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Billups-led Nuggets snap seven-game skid against Pistons


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday February 27, 2010 1:05AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The weight of seven straight losses to a team usually inspires players to find that next gear. The problem for the Nuggets was they didn't have that luxury against Detroit.

Playing in Golden State on Thursday night, the Nuggets had the dreaded West Coast back-to-back scenario. And for three quarters it looked like it might cost them against the Pistons. But Chauncey Billups' 3-pointer with 2:22 left sparked an 8-2 run that sealed Denver's 107-102 win Friday night.

"The biggest challenge we faced was having a tough game against Golden State last night, getting in at four in the mourning and having to grit and grind it out against a team that was waiting for us," said Billups, who had a game-high 25 points. "That's a great win for us."

Any win against Detroit is considered a great win for the Nuggets. It was understandable the Pistons dominated the series in the middle of the decade. They were one of the NBA's elite teams, winning the title in 2004 and reaching Game 7 of the NBA Finals a year later.

Lately, the former Eastern Conference power has fallen on tough times. Injuries, a coaching carousel and the trade of Billups have got the Pistons playing for lottery balls, not titles. Still, they seem to have Denver's number. They beat the Nuggets by two in Auburn Hills, Mich., in December, and had the longest winning streak against the Nuggets in the league.

"I know my record against Detroit is terrible," said Carmelo Anthony, who had 24 points. "It's good to get this one tonight after the grueling trip we had. We had to grind this one out."

Grinding was an appropriate description. Each time the Nuggets seemed to take control, Detroit came back. Denver wiped out a seven-point deficit to take a 49-41 lead late in the first half, but the Pistons rallied in the third to take a three-point lead.

Denver rebounded, and on the strength of consecutive 3-pointers by Arron Afflalo and J.R. Smith led 75-71 only to see Detroit come back to take the lead again.

"We were fine in the third, but the fourth quarter we had some turnovers," Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince said. "They did a good job of getting to the foul line."

It was almost enough to spoil coach George Karl's return to the bench after missing Thursday's game for treatment of his neck and throat cancer. Karl watched the win over the Warriors on TV, and he liked what he saw so much he didn't want to mess with the chemistry.

"I wanted to continue the flow and rhythm of last night's game. It didn't get that way," he said. "Offensively it was more of a Detroit Piston type game. I thought Joey Graham gave us a lift in the first half and I thought J.R. was really good in the second half for us. Without our bench we wouldn't have won this game."

Graham scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half, but it was Billups who closed out the game against his old team. He had 10 points in the final period, including five straight after Detroit had a chance to tie it at 95.

"I just wanted to be aggressive and attack them, knowing this was the biggest part of the game and this is where the game was going to be won or lost," Billups said.

Billups also knows this is the kind of game where home-court advantage for the playoffs can be won or lost. Denver is holding onto the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with Utah and Dallas on its heels. The Jazz lost Friday night to fall two games back in the Northwest Division, but the Nuggets know the race will come down to the last few games of the season.

"I think we've proven we can win on the road, but we want the home court," Karl said. "There's no question the goal is to have the home court in as many playoff series as we can. I'm pretty sure those games in April are going to be pretty important games."

Pistons
Nuggets
     
    • 44.6%

    • 45.5%

    • 37.5%

    • 44.4%

    • 70.0%

    • 78.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET DEN
Total Rebounds 11 8
Offensive Rebounds 20 11
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 20
Biggest Lead: 7 8
Points in the Paint: 40 48
DET DEN
p Hamilton   20 Billups   25
rb Wallace   10 Graham   7
a Stuckey   6 3 players   4
s Prince   3 Smith   5
b Wallace   2 Andersen   3
 
