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Evans plays role of Big Shot in win over Nuggets


By Russ Edmondson, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 10, 2010 2:23AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NBA.com exclusive) -- Mr. Big Shot, as Chauncey Billups is known, was upstaged in Sacramento on Saturday night.

The Denver point guard drilled a high-arching 3-pointer to tie the game at 100-100 with just 11 seconds remaining. Kings rookie Tyreke Evans and second-year center Jason Thompson were in his face but the veteran was not fazed in the least.

Evans then made a highlight of his own, sending the Arco Arena fans into a frenzy.

With Denver's Kenyon Martin trying desperately to stay with him on defense, Evans converted a spinning 10-footer from inside the elbow of the paint.

Just 0.7 remained on the clock and the grinning Evans immediately turned around and did a shoulder-bumping celebration move with teammate Beno Udrih.

"Tyreke can get by any guy -- little guys or big guys," Udrih said. "He's fast and he uses his strength pretty well. It was just isolation and Tyreke took advantage of it ... he just went left and spun back for the shot."

Evans, just 20 years old, led the Kings with 27 points.

"Coach [Paul Westphal] gave me an opportunity and that's what I wanted to do," Evans said. "I wanted to be the guy with the ball in my hands. I wanted to take the game-winning shot."

Evans impressed Billups, who also scored a team-high 27.

"He was great," Billups said. "He is a big kid for his position. He had his jumper going tonight. He is a tough cover because he is so big at 6-foot-6 and he plays point guard and two guard. He handles the ball well. He was really good."

Evans wasn't surprised by Billups' late 3-pointer that tied the game.

"They call him Mr. Big Shot and they don't call him that for no reason," Evans said.

The Kings (15-21) ended a five-game losing streak and had lost seven of their last eight games entering the contest.

"It was a very good game for us. I am just very happy," Kings rookie Omri Casspi said. "We lost a lot of games by two or four points to some of the best teams in the league. Hopefully this will give us some more confidence for the future."

The Kings are 2-0 against Denver this season, also beating the Nuggets 106-101 on Dec. 28.

That first loss to the Kings was the last time Denver star Carmelo Anthony played in a game. Denver (23-14), which leads the Northwest Division, is 3-2 during Anthony's absense because of a knee injury.

Denver led by as many as 13 in the second quarter and took a 54-43 lead into halftime. Sacramento won the third quarter 30-22 and the fourth 29-24.

"Our team is definitely unpredictable," Westphal said. "We played in the first half like we did in the fourth quarter last night (108-101 loss at Golden State) -- we were just turning the ball over all over the place and having breakdowns on both ends of the floor. Then in the second half, we turned into the good Kings again. I just thought it was really interesting and gratifying how our players performed in the fourth quarter down the stretch tonight. Everything we did wrong last night, we corrected tonight."

Westphal also heaped praise on Evans, the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November and December.

"What else can you say about Tyreke?" Westphal said. "His poise and ability to make plays under pressure is incredible for anybody, let alone a 20-year-old."

Casspi also hit a huge shot for the Kings, knocking down a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:05 remaining. This put Sacramento up 96-95.

"He does seem to have that ability -- I can't think of anybody I'd rather have shoot a three-point shot that matters for us than Omri," Westphal said. "I just think that the guys on our team believe in him, the coaches believe in him and he believes in himself -- and he showed why there is that belief."

Spencer Hawes (17 points), Casspi (16), Ime Udoka (12) and Udrih (11) helped Evans carry the offensive load for the Kings, while post player Jon Brockman got his first career start and finished with five points and a career-high 12 rebounds in 38 minutes.

Sacramento, already without the injured Kevin Martin and Francisco Garcia, was also without the 6-foot-11 Donte Greene because of an ankle injury.

J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin both scored 20 for the Nuggets.

"You know how I feel about it when we pass the ball. We generally play better," Denver coach George Karl said. "They zoned us and packed it in on us. We had some good looks early in the game, but we just didn't make them. We didn't reward the passer and they lost confidence."

