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Recap

Billups, Smith step up as Nuggets defeat Lakers


By Dan Arritt, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday February 6, 2010 2:38AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) - -- Carmelo who?

With the Denver Nuggets missing one the NBA's top scorers, Chauncey Billups and J.R. Smith stepped up their offensive game Friday night and handed the Los Angeles Lakers a 126-113 defeat at Staples Center.

Billups scored a career-high 39 points with the help of a career-best nine 3-pointers, and Smith had 27 points off the bench to help offset the absence of injured Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony, who is tied for the league's top scoring average at 29.7 points, missed his seventh consecutive game with a sprained left ankle.

"Sometimes when you get it going, you feel like you can't miss,"

Billups said. "I feel like I had a couple stretches like that in the game."

The nine 3-pointers by Billups, a 13-year guard who will compete in the 3-point shooting contest during the NBA All-Star weekend Feb 13-14 in Dallas, was the second-most ever by a Lakers' opponent. He attempted 13 for the game.

"I got some good looks," Billups said. "They gave me space to get off my shots."

Billups made four in a row during a game-changing run in the third quarter, when the Nuggets turned a 79-70 deficit with 5:15 remaining into 94-89 lead heading into the fourth. Billups finished with 21 points in the third quarter, the most the Lakers have allowed since Wilt Chamberlain scored 23 during a quarter as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1966.

"Chauncey was huge," said Denver coach George Karl. "He getting in the zone like that, it's a pleasure to be a part of."

Smith, a sixth-year guard who came in averaging 14.7 points a game, then took over in the fourth as Billups sat out the first five minutes. Smith scored 16 points in the final quarter on 7-for-10 shooting. His 3-pointer with one minute left gave the Nuggets a 121-110 lead and sent many in the sellout crowd of 18,997 scurrying for the exits.

"It was just part of the flow," Smith said of the shot.

Billups, who arrived only 60 minutes before tip off due to rainy weather and traffic, was held scoreless in the fourth quarter until his steal and layup with 23 seconds remaining established a new career-high. His previous career-best was 37 points, which he most recently equaled Jan. 20 in an overtime victory against Golden State.

"I'm just glad it didn't happen in a playoff game, that's all,"

said Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

The scoring barrage by Billups and Smith overshadowed a 33-point effort by Kobe Bryant of the Lakers.

Playing on a tender left ankle and with his broken right index finger still heavily wrapped, Bryant appeared set for one of his patented 50-point efforts after scoring 20 points in the first 15 minutes, but he sat out the next five minutes and seemed to lose his shooting touch, converting just 4-for-12 from the field the rest of the way.

"I could still be effective and play," Bryant said of his injuries.

"Obviously, I'm not as explosive as I was, but I can still command double teams, things like that."

As for the Nuggets, the over-the-top contributions didn't end with Billups and Smith.

Chris Andersen grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds off the bench and reserve guard Ty Lawson scored 13 on 5-for-6 shooting. Arron Afflalo contributed 11 points, none bigger than the 3-point basket he sank with 1:49 remaining in the game, pushing Denver's lead back to double digits.

"Afflalo probably make the biggest one," Karl said of the Nuggets'

15 3-pointers.

Jackson said the third-quarter run by the Nuggets was sparked when Bryant was whistled for his third and fourth foul 78 seconds apart.

The referees seemed to call the game tighter after Ron Artest of the Lakers received a technical foul after starting to punch Denver forward Joey Graham and then holding back about 12 inches from making contact.

"We had a nine-point lead in that third quarter and it looked like we were playing pretty well until Kobe got run out of the game with his fourth foul," Jackson said. "That kind of changed the course of the game."

Pau Gasol finished with 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Lakers and Shannon Brown had 13 points off the bench. He again outplayed starting guard Derek Fisher, who was limited to four points and no assists in 24 minutes.

The going won't get any easier for the Lakers tonight when they travel to Portland, where they have lost eight consecutive games.

Bryant had an easy answer for ending that streak.

"Just got up there and get a win," he said.

