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Martin steps up, Nuggets grab 103-89 win over Spurs


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 31, 2010 4:59PM

SAN ANTONIO (NBA.com exclusive) -- Kenyon Martin remembers the last time he took 21 shots in a game.

"I wasn't happy with myself," he said, recalling a day when he thinks he made only eight or nine.

Inevitably, with league-leading scorer Carmelo Anthony out for the fourth-straight game, more would be expected of Martin on the offensive end of the floor. And Sunday against the Spurs, Martin produced with a season-high 12 field goals made from the 21 tries and 27 points in a 103-89 victory against San Antonio. He also had 11 rebounds in addition to matching the season high for points.

"More opportunities there," Martin said, noting Anthony's absence. "I'm just making plays and making myself more available. I'm just trying to be more aggressive as of late."

The win gave Denver (32-15) a sweep of the two games played against the Spurs this season in AT&T Center. And it gave San Antonio (27-19) a split of the two games the Spurs have played without Tony Parker since spraining his left ankle on Monday.

And on Sunday, the Spurs missed Parker more than the Nuggets hurt without Anthony. In fact, Denver is 3-1 in those games Anthony has missed recently and 6-3 in games all gamed Anthony has missed this season.

"I hope that says something about our perseverance and mental toughness," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "I've always believed injuries are windows of opportunity. Our guys understand the strategy will be different, but we still can be a good team."

Martin, obviously, was the biggest one to climb through that window. But that change in strategy could be seen in the defensive play. Karl said he "demanded" the team step it up defensively, and Denver limited the Spurs to 43 percent shooting -- just 3-for-17 at the 3-point line.

Though George Hill has replaced Parker at the point guard, Roger Mason Jr. was inserted into the starting backcourt next to Hill for his second start of the season. Mason responded by going 1-for-6. He missed all five of his 3-pointers after hitting all three in just the fourth quarter off the bench Friday in the win against Memphis.

"It's a game we should have won," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "but didn't because of ourselves. People need to step up and make shots."

Richard Jefferson was 5-for-14 and Manu Ginobili went 3-for-11. And though Tim Duncan's 5-for-10 day edged him away from a five-game shooting slump that saw him go 29-for-81 (36 percent), he got one shot off playing 5 1/2 minutes in the fourth quarter against Denver.

If the Nuggets lost, they could have said they didn't win because of themselves. Denver turned the ball over 19 times, and the Spurs outscored Denver 27-18 off turnovers.

And now the Spurs face an extended stretch of going to places where games are not often given away. The Spurs finish the regular season by playing 24 of the final games on the road, starting with next eight while dirt replaces the hardwood at AT&T Center for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

The Spurs don't return home for a game until Feb. 24. Though the Spurs have had separate homestands of the just-ended six-straight and twice of four-straight, they won't play consecutive home games again until March 24 and 26.

The Spurs are 8-9 on the road this season, and shooting like the Nuggets did in an enemy arena could help. Denver was beaten in the paint 40-26 but still shot almost 54 percent for the game.

A lot of that was set up by Chauncey Billups, who scored 25 but added 11 assists. Arron Afflalo was 6-for-6 from the floor.

"Kenyon was incredible (and) Afflalo was special," Karl said, "but our bigs in the second half battled Duncan down and Chauncey's just a stud. Just knows how to win games."

The Spurs trailed by only two when Antonio McDyess scored his fifth-straight point on a 19-footer with 3:24 to go.

But Denver closed out the game by outscoring San Antonio 16-4, and nine of that came from Martin. That included a 3-point play and a 3-point shot with 52 seconds left. Denver was 9-for-12 from 3-point territory.

Nuggets
Spurs
     
    • 53.6%

    • 43.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 17.6%

    • 80.0%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAS
Total Rebounds 6 5
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Turnovers 19 15
Fast Break Pts: 10 11
Biggest Lead: 14 8
Points in the Paint: 26 40
DEN SAS
p Martin   27 Hill   17
rb Martin   11 Duncan   10
a Billups   11 Ginobili   9
s Afflalo   3 Jefferson   4
b Andersen   2 Bonner   2
 