Nuggets
Kings
     
    • 44.6%

    • 48.7%

    • 36.4%

    • 50.0%

    • 78.3%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAC
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 14 11
Turnovers 14 16
Fast Break Pts: 14 10
Biggest Lead: 13 3
Points in the Paint: 42 46
DEN SAC
p Billups   27 Evans   27
rb Martin   10 Brockman   12
a Martin   5 Evans   5
s Smith   3 5 players   1
b Andersen   4 4 players   1
 
  • 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
J. Graham F-G 18:58 3-6 0-0 5-6 -7 1 1 2 0 4 1 2 0 0 11
K. Martin F 37:16 9-17 0-0 2-3 +2 5 5 10 5 4 1 1 2 1 20
N. Hilario C 36:43 4-9 0-0 0-0 -11 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 0 1 8
A. Afflalo G 26:00 1-4 0-2 3-4 -10 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 0 0 5
C. Billups G 38:46 8-20 5-10 6-6 -4 0 3 3 3 0 2 1 0 2 27
J. Smith   36:39 8-21 2-8 2-4 +6 1 3 4 2 5 3 4 0 0 20
C. Andersen   22:01 3-3 0-0 0-0 +5 2 3 5 0 2 1 2 4 0 6
A. Carter   23:37 1-3 1-2 0-0 +9 2 3 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 3
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Anthony DND- Right Knee Contusion
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-83 8-22 18-23   14 25 39 12 25 9 14 6 4 100
  44.6% 36.4% 78.3%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14
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 36:02 5-14 2-5 4-5 +9 1 7 8 1 1 0 2 1 1 16
J. Thompson F-C 21:21 2-8 0-1 1-2 +7 0 5 5 0 4 0 3 0 2 5
J. Brockman C-F 37:56 2-9 0-0 1-2 -3 7 5 12 1 4 0 0 1 2 5
T. Evans G 41:45 10-15 1-2 6-8 +6 0 2 2 5 3 0 3 0 0 27
B. Udrih G 31:18 3-7 1-3 4-5 +9 0 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 11
S. Hawes   26:15 8-10 1-1 0-0 -1 2 3 5 3 3 1 3 1 0 17
I. Udoka   23:15 5-7 2-3 0-0 -7 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 12
A. Nocioni   09:43 1-4 1-1 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
S. Rodriguez   07:05 1-3 0-0 2-2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
K. Thomas   05:20 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
D. Greene DND- Sprained Left Ankle
S. May DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-78 8-16 18-24   11 27 38 13 20 5 16 4 6 102
  48.7% 50.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Nuggets: Lawson
  • Kings: Garcia, Martin

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Afflalo, Smith
  • Kings: Evans, Hawes, Westphal

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #26 Bob Delaney, #19 James Capers, #53 Mark Lindsay
  • Attendance: 14411
  • Duration: 2:23
Denver Nuggets (23-15) Sacramento Kings (16-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Hilario (Billups gains possession)
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:38 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Brockman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:16 Udrih Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Graham Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:07  
Graham Tip Shot: Missed  11:07  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:06  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  11:00
[DEN 2-0]
 
  10:43 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
  10:29 Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  10:21
[DEN 4-0]
 
  10:08
[SAC 2-4]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brockman (1 BLK)  09:53  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:52  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:48
[DEN 6-2]
 
  09:31 Evans Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Afflalo Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:11  
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:11  
  08:56 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:50 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44
[SAC 4-6]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:44  
  08:44 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  08:44
[SAC 5-6]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  08:29
[DEN 8-5]
 
  08:16 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:16  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  08:11  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:09  
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 10-5]
 
  07:56 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:34  
  07:34
[SAC 6-10]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:34 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:31  
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST)  07:25  
  07:16 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Hilario Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:06  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:06  
  06:56 Brockman Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:52
[SAC 8-10]
Brockman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:27 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:15 Hawes Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:55
[DEN 12-8]
 
  05:36
[SAC 10-12]
Hawes Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:21 Brockman Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  05:21  
  05:21 Udrih Substitution replaced by Udoka 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:21  
Team Rebound  05:21  
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:21
[DEN 13-10]
 
  05:03 Hawes Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:03 Hawes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:47 Hawes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  04:47 Hawes Technical 
Billups Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 14-10]
 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:47  
Team Rebound  04:47  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 15-10]
 
  04:31 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:28
[SAC 12-15]
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:53 Brockman Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:52 Brockman Tip Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:51  
Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  03:35
[DEN 17-12]
 