Nuggets
Lakers
     
    • 57.1%

    • 44.9%

    • 68.2%

    • 30.8%

    • 71.4%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN LAL
Total Rebounds 5 5
Offensive Rebounds 8 18
Turnovers 13 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 9
Biggest Lead: 15 11
Points in the Paint: 36 50
DEN LAL
p Billups   39 Bryant   33
rb Andersen   15 Gasol   17
a Billups   8 Gasol   6
s Martin   3 4 players   2
b Andersen   2 Gasol   2
 
  • 11/11 - LAL @ DEN
  • 01/21 - LAL @ DEN
  • 04/03 - DEN @ LAL
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 14:57 2-4 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 4
K. Martin F 38:26 5-16 0-1 1-3 +12 4 8 12 3 2 3 2 1 1 11
N. Nene C 31:13 6-10 0-0 2-3 -12 0 4 4 2 6 1 2 1 0 14
A. Afflalo G 34:47 4-7 2-3 1-2 +5 1 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 11
C. Billups G 40:26 12-20 9-13 6-8 +13 0 4 4 8 1 1 2 0 1 39
J. Smith   34:32 11-17 3-4 2-2 +20 0 4 4 4 2 1 4 0 0 27
C. Andersen   26:21 3-4 0-0 1-1 +26 2 13 15 1 1 0 0 2 0 7
T. Lawson   19:18 5-6 1-1 2-2 +8 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 13
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Anthony DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-84 15-22 15-21   8 33 41 25 21 9 13 4 2 126
  57.1% 68.2% 71.4%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 30:52 3-9 2-4 4-4 -11 2 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 1 12
P. Gasol F-C 38:17 8-17 0-1 1-2 -11 9 8 17 6 2 0 2 2 1 17
A. Bynum C 27:18 5-7 0-0 0-0 +7 0 5 5 0 5 2 1 0 1 10
K. Bryant G 39:16 11-22 4-8 7-8 +4 0 9 9 0 4 1 5 0 1 33
D. Fisher G 24:04 2-7 0-2 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 4
J. Farmar   16:29 3-7 0-1 0-0 -14 0 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
L. Odom   24:10 3-7 1-2 3-4 -20 3 2 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 10
S. Brown   22:00 6-12 1-3 0-0 -13 3 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 13
S. Vujacic   11:19 1-6 0-5 2-2 -12 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 4
J. Powell   06:15 2-4 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-98 8-26 17-20   18 30 48 17 21 10 12 2 4 113
  44.9% 30.8% 85.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman
  • Lakers: Morrison

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Lakers: Artest

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #54 Derrick Collins, #23 Jason Phillips
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:22
Denver Nuggets (34-16) Los Angeles Lakers (38-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Nene (Billups gains possession)
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28
[LAL 2-0]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  11:09
[DEN 3-2]
 
  10:52
[LAL 4-3]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:01  
  10:01
[LAL 5-3]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:01
[LAL 6-3]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:47
[DEN 6-6]
 
  09:35 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:34  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:18
[LAL 8-6]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:56
[LAL 10-6]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Graham Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:41  
Graham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:41  
  08:31
[LAL 13-6]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  08:10
[DEN 8-13]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:53  
  07:44 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:43  
Nene Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST)  07:29
[DEN 10-13]
 
  07:17 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:15  
Afflalo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:05
[DEN 12-13]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:40
[LAL 16-12]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:16
[LAL 18-12]
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  06:15 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  06:03 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  06:03  
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:03
[DEN 13-18]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:52 Fisher Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:51  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:42 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:36
[LAL 21-13]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  05:24  
  05:17
[LAL 24-13]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:09  
Martin Hook Shot: Missed  04:58  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:56  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:45
[DEN 15-24]
 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:27  
  04:20 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:18  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  04:10
[DEN 18-24]
 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:59  
  03:51
[LAL 26-18]
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  03:34  
  03:32 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:22 Fisher Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:20  
  03:16 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:59 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:58  
  02:53 Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:53  
Team Rebound  02:53  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:53
[DEN 19-26]
 
