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Kings finally score win over one of league's big boys


By Jimmy Spencer, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday December 29, 2009 2:07AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NBA.com exclusive) -- First it was LeBron, and then it was Kobe.

Knocking off winning teams with premier stars hasn't been easy for Sacramento, with proof in the Kings' back-to-back losses to the Cavaliers in overtime followed by the Lakers in double-overtime.

On Monday night though, with another of the league's best in Carmelo Anthony visiting, the Kings finally broke the door down in their 106-101 win in Sacramento over the Nuggets.

"We knew it had to happen sooner or later if we kept ramming into that door," Kings head coach Paul Westphal said. "We have a resilient team that loves to compete and we got this one."

Persistence at home finally paid off for the Kings in the third game of a four-game home stand. Sacramento finally found a way to defeat a winning team on its home floor.

The victory against Denver marked the fourth of 11 home victories against teams that currently have a winning record.

"To be able to knock off the Nuggets, one of the best teams in basketball," Westphal said. "It was very satisfying for us to backup our near misses with Cleveland and the Lakers and get this one tonight."

The last time the Kings defeated a winning club at home was on Nov. 13 in a victory versus Houston. Knocking off visiting Atlanta and Oklahoma City in early November marked the only other home wins against winning teams.

"Glad we knocked off one of the big boys at home, it's another step in our development," Westphal said.

Sacramento is now 9-1 when its big man Jason Thompson records a double-double.

"I think it was a long time coming, obviously it hurt with Cleveland and L.A.," said Thompson, who had 15 points and 11 rebounds. "There were so many chances ... we were right there. It's good to get this win."

Did the previous losses creep into Thompson's head?

"Yeah, you have that in the back of your mind because you don't want it to happen again. We started finishing and making big shots. Those two games we weren't making shots at the end."

The Kings trailed by two points with two minutes to play when Omri Casspi's 3-pointer, followed by a defensive stop and a Beno Udrih 3-point play put the Kings up 100-96, a lead the Kings would maintain at the free throw line to closeout the contest.

With Sacramento rookie Tyreke Evans sitting sideline in his suit resting a sore right ankle, it was a balance of Sacramento scoring. Five Kings were in double-figures, led by Andres Nocioni's 21 points.

Nocioni, who played just a combined 13 minutes in the first two games of the Kings' home stand, made the most of his 25 minutes on Monday night. Nocioni was a combined 3-of-17 in his last four games, including a Lakers game in which he didn't attempt a single shot.

Westphal joked after the game that he offered words of advice to Nocioni on breaking his shooting slump: "Keep shooting. It's a shame to be hot and not know it. You've got to find out."

Nocioni was near perfect on Monday, shooting 6-for-7 from the field, including four 3-pointers.

"You need to try and keep shooting but the right shots," Nocioni said. "Take open shots and keep shooting.

Denver was without its star point guard as well, as Chauncey Billups remains day-to-day with a groin strain.

A night after fouling out in a loss to Dallas that he scored just 16 points, Anthony dropped 34 points on 15-of-35 shooting. The league's leading scorer played the final eight minutes delicately on defense, nursing five fouls.

Kings second-year swingman Donte Greene, who guarded LeBron James (34 points vs. Sacramento) and Kobe Bryant (38 points) in the past week, took on Anthony on Monday night.

"I love it, give it to me next week," Greene said. "I just love it. It is challenging and it's not like I am out there talking trash. I am out there defending but I'm also learning.

"I'm not bashful, I will ask questions. I was out there asking Kobe questions right on the court."

Nene dominated the Kings inside, pounding in the paint to the tune of 25 points and eight rebounds.

The Nuggets, who have made 80.4 percent of their free throws this season, shot an uncharacteristic 57.1 percent (20-for-35) from the stripe in the loss to Sacramento.

The Kings are expected to announce a three-year contract extension with team president Geoff Petrie on Tuesday.

