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Recap

Suns knock off Nuggets, grab fourth straight victory


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday February 4, 2010 2:31AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Suns have been unbeatable and easy prey, and it's not even the All-Star break yet.

Unfortunately for the Nuggets, Phoenix is on one of those unbeatable rolls, and it showed Wednesday night in a 109-97 loss. Suddenly, the Suns (30-21) have won four straight and are a force again in the Western Conference playoff race.

"In the West it's going to be that way the rest of the season," Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said. "You're going to be in sixth place and out of the playoffs the next, and out of the playoffs one week and in fifth the next."

Two weeks ago, Gentry's team was falling fast. The Suns had lost seven of nine games, including a sweep at the hands of Charlotte. But something changed -- they started winning, and winning on the road.

Victories at Houston and New Orleans preceded Wednesday's game against the hot Nuggets, who, despite playing without Carmelo Anthony for five games, had won 13 of 16 since the start of 2010. But the Suns controlled the tempo and the play for most of Thursday's game.

It's been a theme of late.

"I just think we're playing a little harder, a little grittier, the same characteristics when we were playing well in November," said point guard Steve Nash, who had 17 points and 10 assists. "I just think we're a little tougher."

No one has exhibited that more than Amar'e Stoudemire. The 6-foot-10 power forward has been playing well of late, and he turned in another strong performance against the Nuggets, going for 20 points and 17 rebounds.

"The thing was most impressive in this game was rebounding," Gentry said. "He had struggled the previous games at home and I think he picked it up. He did a good job defensively. I think he's much more relaxed."

Stoudemire found relaxation on the road. With the trading deadline two weeks away, Stoudemire has been the subject of rumors, and Gentry thinks it has seeped into his play.

"It's tough and I think it did affect him last week," Gentry said. "One of the things that he said to me is being on the road makes it a little bit easier. You're not right there in Phoenix, and he's played great on the last two road games."

Stoudemire agrees.

"It's definitely great to be on the road and get away from all the trade talk for a while," he said.

Stoudemire said after the game he is leaning towards opting into the final year of his contract, which would be worth $17.69 million for next year. While he has until the summer to decide, he said he is looking at all options.

"It's in my contract so I have to make sure every option's available," he said. "That is an option of mine to opt in for another year. There's nothing more or less to it, I just have the opt-in clause."

The way he played against the Nuggets, the Suns probably wouldn't mind paying the money. He was aggressive in the low post while notching his 17th double-double of the season.

With 4:32 left in the third quarter, he posted up Nene and used a spin move and hit an 11-foot fadeaway jumper along the baseline that gave the Suns a 73-63 lead.

With 14.9 seconds left in the period he dunked off an offensive rebound and completed three-point play to give Phoenix an 86-72 lead heading into the fourth.

"When he rebounds we're a much better team," Nash said. "We know he can score the ball, but when he can get on the glass and do other things we become a little more dynamic."

It took more than a big game from Stoudemire to beat the Nuggets. The Suns had to make sure Chauncey Billups didn't celebrate his invitation to the All-Star Game with a big night against them. They effectively shut down the Billups, who was named the Western Conference Player of the Week at the end of January. Billups scored just 11 points and nobody else could pick up the slack in the absence of Anthony, who missed his sixth game with a sprained left ankle.

"It was tough all night," Billups said.

Phoenix has left a lot of teams feeling that way recently.

Suns
Nuggets
     
    • 49.4%

    • 44.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 28.6%

    • 93.3%

    • 69.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX DEN
Total Rebounds 3 10
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 12 9
Fast Break Pts: 9 16
Biggest Lead: 22 6
Points in the Paint: 48 44
PHX DEN
p 2 players   20 2 players   15
rb Stoudemire   17 Martin   10
a Nash   10 Smith   5
s 5 players   1 Nene   3
b 3 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 11/15 - DEN @ PHX
  • 11/28 - PHX @ DEN
  • 01/11 - PHX @ DEN
  • 03/10 - DEN @ PHX
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 28:21 2-6 0-0 2-2 +9 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 6
A. Stoudemire F 33:09 8-14 0-0 4-4 +6 1 16 17 1 4 0 4 2 0 20
R. Lopez C 17:45 5-12 0-0 1-1 0 3 4 7 0 4 0 0 0 1 11
J. Richardson G 40:57 8-15 2-5 2-2 +1 1 6 7 1 3 1 1 2 1 20
S. Nash G 34:12 8-15 1-3 0-0 +4 1 1 2 10 3 1 4 2 1 17
J. Dudley   26:34 3-5 2-4 3-3 +12 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 11
C. Frye   27:51 5-9 2-4 1-2 +15 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 13
G. Dragic   16:20 3-6 2-2 1-1 +7 0 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 9
L. Amundson   14:51 1-5 0-0 0-0 +6 4 3 7 1 3 1 1 1 0 2
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-87 9-18 14-15   12 35 47 22 24 5 12 7 5 109
  49.4% 50.0% 93.3%   team rebs: 3 total to: 13
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 21:06 6-13 0-0 1-2 -3 2 5 7 1 0 1 2 0 1 13
K. Martin F 33:23 5-15 0-1 4-4 -16 2 8 10 2 3 0 0 1 2 14
N. Nene C 35:29 6-11 0-0 3-4 -6 1 8 9 4 4 3 2 0 1 15
A. Afflalo G 37:57 3-7 1-4 5-8 -6 2 2 4 1 4 2 0 2 1 12
C. Billups G 35:05 5-14 1-3 0-0 +2 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 11
J. Smith   31:22 5-12 2-6 3-6 -11 0 4 4 5 1 1 2 0 1 15
C. Andersen   15:11 1-3 0-0 4-6 -12 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 6
T. Lawson   20:04 3-3 0-0 3-3 -10 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 9
A. Carter   07:59 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
J. Petro   02:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-79 4-14 23-33   8 31 39 18 15 10 9 5 7 97
  44.3% 28.6% 69.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa
  • Nuggets: Anthony

