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Banged-up Nuggets get by Pacers


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday March 6, 2010 1:19AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Nuggets postgame locker room Friday was vacant. Some players got dressed quickly, but most were back in the training room, getting treatment.

"It's normal," Carmelo Anthony said. "Midseason blues, late season blues. We'll be alright. As long as we're right for the playoffs."

After 62 games, the bodies aren't right. Like most teams, the Nuggets (41-21) are battered and bruised. Still, they fought their way through the lowly Pacers, pulling out a 122-114 win, but there are concerns.

Forward Kenyon Martin missed the game with what the team called left knee patella tendonitis, guard Ty Lawson sat with a left shoulder contusion and the guys that did play were playing hurt.

Anthony managed to score a game-high 34 points but for the second straight postgame received IV fluids. So did Chauncey Billups, who shot 3-fo4-13 and had 14 points.

"Just get dehydrated from travel," Billups said. "During the game you sweat everything out. There are a few players that do it, probably some more guys should do it."

With the training room reaching take-a-number levels, piling up wins is vital for the Nuggets. So playing at home against an Indiana team 20 games below .500 is a must win if they want to claim a high seed in the Western Conference.

Early on the Nuggets looked like they would put away the Pacers. Behind the hot hand of J.R. Smith, who had 16 points in the first half, they led 44-28 in the second quarter and 64-56 at intermission.

The Pacers didn't go away. They scored the first five points of the second half to cut the lead to one, giving the fans pause. They had seen the Nuggets lose to the lottery-bound Timberwolves and 76ers at home, and there was fear it could happen again.

"That's been our main focus coming back off the break," Anthony said. "We can't afford to lose games we shouldn't lose playing against a lesser opponent. We want to take advantage of that."

Anthony made sure of that on his own, scoring 14 points in the third quarter. He had a three-point play and three more free throws in the final two minutes of the period as Denver pushed the lead to 97-82 heading to the fourth.

"Melo had a lot of good points for us tonight, and we needed them," Denver coach George Karl said.

Indiana got a team-high 32 from Danny Granger, but it wasn't enough to offset Anthony and Smith's 20 points off the bench.

"Every time we started to climb back in Carmelo just took over," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said. "He is a terrific talent. No matter how closely you guard him he makes shots. He overpowers people."

The Pacers trailed by as many as 20 before going on a 10-0 run in the final 2:02 to make the score respectable.

The win kept the Nuggets just a half-game behind the streaking Mavericks for the second seed in the Western Conference. With 20 games left in the season, Karl feels his team is positioned to get a top-two seed in the conference.

"I think we can put up on the board and if someone beats it we'll shake their hands," he said.

With the Mavericks winning their 10th straight Friday the number Denver has to put up may be increasing. Last year the Nuggets won a franchise-tying 54 games and were the No. 2 seed, and it meant having home-court advantage for two series. They won both of those in five games before losing to the Lakers in six games in the conference finals.

Reaching the 54-win mark would have been tougher with a loss to the Pacers, which is why Anthony put the team on his back in the third quarter.

"During that point, I wanted to give us a little comfortable lead," he said.

The Nuggets will need to play better if they plan on grabbing the first or second seed. After Sunday's game against Portland they played nine of their next 12 games on the road. A bad stretch and they find themselves starting the playoffs on the road, which is why they can't lose their focus.

"Not at this point of the season," Arron Afflalo said. "We're trying to push for a good playoff position. We can't afford that with 19, 20 games left. I don't anticipate that happening."