  02:36
[LAL 28-19]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  02:27
[DEN 21-28]
 
  02:27 Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:01 Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:00  
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:56  
  01:56 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  01:56 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  01:42 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  01:26
[DEN 23-28]
 
  01:07 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:06  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:00
[DEN 26-28]
 
  00:41.9 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:39.9  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:33.8
[DEN 28-28]
 
  00:20.8 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:19.6  
  00:04.6 Bryant Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:04.6  
Team Rebound  00:04.6  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:04.6
[DEN 29-28]
 
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  00:04.6
[DEN 30-28]
 
  00:00.7 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.6 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.5
[LAL 30-30]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (34-16) Los Angeles Lakers (38-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[LAL 32-30]
Farmar Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:30
[DEN 32-32]
 
  11:18 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:17 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:10
[LAL 34-32]
Farmar Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:49  
  10:49
[LAL 35-32]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  10:49
[LAL 36-32]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:37 Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  10:37  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Graham  10:37  
Nene Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Graham (2 AST)  10:25
[DEN 34-36]
 
  10:07
[LAL 38-34]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:43 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38
[LAL 40-34]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  09:22
[DEN 36-40]
 
Graham Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:08  
Graham Substitution replaced by Billups  09:08  
  09:00
[LAL 43-36]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:38 Odom Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:38 Odom Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:38  
  08:38 Bryant Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  08:38 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:14  
Nene Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:04
[DEN 38-43]
 
  07:52 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:47
[LAL 45-38]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:40
[DEN 40-45]
 
  07:25 Brown Hook Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:23  
  07:12 Bynum Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:12 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:52
[LAL 47-40]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  06:39
[DEN 42-47]
 
  06:21
[LAL 49-42]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST) 
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  06:11
[DEN 44-49]
 
  06:11 Farmar Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:11
[DEN 45-49]
 
  06:02 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:01  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:53
[DEN 47-49]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:41  
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41
[LAL 50-47]
Vujacic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:41
[LAL 51-47]
Vujacic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vujacic (1 ST)  05:27  
  05:16
[LAL 53-47]
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  05:06
[DEN 49-53]
 
  04:38 Farmar Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:36  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  04:29
[DEN 52-53]
 
  04:11 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
  04:10 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  04:10 Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  04:10 Powell Substitution replaced by Artest 
  04:10 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Odom 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  04:10  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  04:10  
  04:05 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:04  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:56
[DEN 54-53]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:40  
  03:35 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:34  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:01
[DEN 57-53]
 
  02:35
[LAL 55-57]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
  02:35
[LAL 56-57]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  02:20  
Team Rebound  02:20  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  02:13  
  01:58 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:54
[LAL 58-57]
Odom Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:47 Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  01:47  
  01:47 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:20 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:17
[LAL 60-57]
Gasol Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:07  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:57.0
[DEN 59-60]
 
  00:45.7
[LAL 62-59]
Powell Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:29.9  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.8  
  00:26.4 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:05.4 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:05.4 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:05.4
[LAL 64-59]
Gasol Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (34-16) Los Angeles Lakers (38-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK) 
  11:44 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:44 Artest Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:44 Artest Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (2 ST)  11:31  
  11:24 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  11:22  
  11:11 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:50
[LAL 66-59]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:06 Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:05  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:32 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  09:30 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  09:28 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  09:26 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:24
[LAL 68-59]
Artest Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  09:11 Bynum Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:59
[DEN 61-68]
 
  08:45 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  08:40
[DEN 64-68]
 
  08:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:22 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:21  
  08:09 Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:09  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 65-68]
 
  07:55
[LAL 70-65]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:21
[LAL 72-65]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST)  07:06  
  06:56 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:55  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  06:42
[DEN 67-72]
 
  06:21 Nene Violation:Kicked Ball 
Graham Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:15  
  06:15 Artest Technical 
Billups Free Throw Technical (23 PTS)  06:15
[DEN 68-72]
 
  06:15
[LAL 73-68]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:15
[LAL 74-68]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Graham Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  06:02
[DEN 70-74]
 