Nuggets
Kings
     
    • 41.5%

    • 46.2%

    • 25.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 57.1%

    • 75.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAC
Total Rebounds 13 14
Offensive Rebounds 20 11
Turnovers 9 17
Fast Break Pts: 16 14
Biggest Lead: 11 7
Points in the Paint: 54 46
DEN SAC
p Anthony   34 Nocioni   21
rb Martin   12 Thompson   11
a Lawson   6 Udrih   7
s Hilario   3 Udrih   2
b Hilario   3 Brockman   2
 
  • 01/01 - SAC @ DEN
  • 01/06 - DEN @ SAC
  • 03/30 - SAC @ DEN
  • 04/01 - DEN @ SAC
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 42:03 15-35 1-2 3-7 +2 5 3 8 2 5 1 4 0 2 34
K. Martin F 37:35 4-11 0-0 2-4 +2 2 10 12 1 5 1 0 0 0 10
N. Hilario C 37:52 8-11 0-0 9-14 +4 3 5 8 3 3 3 0 3 1 25
A. Afflalo G 20:05 2-6 1-3 0-0 +5 1 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
T. Lawson G 38:08 5-13 0-2 2-2 +2 2 2 4 6 4 2 1 0 1 12
C. Andersen   20:07 2-3 0-0 2-4 -16 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
J. Smith   22:48 1-9 0-3 2-4 -15 1 2 3 1 6 2 4 0 0 4
A. Carter   21:23 2-6 1-2 0-0 -9 4 1 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 5
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-94 3-12 20-35   20 26 46 17 27 9 9 6 4 101
  41.5% 25.0% 57.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 9
Sacramento Kings (25-57)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Casspi F 36:18 4-9 1-3 2-4 +1 0 6 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 11
J. Thompson F-C 38:23 5-12 0-0 5-5 +6 3 8 11 2 4 0 1 0 1 15
S. Hawes C-F 20:39 3-7 0-0 0-0 -2 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 6
D. Greene G-F 22:53 6-9 1-3 4-4 +2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 17
B. Udrih G 40:12 7-17 0-1 3-4 +1 0 5 5 7 2 2 5 0 2 17
K. Thomas   02:46 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
A. Nocioni   25:21 6-7 4-5 5-6 +13 0 6 6 2 3 0 2 1 0 21
S. Rodriguez   22:38 2-11 0-1 2-4 +10 1 2 3 6 1 0 3 0 1 6
I. Udoka   14:04 3-4 1-1 0-2 +2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
J. Brockman   16:46 1-3 0-0 4-4 -2 4 6 10 1 5 0 1 2 0 6
T. Evans DND - sprained right ankle
S. May DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-80 7-14 25-33   11 37 48 22 26 3 17 4 6 106
  46.2% 50.0% 75.8%   team rebs: 14 total to: 17

inactive

  • Nuggets: Billups
  • Kings: Garcia, Martin

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Smith
  • Kings: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #33 Sean Corbin, #39 Kevin Fehr
  • Attendance: 14548
  • Duration: 2:28
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hawes vs Hilario (Martin gains possession)
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28
[SAC 2-0]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  11:09
[DEN 2-2]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:53  
  10:53
[SAC 3-2]
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:53
[SAC 4-2]
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK)  10:40  
  10:38 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:37 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:18 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:17  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:07  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:07  
  09:51
[SAC 7-2]
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Udrih (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:38 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:28
[SAC 9-2]
Udrih Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:16 Thompson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:16
[DEN 3-9]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:16  
  09:16 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:02  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:55
[DEN 5-9]
 
  08:35 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:34  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:19  
Hilario Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:19
[DEN 7-9]
 
  08:08 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:07  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:03
[DEN 9-9]
 
  07:52 Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:43  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:42
[DEN 11-9]
 
  07:24 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:24 Team Rebound 
Martin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:17 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:17  
  07:05
[SAC 11-11]
Greene Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:45 Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  06:45
[SAC 13-11]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Udrih (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:29
[DEN 13-13]
 
  06:15
[SAC 15-13]
Hawes Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Udrih (3 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Udrih (1 ST)  06:10  
  05:54 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:52  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 15-15]
 
  05:28 Hawes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:26  
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  05:24
[DEN 17-15]
 
  05:24 Greene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:24 Thompson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:24
[DEN 18-15]
 
  05:02 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:00 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:00 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 20-15]
 
  04:47 Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 21-15]
 
  04:29 Udrih Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:28  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:11
[SAC 17-21]
Udrih Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:01
[DEN 23-17]
 
  03:43 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:42  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  03:38
[DEN 25-17]
 
  03:19
[SAC 19-25]
Udrih Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:03  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  02:59
[DEN 27-19]
 
  02:42 Udrih Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  02:38 Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:38 Casspi Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
  02:38 Hawes Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
  02:38 Thomas Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:38  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:38  
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:38
[DEN 28-19]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:38  
  02:28 Rodriguez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  02:21
[DEN 30-19]
 
  02:05 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:03
[SAC 21-30]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:50  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:46
[SAC 23-30]
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  01:28
[DEN 32-23]
 