  • 01/26 - DEN @ DET
  • 03/12 - DET @ DEN
Detroit Pistons (27-55)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 36:07 3-11 0-0 2-4 +9 1 5 6 5 1 3 1 0 1 8
J. Jerebko F 18:44 4-5 1-2 0-0 +6 1 1 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 9
B. Wallace C 23:39 4-7 0-0 1-3 +13 6 4 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 9
R. Hamilton G 36:13 5-17 1-3 9-11 +10 2 4 6 5 5 1 4 0 3 20
R. Stuckey G 36:32 9-20 1-1 0-0 +4 2 5 7 6 3 1 4 1 1 19
J. Maxiell   24:21 7-9 0-0 2-2 -18 5 3 8 0 2 0 1 1 0 16
C. Villanueva   18:22 2-6 1-3 0-0 -12 1 6 7 0 3 0 1 0 1 5
W. Bynum   10:23 1-3 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2
B. Gordon   23:56 4-10 1-5 0-0 -14 1 0 1 1 4 0 3 0 0 9
A. Daye   11:43 2-4 1-2 0-0 -14 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 1 5
C. Atkins   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Summers   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 41-92 6-16 14-20   20 30 50 21 26 7 17 5 7 102
  44.6% 37.5% 70.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18
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 36:00 8-25 0-3 8-13 -8 0 3 3 3 1 3 4 0 1 24
M. Allen F 12:39 0-2 0-0 0-0 -10 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Nene C 29:48 2-6 0-0 2-2 -6 3 3 6 4 3 0 3 1 1 6
A. Afflalo G 37:51 5-9 4-6 0-0 -2 1 3 4 2 4 0 0 2 2 14
C. Billups G 35:01 6-11 2-5 11-11 -5 1 1 2 2 2 0 4 0 0 25
C. Andersen   26:17 3-5 0-0 2-2 +11 3 2 5 0 2 2 0 3 0 8
J. Smith   27:36 5-10 2-4 3-5 +19 0 5 5 4 0 5 0 1 0 15
T. Lawson   14:03 1-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 1 1 4 0 0 4 0 0 2
J. Graham   20:45 5-7 0-0 3-4 +15 1 6 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 13
A. Carter   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Martin   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 35-77 8-18 29-37   11 27 38 21 15 10 15 7 5 107
  45.5% 44.4% 78.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16

inactive

  • Pistons: Brown, Wilcox
  • Nuggets: Balkman

technical fouls

  • Pistons: Walker
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #50 Olandis Poole, #55 Bill Kennedy
  • Attendance: 19845
  • Duration: 2:23
Detroit Pistons (21-37) Denver Nuggets (39-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Nene vs Wallace (Jerebko gains possession)
Stuckey Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  11:41  
  11:37
[DEN 2-0]
Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
  11:22 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:22
[DET 1-2]
 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:22
[DET 2-2]
 
  11:05 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (1 AST)  10:51
[DET 4-2]
 
  10:32 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:31  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:23
[DET 6-2]
 
Jerebko Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:08  
  09:56 Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
  09:55 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:53 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST) 
Stuckey Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  09:49
[DET 8-2]
 
  09:30 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:29  
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:14  
Jerebko Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:00  
  09:00 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  09:00
[DEN 3-8]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (2 PTS) 
  09:00
[DEN 4-8]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS) 
  09:00
[DEN 5-8]
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS) 
Jerebko Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:47
[DET 10-5]
 
  08:33
[DEN 7-10]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
Prince Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:02 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
Stuckey Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:47 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:36 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:24 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04
[DEN 9-10]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Prince Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:38
[DET 12-9]
 
  06:30
[DEN 11-12]
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (2 AST)  06:06
[DET 15-11]
 
  05:53
[DEN 13-15]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
  05:33 Nene Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hamilton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  05:25  
  05:24 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:11 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:10  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:59  
Wallace Tip Shot: Missed  04:59  
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:57  
Wallace Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:57
[DET 17-13]
 
  04:38 Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:36  
Prince Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  04:30  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:28  
Jerebko Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:27
[DET 19-13]
 
  04:17 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Team Rebound 
  04:16 Allen Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:16 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Maxiell  04:16  
Stuckey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:09  
  04:09
[DEN 14-19]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  04:09
[DEN 15-19]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (7 PTS) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Villanueva  04:09  
  04:09
[DEN 16-19]
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (8 PTS) 
Hamilton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  03:50  
  03:35 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Prince Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  03:29  
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:26  
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10
[DEN 18-19]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Villanueva Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:10  
  03:10 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:08  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:46 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:43  
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:39  
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:36  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (3 AST)  02:31
[DET 21-18]
 
  02:16
[DEN 20-21]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:51
[DET 23-20]
 
  01:37 Nene Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  01:37 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Stuckey Substitution replaced by Bynum  01:37  
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  01:18
[DET 25-20]
 
Villanueva Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:06  
  01:06 Nene Substitution replaced by Graham 
  01:06
[DEN 21-25]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:06
[DEN 22-25]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:53.9  
Hamilton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:53.3
[DET 27-22]
 
