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New-look Wizards play like 'wild dogs,' stun Nuggets


By John N. Mitchell, for NBA.com
Posted Friday February 19, 2010 11:44PM

WASHINGTON (NBA.com exclusive) - -- Guard Mike Miller is the only member of the lottery-bound Washington Wizards' current starting five who was in that group before the All-Star break. Conversely, the Denver Nuggets -- a team that has set its sights on reaching at least the Western Conference finals, sent two players, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, to Dallas to play in the game last weekend.

But when Friday's game between the two teams was being decided in the fourth quarter it was the Wizards who looked like the team with the loftier expectations.

Playing their second game after trading away Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson, the suddenly surprising Wizards (19-33) have won both games since the break with their mixed bag of players. And their 107-97 come-from-behind victory over the Nuggets easily ranks as their biggest win of the season.

Still trying to get to know the new faces on his team, Washington coach Flip Saunders gathered the team at shootaround Friday morning and delivered a message to his players that harkened back to a famous line once uttered the New York Giants Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.

"I told the guys at shootaround that we've just got to go out and play like a pack of wild dogs," Saunders. "Tonight they didn't give up. The crowd was into it and the crowd juiced us up. "In the fourth quarter we knew that they had just played a tough game last night," said Saunders, referring to the Nuggets' electrifying overtime victory at Cleveland. "What you have to do under those circumstances is keep as much pressure and energy on them in the fourth quarter. Tonight it paid off for us. "

Down by 13 points after Billups (team-high 28 points on 9-for-15 shooting) sank a fade away jumper to give the Nuggets (36-19) an 80-68 advantage with 1:48 remaining in the third quarter, the Wizards proceeded to outscore the Nuggets 39-17 the rest of the way.

Washington outscored the Nuggets 34-15 in the fourth quarter. That's when Anthony (23 points on 7-for-20 shooting) went a scoreless 0 for 5. Meanwhile, Washington, which got 52 points from its reserves on the night, got 25 from them in the fourth quarter.

His team's fourth-quarter play left Billups perplexed.

"I don't know, it's too late in the season for us to be playing like that in the fourth quarter," Billups said. "They got it rolling and we turned it over a lot in the fourth quarter. They just got on a run and we couldn't stop them. "

On the other end they took us out of our sets," Billups, pointing to his team's 6-of-20 shooting in the fourth quarter, said. "They changed up from zone to man. When you do get a shot you have to hope it falls. At the end of the day, when it was winning time at the end of the fourth quarter, they wanted it more than we did. They got the second-chance points. They were just beating us to the punch. Most of the time, in any game at any level, the team that is doing those things is going to win."

New Wizard Al Thornton, formerly of the Clippers arrived in Washington just a few hours before the team's late morning shootaround and finished with 21 points. He also played fine defense on Anthony in the fourth quarter. Josh Howard, acquired from Dallas, scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Andray Blatche, after scoring a career-high 33 points the night before, followed that performance with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

For Denver, Nene finished with 17 points.

Denver coach George Karl said his team's inability to score late and the Wizards increased intensity proved to be the difference.

"The momentum and the energy of the game shifted and we never got it back," Karl said "Usually on the road to do that you have to make stops. I thought we tried to play to much give-me-the-ball-and-let-me-score basketball. You usually get that back by making some open shots and falling into some easy baskets. We never got that."

Nuggets
Wizards
     
    • 44.4%

    • 46.0%

    • 30.8%

    • 35.7%

    • 78.4%

    • 88.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN WAS
Total Rebounds 4 7
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 12 9
Fast Break Pts: 3 11
Biggest Lead: 13 10
Points in the Paint: 34 36
DEN WAS
p Billups   28 Thornton   21
rb 2 players   9 Blatche   11
a Lawson   3 Miller   7
s 5 players   1 Thornton   2
b 2 players   1 Thornton   4
 