  01:11
[SAC 26-32]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:47.9 Udrih Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter  00:44.4  
  00:44.4 Greene Substitution replaced by Udoka 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.9 Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:41 Team Rebound 
  11:33 Nocioni Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:33 Nocioni Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nocioni (1 BLK)  11:19  
Team Rebound  11:19  
  11:15 Casspi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:15
[DEN 33-26]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:15
[DEN 34-26]
 
  11:02 Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Smith Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:55  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:55  
  10:36 Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:35  
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:12
[SAC 28-34]
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:58 Team Rebound 
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  09:58  
  09:43
[SAC 30-34]
Nocioni Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
  09:30 Casspi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:30  
Team Rebound  09:30  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:30  
  09:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:12 Casspi Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:02  
Hilario Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:02
[DEN 36-30]
 
  08:38 Udoka Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:37  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  08:32
[DEN 38-30]
 
  08:15
[SAC 32-38]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (2 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  08:01
[DEN 40-32]
 
  07:41
[SAC 35-40]
Udoka 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (3 AST) 
  07:25 Udoka Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  07:25  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  07:25  
  07:25 Udoka Substitution replaced by Udrih 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:03
[SAC 38-40]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (4 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:41 Rodriguez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:29 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:27  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  06:22  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:20  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:11  
Carter Tip Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:04 Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:03  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:38 Rodriguez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:34  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21
[SAC 40-40]
Nocioni Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Rodriguez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:45 Udrih Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:45  
Carter Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:45  
  04:45 Casspi Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  04:28 Thompson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  04:28  
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:28  
Team Rebound  04:28  
  04:28 Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:28
[DEN 41-40]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:15  
  04:12 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:12  
  04:12 Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:12  
Team Rebound  04:12  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:12
[DEN 42-40]
 
  03:57
[SAC 42-42]
Udrih Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (2 AST) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brockman (1 BLK)  03:40  
  03:39 Brockman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:35
[SAC 44-42]
Udoka Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Udrih (4 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:07  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:58  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:57  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:53 Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:50 Team Rebound 
  02:50
[SAC 45-42]
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:10 Udrih Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  02:06 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 44-45]
 
  01:26 Udrih Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  01:23 Brockman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:22 Brockman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  01:19
[DEN 46-45]
 
  00:58.9 Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:57.6  
Anthony Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:38.2
[DEN 48-45]
 
  00:32.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  00:32.0  
  00:32.0 Brockman Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
  00:20.0
[SAC 47-48]
Udoka Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
  00:01.0 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-14) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50
[SAC 49-48]
Casspi Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:25  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 51-49]
 
  11:00 Udrih Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST) 
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Udrih (2 ST)  10:57  
  10:46
[SAC 51-51]
Greene Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:21
[SAC 53-51]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
  09:59 Udrih Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:59  
Team Rebound  09:59  
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:59
[DEN 52-53]
 
  09:42 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:41  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:29
[SAC 55-52]
Casspi Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Udrih (5 AST) 
Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:03
[DEN 54-55]
 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:47  
  08:47 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:47 Team Rebound 
  08:47 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:46  
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:29
[SAC 57-54]
Hawes Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST)  08:12
[DEN 56-57]
 
  07:55 Casspi Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:55 Casspi Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Hilario Dunk Shot: Missed  07:38  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:37  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:32
[DEN 59-57]
 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:26  
  07:26 Casspi Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
  07:15 Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Hilario Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:13  
  07:04 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  07:03  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:58  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:58  
  06:45 Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  06:44  
  06:26 Hawes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:26
[DEN 60-57]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:07 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:06
[SAC 59-60]
Hawes Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:00 Rodriguez Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 62-59]
 
  05:40
[SAC 61-62]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:40  
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40
[SAC 62-62]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  05:23
[DEN 64-62]
 
  05:00 Greene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK) 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:58  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:23 Hawes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST) 
  04:23 Thompson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:23  
  04:23 Thompson Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS)  04:06
[DEN 66-62]
 
  03:59
[SAC 64-66]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (5 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:40  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:39 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:39  
  03:39 Udrih Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  03:39
[SAC 65-66]
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:39  
  03:39 Hawes Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
  03:39
[SAC 66-66]
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:24 Brockman Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:24 Greene Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:24  
Team Rebound  03:24  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:13  
  03:13
[SAC 67-66]
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:13
[SAC 68-66]
Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Brockman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:33 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:31  
  02:19 Udoka Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter  02:19  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:19  
Team Rebound  02:19  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:19  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:17  
Smith Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 68-68]
 