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #52 Pat Fraher, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:19
Phoenix Suns (30-21) Denver Nuggets (33-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Nene vs Lopez (Nash gains possession)
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:46  
Lopez Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:45
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:23 Nene Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Hill Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:52
[DEN 2-2]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:41 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:27 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:26 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:26  
  10:26
[DEN 3-2]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:26
[DEN 4-2]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lopez Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:59 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:58  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:42 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:40  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST)  09:33  
  09:23 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:22  
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  09:16
[PHX 4-4]
 
  08:47
[DEN 6-4]
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:32
[PHX 6-6]
 
  08:22 Graham Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:21  
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:06
[PHX 8-6]
 
  07:43
[DEN 8-8]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  07:29  
  07:28 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lopez Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:27  
  07:12
[DEN 10-8]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
Hill Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50
[DEN 12-8]
Graham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  06:39
[PHX 10-12]
 
  06:17
[DEN 14-10]
Graham Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:53
[DEN 16-10]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
  05:51 Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:36
[PHX 12-16]
 
  05:18
[DEN 18-12]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Lopez Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:41 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:40  
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  04:35
[PHX 14-18]
 
  04:12
[DEN 20-14]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Stoudemire Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:56
[PHX 16-20]
 
  03:41 Graham Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK) 
  03:39 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:38
[DEN 22-16]
Graham Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:26
[PHX 18-22]
 
  03:09 Nene Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:07  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  02:50
[PHX 20-22]
 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  02:44  
  02:44 Nene Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:44 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  02:30 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:29  
Andersen Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:13  
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  02:13
[PHX 22-22]
 
  02:13 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  02:13
[PHX 23-22]
 
  01:59 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:58  
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:41 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:31 Graham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  01:31  
  01:31 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:07
[PHX 25-22]
 
  00:41.2 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:40.1 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:40.1  
  00:40.1 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:40.1 Team Rebound 
  00:40.1 Graham Substitution replaced by Carter 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:40.1  
  00:40.1 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:37.9  
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:23.9  
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:22.6
[PHX 27-22]
 
  00:22.6 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:22.6  
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:22.6
[PHX 28-22]
 
  00:04.0 Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nash (1 BLK) 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.6  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (30-21) Denver Nuggets (33-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[DEN 24-28]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  11:31  
  11:20
[DEN 26-28]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Frye Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  10:54  
  10:37 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:36  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:21
[DEN 28-28]
Carter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  10:08
[PHX 30-28]
 
Frye Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  09:55  
  09:55
[DEN 29-30]
Smith Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  09:55 Martin Substitution replaced by Nene 
  09:48
[DEN 31-30]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  09:30  
  09:29 Team Rebound 
  09:18 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  08:59
[PHX 33-31]
 
  08:47 Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:41  
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:39
[PHX 35-31]
 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:30  
  08:30 Timeout : Official 
  08:30
[DEN 32-35]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:30
[DEN 33-35]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:14
[PHX 38-33]
 
  08:00 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:59  
  07:47 Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  07:40
[PHX 41-33]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:21  
  07:12 Andersen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Smith Violation:Kicked Ball  07:02  
  07:02 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  06:54
[PHX 44-33]
 
  06:29
[DEN 36-44]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
  06:19 Nene Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  06:19
[PHX 45-36]
 
Amundson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:08
[DEN 38-45]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:32
[DEN 41-45]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:28  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  05:28  
Frye Substitution replaced by Nash  05:28  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Lopez  05:28  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Hill  05:28  
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST)  05:19  
  05:16
[DEN 43-45]
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:51 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:51 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:51
[PHX 46-43]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:51
[PHX 47-43]
 
Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:41  
  04:41 Carter Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  04:29 Nene Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:28  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:10  
  04:10 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  04:10  
  04:10 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:09  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:54
[PHX 49-43]
 
  03:36 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:35  
  03:26 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:26
[PHX 50-43]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:26
[PHX 51-43]
 
  03:11 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:10  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:49
[DEN 45-51]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  02:30
[PHX 53-45]
 
