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Seven score in double figures as Spurs rout Nuggets


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Friday February 12, 2010 2:39AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Spurs have been mediocre for the last month, but Thursday they evoked memories of their NBA championship days.

Coming off a loss to the Lakers on Monday, San Antonio dominated the Nuggets in Denver, blowing out the No. 2 team in the Western Conference 111-92. It was a game of perseverance for the Spurs, who are in the midst of their annual rodeo road trip and are now 3-2 with four games to go on this 19-day trek away from home.

"We just wanted to get a great win before the break," said George Hill, who had 17 points. "We know this rodeo road trip is important to us, we need as many wins as we can and everyone stepped up."

They get a hiatus from the road trip, courtesy of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. The Nuggets can also use the break after suffering their worst loss of the season. Kenyon Martin missed his second straight game with left knee patella tendonitis and several other players are nursing injuries. A week off will help them heal some for the final playoff push.

The Spurs could use some time off, too. Guard Tony Parker didn't dress because of a left hip flexor strain, but they didn't need him. With Hill stepping in, the Spurs offense didn't miss a beat. They shot 53 percent from the field and had seven guys in double figures, led by Hill and DeJuan Blair, who also had 17 points.

"That hasn't happened all year," said Roger Mason, who scored 14 points in his third start of the season. "That's the kind of production we need. With a team this deep it's what we're capable of."

Thursday, they made it look easy against a Nuggets team coming off a 36-point win against Dallas on Wednesday. The Spurs never trailed, and other than a quick Nuggets rally in the third quarter, they were never threatened.

San Antonio led 56-45 when Denver made a move. Nene, who led the Nuggets with 20 points, hit a 17-foot jumper and a layup sandwiched around Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer to make it 56-52.

A quick timeout by coach Gregg Popovich ended that. Richard Jefferson hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-1 run to get the lead back to double figures.

Popovich said he didn't give a big speech, he just settled his team down.

"[I told them] you're on the road, good teams make runs and this is where the mental toughness comes in," Popovich said. "Execution is of paramount importance. See if we can hang in there, score and get a couple of stops in a row. We went from four up to nine real quick. That was the ballgame right there, where we stood our ground, we executed and made our shots.

The Nuggets kept pushing but couldn't find a rhythm.

Down 72-60, Anthony stole the ball and fed J.R. Smith on the fast break. Smith missed the layup and then missed a 3-pointer after the Nuggets got the offensive rebound.

Moment's later Mason hit a 3-pointer to give the Spurs their biggest lead of the game.

The Nuggets kept trying to shoot their way out of a hole but they only hit 35 percent. Chauncey Billups, who will compete in the 3-point contest on All-Star Weekend, was 1-for-8 from long range.

"I think San Antonio was hungry," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "They kind of paid back the two wins we had in San Antonio."

A big reason for Denver's struggles was San Antonio's defense.

"That's one of maybe three or four games we played really well defensively in the first half of the season," Popovich said.

Now the Spurs will try to continue that play in the second half. They're a mere 11-10 since the calendar flipped to 2010, but in the past they've been a better team after the All-Star break. They're tied for fifth in the Western Conference but are only a game and a half behind Dallas for third.

"Every team is so close," Hill said.

A few more games like Thursday and San Antonio could overtake some teams in the standings.

"We've been struggling with our consistency," Mason said. "It lets us know how good we can be."

Spurs
Nuggets
     
    • 53.2%

    • 39.2%

    • 47.4%

    • 15.8%

    • 66.7%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS DEN
Total Rebounds 9 17
Offensive Rebounds 12 10
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 10 6
Biggest Lead: 25 0
Points in the Paint: 54 30
SAS DEN
p 2 players   17 Nene   20
rb Blair   9 Nene   9
a Ginobili   6 Billups   7
s 3 players   2 Anthony   3
b Bonner   2 2 players   2
 
