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Without 'Melo, Billups, Nuggets stop Jazz, end road skid


By Andrew Aragon, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 3, 2010 12:57AM

SALT LAKE CITY (NBA.com exclusive) -- With starters Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups both out of the lineup against Utah on Saturday night, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl kept his strategy simple.

"The basic game plan was to play hard and figure the game out as it happens," Karl said. "No one could write the script on how we were going to win tonight until the game got going."

The Nuggets outplayed the Jazz in several aspects, but sticking to the premise of playing hard without their two stars was the difference in Denver's 105-95 win over the Jazz. The Nuggets (21-12) put together a better effort on both ends of the floor, forced 26 turnovers and dominated Utah (18-15) in the paint in their victory.

Anthony, who is second in the NBA in scoring averaging 30 points per game, missed his first game of the season with a right knee contusion. Billups sat out for the fifth time in six games with a left groin strain.

"We've got a lot of leadership," said Denver guard Arron Afflalo, who provided the Nuggets with a lift with 13 points and three 3-pointers. "To have Chauncey and 'Melo out and still win says a lot about the other guys on this team. Everybody's confidence picks up and when those two get back we'll be even better."

Rookie Ty Lawson took full advantage of his starting opportunity and the Jazz had no answer for him. Lawson displayed his stunning quickness to get to the basket and made smart decisions with the ball. He tied his season-high with 23 points and dished nine assists. He also had three steals.

"Kid has a chance to be a great player and tonight we needed him," Karl said. "I don't know if he was great, but he played a damn good game. He was in control of the game and that doesn't happen very often by anybody on this court. It's a tough place to play."

Everywhere outside of Denver has been tough for the Nuggets to play lately. They had lost six straight road games before beating Utah with a shorthanded team, earning an unexpected result.

"The only way I thought we could beat them was to score in the open court, score off of turnovers and try to create some defensive plays," Karl said.

Nene and Kenyon Martin anchored Denver's defensive effort, pushing the Jazz out of the paint while racking up several deflections. The Nuggets disrupted some of Utah's favorite sets with ball pressure, and the Jazz had to take many outside jumpers with hands in their faces. Utah's 26 turnovers led to 33 Denver points.

"They did some kind of job defensively on us," said Utah coach Jerry Sloan. "They made it very difficult for us all night long. They got after us, made us take tough shots, and they stayed after it. It was a tough loss, but give them credit. They played extremely well."

Denver had a much easier time getting to the basket than the Jazz did. The Nuggets couldn't buy a basket in the early going, missing seven of their first eight shots. So they adjusted and attacked Utah's defense. Denver set the tone for the game by scoring 18 of its first 22 points in the paint.

Nene had 22 points and six steals. Martin had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Nuggets finished with 64 points in the paint, compared to 48 for Utah. Denver doubled Utah in fast break points, 24-12.

"That's the way we want to play," said Denver guard J.R. Smith, who had 18 points and four assists. "That's when we're at our best. We just gotta keep it up the rest of the year."

Two runs in the third quarter helped the Nuggets pull away. A quick 7-0 spurt that featured a 3-pointer and two free throws by Afflalo and a breakaway dunk by Nene gave the Nuggets their first double-digit lead at 61-51.

The Nuggets went on a 12-2 run that was capped by a sequence that told the story of Denver's superior effort. After Smith missed the second of two free throw attempts, he collected his own rebound, dribbled a couple of steps back and drained a 3-pointer. The shot gave Denver its biggest lead of the game at 75-59.

"It's definitely a disappointment, especially with who they have missing," said Jazz guard Deron Williams. "They shared the ball, they executed, they outhustled us, they outrebounded us. It was just a bad game."

Williams was bothered by a stomach virus and missed Utah's morning shootaround. He was a game-time decision and played at less than 100 percent. He still managed to score 16 points, dish six assists and grab five rebounds.