  05:47
[LAL 77-70]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
  05:34 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:15
[LAL 79-70]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:01
[DEN 72-79]
 
  04:37
[LAL 81-72]
Bryant Fade Away Bank shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  04:29 Bynum Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  04:29  
  04:29 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  04:29
[DEN 73-81]
 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:29  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  04:29
[DEN 74-81]
 
  04:16 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  04:16 Bryant Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:16
[DEN 75-81]
 
  04:16 Bryant Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:02
[LAL 83-75]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  03:47
[DEN 78-83]
 
  03:18 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:12 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:11  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 81-83]
 
  02:43 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  02:40 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:39  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  02:29
[DEN 84-83]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:10  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:10  
  02:10 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
  02:10
[LAL 84-84]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:10
[LAL 85-84]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS)  01:57
[DEN 87-85]
 
  01:29 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:28  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Vujacic (2 ST)  01:19  
  01:15
[LAL 87-87]
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  00:51.6
[DEN 90-87]
 
  00:34.1
[LAL 89-90]
Odom Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  00:13.6
[DEN 92-89]
 
  00:03.9 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.4  
  00:02.4 Vujacic Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:02.4  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:02.4
[DEN 93-89]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:02.4
[DEN 94-89]
 
  00:00.7 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:42  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:20
[LAL 91-94]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS)  11:06
[DEN 96-91]
 
  10:44 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:43 Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:38 Brown Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:34
[DEN 98-91]
 
  10:18 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:17  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:08
[DEN 100-91]
 
  09:54 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:52  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  09:44  
  09:28 Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  09:25 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:25
[DEN 101-91]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  09:25  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:25
[DEN 102-91]
 
  09:11
[LAL 94-102]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST) 
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:00
[DEN 104-94]
 
  08:44
[LAL 96-104]
Farmar Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bynum (2 ST)  08:29  
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:23  
  08:23 Timeout : Official 
  08:15 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  08:14  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:07
[DEN 106-96]
 
  07:49 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  07:47  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:20  
  07:20
[LAL 97-106]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Billups  07:20  
  07:20 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  07:19  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  07:05
[DEN 108-97]
 
  07:05 Bynum Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  07:05 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  07:05
[DEN 109-97]
 
  06:55
[LAL 100-109]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (6 AST) 
  06:42 Gasol Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  06:26  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  06:19 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Team Rebound 
Nene Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:18  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  06:18  
  06:07 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  05:53
[DEN 111-100]
 
  05:38 Odom Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  05:35 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:33  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:19
[DEN 113-100]
 
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:17 Farmar Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  05:07 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:06  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  05:01  
  04:55 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
  04:53 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:52 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:50 Odom Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:49 Gasol Rebound (Off:9 Def:7) 
  04:48
[LAL 102-113]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Nene Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  04:41  
Nene Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:41  
Nene Foul : Personal (5 PF)  04:32  
  04:19 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:17  
  04:16 Vujacic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:08  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:48
[LAL 104-113]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:48  
  03:48
[LAL 105-113]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  03:35
[DEN 115-105]
 
  03:18 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Brown Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:09 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:08  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:42  
  02:42 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
  02:42
[LAL 106-115]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  02:42
[LAL 107-115]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Gasol Rebound (Off:9 Def:8) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  02:06  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:06  
  02:06
[LAL 108-115]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:06 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:04  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST)  01:49
[DEN 118-108]
 
  01:40 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  01:38  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:28  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  01:28  
Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  01:27  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST)  01:25  
  01:18
[LAL 110-118]
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Billups (8 AST)  01:00
[DEN 121-110]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:52.0  
  00:52.0 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:52.0 Team Rebound 
  00:52.0
[LAL 111-121]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  00:29.9
[DEN 124-111]
 
  00:26.9 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (39 PTS)  00:23.3
[DEN 126-111]
 
  00:07.1
[LAL 113-126]
Brown 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
-- FSW-LAL Local 10:30 pm ET
canada RTV national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
 
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
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1

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