  02:04 Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:03 Brockman Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:03 Brockman Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Team Rebound 
  02:03 Jump Ball Brockman vs Andersen (Casspi gains possession) 
  01:49
[SAC 71-68]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (6 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:02 Rodriguez Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Team Rebound 
Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:02  
  01:02
[SAC 72-68]
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:02
[SAC 73-68]
Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:46.9  
Martin Tip Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:44.8 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:42.3  
  00:42.3 Udoka Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:42.3 Team Rebound 
  00:42.3 Udoka Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:26.0  
Team Rebound  00:26.0  
  00:26.0 Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:26.0
[DEN 69-73]
 
  00:26.0 Udoka Substitution replaced by Udrih 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:26.0  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:26.0
[DEN 70-73]
 
  00:05.0
[SAC 75-70]
Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  00:00.8  
Smith Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:00.8  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:24 Rodriguez Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Running Hook Shot: Missed  11:07  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:07  
  11:07 Nocioni Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  10:57
[DEN 73-75]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:43  
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:43  
  10:43
[SAC 76-73]
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:43
[SAC 77-73]
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
Team Rebound  10:29  
  10:29 Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
Carter Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  10:15  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  10:10
[DEN 75-77]
 
  09:51 Udrih Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
  09:49 Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:48
[SAC 79-75]
Brockman Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  09:32 Udrih Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:32  
  09:32 Brockman Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  09:32
[DEN 76-79]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  09:21  
  09:21
[SAC 80-76]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony  09:21  
  09:21 Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Smith Technical  09:21  
  09:21 Udrih Free Throw Technical Missed 
  09:21 Team Rebound 
  09:21
[SAC 81-76]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Hilario Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Brockman (2 BLK)  09:09  
Anthony Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  09:08  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:00  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:53  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:53
[DEN 78-81]
 
  08:28 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:28  
  08:28
[SAC 82-78]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:28
[SAC 83-78]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  08:07
[DEN 80-83]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  07:58  
  07:58
[SAC 84-80]
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  07:58
[SAC 85-80]
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Anthony Floating Jump shot: Made (30 PTS)  07:42
[DEN 82-85]
 
  07:25
[SAC 87-82]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brockman (1 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  07:12
[DEN 84-87]
 
  06:54
[SAC 90-84]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Udrih (6 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:16 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:14  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  06:14  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS)  05:58
[DEN 86-90]
 
  05:35
[SAC 92-86]
Thompson Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Udrih (7 AST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  05:19
[DEN 88-92]
 
  05:19 Thompson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:19  
  05:19 Casspi Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  05:19
[DEN 89-92]
 
  05:06 Nocioni Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:53 Brockman Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:53
[DEN 90-92]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:53
[DEN 91-92]
 
  04:38 Rodriguez Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:37 Rodriguez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:37 Rodriguez Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:36  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:58 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carter (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  03:56  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  03:26 Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (3 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:25  
  03:22 Nocioni Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:22 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  03:22 Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  03:22 Brockman Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:22
[DEN 92-92]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:22
[DEN 93-92]
 
  03:02 Hawes Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  03:01  
  03:01 Hawes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  03:01
[DEN 94-92]
 
  03:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:01 Udoka Substitution replaced by Greene 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:48
[SAC 94-94]
Greene Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  02:22
[DEN 96-94]
 
  02:01
[SAC 97-96]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:41
[SAC 99-96]
Udrih Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:41  
  01:41
[SAC 100-96]
Udrih Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
  01:31 Hawes Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:31  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  01:31
[DEN 97-100]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[SAC 101-97]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:21
[SAC 102-97]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:21  
Carter Substitution replaced by Smith  01:21  
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:35.9 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:34.9  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:25.7  
  00:25.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:25.7 Casspi Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
  00:25.7 Hawes Substitution replaced by Udoka 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:25.7  
Martin Substitution replaced by Carter  00:25.7  
Smith Foul : Personal (6 PF)  00:13.5  
Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony  00:13.5  
  00:13.5 Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:13.5 Team Rebound 
  00:13.5
[SAC 103-97]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.5  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:10.6
[DEN 99-103]
 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:09.4  
  00:09.4 Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.4 Team Rebound 
  00:09.4
[SAC 104-99]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.4  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Carter Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:05.7  
Carter Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:04.1
[DEN 101-104]
 
  00:04.1 Team Timeout : Short 
Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:02.8  
  00:02.8
[SAC 105-101]
Udrih Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:02.8
[SAC 106-101]
Udrih Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 10:00 pm ET
-- CSN-CA Local 10:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
SAC
5th Pacific
25
57
1-9
18-23
7-34
 
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
SAC
Evans 20.1
Thompson 8.5
Evans 5.8
Hawes 1.2
Evans 1.5

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