  02:13 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  02:12  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:54 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:53  
  01:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:34 Smith Substitution replaced by Graham 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  01:31
[PHX 55-45]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:14  
  01:14
[DEN 46-55]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:14  
  01:14
[DEN 47-55]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Richardson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:58.4
[PHX 57-47]
 
  00:42.9 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:41.9  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  00:22.7  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:20.0  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:18.5
[PHX 60-47]
 
  00:01.3
[DEN 49-60]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (30-21) Denver Nuggets (33-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  11:43  
  11:25 Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:25
[PHX 61-49]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:25
[PHX 62-49]
 
  11:10 Nash Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:56 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  10:55  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  10:47  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:45  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (2 BLK)  10:44  
  10:41 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:37
[DEN 52-62]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:04 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (2 BLK) 
  10:02 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:58 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  09:57  
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  09:50
[PHX 64-52]
 
  09:35 Nene Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:35 Nene Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:51
[DEN 55-64]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:25 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:24  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  08:12  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:11  
Lopez Putback Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:11
[PHX 66-55]
 
Nash Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:56  
  07:45
[DEN 57-66]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST)  07:37  
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:31 Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31
[DEN 58-66]
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Stoudemire Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 68-58]
 
  07:14 Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 69-58]
 
  07:02 Martin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:01  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:33 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:13)  06:33  
Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  06:19  
Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:12  
  06:12 Graham Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:02  
  06:02 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:02 Team Rebound 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  06:02  
  06:02
[DEN 59-69]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nene (3 ST)  05:52  
  05:49
[DEN 61-69]
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  05:34  
  05:23 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:18 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hill Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:18  
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:18  
  05:18
[DEN 62-69]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:18
[DEN 63-69]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:59
[PHX 71-63]
 
  04:59 Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:47 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nash (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:46  
Stoudemire Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  04:31
[PHX 73-63]
 
  04:05 Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
  04:04 Team Rebound 
  04:03 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
  04:02 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:29 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:28  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:57 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:56  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  02:51
[PHX 76-63]
 
  02:51 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:51  
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:37  
  02:37
[DEN 64-76]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:37
[DEN 65-76]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Stoudemire Running Hook Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:17 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:09 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:08 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:07
[DEN 67-76]
Martin Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  01:51
[PHX 79-67]
 
  01:35
[DEN 69-79]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  01:35
[DEN 70-79]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:11
[PHX 81-70]
 
  01:11 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:58.9  
  00:58.9
[DEN 71-81]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Richardson  00:58.9  
  00:58.9
[DEN 72-81]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  00:46.5
[PHX 83-72]
 
  00:32.9 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:32.3  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  00:16.9  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  00:15.9  
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:14.9
[PHX 85-72]
 
  00:14.9 Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  00:14.9
[PHX 86-72]
 
  00:02.9 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (30-21) Denver Nuggets (33-16)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Richardson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:37
[PHX 88-72]
 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:22  
  11:22
[DEN 73-88]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:22
[DEN 74-88]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  11:10
[PHX 90-74]
 
  10:59 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK) 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:57  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  10:47
[PHX 93-74]
 
  10:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:30
[DEN 76-93]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Amundson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  10:07
[PHX 95-76]
 
  09:49 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:49  
  09:33 Afflalo Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  09:33 Martin Substitution replaced by Nene 
  09:33 Andersen Substitution replaced by Billups 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:17 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:15  
  09:15
[DEN 77-95]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:15
[DEN 78-95]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Richardson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:54  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  08:32
[PHX 98-78]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:11  
  08:11 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:11 Team Rebound 
  08:11 Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:10  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:54  
Amundson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST)  07:38  
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:36  
  07:31
[DEN 80-98]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
  07:19 Nene Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:19
[PHX 99-80]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:19
[PHX 100-80]
 
  07:10 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  07:06
[PHX 102-80]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:48  
  06:48 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:48
[DEN 81-102]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:27  
Amundson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:25  
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:24  
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed  06:22  
Amundson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:20  
Amundson Tip Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:13 Frye Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  06:13
[DEN 83-102]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:08  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:43 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  05:43  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:18  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  05:18  
  05:13
[DEN 85-102]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:13  
  05:13
[DEN 86-102]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  04:53  
  04:44
[DEN 88-102]
Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:44  
Frye Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  04:29
[PHX 104-88]
 
  04:29 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:29
[PHX 105-88]
 
  04:19
[DEN 90-105]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Stoudemire Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:56
[PHX 107-90]
 
  03:38
[DEN 92-107]
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:11
[PHX 109-92]
 
  02:58
[DEN 94-109]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:25 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:24 Nene Substitution replaced by Petro 
  02:24 Billups Substitution replaced by Graham 
Frye Substitution replaced by Hill  02:24  
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[DEN 95-109]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:19 Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:14)  02:16  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:45 Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:43  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:08 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:15)  01:07  
Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  00:50.9  
  00:42.8 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:16)  00:41.9  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:16.9 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:13.7 Graham Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:12.7  
  00:02.6
[DEN 97-109]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 10:30 pm ET
-- ASE Local 10:30 pm ET
-- KUTP Local 10:30 pm ET
canada RTV national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0

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