Nuggets
Jazz
     
    • 51.2%

    • 50.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 69.6%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN UTA
Total Rebounds 7 9
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Turnovers 14 25
Fast Break Pts: 24 12
Biggest Lead: 16 5
Points in the Paint: 64 48
DEN UTA
p Lawson   23 Boozer   18
rb Martin   12 Boozer   10
a Lawson   9 Williams   6
s Hilario   6 3 players   2
b Andersen   2 Okur   3
 
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Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Graham F-G 21:55 3-7 0-0 1-2 +7 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 7
K. Martin F 37:17 6-12 0-0 0-2 +7 1 11 12 2 4 3 3 0 0 12
N. Hilario C 36:46 9-13 0-0 4-5 +11 3 2 5 3 1 6 4 0 1 22
A. Afflalo G 25:29 4-8 3-5 2-2 +3 0 2 2 2 4 1 0 1 1 13
T. Lawson G 38:02 9-14 1-1 4-5 +17 0 2 2 9 2 3 3 0 2 23
J. Smith   33:15 7-19 1-8 3-5 +5 1 1 2 4 5 0 0 0 0 18
C. Andersen   21:34 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 2 3 5 0 3 1 1 2 1 6
A. Carter   25:42 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 4
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Billups DNP - DND - Left adductor strain
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-82 5-15 16-23   8 24 32 23 25 15 14 3 6 105
  51.2% 33.3% 69.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Utah Jazz (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Miles F 16:08 3-6 1-3 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 7
C. Boozer F 37:03 8-15 0-0 2-2 -14 3 7 10 3 3 2 5 1 0 18
M. Okur C 33:28 4-10 2-5 6-7 +1 2 7 9 3 4 0 3 3 0 16
R. Brewer G-F 27:15 4-8 0-0 2-4 -10 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 10
D. Williams G 38:38 6-10 0-1 4-4 -10 1 4 5 6 1 0 3 1 0 16
A. Kirilenko   23:23 3-6 0-0 3-4 -7 0 3 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 9
P. Millsap   21:44 4-6 0-0 0-0 -4 2 4 6 1 4 1 1 1 0 8
R. Price   20:04 2-5 0-1 1-4 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 4 0 1 5
W. Matthews   22:02 2-5 0-2 2-2 -4 0 2 2 2 3 0 4 0 1 6
K. Fesenko   00:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Korver DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Koufos DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-71 3-12 20-27   9 32 41 20 22 9 25 6 3 95
  50.7% 25.0% 74.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 26

inactive

  • Nuggets: Anthony
  • Jazz: --

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Jazz: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 19911
  • Duration: 2:12
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Utah Jazz (18-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okur vs Hilario
  11:45
[UTA 3-0]
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Boozer (1 AST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okur (1 BLK)  11:28  
  11:26 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  11:18  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:16  
Graham Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:16
[DEN 2-3]
 
  11:02 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:52 Okur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Okur Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:18  
  10:10 Boozer Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:08 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:07
[UTA 5-2]
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:36 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:35  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okur (2 BLK)  09:29  
  09:28 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:22
[UTA 7-2]
Miles Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:44 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:43  
Graham Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:32
[DEN 4-7]
 
  08:09 Boozer Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:08  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  08:02
[DEN 6-7]
 
  08:02 Okur Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:02
[DEN 7-7]
 
  07:49 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:48  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  07:43
[DEN 9-7]
 
  07:20 Okur Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Okur Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:10
[UTA 9-9]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:39 Okur Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:37
[UTA 11-9]
Miles Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Graham Layup Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:19 Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:12
[UTA 13-9]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  05:54  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:44
[DEN 11-13]
 
  05:16
[UTA 15-11]
Okur Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:06
[DEN 13-15]
 
  04:51 Martin Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:43 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:42  
Graham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boozer (1 BLK)  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:37  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:21 Boozer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST) 
  04:17 Okur Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:17 Miles Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
  04:17 Okur Substitution replaced by Millsap 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:17  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:17
[DEN 14-15]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:17
[DEN 15-15]
 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:00  
  04:00 Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:00 Team Rebound 
  04:00
[UTA 16-15]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 17-16]
 
  03:45 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 18-16]
 
  03:28 Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:57 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:56  
Graham Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  02:52
[DEN 20-16]
 
  02:37
[UTA 18-20]
Boozer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:14
[UTA 20-20]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
Graham Substitution replaced by Carter  02:14  
  02:14
[UTA 21-20]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  01:59  
  01:55 Kirilenko Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:54  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (1 BLK)  01:49  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:47  
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:46
[DEN 22-21]
 