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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 33:37 5-9 2-4 2-2 +9 2 2 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 14
T. Duncan F 27:11 7-11 0-0 2-5 +9 2 5 7 0 2 0 2 1 0 16
A. McDyess C-F 16:21 5-7 0-0 0-0 +7 1 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 10
R. Mason F-G 33:38 5-12 4-8 0-0 +11 0 2 2 4 4 2 1 0 2 14
G. Hill G 35:12 5-12 0-1 7-10 +16 1 5 6 4 3 2 5 0 2 17
M. Ginobili   26:49 4-11 2-3 5-8 +16 1 5 6 6 4 2 2 0 1 15
M. Bonner   14:02 1-1 1-1 1-2 +11 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 4
D. Blair   20:49 8-11 0-0 1-1 +10 4 5 9 0 4 0 1 0 1 17
K. Bogans   22:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 +11 1 3 4 1 5 0 1 0 0 0
M. Finley   07:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Mahinmi   03:07 1-1 0-0 2-2 -2 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 4
T. Ratliff DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-77 9-19 20-30   12 33 45 24 29 8 17 3 6 111
  53.2% 47.4% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17
Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 36:31 6-17 2-3 5-8 -20 1 5 6 3 5 3 4 1 0 19
M. Allen F 23:28 3-7 0-0 0-0 -15 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 6
N. Nene C 32:48 8-9 0-0 4-5 -4 2 7 9 1 4 0 2 0 0 20
A. Afflalo G 38:06 3-10 0-3 0-0 -12 1 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 6
C. Billups G 34:32 4-16 1-8 8-10 -11 0 2 2 7 2 0 2 0 2 17
J. Smith   23:14 4-14 0-4 6-9 -14 2 4 6 1 2 2 1 2 0 14
C. Andersen   21:55 1-2 0-0 2-2 -16 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 4
T. Lawson   19:36 1-2 0-1 2-2 -9 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 4
J. Graham   05:13 1-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
J. Petro   04:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - INJ - Left Knee Patella Tendinitis
Total   240 31-79 3-19 27-36   10 22 32 19 23 6 15 6 3 92
  39.2% 15.8% 75.0%   team rebs: 17 total to: 15

inactive

  • Spurs: Hairston, Parker
  • Nuggets: Balkman

technical fouls

  • Spurs: Mason
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #11 Phil Robinson, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 18611
  • Duration: 2:33
San Antonio Spurs (30-21) Denver Nuggets (35-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Nene vs Duncan (McDyess gains possession)
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:47  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:46  
Duncan Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:45
[SAS 2-0]
 
  11:25 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:24  
McDyess Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:16
[SAS 4-0]
 
  10:56
[DEN 2-4]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
  10:36 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:36
[SAS 5-2]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:36  
  10:34 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:23
[DEN 4-5]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Mason Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:02
[SAS 7-4]
 
  09:47 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Hill Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:39
[SAS 9-4]
 
  09:17
[DEN 6-9]
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:56  
  08:39
[DEN 8-9]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST)  08:17
[SAS 12-8]
 
  08:07
[DEN 10-12]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  07:49
[SAS 14-10]
 
Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:37  
  07:37
[DEN 11-14]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:37 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:19 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mason Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:13  
  07:02 Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:01  
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:53
[SAS 17-11]
 
  06:35
[DEN 13-17]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Hill Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  06:17  
Hill Substitution replaced by Ginobili  06:17  
  05:59
[DEN 15-17]
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:51  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:51  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  05:40
[SAS 20-15]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:24  
  05:24
[DEN 16-20]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:24
[DEN 17-20]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bonner Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:16  
Bonner Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:16  
  05:02 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:46
[SAS 22-17]
 
  04:34 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:33 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Mason Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:32  
  04:32 Allen Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:32 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:15
[DEN 20-22]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  03:54
[SAS 25-20]
 
  03:45 Anthony Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:43  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST)  03:22
[SAS 27-20]
 
  03:04
[DEN 22-27]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Duncan Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  02:37
[SAS 29-22]
 
  02:21 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:21  
Ginobili Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:01
[DEN 24-29]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Duncan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:45  
  01:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mason Substitution replaced by Hill  01:45  
  01:25 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:22 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:20  
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:03
[SAS 31-24]
 
Duncan Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  00:51.2  
  00:51.2 Billups Free Throw Technical Missed 
  00:51.2 Team Rebound 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  00:51.2  
  00:51.2 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  00:47.1
[DEN 26-31]
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:47.1  
  00:47.1
[DEN 27-31]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  00:32.9 Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:32.9  
Team Rebound  00:32.9  
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:32.9
[SAS 32-27]
 
