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Smith goes wild from downtown as Nuggets drub Hawks


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday December 24, 2009 1:08AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- With the Nuggets having trouble winning with a starter out of the lineup, J.R. Smith came up with the solution.

Shoot Denver to a victory.

Smith, who last spring set a franchise record by making 11 3-pointers against Sacramento, came close to matching the mark Wednesday. Smith was 10-for-17 from 3-point range and scored a season-high 41 points in Denver's 124-104 win over the Hawks on Wednesday.

"I really started getting in that rhythm in the first quarter," said Smith, who was four points shy of his career high set against the Kings on April 13. "Everything else was like throwing darts."

Smith wasn't perfect. While he was hitting shots from well beyond the arc, when he went to the foul line he was lost, going 1-for-6 from the line.

"J.R. has an incredible release and maybe the free-throw line is too close," Nuggets coach George Karl said.

Denver needed someone to have a night like Smith had. Coming into Wednesday the Nuggets were 0-5 when a starter missed a game. With Chauncey Billups sitting on the bench in a suit and nursing a strained left groin, five Nuggets scored in double figures to avenge an earlier loss to the Hawks in Atlanta.

"They kind of returned the favor," Hawks coach Mike Woodson said. "It's kind of the same game we played with them at our place."

Atlanta beat the Nuggets 125-100 on Nov. 7, but coming off a 112-87 win at Minnesota on Tuesday, the Hawks didn't have the energy to duplicate that effort. Jamal Crawford had a team-high 24 points but Mike Bibby was held to four and Joe Johnson had 16 points, five below his season average.

"We brought an extra guy to Joe Johnson anytime he got into a good scoring area," Karl said. "He didn't give us the nightmares of controlling the game like he's capable of doing."

The Hawks tried to do the same with Denver's superstar, Carmelo Anthony, but the NBA's leading scorer managed to get 24 points and threw in seven assists.

"I knew they weren't going to take the double team off me and somebody was going to be open," Anthony said. "Tonight J.R. made shots, Arron (Afflalo) started off making shots, and I think that made it easier for everybody."

Heading into a Christmas night showdown with injury-riddled Portland, the Nuggets' 20-9 mark ties the franchise record after 29 games. But there are some lingering issues. Billups, who has missed three games, is hopeful to return Friday night but the Nuggets might give him more time to make sure he's fully healthy.

The Nuggets are also mired in a four-game road losing streak and played lackadaisical in their previous two road games.

The one off-the-court issue hovering over the franchise is the future of Karl, who is in the last year of his six-year deal. AOL Fanhouse reported Tuesday night that Karl and the Nuggets were working on a three-year deal worth a reported $11 million but the two camps are not close to finalizing the deal.

When asked before the game about the report of a deal being worked out, Karl responded, "Not even close."

The lingering contract issue didn't seem to bother the Nuggets on Wednesday. They took control early when Smith scored 14 of his points in the second quarter when Denver led by as much as 16.

Atlanta hung around until Nene, who had 15 points and eight rebounds, scored consecutive buckets and Smith hit three straight 3-pointers to push the lead to 118-97 with 3:42 left.

"He was due for a game like that," Anthony said.

Smith was clearly trying to break his own record by launching up contested 3-pointers in the final minutes. After his third straight miss with 1:41 left, Karl pulled him out of the game and the guard got a standing ovation from the sellout crowd.

"A couple of guys asked me to keep J.R. in," Karl said. "Personally I think when the game's over the game's over, there shouldn't be any value other than that. But it's a new generation.

"A lot of his shots tonight were crazy, and that's his talent. You've got to live with it. Tonight he was in a zone and you let him go."

For one night, Smith made it worth it.