Pacers
Nuggets
     
    • 43.9%

    • 47.7%

    • 40.9%

    • 24.0%

    • 82.5%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND DEN
Total Rebounds 7 10
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 22 12
Biggest Lead: 2 20
Points in the Paint: 44 42
IND DEN
p Granger   32 Anthony   34
rb Murphy   9 Andersen   10
a 2 players   4 Smith   8
s Ford   3 3 players   2
b Granger   2 Andersen   3
 
  • 11/09 - DEN @ IND
  • 01/23 - IND @ DEN
Indiana Pacers (32-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Granger F 35:06 10-21 4-8 8-8 -3 2 2 4 1 3 2 2 2 3 32
T. Murphy F-C 32:35 3-7 1-3 7-10 +2 1 8 9 3 1 0 1 0 0 14
R. Hibbert C 27:55 4-7 0-0 4-4 -5 0 4 4 3 5 0 4 0 0 12
B. Rush G 31:26 4-9 3-6 1-2 -14 0 6 6 1 2 1 1 0 0 12
T. Ford G 24:14 3-8 0-0 1-1 -8 0 1 1 4 3 3 2 1 1 7
E. Watson   23:20 3-8 0-1 4-5 -11 2 1 3 3 1 0 3 0 0 10
J. McRoberts   22:51 5-6 0-0 0-0 +5 1 3 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 10
D. Jones   21:45 1-5 0-0 3-4 -14 0 8 8 1 4 0 2 0 0 5
M. Dunleavy   11:31 2-6 1-2 0-0 -3 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 5
A. Price   09:17 1-5 0-2 5-6 +11 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 7
L. Head DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-82 9-22 33-40   8 34 42 20 28 8 17 3 5 114
  43.9% 40.9% 82.5%   team rebs: 7 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 34:23 12-20 1-3 9-10 +15 2 4 6 4 4 0 3 1 1 34
J. Graham F-G 22:29 4-10 0-1 0-0 -2 2 1 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 8
N. Nene C 28:57 5-6 0-0 3-3 +1 2 4 6 5 4 0 1 1 1 13
A. Afflalo G 25:36 2-6 1-3 0-0 +18 0 5 5 0 6 0 0 0 1 5
C. Billups G 37:09 3-13 1-6 7-8 +5 0 6 6 2 2 2 3 0 0 14
C. Andersen   26:53 3-5 0-0 7-10 +9 1 9 10 0 3 1 2 3 0 13
J. Smith   32:23 6-15 3-10 5-5 +3 0 4 4 8 2 1 2 0 0 20
A. Carter   24:40 6-9 0-2 0-0 +9 0 3 3 7 3 2 2 0 0 12
J. Petro   03:45 1-3 0-0 1-2 -9 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
M. Allen   03:45 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - INJ - Left Knee Patella Tendinitis
Total   240 42-88 6-25 32-38   8 38 46 26 30 8 14 5 3 122
  47.7% 24.0% 84.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Pacers: Foster, Hansbrough
  • Nuggets: Lawson

technical fouls

  • Pacers: Ford
  • Nuggets: Carter

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #47 Bennie Adams, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:26
Indiana Pacers (20-42) Denver Nuggets (41-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Nene vs Hibbert (Graham gains possession)
  11:46
[DEN 2-0]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
  11:32 Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:32
[IND 1-2]
 
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:32
[IND 2-2]
 
  11:19 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ford (2 AST)  11:11
[IND 4-2]
 
  10:56
[DEN 4-4]
Nene Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hibbert Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:56  
  10:56
[DEN 5-4]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Granger Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:45  
  10:24 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Ford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
Ford Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:14
[IND 6-5]
 
  09:59
[DEN 7-6]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  09:35  
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:34  
Murphy Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:34
[IND 8-7]
 
  09:25
[DEN 10-8]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03
[DEN 12-8]
Billups Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jump Ball Graham vs Granger (Afflalo gains possession)  08:57  
Granger Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST)  08:57  
  08:46 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:45  
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ford (2 AST)  08:33
[IND 10-12]
 
  08:14 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
  08:10 Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:10  
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:10
[IND 11-12]
 
Granger Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:06  
  07:54
[DEN 15-11]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Ford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  07:40  
  07:39 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rush (1 ST) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:18 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:17  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ford (1 ST) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ford Substitution replaced by Watson  06:45  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by McRoberts  06:45  
  06:30
[DEN 17-11]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Murphy Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:16  
Murphy Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:16  
McRoberts Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:05  
Rush Substitution replaced by Jones  06:05  
  05:56 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Granger (2 ST) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:32
[DEN 20-11]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (1 AST)  05:19
[IND 14-20]
 