  • 01/25 - DEN @ WAS
  • 03/25 - WAS @ 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
C. Anthony F 33:58 7-20 0-2 9-14 -6 1 6 7 1 4 0 5 0 2 23
K. Martin F 37:40 2-6 0-1 2-4 -16 2 7 9 2 3 1 1 1 1 6
N. Nene C 35:55 5-7 0-0 7-8 -4 2 7 9 1 5 1 2 1 1 17
A. Afflalo G 36:36 4-8 1-2 0-0 -9 1 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 9
C. Billups G 35:13 9-15 3-5 7-7 -8 0 3 3 2 3 1 3 0 1 28
J. Smith   23:25 1-8 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 3 4
M. Allen   22:25 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
T. Lawson   14:48 2-4 0-0 2-2 -7 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 6
C. Andersen   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. Graham   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 32-72 4-13 29-37   9 31 40 12 21 5 12 2 9 97
  44.4% 30.8% 78.4%   team rebs: 4 total to: 12
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Miller G-F 25:29 1-6 1-3 3-4 -8 1 2 3 7 1 1 1 0 1 6
A. Blatche F-C 27:58 8-13 0-0 2-2 -3 3 8 11 3 4 1 2 0 0 18
J. McGee C 21:43 4-13 0-0 1-1 -6 2 5 7 0 2 0 1 3 0 9
J. Howard G-F 23:24 8-11 1-3 3-3 +25 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 20
R. Foye G 19:54 1-6 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Thornton   32:20 7-12 0-1 7-9 +12 3 2 5 1 1 2 1 4 0 21
F. Oberto   14:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
N. Young   22:31 5-9 2-3 0-0 +18 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 12
E. Boykins   27:43 4-11 0-1 4-4 +18 0 4 4 5 1 1 2 0 0 12
J. Singleton   20:02 2-5 1-2 2-2 +13 3 6 9 1 4 1 1 2 0 7
Q. Ross   04:39 0-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
J. Crittenton   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-87 5-14 22-25   14 33 47 22 25 6 9 9 2 107
  46.0% 35.7% 88.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman
  • Wizards: Ilgauskas, James

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Billups
  • Wizards: Saunders

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #39 Kevin Fehr, #60 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 17212
  • Duration: 2:17
Denver Nuggets (36-18) Washington Wizards (18-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball McGee vs Nene (Foye gains possession)
  11:43
[WAS 2-0]
Blatche Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  11:24
[DEN 2-2]
 
  11:08
[WAS 4-2]
Blatche Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
  10:55 McGee Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:55
[DEN 3-4]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:55
[DEN 4-4]
 
  10:39 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Anthony Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:26
[DEN 6-4]
 
  10:03 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:02 Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:00 Blatche Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:20 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:19 Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:17
[WAS 6-6]
Blatche Running Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41
[WAS 8-6]
Blatche Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:24  
  08:06
[WAS 10-6]
Blatche Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK)  07:53  
  07:49 Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:46
[WAS 13-6]
Howard 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:30
[DEN 8-13]
 
  07:13 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:11  
  07:01 Howard Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS)  07:01
[DEN 9-13]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  07:01
[DEN 10-13]
 
Anthony Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:45
[WAS 15-10]
Howard Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Blatche (2 AST) 
Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:41  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:41  
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:26  
  06:26
[WAS 16-10]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:26
[WAS 17-10]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:59 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK)  05:53  
  05:51 Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:48 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:44
[WAS 19-10]
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  05:31 Howard Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:31 Howard Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:31
[DEN 11-19]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:31
[DEN 12-19]
 
  05:15 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:12 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:11 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:09
[WAS 21-12]
Thornton Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 15-21]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:35  
  04:30 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:29  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:20  
  04:20 McGee Substitution replaced by Oberto 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:10  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:10  
  04:10
[WAS 22-15]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:10 Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:09  
Nene Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:48
[DEN 17-22]
 
  03:27 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:26  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:16
[DEN 19-22]
 
  02:55 Blatche Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Miller Substitution replaced by Young 
Nene Substitution replaced by Allen  02:55  
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Blatche (1 ST)  02:41  
  02:29 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:28  
Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:14
[DEN 21-22]
 
  01:56
[WAS 24-21]
Young Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  01:36
[DEN 23-24]
 