Hawks
Nuggets
     
    • 48.1%

    • 54.4%

    • 34.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 83.3%

    • 59.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL DEN
Total Rebounds 5 5
Offensive Rebounds 6 10
Turnovers 14 7
Fast Break Pts: 4 17
Biggest Lead: 4 21
Points in the Paint: 40 50
ATL DEN
p Crawford   24 Smith   41
rb Horford   11 2 players   8
a Johnson   9 2 players   7
s 2 players   1 Martin   2
b Smith   2 3 players   1
 
  • 02/28 - ATL @ DEN
  • 03/16 - DEN @ ATL
Atlanta Hawks (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Williams F 28:16 5-11 1-3 2-3 -16 1 3 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 13
J. Smith F 39:39 5-11 0-0 7-10 -20 1 8 9 2 5 0 1 2 0 17
A. Horford C 38:34 7-9 0-0 4-4 -15 1 10 11 1 2 0 2 1 0 18
J. Johnson G 39:30 5-12 2-6 4-4 -12 0 5 5 9 3 0 3 0 0 16
M. Bibby G 24:18 2-8 0-2 0-0 +2 0 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 4
J. Crawford   30:40 9-15 4-7 2-2 -11 1 2 3 2 3 1 4 0 0 24
M. Evans   14:41 1-7 1-5 0-0 -16 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
Z. Pachulia   13:39 2-4 0-0 1-1 -3 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 5
J. Teague   06:35 1-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2
R. Morris   02:27 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
O. Hunter   01:41 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-79 8-23 20-24   6 34 40 21 20 2 14 4 3 104
  48.1% 34.8% 83.3%   team rebs: 5 total to: 15
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 40:13 8-19 1-3 7-9 +21 1 5 6 7 3 1 2 1 2 24
K. Martin F 35:07 7-8 0-0 0-0 +12 2 6 8 1 2 2 1 0 1 14
N. Hilario C 32:39 6-11 0-0 3-4 +22 2 6 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 15
A. Afflalo G 20:07 3-8 2-3 0-0 +17 0 4 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 8
T. Lawson G 25:45 7-11 0-2 2-3 +8 3 3 6 5 1 0 2 0 0 16
J. Smith   30:15 15-25 10-17 1-6 +6 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 41
C. Andersen   23:20 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 5 5 1 4 0 2 1 0 0
A. Carter   25:13 1-5 0-1 0-0 +8 1 2 3 7 3 1 0 0 0 2
M. Allen   02:27 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Graham   02:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Petro   02:27 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 49-90 13-26 13-22   10 35 45 27 19 6 7 3 4 124
  54.4% 50.0% 59.1%   team rebs: 5 total to: 8

inactive

  • Hawks: Smith
  • Nuggets: Billups

technical fouls

  • Hawks: Evans
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #34 Marc Davis, #45 Joe Forte, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:11
Atlanta Hawks (21-13) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Smith (Martin gains possession)
  11:44
[DEN 2-0]
Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  11:23
[ATL 2-2]
 
  11:03 Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:50
[DEN 4-2]
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bibby Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16
[DEN 6-2]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  09:49
[ATL 4-6]
 
  09:33 Lawson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:20 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:20
[ATL 5-6]
 
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:20
[ATL 6-6]
 
  09:04 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST)  08:56
[ATL 8-6]
 
  08:39 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  08:33
[ATL 10-6]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:23  
  08:23
[DEN 7-10]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:23
[DEN 8-10]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:45
[DEN 11-10]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Bibby Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:29
[DEN 13-10]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:09  
  06:55 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:54  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST)  06:46
[ATL 12-13]
 
  06:37
[DEN 15-12]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
  06:21 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:21
[ATL 13-15]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:21
[ATL 14-15]
 
  06:06 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:35
[DEN 17-14]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:47 Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:46  
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:33
[DEN 19-14]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:32  
Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford  04:32  
  04:32 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:13 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK) 
  04:12 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:10
[DEN 21-14]
Martin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Horford Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:51 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:49
[DEN 23-14]
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Crawford Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:49  
  03:49 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Williams Substitution replaced by Evans  03:49  
  03:49
[DEN 24-14]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:17 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:16  
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:04
[ATL 16-24]
 
  02:53 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:52  
Crawford Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  02:48  
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia  02:48  
  02:48 Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter 
Evans Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:39  
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:33  
  02:33 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:33 Team Rebound 
  02:33
[DEN 25-16]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST)  02:18
[ATL 19-25]
 