Ginobili Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:17.8  
  00:17.8
[DEN 28-32]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:17.8 Nene Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:17.8
[DEN 29-32]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.9  
Blair Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (30-21) Denver Nuggets (35-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:39  
Blair Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  11:29
[SAS 34-29]
 
  11:10 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:09  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:50 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Team Rebound 
Bogans Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:49  
  10:41 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:40  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:25  
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:23  
Blair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:21
[SAS 36-29]
 
  10:04 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:03 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:03 Allen Tip Shot: Missed 
  10:02 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:56 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:55  
Blair Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:46
[SAS 38-29]
 
  09:44 Allen Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:44 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  09:37  
  09:23 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:22  
  09:19 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:19
[SAS 39-29]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:19
[SAS 40-29]
 
  08:57 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:56 Team Rebound 
Bogans Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:56  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  08:56  
  08:53 Allen Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:53 Allen Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:36 Team Rebound 
  08:21
[DEN 31-40]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
  08:08 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  08:08 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:08
[SAS 41-31]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:08
[SAS 42-31]
 
  07:47 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
  07:44 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:44
[SAS 43-31]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:44  
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:42  
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:32 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:28 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (2 BLK) 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
Blair Foul : Inbound (2 PF)  07:27  
  07:27
[DEN 32-43]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:27
[DEN 33-43]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Blair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mason (2 AST)  07:07
[SAS 45-33]
 
  06:55 Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:54  
Hill Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:49
[SAS 47-33]
 
  06:42 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mason (1 ST) 
  06:34 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:34 Allen Substitution replaced by Nene 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:34  
Hill Substitution replaced by Duncan  06:34  
Blair Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:34  
Duncan Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:14 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:13  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:42
[DEN 35-47]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:15 Nene Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:15 Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:15  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  05:03
[SAS 49-35]
 
  05:03 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:03  
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Mason Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:55  
  04:55
[DEN 36-49]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:55
[DEN 37-49]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:42 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:42
[SAS 50-37]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:27 Billups Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:27 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Mason Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  04:13  
  04:11 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mason Technical  04:03  
  04:03
[DEN 38-50]
Billups Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  04:03 Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Mason Substitution replaced by Hill  04:03  
Bogans Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:53  
  03:53
[DEN 39-50]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bogans Substitution replaced by Finley  03:53  
  03:53
[DEN 40-50]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:41 Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:41  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:41  
  03:39 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:34 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:32  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:19  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:17
[SAS 52-40]
 
  03:01 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Duncan Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:50 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:36 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:30 Nene Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:29  
Finley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:06  
  02:06 Timeout : Official 
  02:06 Smith Substitution replaced by Graham 
  02:06 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06
[DEN 41-52]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST)  01:50  
  01:31 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:30  
  01:21 Graham Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:21
[SAS 53-41]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:21
[SAS 54-41]
 
Duncan Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:09  
  01:09 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
  01:09 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:07  
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  00:55.8  
  00:52.7
[DEN 43-54]
Anthony Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  00:39.9  
  00:29.5
[DEN 45-54]
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.7 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.8 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (30-21) Denver Nuggets (35-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Anthony Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  11:10 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:09  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:58  
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  10:41
[SAS 56-45]
 
  10:23
[DEN 47-56]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Duncan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  10:08  
  09:50 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:35
[DEN 50-56]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  09:08  
  09:03
[DEN 52-56]
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:03  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mason (3 AST)  08:45
[SAS 58-52]
 
  08:24 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:23  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McDyess (2 AST)  08:11
[SAS 61-52]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:55  
Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:51  
  07:51
[DEN 53-61]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:51 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:50  
  07:43 Nene Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:43
[SAS 62-53]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:43
[SAS 63-53]
 
  07:22 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:20  
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:14  
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mason (4 AST)  07:01
[SAS 65-53]
 
  06:43
[DEN 55-65]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:21 Team Rebound 
McDyess Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:21  
Mason Substitution replaced by Ginobili  06:21  
  06:21 Allen Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  06:04
[DEN 58-65]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  05:42
[SAS 67-58]
 
  05:30 Billups Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:29  
Ginobili Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:20 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:12 Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  04:59
[SAS 69-58]
 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:47  
Hill Substitution replaced by Mason  04:47  
  04:37 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:34 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:McDyess (1 ST) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McDyess (3 AST)  04:27
[SAS 72-58]
 