  03:11 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:10  
  03:05 Udoka Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:05  
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:05
[DEN 18-12]
 
  03:05 Brockman Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
  03:05 Hawes Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:05
[DEN 19-12]
 
  02:49 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:48  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Graham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:12 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:11  
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:50
[SAC 15-19]
Udoka 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:24
[DEN 21-15]
 
  01:03
[SAC 17-21]
Udoka Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Graham Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  00:47.4
[DEN 23-17]
 
  00:47.4 Thompson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Substitution replaced by Carter  00:47.4  
Graham Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  00:47.4
[DEN 24-17]
 
  00:24.9 Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  00:23.9 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:23.9
[SAC 19-24]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:02.4  
Smith Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:02.4
[DEN 26-19]
 
  00:00.0 Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (23-15) Sacramento Kings (16-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Udoka Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST)  11:27
[DEN 28-19]
 
  11:07 Rodriguez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK) 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
Smith Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST)  11:01
[DEN 30-19]
 
  10:42 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:41  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (1 ST)  10:39  
  10:36 Rodriguez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:19  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 32-19]
 
  10:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:15 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  09:56 Brockman Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  09:54 Brockman Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:43 Rodriguez Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Brockman Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  09:38
[SAC 21-32]
Rodriguez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brockman (1 AST) 
Andersen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:18  
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  09:18  
Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:04  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Graham  09:04  
  08:51
[SAC 23-32]
Thomas Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Brockman Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  08:14
[SAC 26-32]
Udoka 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Udrih (1 AST) 
Graham Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 34-26]
 
  07:58 Udrih Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 35-26]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:44  
  07:44
[SAC 27-35]
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:44 Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:43  
Graham Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:33
[DEN 37-27]
 
  07:14 Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Brockman Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  07:09 Udoka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:59 Team Rebound 
Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:59  
  06:59 Udoka Substitution replaced by Evans 
Graham Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:48  
  06:48
[SAC 28-37]
Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Billups  06:48  
  06:48
[SAC 29-37]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:28
[DEN 39-29]
 
  06:08 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:58 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:52
[SAC 31-39]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  05:34
[DEN 41-31]
 
  05:10 Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Smith Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:55  
  04:55 Timeout : Official 
  04:55 Udrih Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  04:55 Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  04:55 Thomas Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  04:43
[SAC 33-41]
Udoka Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:25 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:22
[DEN 43-33]
 
  04:02 Brockman Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:00  
Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Udoka (1 ST)  03:53  
  03:48 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:48  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  03:48  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:34
[DEN 46-33]
 
  03:08 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:06 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:06
[SAC 35-46]
Hawes Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:39
[DEN 48-35]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
  02:21 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  02:21 Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21
[SAC 36-48]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:48
[SAC 38-48]
Hawes Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Carter Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Brockman Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  01:32 Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:31  
  01:31 Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:09
[DEN 51-38]
 
Billups Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  00:53.9  
  00:53.9
[SAC 39-51]
Casspi Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  00:52.7 Westphal Technical 
Billups Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  00:52.7
[DEN 52-39]
 
  00:47.9
[SAC 41-52]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  00:28.9  
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:28.0  
Martin Tip Shot: Missed  00:27.3  
Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:25.9  
Martin Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:25.5
[DEN 54-41]
 
  00:01.9
[SAC 43-54]
Evans Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (23-15) Sacramento Kings (16-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:42  
  11:42 Thompson Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  11:28 Evans Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Udrih (1 ST)  11:20  
  11:15
[SAC 45-54]
Udrih Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:43  
  10:31
[SAC 48-54]
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:47
[SAC 50-54]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:27 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:17  
  09:17 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:17 Team Rebound 
  09:17
[SAC 51-54]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Graham Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  09:05  
Graham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:05  
  08:53 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:52  
Billups Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:39
[DEN 56-51]
 
  08:23 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:23  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Udrih (1 BLK)  08:10  
  08:08 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:03
[SAC 54-56]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Udrih (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:01  
Graham Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:53  
  07:30
[SAC 56-56]
Evans Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:18 Evans Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  07:18  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:04
[DEN 59-56]
 