  02:04
[DEN 28-19]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:34
[DEN 30-19]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pachulia Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (6 AST)  01:22
[ATL 21-30]
 
  01:22 Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:22
[ATL 22-30]
 
  01:10 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Teague  01:10  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.8 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:43.7
[DEN 32-22]
Martin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  00:32.9  
  00:28.2
[DEN 34-22]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Pachulia Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:28.2  
  00:28.2 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:05.5
[ATL 24-34]
 
  00:00.2 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (21-13) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Pachulia Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  11:38  
  11:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:23
[DEN 37-24]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:57 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  10:47 Anthony Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Jump Ball Martin vs Teague (Smith gains possession)  10:47  
Teague Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  10:47  
Teague Substitution replaced by Johnson  10:37  
  10:34 Lawson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Horford Dunk Shot: Missed  10:14  
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:12  
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:07
[ATL 26-37]
 
Crawford Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:59  
  09:59 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  09:50
[DEN 40-26]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Pachulia Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:31 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Johnson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:15  
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Smith  09:15  
  09:02
[DEN 42-26]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:56  
Evans Substitution replaced by Bibby  08:56  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (7 AST)  08:44
[ATL 29-42]
 
  08:23 Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:23  
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:18
[ATL 31-42]
 
  07:53 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:52  
  07:49 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:49
[ATL 32-42]
 
  07:49 Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:49
[ATL 33-42]
 
  07:42
[DEN 44-33]
Carter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:30 Hilario Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  07:30
[ATL 34-44]
 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Williams  07:30  
  07:25 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:25  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:25  
  07:23 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:07
[DEN 47-34]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:51
[ATL 36-47]
 
  06:51 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:51
[ATL 37-47]
 
  06:34 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:33  
Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:18 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:13 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:12  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  06:05  
  05:56 Carter Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:55  
Bibby 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:43
[DEN 49-37]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
  05:27 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:27  
  05:27 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:27 Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (8 AST)  05:20
[ATL 39-49]
 
  04:56 Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:54 Team Rebound 
  04:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:36
[ATL 41-49]
 
  04:20 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:19  
Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:01 Hilario Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:00  
Horford Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  03:56  
  03:42 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:39
[DEN 51-41]
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  03:24  
  03:10
[DEN 53-41]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bibby Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:40
[DEN 55-41]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:33  
  02:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford  02:33  
Horford Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:19
[ATL 43-55]
 
  02:02 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST) 
Horford Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST)  01:50
[ATL 45-55]
 
  01:33
[DEN 58-45]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Williams Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:05
[ATL 47-58]
 
  00:57.5
[DEN 60-47]
Martin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (6 AST) 
Crawford Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:47.1
[ATL 49-60]
 
  00:39.9 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:37.9 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:35.9 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:33.9  
  00:30.7 Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:30.7 Carter Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  00:30.7 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:30.7
[ATL 50-60]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Evans  00:30.7  
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:30.7
[ATL 51-60]
 
  00:19.1
[DEN 62-51]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Evans Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:19.1  
  00:19.1
[DEN 63-51]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.4  
  00:02.2 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (21-13) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  11:40
[ATL 53-63]
 
  11:20 Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  11:20  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:56
[ATL 55-63]
 
  10:45 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:44  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:25
[ATL 57-63]
 
  10:05
[DEN 66-57]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
  09:49 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:49  
Team Rebound  09:49  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:49
[ATL 58-66]
 
  09:39 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bibby (1 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:31  
Smith Tip Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Team Rebound 
  09:18
[DEN 68-58]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:30
[DEN 71-58]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:03 Hilario Dunk Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:00  
  08:00
[DEN 72-58]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:00 Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:59  
Horford Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:40
[ATL 60-72]
 
  07:19
[DEN 74-60]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:19  
  07:19
[DEN 75-60]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Horford Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:05
[ATL 62-75]
 
  07:05 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford  07:05  
Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  07:05
[ATL 63-75]
 
  06:46 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:44  
  06:44
[DEN 76-63]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:44 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:43  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:24
[ATL 66-76]
 
