:41
[DEN 94-92]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  03:25
[PHX 95-94]
 
  03:02
[DEN 97-95]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:42
[PHX 97-97]
 
  02:19
[DEN 100-97]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  01:57  
  01:56 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:39 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:35 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:18  
  01:18 Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:18 Team Rebound 
  01:18
[DEN 101-97]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
  01:08 Billups Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:01
[PHX 99-101]
 
  00:37.6 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:36.6 Team Rebound 
  00:30.9 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:06.7 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Frye Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:02.0  
Gentry Technical  00:02.0  
Gentry Technical  00:02.0  
Gentry Ejection:Second Technical  00:02.0  
  00:02.0
[DEN 102-99]
Anthony Free Throw Technical (29 PTS) 
  00:02.0
[DEN 103-99]
Anthony Free Throw Technical (30 PTS) 
  00:02.0
[DEN 104-99]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  00:02.0
[DEN 105-99]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
-- KUTP Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
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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