  01:33 Williams Substitution replaced by Price 
  01:33 Brewer Substitution replaced by Matthews 
  01:24
[UTA 23-22]
Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:12
[DEN 24-23]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:49.6  
  00:42.3 Price Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:42.3 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:42.3
[UTA 25-24]
Millsap Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  00:31.6
[DEN 26-25]
 
  00:07.6 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:07.6  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:03.0
[DEN 28-25]
 
  00:00.5 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Utah Jazz (18-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:44  
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:29  
  11:29
[UTA 26-28]
Okur Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:29
[UTA 27-28]
Okur Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:05 Millsap Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Martin Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:56  
Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:56  
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:56  
  10:43
[UTA 29-28]
Kirilenko Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:26 Matthews Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:26 Matthews Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:14
[DEN 30-29]
 
  10:00 Okur Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST) 
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:56
[DEN 32-29]
 
  09:36
[UTA 31-32]
Millsap Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:17  
  09:00 Matthews Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:31  
  08:31 Timeout : Official 
  08:19 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:18  
  08:12 Price Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Okur Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:34
[UTA 33-32]
Price Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Matthews (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:18 Team Rebound 
  07:18 Price Substitution replaced by Williams 
  07:04
[UTA 35-32]
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  06:49
[DEN 35-35]
 
  06:33
[UTA 37-35]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Okur (1 AST) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:04 Okur Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:04  
Smith Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:04  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  05:48
[DEN 38-37]
 
  05:28 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:27  
  05:20 Kirilenko Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:20 Okur Substitution replaced by Boozer 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Boozer (1 ST)  05:13  
  05:06 Millsap Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:05  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:59  
  04:49 Boozer Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:49 Boozer Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Graham  04:49  
Carter Substitution replaced by Martin  04:49  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  04:35
[DEN 40-37]
 
  04:22 Boozer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:15
[UTA 39-40]
Boozer Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:52  
  03:52 Millsap Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  03:52  
  03:45 Millsap Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:30 Millsap Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:30 Millsap Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:30  
Team Rebound  03:30  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:30  
  03:30 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:10 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (4 ST) 
Martin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  03:04
[DEN 42-39]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:40
[UTA 40-42]
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:40
[UTA 41-42]
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 44-41]
 
  02:20 Matthews Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 45-41]
 
  02:08
[UTA 43-45]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  02:01  
Team Rebound  01:59  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  01:56
[DEN 47-43]
 
  01:34 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  01:25
[DEN 49-43]
 
  01:02 Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  01:02
[UTA 45-49]
Boozer Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Boozer (2 ST)  00:42.9  
  00:35.9
[UTA 47-49]
Matthews Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:26.0
[DEN 51-47]
 
  00:02.9 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:01.5  
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  00:01.0  
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Utah Jazz (18-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  11:42
[DEN 54-47]
 
  11:26
[UTA 49-54]
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Okur (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:47 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
  10:47 Boozer Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:29 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:29  
  10:17 Miles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
  10:14 Okur Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:07 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:06  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  09:57  
  09:54
[UTA 51-54]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Okur Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:28  
  09:28 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:28 Team Rebound 
  09:28 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:28  
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:06  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:05  
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:54  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  08:49
[DEN 57-51]
 
  08:34 Boozer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
  08:21 Miles Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:21
[DEN 58-51]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:21
[DEN 59-51]
 
  08:11 Boozer Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hilario (5 ST) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:06
[DEN 61-51]
 
  07:53
[UTA 54-61]
Okur 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
  07:42 Okur Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:42  
Team Rebound  07:42  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:42
[DEN 62-54]
 
  07:21 Miles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  07:19 Miles Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:19 Miles Substitution replaced by Matthews 
Graham Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:11  
Graham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:11  
  07:00 Matthews Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  06:41 Boozer Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:41
[DEN 63-54]
 
  06:32
[UTA 57-63]
Okur 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  06:17
[DEN 65-57]
 