  06:14
[DEN 78-66]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  05:59 Anthony Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by Evans  05:59  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:49 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:44
[DEN 80-66]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  05:21  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:19  
Horford Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:18  
  05:11 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:09
[DEN 82-66]
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:07  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:46 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:44  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:39  
  04:39 Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Evans Substitution replaced by Bibby  04:39  
Evans Technical  04:39  
  04:39
[DEN 83-66]
Anthony Free Throw Technical (19 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST)  04:27
[ATL 69-83]
 
  04:11
[DEN 85-69]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
  03:55 Foul : Double Personal - Anthony (2 PF), Horford (1 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Pachulia  03:55  
  03:55 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:41  
Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:25  
  03:25 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:10
[DEN 88-69]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  02:54 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:54
[ATL 70-88]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:54
[ATL 71-88]
 
  02:33 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:32  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST)  02:16
[ATL 74-88]
 
  01:51 Lawson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:50  
Bibby Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (1 AST)  01:43
[ATL 76-88]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:23  
  01:23 Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter 
  01:23
[DEN 89-76]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  01:23 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:21  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST)  01:08
[ATL 79-89]
 
  00:51.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.9  
Bibby Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  00:44.9  
  00:42.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:41.2
[DEN 91-79]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Horford Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST)  00:20.0
[ATL 81-91]
 
  00:20.0 Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Evans  00:20.0  
Bibby Substitution replaced by Williams  00:20.0  
Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  00:20.0
[ATL 82-91]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:05.6  
  00:05.6
[DEN 92-82]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:05.6 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:04.9  
Crawford Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:00.2  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[DEN 94-82]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:20  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:05 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:05  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:41  
Crawford Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:14
[DEN 96-82]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  09:53
[ATL 85-96]
 
  09:31
[DEN 98-85]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:31  
Evans Substitution replaced by Johnson  09:31  
  09:31 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:28  
Pachulia Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  09:14
[ATL 87-98]
 
  08:47 Carter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:46  
Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  08:42  
  08:34
[DEN 100-87]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  08:21  
Timeout : Official  08:21  
  08:21 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Pachulia Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:49 Team Rebound 
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Horford  07:49  
  07:49 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:47  
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:41
[ATL 89-100]
 
  07:41 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  07:41
[ATL 90-100]
 
Horford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:26  
  07:26
[DEN 101-90]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:26
[DEN 102-90]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:12 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:43
[DEN 105-90]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Johnson (9 AST)  06:16
[ATL 93-105]
 
  05:51
[DEN 107-93]
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (6 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:17
[DEN 109-93]
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Anthony (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:15  
Williams Substitution replaced by Bibby  05:15  
Smith Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  05:02  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:02  
  04:49
[DEN 112-93]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Carter (7 AST) 
Crawford Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:33  
Crawford Tip Shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:33
[ATL 95-112]
 
Crawford Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:23  
  04:13
[DEN 115-95]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (38 PTS) 
  04:02 Andersen Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:02
[ATL 96-115]
 
Bibby Substitution replaced by Teague  04:02  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:02
[ATL 97-115]
 
  03:42
[DEN 118-97]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (41 PTS) 
Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  03:21  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Evans  03:08  
  02:57 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  02:56  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:31 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:31  
  02:27 Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Horford Substitution replaced by Morris  02:27  
  02:27 Anthony Substitution replaced by Allen 
  02:27 Hilario Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  02:27 Andersen Substitution replaced by Graham 
  02:27 Carter Substitution replaced by Petro 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:27
[ATL 98-118]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:06  
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:59  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:55
[ATL 100-118]
 
  01:41 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:41  
Smith Substitution replaced by Hunter  01:41  
  01:41 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Teague Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:26
[ATL 102-118]
 
  01:05 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:03
[DEN 120-102]
Petro Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST)  00:52.6
[ATL 104-120]
 
  00:31.4
[DEN 122-104]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Hunter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  00:29.9  
  00:27.1 Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed Block: Hunter (1 BLK) 
  00:26.5 Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:26.5 Lawson Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:24.9 Lawson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:24.9
[DEN 124-104]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.8  
  00:14.2 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
-- FSS-ATL Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 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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