  01:18 Foye Substitution replaced by Boykins 
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:18  
  01:15
[WAS 26-23]
Young Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:52.8  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:52.8  
  00:52.8
[WAS 27-23]
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:52.8
[WAS 28-23]
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:41.6 Young Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:30.8 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:12.2  
  00:12.2 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.2 Team Rebound 
  00:12.2 Blatche Substitution replaced by Singleton 
  00:12.2 Boykins Substitution replaced by Ross 
  00:12.2 Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:11.8  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.9
[DEN 25-28]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (36-18) Washington Wizards (18-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:27
[WAS 30-25]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Singleton (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:16
[DEN 27-30]
 
  11:02 Singleton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  10:50 Oberto Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:50
[DEN 28-30]
 
  10:50 Oberto Substitution replaced by McGee 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:50
[DEN 29-30]
 
  10:36 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:35  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (1 BLK)  10:28  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:25  
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:24
[DEN 31-30]
 
Allen Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:14  
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  10:14  
  10:14
[WAS 31-31]
Boykins Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  10:02 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:01  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:43
[WAS 33-31]
Boykins Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (3 BLK)  09:36  
  09:34 Boykins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:27  
  09:27 Young Substitution replaced by Miller 
  09:10 Singleton Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
  09:04 Singleton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:53 Singleton Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:53  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:53
[DEN 32-33]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:53
[DEN 33-33]
 
  08:36
[WAS 35-33]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
  08:19 Howard Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:19 Howard Substitution replaced by Ross 
  08:10 McGee Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:10
[DEN 34-35]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:10
[DEN 35-35]
 
  08:03 Boykins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Singleton (1 ST)  08:00  
  07:54 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:53  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  07:42
[DEN 37-35]
 
  07:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:41 Singleton Substitution replaced by Blatche 
  07:22 Ross Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  07:17
[DEN 39-35]
 
  06:52
[WAS 37-39]
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Boykins (1 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:29 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:20
[WAS 39-39]
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:04
[DEN 42-39]
 
  05:44 Boykins Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:44  
  05:44 Blatche Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:44 Boykins Substitution replaced by Foye 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  05:44  
Allen Substitution replaced by Martin  05:44  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  05:44  
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:44
[DEN 43-39]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:44  
  05:42 Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:25 Ross Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  05:22 McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:21
[WAS 41-43]
McGee Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:56  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:51  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 45-41]
 
  04:50 Blatche Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:50  
Team Rebound  04:49  
Anthony Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:37
[DEN 47-41]
 
  04:21
[WAS 43-47]
McGee Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
  04:03 Ross Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:03
[DEN 48-43]
 
  04:03 Ross Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:03
[DEN 49-43]
 
  03:46
[WAS 45-49]
McGee Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:46  
  03:46
[WAS 46-49]
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:28 McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:18 McGee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Allen  03:18  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  03:01
[DEN 51-46]
 
  02:41 Blatche Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:41  
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:28
[DEN 53-46]
 
  02:12
[WAS 48-53]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:02
[DEN 55-48]
 
  01:48 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:47  
  01:40 Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:40
[DEN 56-48]
 
Nene Substitution replaced by Martin  01:40  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:40
[DEN 57-48]
 
  01:19 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:16 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
Billups Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:15  
  01:09 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Team Rebound 
  00:59.9 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:58.9 McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:56.9 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:55.6  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.8 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:47.7
[WAS 50-57]
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.6 Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:28.9
[WAS 52-57]
Foye Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:04.8  
Billups Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:04.8
[DEN 59-52]
 
  00:00.0 Saunders Technical 
Billups Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  00:00.0
[DEN 60-52]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (36-18) Washington Wizards (18-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Team Rebound 
  11:31 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:30  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:54  
  10:54
[WAS 53-60]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:54
[WAS 54-60]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:46 Howard Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:46
[DEN 61-54]
 
  10:46 Howard Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  10:46
[DEN 62-54]
 
  10:25 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
  10:09 Blatche Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:09
[DEN 63-54]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:09  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:08  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:03 McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:49 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  09:32
[DEN 65-54]
 
  09:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:20 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:19  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:54 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:53  
  08:47 McGee Substitution replaced by Oberto 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (1 BLK)  08:37  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:35  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:32 Team Rebound 
Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  08:32  
  08:32 Foye Substitution replaced by Boykins 
  08:10 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:09  
Nene Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  07:58
[DEN 67-54]
 