  00:44.9 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:42.9 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:40.9  
Maxiell Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST)  00:39.8
[DET 29-22]
 
  00:19.9 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:16.9  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (21-37) Denver Nuggets (39-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Daye Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:37  
Daye Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:37  
  11:25
[DEN 24-29]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (2 ST)  11:10  
  11:05
[DEN 26-29]
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:43
[DET 31-26]
 
  10:33 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:31
[DEN 28-31]
Andersen Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Villanueva Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:12  
Maxiell Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:10
[DET 33-28]
 
  09:55
[DEN 30-33]
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Daye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:37  
Maxiell Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
Team Rebound  09:37  
  09:37 Andersen Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  09:29  
  09:24
[DEN 32-33]
Graham Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54
[DEN 34-33]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gordon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:54  
  08:54 Timeout : Official 
  08:54 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  08:54 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:52  
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:30
[DEN 36-33]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Villanueva Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:13  
  08:13
[DEN 37-33]
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Daye Substitution replaced by Prince  08:13  
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Jerebko  08:13  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Stuckey  08:13  
  08:13 Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:12  
Gordon Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  07:57
[DET 35-37]
 
  07:44 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (2 ST) 
Stuckey Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:19
[DET 37-37]
 
  07:00 Afflalo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (1 BLK) 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:58  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:32
[DEN 40-37]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:57
[DEN 42-37]
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:37 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Wallace  05:37  
Stuckey Turnaround Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:30
[DET 39-42]
 
  05:15
[DEN 45-39]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
  05:12 Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Hamilton  05:12  
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:12  
Team Rebound  05:12  
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:04
[DEN 47-39]
Billups Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (4 AST)  04:46
[DET 41-47]
 
  04:39 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Stuckey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:33  
  04:33 Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  04:33 Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene 
  04:19 Graham Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stuckey (1 BLK) 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:16  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06
[DEN 49-41]
Graham Running Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:25 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:23 Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:23 Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:04 Graham Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:04
[DET 42-49]
 
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:04
[DET 43-49]
 
Gordon Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:51 Anthony Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:37  
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Wallace Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:29  
Wallace Layup Shot: Missed  02:27  
Wallace Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:26  
Wallace Tip Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:23 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:13 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:12 Graham Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:07
[DEN 51-43]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Prince Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
Wallace Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  01:34  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (2 AST)  01:26
[DET 46-51]
 
  01:13 Billups Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:51.2 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:50.2 Team Rebound 
  00:41.9 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:39.9  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:14.9
[DEN 53-46]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST) 
  00:04.4 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS)  00:04.4
[DET 47-53]
 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS)  00:04.4
[DET 48-53]
 
Gordon Substitution replaced by Jerebko  00:04.4  
Hamilton Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS)  00:04.4
[DET 49-53]
 
  00:00.5 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (21-37) Denver Nuggets (39-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Nene Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:38  
Prince Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:25
[DET 51-53]
 
  11:05 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:04  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:38 Anthony Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:36 Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  10:28 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  10:27  
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  10:09
[DET 53-53]
 
  10:09 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  10:09
[DET 54-53]
 
  09:58 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:57  
  09:38 Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Prince Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Team Rebound 
  09:12
[DEN 56-54]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
Wallace Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  08:47  
  08:46 Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:46  
Team Rebound  08:46  
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:46  
  08:44 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:38 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:33 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Jerebko Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:30  
  08:30
[DEN 57-54]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:30
[DEN 58-54]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Stuckey Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:16  
  07:55 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Stuckey (1 ST) 
  07:53 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:53
[DET 55-58]
 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:53
[DET 56-58]
 
  07:33 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:32  
Jerebko Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (5 AST)  07:21
[DET 58-58]
 
  07:05 Allen Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  07:01
[DEN 60-58]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (3 AST)  06:43
[DET 60-60]
 
  06:33 Nene Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Stuckey Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST)  06:18
[DET 62-60]
 
  06:00 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  05:59  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hamilton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:23 Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Prince (3 ST) 
Hamilton Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:19  
  05:13 Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:13  
Team Rebound  05:13  
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:13
[DET 63-60]
 
Jerebko Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:57  
  04:57 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Walker Technical  04:57  
  04:57 Anthony Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:57 Team Rebound 
  04:57
[DEN 61-63]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:57
[DEN 62-63]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:39  
  04:25 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST) 
Stuckey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  04:23  
Team Rebound  04:22  
Prince Substitution replaced by Villanueva  04:22  
Villanueva Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  04:18  
  04:16 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jerebko Foul : Personal (5 PF)  04:12  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Daye  04:12  
  04:07
[DEN 65-63]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:41
[DET 65-65]
 