  06:06 Okur 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:05  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:51
[DEN 67-57]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:33 Williams Substitution replaced by Price 
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  05:33  
  05:24 Boozer Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:23  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:57  
  04:57
[UTA 58-67]
Okur Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:57
[UTA 59-67]
Okur Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:46  
Lawson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:46  
  04:46 Price Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:46 Team Rebound 
  04:46 Price Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:45 Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:37 Price Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (6 ST) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  04:33
[DEN 69-59]
 
  04:18 Okur 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:17  
  04:17 Price Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter  04:17  
  04:17 Boozer Substitution replaced by Millsap 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:17
[DEN 70-59]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:17
[DEN 71-59]
 
  04:00 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:57  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:57  
  03:43 Okur Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:43
[DEN 72-59]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:43  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:42  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:36
[DEN 75-59]
 
  03:21 Price Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Okur Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:04
[UTA 61-75]
Millsap Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Matthews (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:26  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
  02:26 Brewer Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:26 Matthews Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
  02:26
[UTA 62-75]
Okur Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:26
[UTA 63-75]
Okur Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST)  02:05  
  02:01 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
  01:53 Millsap Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 76-63]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 77-63]
 
  01:33
[UTA 65-77]
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (3 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:08  
  01:08
[UTA 66-77]
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Graham  01:08  
  01:08 Price Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:05 Team Rebound 
  00:50.9 Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  00:49.7 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:49.7 Williams Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  00:34.4 Price Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.4  
Team Rebound  00:34.4  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:34.4
[DEN 78-66]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:15.1  
  00:15.1
[UTA 67-78]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:15.1  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:15.1  
  00:15.1 Okur Substitution replaced by Fesenko 
  00:15.1
[UTA 68-78]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.6  
  00:00.7 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[UTA 70-78]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  11:19
[DEN 80-70]
 
  10:58 Boozer Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST) 
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:55
[DEN 82-70]
 
  10:32
[UTA 72-82]
Price Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Martin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  10:18
[DEN 84-72]
 
Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:04  
  10:04
[UTA 73-84]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:04  
  10:04
[UTA 74-84]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:43  
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST)  09:41  
  09:37 Price Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  09:29
[DEN 86-74]
 
  09:09
[UTA 76-86]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:09  
  09:09
[UTA 77-86]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Hilario Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Millsap (1 ST)  08:51  
  08:43 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:43  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:18  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:15
[DEN 88-77]
 
  07:53 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:51  
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  07:41
[DEN 90-77]
 
  07:27 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:26  
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  07:20
[DEN 92-77]
 
  07:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:20 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Matthews 
  07:20 Millsap Substitution replaced by Okur 
  07:02 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Team Rebound 
  06:39
[UTA 79-92]
Okur Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:39  
  06:39 Okur Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:38  
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:12 Matthews Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
  06:10
[UTA 81-92]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Boozer (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST)  05:43
[DEN 94-81]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:28  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  05:28  
  05:15 Okur Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  05:14  
  05:09 Price Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  05:09
[DEN 95-81]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Okur Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:51 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  04:50  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:29 Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:22 Matthews Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:22  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:55 Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  03:55
[UTA 83-95]
Matthews Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
  03:44 Matthews Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:44 Price Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:44 Matthews Substitution replaced by Miles 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:29
[DEN 97-83]
 
  03:13
[UTA 85-97]
Boozer Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Martin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  02:58
[DEN 99-85]
 
  02:44 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (3 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:26 Okur Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:18 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Boozer Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Martin Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  02:18  
  02:18
[UTA 86-99]
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:18
[UTA 87-99]
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okur (3 BLK)  02:04  
  02:02 Okur Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:57
[UTA 89-99]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Okur (3 AST) 
  01:41 Miles Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Miles (1 ST)  01:31  
  01:23
[UTA 91-99]
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Boozer (3 AST) 
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:05
[DEN 101-91]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:56.2  
  00:56.2
[UTA 92-101]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:56.2
[UTA 93-101]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  00:44.4
[DEN 103-93]
 
  00:36.1
[UTA 95-103]
Brewer Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  00:24.0
[DEN 105-95]
 
  00:16.9 Okur 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:15.7  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
-- FSR-UT Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
UTA
2nd Northwest
53
29
6-4
32-9
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
UTA
Williams 25.8
Boozer 13.3
Williams 11.2
Millsap 1.8
Matthews 2.2

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