  • 12/16 - SAS @ DEN
  • 12/22 - DEN @ SAS
  • 01/16 - DEN @ SAS
  • 03/23 - SAS @ DEN
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 15:57 2-4 0-0 2-2 -3 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 6
K. Martin F 39:17 12-21 1-1 2-3 +20 0 11 11 4 3 1 1 0 1 27
N. Nene C 28:50 3-7 0-0 0-0 +4 3 5 8 2 6 2 3 0 2 6
A. Afflalo G 37:39 6-6 2-2 0-0 +18 0 3 3 2 3 3 1 0 0 14
C. Billups G 44:35 7-15 3-5 8-8 +14 0 6 6 11 0 2 6 0 1 25
C. Andersen   27:53 2-4 0-0 1-2 +4 3 4 7 0 3 1 2 2 0 5
J. Smith   32:03 5-9 3-4 5-6 +17 0 3 3 3 1 1 3 0 0 18
T. Lawson   13:46 0-3 0-0 2-4 -4 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 2
M. Allen   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Carter   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Petro   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 37-69 9-12 20-25   7 34 41 22 21 10 19 2 5 103
  53.6% 75.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 19
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 36:49 5-14 1-2 1-2 -20 2 3 5 2 5 4 3 0 0 12
T. Duncan F 36:20 5-10 0-0 6-6 -11 4 6 10 1 2 0 0 1 0 16
A. McDyess C-F 30:57 6-11 0-0 1-2 -22 1 3 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 13
R. Mason F-G 20:23 1-6 0-5 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 2
G. Hill G 42:02 8-16 0-2 1-1 -19 0 1 1 4 2 0 4 0 2 17
M. Ginobili   33:10 3-11 1-3 7-8 +8 1 4 5 9 4 3 4 0 0 14
M. Bonner   17:03 2-5 1-4 0-0 +8 0 3 3 1 2 3 0 2 0 5
M. Finley   06:35 0-2 0-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D. Blair   10:48 4-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 10
K. Bogans   05:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Mahinmi   00:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Ratliff   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 34-79 3-17 18-21   9 24 33 20 20 12 15 5 2 89
  43.0% 17.6% 85.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 15

inactive

  • Nuggets: Anthony
  • Spurs: Hairston, Parker

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #30 Tony Brown, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 17607
  • Duration: 2:20
Denver Nuggets (32-15) San Antonio Spurs (27-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Nene (Hill gains possession)
  11:39 Jefferson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:35
[SAS 2-0]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  11:17
[DEN 2-2]
 
  10:49 McDyess Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Graham Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:29
[DEN 4-2]
 
  10:14
[SAS 4-4]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:45 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:37 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:19  
Nene Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:59 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:57  
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:43
[DEN 6-4]
 
  08:26 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:15 McDyess Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Graham Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:48 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
Graham Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:39  
Graham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:39  
  07:23 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:22 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:09
[SAS 6-6]
Jefferson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:49 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  06:49  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 7-6]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 8-6]
 
  06:39 Mason Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  06:19
[DEN 10-6]
 
  06:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:18 Mason Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  06:18 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:02
[SAS 8-10]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  05:48
[DEN 12-8]
 
  05:48 Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:48
[DEN 13-8]
 
  05:34 Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:32  
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:21
[DEN 15-8]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:07  
  05:07
[SAS 9-15]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:07
[SAS 10-15]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Graham Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:33 Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:32  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:22  
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  04:20  
  04:06 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  04:00  
  03:50
[SAS 13-15]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:34
[DEN 17-13]
 
  03:28
[SAS 15-17]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:10
[DEN 19-15]
 
  02:52
[SAS 17-19]
Ginobili Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:48  
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  02:48  
  02:48 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Finley 
  02:48 Hill Substitution replaced by Mason 
Bonner Violation:Kicked Ball  02:45  
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:35
[DEN 21-17]
 
  02:12
[SAS 19-21]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:02 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:51
[SAS 22-21]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mason (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:21 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.8 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:41.9 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:40.9  
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Finley (1 ST)  00:33.9  
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:29.9  
  00:29.9 Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.9 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:29.9  
  00:29.9
[SAS 23-21]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:05.7 Team Rebound 
  00:00.3 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (32-15) San Antonio Spurs (27-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST)  11:43  
  11:33 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:32  
Andersen Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:21  
Andersen Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:21  
  11:09
[SAS 25-21]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST)  10:53  
  10:43
[SAS 27-21]
Blair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:37  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  10:27
[DEN 23-27]
 
  10:13 Finley Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:12  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:45
[SAS 29-23]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  09:27
[DEN 25-29]
 
  09:07 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:06  
  09:05 Blair Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:05 Finley Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  09:05  
Nene Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:46
[DEN 27-29]
 
  08:34
[SAS 31-27]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  08:23  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:22  
  08:22 Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:22  
Team Rebound  08:22  
  08:22 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  08:22 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:22
[DEN 28-31]
 
  08:08 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:03  
Nene Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:00
[DEN 30-31]
 
Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:49  
  07:36 Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:20
[DEN 32-31]
 
  07:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:03 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  07:02 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:56 Jefferson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Afflalo Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:52  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:52  
  06:52 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  06:39 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:38  
  06:31 Duncan Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:24 Duncan Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:07  
  05:51
[SAS 33-32]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:35 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
  05:35 Mason Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:35
[DEN 33-33]
 
  05:21 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:20  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:56
[SAS 35-33]
Hill Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:56  
  04:56
[SAS 36-33]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Lawson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:50  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:50  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  04:38  
Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:37  
  04:29 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST) 
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:26  
  04:10 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[SAS 37-33]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  04:02  
  04:02
[SAS 38-33]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:40 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:26
[SAS 41-33]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jefferson (2 ST)  03:07  
  03:02 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:47 Ginobili Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:47  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:47
[DEN 34-41]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:47
[DEN 35-41]
 
  02:29 Ginobili Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:28  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  02:21
[DEN 38-41]
 
  01:56 Ginobili Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:54  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 40-41]
 
  01:20 Duncan Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:19  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:10
[DEN 43-41]
 