  04:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Bogans  04:27  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  04:27  
  04:12 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:11  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Team Rebound 
Blair Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:00  
  04:00 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:00
[DEN 59-72]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:00
[DEN 60-72]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Mason Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:42  
  03:40 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  03:36 Nene Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (3 ST)  03:28  
  03:23 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:22 Smith Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:13 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:11  
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST)  03:05
[SAS 75-60]
 
  02:57 Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:57 Anthony Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  02:57 Anthony Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball  02:39  
Ginobili Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Ginobili Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:25  
  02:25 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:25 Team Rebound 
  02:25
[DEN 61-75]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:08
[DEN 63-75]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  01:48 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:48  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Hill  01:48  
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:48
[SAS 76-63]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:48
[SAS 77-63]
 
  01:31 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:30 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:27 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:27 Team Rebound 
Mason Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[DEN 64-77]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Mason Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:27  
  01:27
[DEN 65-77]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  01:07
[SAS 80-65]
 
  00:54.0 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:54.0 Team Rebound 
  00:54.0 Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  00:48.7
[DEN 67-80]
Smith Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:48.7  
  00:48.7
[DEN 68-80]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
  00:33.7 Nene Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:33.7  
Team Rebound  00:33.7  
  00:33.7 Nene Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Bogans  00:33.7  
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:33.7
[SAS 81-68]
 
  00:25.3
[DEN 70-81]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  00:06.4  
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:05.4  
Blair Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:04.4
[SAS 83-70]
 
  00:00.4 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:38  
  11:38
[DEN 71-83]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  11:38
[DEN 72-83]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Hill Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:19
[SAS 85-72]
 
  11:10 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  11:09  
  11:05 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST)  10:56
[SAS 88-72]
 
  10:44
[DEN 74-88]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Hill Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:18
[SAS 90-74]
 
  10:06 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:52  
Blair Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  09:44  
Blair Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:44  
Ginobili Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:31  
Hill Substitution replaced by Mason  09:31  
  09:21 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:20  
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  09:18  
Team Rebound  09:17  
Blair Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (4 AST)  09:05
[SAS 92-74]
 
  09:05 Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Blair Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  09:05
[SAS 93-74]
 
  08:53 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:52  
Mason Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:47  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:46
[SAS 95-74]
 
  08:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hill  08:46  
  08:46 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
  08:28
[DEN 76-95]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:12
[SAS 97-76]
 
  08:00
[DEN 78-97]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bogans Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  07:43  
  07:43 Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene 
  07:17
[DEN 80-97]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
Bogans Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:42  
Blair Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bogans (1 AST)  06:40
[SAS 99-80]
 
Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:32  
  06:32 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:32 Team Rebound 
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  06:32  
  06:32 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:31  
  06:22 Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Team Rebound 
  06:02 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:01  
  05:45 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:45  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:45  
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:45  
Team Rebound  05:45  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:45
[SAS 100-80]
 
  05:32 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST) 
Duncan Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST)  05:10
[SAS 102-80]
 
  05:00 Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:47 Anthony Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:47
[SAS 103-80]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Bogans Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:37  
  04:37 Anthony Substitution replaced by Petro 
  04:37 Nene Substitution replaced by Allen 
  04:37 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  04:37
[DEN 81-103]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  04:37  
  04:37
[DEN 82-103]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  04:22  
  04:14
[DEN 84-103]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:48  
Ginobili Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:47
[SAS 105-84]
 
  03:27 Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:26  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK)  03:08  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:07  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  03:07  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Finley  03:07  
  03:07 Smith Substitution replaced by Graham 
Blair Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:02 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Blair Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Mahinmi (1 AST)  02:34
[SAS 107-84]
 
  02:12 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
Mahinmi Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  02:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
Hill Substitution replaced by Bogans  02:01  
  01:48 Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mason (2 ST) 
Mahinmi Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:33
[SAS 109-84]
 
Bogans Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[DEN 85-109]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:27
[DEN 86-109]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mahinmi Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:12  
Mahinmi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:12  
  01:02
[DEN 88-109]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Mahinmi Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:49.5  
  00:40.8
[DEN 90-109]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
  00:26.2 Afflalo Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:26.2
[SAS 110-90]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:26.2
[SAS 111-90]
 
  00:17.4
[DEN 92-111]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
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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