  05:04
[DEN 22-14]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:39 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:38  
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST)  04:30
[IND 17-22]
 
  04:16 Graham Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Granger Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:15  
  04:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Granger Substitution replaced by Rush  04:15  
  04:15 Graham Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:15
[DEN 23-17]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:15
[DEN 24-17]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
McRoberts Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rush (1 AST)  04:04
[IND 19-24]
 
Watson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:48  
  03:48 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:48 Team Rebound 
  03:48
[DEN 25-19]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jones Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  03:19  
  03:19
[DEN 26-19]
Billups Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:19  
  03:19 Nene Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:08 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:07  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST)  02:44
[IND 21-26]
 
  02:27 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:26  
Watson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:22
[IND 23-26]
 
  02:22 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
Watson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:22
[IND 24-26]
 
  02:08 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:08  
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hibbert Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:54  
  01:54 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
  01:54
[DEN 27-24]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:54
[DEN 28-24]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hibbert Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  01:43  
  01:34
[DEN 31-24]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  01:23 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:15
[IND 26-31]
 
  00:57.2
[DEN 33-26]
Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Missed  00:49.8  
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:47.9  
Watson Putback Layup Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:44.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:42.7
[DEN 36-26]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Watson Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.9 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
McRoberts Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:07.0  
  00:07.0
[DEN 37-26]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Murphy  00:07.0  
Jones Substitution replaced by Granger  00:07.0  
  00:07.0
[DEN 38-26]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Watson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:00.5
[IND 28-38]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (20-42) Denver Nuggets (41-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:13 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:12  
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:55  
  10:55 Anthony Substitution replaced by Nene 
  10:55
[DEN 39-28]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:55
[DEN 40-28]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:33
[DEN 42-28]
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Ford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  10:14  
  10:09 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:02 Nene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ford (1 BLK) 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:01  
Jones Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:00  
  09:47
[DEN 44-28]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:26 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:25  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:20  
Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert  09:20  
  09:17 Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Murphy (2 AST)  09:12
[IND 31-44]
 
  08:54 Andersen Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:54 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Billups 
Hibbert Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:43
[IND 33-44]
 
  08:26 Granger Violation:Kicked Ball 
  08:17
[DEN 46-33]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Ford Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:46 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ford Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:19
[DEN 48-33]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:48 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Team Rebound 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by McRoberts  06:47  
Ford Substitution replaced by Watson  06:47  
Rush Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  06:47  
  06:45 Andersen Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:43  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Granger (1 AST)  06:29
[IND 36-48]
 
  06:08
[DEN 50-36]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
  05:42 Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:42  
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:30
[IND 38-50]
 
  05:12
[DEN 52-38]
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Watson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:04
[IND 40-52]
 
  04:54 Carter Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  04:47 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:45  
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:17 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Watson (1 AST)  04:10
[IND 43-52]
 
  03:55 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:54  
  03:47 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Watson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:47
[IND 44-52]
 
  03:47 Andersen Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Watson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:47
[IND 45-52]
 
Murphy Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  03:36  
  03:36
[DEN 53-45]
Billups Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Jones  03:36  
  03:29
[DEN 55-45]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:29  
  03:29
[DEN 56-45]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
  03:18 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:18
[IND 46-56]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:18
[IND 47-56]
 
  03:04
[DEN 58-47]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:04  
  03:04
[DEN 59-47]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:48 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:40
[DEN 61-47]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Watson (2 AST)  02:21
[IND 49-61]
 
  02:21 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Hibbert  02:21  
  02:21 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  02:21
[IND 50-61]
 
  02:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:05  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Jones Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:51  
  01:40 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:39  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:17  
Granger Tip Shot: Missed  01:17  
Granger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:16  
Granger Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:15
[IND 52-61]
 
  00:51.8
[DEN 64-52]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
  00:47.5 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:47.5
[IND 53-64]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:47.5
[IND 54-64]
 