  07:38
[WAS 56-67]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (2 BLK)  07:22  
  07:21 Oberto Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:16
[WAS 58-67]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:01
[DEN 70-58]
 
  06:40
[WAS 61-70]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blatche (3 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  06:22  
  06:12
[WAS 63-70]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST) 
  05:54 Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:54
[DEN 71-63]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:54
[DEN 72-63]
 
  05:43 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nene Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:24  
Nene Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:24  
  05:03 Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK) 
  05:03 Team Rebound 
  05:03 Miller Substitution replaced by Young 
  05:00 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59 Oberto Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:43
[DEN 74-63]
 
  04:24
[WAS 65-74]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Oberto (1 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Boykins (1 ST)  04:02  
  03:57 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:55  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:36 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:35  
  03:31 Blatche Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  03:31  
Nene Substitution replaced by Allen  03:31  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:31  
Team Rebound  03:31  
  03:31 Blatche Substitution replaced by Singleton 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:31  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:31
[DEN 75-65]
 
  03:08 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:06 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  02:54
[DEN 78-65]
 
  02:32 Singleton Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:31  
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  02:22  
  02:14 Boykins Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Singleton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:08
[WAS 68-78]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Boykins (2 AST) 
Billups Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  01:48
[DEN 80-68]
 
  01:22 Boykins Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:21  
  01:11 Singleton Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:10  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:57.9 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:44.9
[WAS 71-80]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Boykins (3 AST) 
  00:28.6 Oberto Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:28.6  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:28.6
[DEN 81-71]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:28.6
[DEN 82-71]
 
  00:13.9 Boykins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:11.2  
  00:11.2
[WAS 72-82]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:11.2 Boykins Substitution replaced by Ross 
  00:11.2
[WAS 73-82]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Young Layup Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:45  
  11:43 Boykins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:30
[WAS 75-82]
Boykins Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (2 BLK)  11:12  
  11:10 Boykins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:57
[WAS 77-82]
Boykins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:48  
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  10:48  
  10:37 Singleton Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:37
[DEN 83-77]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:22 Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:22
[WAS 79-83]
Boykins Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST)  10:14  
  10:09 Boykins Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:06 Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:04
[WAS 81-83]
Singleton Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Boykins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:52 Boykins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
  09:47 Young Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  09:47  
Afflalo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:35
[DEN 85-81]
 
  09:14
[WAS 83-85]
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Singleton Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:52  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:52
[DEN 87-83]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:39  
  08:39
[WAS 84-87]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:39
[WAS 85-87]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:19  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Team Rebound 
  08:06 Boykins Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:05  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Nene Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:50  
  07:35
[WAS 87-87]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:35  
  07:35
[WAS 88-87]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Nene Running Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  07:23
[DEN 89-88]
 
  07:02
[WAS 90-89]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Boykins (4 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 91-90]
 
  06:36
[WAS 93-91]
Singleton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Boykins (5 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (3 BLK)  06:21  
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:19  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:12
[DEN 93-93]
 
  05:51
[WAS 95-93]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Timeout : Official  05:35  
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  05:35  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  05:35  
Allen Substitution replaced by Martin  05:35  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Boykins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:13
[WAS 97-93]
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:13  
  05:13
[WAS 98-93]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:26 Singleton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:24  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:47  
  03:47
[WAS 99-93]
Singleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:47
[WAS 100-93]
Singleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:34 Young Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  03:34  
  03:29 Young Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:29
[DEN 94-100]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:29
[DEN 95-100]
 
  03:06 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:02
[WAS 102-95]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:46  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:31 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:30  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 97-102]
 
  02:20 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  01:58 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:56  
Billups Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:47  
Billups Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:47  
  01:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:27 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:26  
Anthony Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  01:22  
Nene Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:03  
  01:03
[WAS 103-97]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:03
[WAS 104-97]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:21.9 Boykins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:20.9 Thornton Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:12.0  
  00:12.0
[WAS 105-97]
Boykins Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Billups Technical  00:12.0  
  00:12.0
[WAS 106-97]
Boykins Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
  00:12.0
[WAS 107-97]
Boykins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (4 BLK)  00:03.8  
  00:00.7 Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
 
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
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3

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