  00:50.9 Ginobili Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:46.4
[DEN 45-41]
 
  00:29.9 Hill Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:28.7  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  00:06.9  
  00:00.0 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (32-15) San Antonio Spurs (27-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:37
[DEN 47-41]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:22  
  11:22
[SAS 42-47]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  11:22
[SAS 43-47]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Martin Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:06
[DEN 49-43]
 
  10:37 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:34  
  10:17 Jefferson Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 50-43]
 
Graham Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  10:09
[DEN 52-43]
 
Graham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:52  
  09:52 Mason Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  09:44 Ginobili Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:42
[SAS 45-52]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  09:24
[DEN 55-45]
 
  09:09
[SAS 47-55]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:50 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:37
[SAS 49-55]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:19  
  07:56
[SAS 51-55]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
  07:41 Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:41
[DEN 56-51]
 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:41
[DEN 57-51]
 
  07:28
[SAS 53-57]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Team Rebound 
  06:51 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Billups Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  06:48  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:48  
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:48  
  06:42
[SAS 55-57]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McDyess (1 BLK)  06:29  
  06:27 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:25  
  06:25
[SAS 56-57]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:25 Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:24 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Nene Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:15  
  06:15
[SAS 57-57]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  06:15  
  06:15
[SAS 58-57]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  05:57
[DEN 59-58]
 
  05:36 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:34  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jefferson (3 ST)  05:24  
  05:15
[SAS 60-59]
McDyess Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:15  
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:15 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Bogans 
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  05:15  
  05:15 McDyess Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:14  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  04:59
[DEN 61-60]
 
  04:41
[SAS 62-61]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST) 
Martin Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  04:22
[DEN 63-62]
 
  03:57 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:48
[DEN 66-62]
 
  03:48 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  03:32
[SAS 64-66]
McDyess Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  03:12
[DEN 69-64]
 
  02:52
[SAS 66-69]
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST)  02:35  
  02:29
[SAS 68-69]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (7 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  02:10
[DEN 71-68]
 
  01:52 McDyess Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:52  
  01:52 McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  01:52 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:40  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:38  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:29 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  01:28 Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:28
[DEN 72-68]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:27 Jefferson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Smith Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  00:59.8  
  00:58.7 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:48.9 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:46.9  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST)  00:35.9
[DEN 75-68]
 
  00:22.6 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:20.9 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:15.9 Jefferson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:14.3 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:14.1  
  00:14.1 Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason 
  00:01.3 Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:47  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:24 Ginobili Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:24 Ginobili Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST)  11:09
[DEN 77-68]
 
  10:49 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  10:47  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:25  
  10:25
[SAS 69-77]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  10:25  
  10:25
[SAS 70-77]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:04 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:56 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:54  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK)  09:40  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:38  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
Team Rebound  09:36  
  09:36 Ginobili Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  09:31 Mason Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Jefferson (4 ST)  09:23  
  09:07
[SAS 72-77]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  08:50 Blair Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:50  
  08:50 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hill 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:50
[DEN 78-72]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:50  
  08:48 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:26 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:25  
  08:12 Blair Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (8 AST)  08:05
[DEN 80-72]
 
  07:45
[SAS 74-80]
Bonner Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mason (1 ST)  07:18  
  07:15
[SAS 76-80]
Mason Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK)  06:59  
  06:58 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  06:45  
Nene Substitution replaced by Martin  06:45  
  06:45 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  06:45 Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  06:45
[SAS 77-80]
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:45
[SAS 78-80]
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:25  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:23  
  06:20 McDyess Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:20 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  06:20  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:20
[DEN 81-78]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  06:20
[DEN 82-78]
 
  05:59
[SAS 80-82]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Smith Driving Bank shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:27 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:25  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:17
[DEN 85-80]
 
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:16 Mason Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:01 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Afflalo (3 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:40  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:40
[DEN 87-80]
 
  04:23 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  04:21  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Ginobili (3 ST)  04:04  
  03:56
[SAS 82-87]
McDyess Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (8 AST) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:56  
  03:56
[SAS 83-87]
McDyess Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  03:34  
  03:32 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:24
[SAS 85-87]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:21  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene  03:21  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Billups (9 AST)  03:06
[DEN 89-85]
 
  03:06 Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  03:06
[DEN 90-85]
 
  02:53 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:30  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (10 AST)  02:25
[DEN 93-85]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  02:13  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:13  
  02:13
[SAS 86-93]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:13
[SAS 87-93]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:02 Jefferson Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:02
[DEN 94-87]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:02
[DEN 95-87]
 
  02:02 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:49
[SAS 89-95]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Billups (11 AST)  01:29
[DEN 97-89]
 
  01:20 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  01:18  
  01:14 Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  01:14
[DEN 98-89]
 
  01:05 Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:03  
  00:52.3 Ginobili Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:52.3
[DEN 99-89]
 
  00:52.3 Duncan Substitution replaced by Mahinmi 
  00:52.3 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Finley 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:52.3
[DEN 100-89]
 
  00:45.8 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  00:43.9  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  00:23.9
[DEN 103-89]
 
  00:15.9 Finley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:13.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ABC National 1:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
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
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0

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