  03:27
[DEN 67-65]
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Daye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:27  
  03:27 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:25  
Villanueva Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:04
[DET 67-67]
 
  02:52 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Daye (1 BLK) 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:50  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
Daye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:42  
Daye Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK)  02:41  
Stuckey Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:39  
Daye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (6 AST)  02:33
[DET 70-67]
 
  02:11 Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (2 BLK) 
  02:10 Team Rebound 
  02:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
  02:10 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  02:10 Nene Substitution replaced by Graham 
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  01:58  
Daye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:55  
  01:55
[DEN 68-70]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:55
[DEN 69-70]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:42 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:42
[DET 71-69]
 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Maxiell  01:42  
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:42  
  01:40 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:22
[DEN 72-71]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:13 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:05
[DEN 75-71]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Hamilton Running Bank shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.4 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Stuckey Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:40.7  
  00:40.7
[DEN 76-71]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:40.7
[DEN 77-71]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Daye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (4 AST)  00:25.0
[DET 73-77]
 
  00:20.1 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:20.1  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:01.4  
Maxiell Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:00.0
[DET 75-77]
 
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Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bynum (2 AST)  11:44
[DET 78-77]
 
  11:33 Lawson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  11:17 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:17
[DET 79-77]
 
Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:17
[DET 80-77]
 
Maxiell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:01  
  11:01
[DEN 78-80]
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  11:01
[DEN 79-80]
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Gordon Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:40  
Gordon Foul : Personal (4 PF)  10:32  
  10:25
[DEN 81-80]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Maxiell Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:01
[DET 82-81]
 
  09:47
[DEN 84-82]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Graham (2 AST) 
Maxiell Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  09:27
[DET 84-84]
 
  09:17 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST) 
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  09:12  
  09:08
[DEN 86-84]
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Villanueva Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:47  
  08:47 Timeout : Official 
  08:32 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Daye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:31  
Maxiell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:16  
Daye Substitution replaced by Prince  08:16  
  07:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:55  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:48  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:20
[DEN 88-84]
Smith Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  07:01 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Hamilton  07:01  
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  06:54  
Maxiell Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:53
[DET 86-88]
 
  06:31
[DEN 90-86]
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Hamilton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:31  
  06:31 Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  06:31
[DEN 91-86]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST)  06:15
[DET 88-91]
 
Hamilton Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Stuckey  05:56  
  05:56
[DEN 92-88]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:56 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:54  
Stuckey Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Prince (4 AST)  05:38
[DET 90-92]
 
  05:25 Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:24 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:24 Andersen Tip Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  05:22  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:56  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Prince (5 AST)  04:51
[DET 93-92]
 
  04:31 Anthony Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  04:31 Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene 
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (4 ST)  04:14  
  04:09 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Team Rebound 
Stuckey Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:01  
  04:01 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  04:01
[DEN 93-93]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:24
[DEN 95-93]
Anthony Fade Away Bank shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Stuckey Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  02:58  
  02:52
[DEN 97-93]
Billups Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (2 BLK)  02:40  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:39  
Maxiell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (5 AST)  02:36
[DET 95-97]
 
  02:22
[DEN 100-95]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
Team Rebound  01:54  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:54  
Maxiell Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[DEN 101-95]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:36
[DEN 102-95]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:36  
Prince Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:32
[DET 97-102]
 
Prince Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:14  
  01:14
[DEN 103-97]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:14 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:12  
Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (3 ST)  01:00  
Hamilton Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:00  
  01:00
[DEN 104-97]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:00
[DEN 105-97]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.4  
Team Rebound  00:50.4  
  00:50.4 Nene Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Gordon Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:42.2
[DET 99-105]
 
Hamilton Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:42.2  
  00:42.2
[DEN 106-99]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:42.2
[DEN 107-99]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:42.2  
Hamilton Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Smith (5 ST)  00:33.9  
  00:10.9 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:09.8  
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:00.0
[DET 102-107]
 
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End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DET
5th Central
27
55
4-6
17-24
10-31
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DET
Hamilton 18.1
Wallace 8.7
Stuckey 4.8
Wallace 1.2
Stuckey 1.4
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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