  06:49 Brockman Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:48  
  06:36
[SAC 58-59]
Evans Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:22
[DEN 61-58]
 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:09  
  06:09 Double Technical - Evans, Afflalo 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  05:57  
  05:57
[SAC 59-61]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Carter  05:57  
  05:57 Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:56  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:45  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:09
[SAC 61-61]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Udrih (3 AST) 
Smith Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:52  
Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:52  
Smith Technical  04:52  
  04:52 Udrih Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:52 Team Rebound 
  04:34
[SAC 63-61]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:17  
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  04:12
[DEN 64-63]
 
  03:54 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:53  
Smith Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  03:52  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:52  
  03:52 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  03:47 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:42  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  03:35  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Team Rebound 
  03:21 Hawes Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:09
[DEN 66-63]
 
  03:09 Brockman Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  03:09
[DEN 67-63]
 
Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:01  
  03:01
[SAC 64-67]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:01
[SAC 65-67]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:34 Brockman Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  02:21 Hawes Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Brockman Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  02:20
[SAC 67-67]
Brockman Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:00
[DEN 69-67]
 
  01:38
[SAC 69-69]
Hawes Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:18  
  01:14 Udrih Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  01:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  01:14  
  01:14 Evans Substitution replaced by Udoka 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:14
[DEN 70-69]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:14
[DEN 71-69]
 
  01:01 Casspi Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  00:59.9  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:53.8
[DEN 74-69]
 
  00:41.8
[SAC 71-74]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST) 
  00:30.3 Casspi Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:30.3
[DEN 75-71]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:30.3
[DEN 76-71]
 
Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:12.0  
  00:12.0
[SAC 72-76]
Udrih Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:12.0
[SAC 73-76]
Udrih Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:48 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:32 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
  11:32 Nocioni Foul : Clear Path (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:32  
Team Rebound  11:32  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:32  
Team Rebound  11:32  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  11:15
[DEN 78-73]
 
  10:59
[SAC 75-78]
Hawes Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:40
[DEN 81-75]
 
  10:22 Evans Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:22  
Billups Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:22  
  10:17 Evans Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:08
[DEN 83-75]
 
  09:46
[SAC 77-83]
Udoka Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Hawes Violation:Kicked Ball  09:32  
Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:04
[SAC 80-83]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:41  
Andersen Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:41
[DEN 85-80]
 
  08:22 Udoka Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Udoka Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:15 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (4 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:13  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Nocioni (1 ST)  08:04  
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:03  
  08:03 Timeout : Official 
  07:53 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:52  
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:31  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Team Rebound 
  07:11 Nocioni Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
  07:07 Hawes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  07:07  
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:07
[DEN 86-80]
 
  07:07 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:07
[DEN 87-80]
 
  06:55 Thompson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  06:45 Thompson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  06:45 Thompson Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Brockman Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  06:20
[SAC 82-87]
Casspi Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:47
[SAC 85-87]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:45  
  05:45 Udoka Substitution replaced by Udrih 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:29  
Afflalo Tip Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:08 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
  05:08 Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:08  
Team Rebound  05:08  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  05:08  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:08
[DEN 88-85]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:46  
  04:39
[SAC 88-88]
Hawes 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:02
[SAC 90-88]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[SAC 91-88]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 90-91]
 
  03:23 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:22  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:04 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:44 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:43  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  02:36
[DEN 93-91]
 
  02:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:12 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:11  
  01:55 Udrih Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:55
[DEN 94-91]
 
  01:55 Brockman Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  01:55
[DEN 95-91]
 
  01:40
[SAC 93-95]
Hawes Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hawes (1 BLK)  01:20  
  01:18 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:11  
  01:11 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:04
[SAC 96-95]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hawes (3 AST) 
Hawes Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:44.4  
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:44.4
[DEN 97-96]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:29.0  
  00:29.0
[SAC 97-97]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:29.0 Udrih Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  00:29.0 Hawes Substitution replaced by Brockman 
  00:29.0
[SAC 98-97]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:29.0  
Hilario Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  00:22.4  
Hilario Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:22.4  
  00:22.4 Brockman Substitution replaced by Udrih 
  00:22.4 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  00:16.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:15.0  
  00:15.0 Hawes Substitution replaced by Brockman 
  00:15.0
[SAC 99-97]
Udrih Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:15.0
[SAC 100-97]
Udrih Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:15.0  
  00:15.0 Udrih Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  00:11.0
[DEN 100-100]
 
  00:11.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:11.0 Brockman Substitution replaced by Udrih 
  00:11.0 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  00:00.7
[SAC 102-100]
Evans Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:00.7  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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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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