  00:33.1 Anthony Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  00:33.1 Andersen Substitution replaced by Graham 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Murphy  00:33.1  
  00:23.1 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:23.1
[IND 55-64]
 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Rush  00:23.1  
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:23.1
[IND 56-64]
 
  00:02.0 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.2 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (20-42) Denver Nuggets (41-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:53 Afflalo Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  11:42 Anthony Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Granger Free Throw Technical (21 PTS)  11:42
[IND 57-64]
 
Hibbert Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  11:34  
Hibbert Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:34  
  11:15 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Jump Ball Nene vs Hibbert (Graham gains possession) 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
  11:01 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ford (2 ST) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Murphy (3 AST)  10:53
[IND 60-64]
 
  10:37
[DEN 66-60]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
  10:29 Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:29  
Team Rebound  10:29  
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:13 Graham Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:12 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:11
[DEN 68-60]
Graham Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:56 Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  09:56
[IND 61-68]
 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  09:56
[IND 62-68]
 
Ford Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:50  
Murphy Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  09:39  
  09:39
[DEN 69-62]
Billups Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  09:31 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:30  
Ford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:07 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:06  
Hibbert Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  08:51  
Hibbert Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:51  
  08:46 Nene Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  08:46 Nene Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:46 Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  08:33  
  08:31 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:26 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:25  
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  08:22
[IND 64-69]
 
  08:05
[DEN 71-64]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Granger Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:05  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by McRoberts  08:05  
  08:05
[DEN 72-64]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
McRoberts Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:45  
Ford Technical  07:45  
  07:45
[DEN 73-64]
Billups Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  07:40 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ford (3 ST) 
Ford Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:37
[IND 66-73]
 
Ford Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:19  
  07:19
[DEN 74-66]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:19
[DEN 75-66]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:05 Graham Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ford Substitution replaced by Watson  07:05  
  07:05 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  07:05
[IND 67-75]
 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  07:05
[IND 68-75]
 
  06:56
[DEN 77-68]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:24
[DEN 79-68]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:24  
Rush Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (2 AST)  06:02
[IND 70-79]
 
  05:46 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Granger (1 BLK) 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:45  
McRoberts Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
McRoberts Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:25 Team Rebound 
Rush Substitution replaced by Ford  05:25  
  05:25
[DEN 80-70]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:05 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:05
[IND 71-80]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:05
[IND 72-80]
 
  04:51
[DEN 82-72]
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Murphy Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (3 AST)  04:40
[IND 74-82]
 
  04:22 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Granger (2 ST) 
McRoberts Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ford (3 AST)  04:04
[IND 76-82]
 
  03:49 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:48 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:45
[DEN 84-76]
Graham Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  03:40 Graham Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones  03:40  
  03:40 Graham Substitution replaced by Carter 
Watson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:40
[IND 77-84]
 
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:40  
Watson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:18 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:16
[DEN 86-77]
Andersen Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Granger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  02:56  
Team Rebound  02:55  
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Granger Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  02:55  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:26
[DEN 88-77]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  02:04 Andersen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:04
[IND 78-88]
 
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:04
[IND 79-88]
 
  01:53
[DEN 90-79]
Anthony Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:53  
  01:53
[DEN 91-79]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Ford Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  01:37  
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:34  
  01:34
[DEN 92-79]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:34
[DEN 93-79]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:23 Team Rebound 
Hibbert Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  01:23  
  01:23
[DEN 94-79]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:23
[DEN 95-79]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  01:08  
  00:54.9
[DEN 97-79]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Hibbert Running Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Watson (3 AST)  00:47.5
[IND 81-97]
 
  00:34.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:33.9  
  00:30.9 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:30.9  
Team Rebound  00:30.9  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by McRoberts  00:30.9  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Rush  00:30.9  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:30.9
[IND 82-97]
 
  00:15.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:14.9  
Ford Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.5  
  00:01.7 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.1 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Rush Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:45  
  11:45
[DEN 98-82]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  11:45 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
  11:35 Afflalo Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Dunleavy Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:25  
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:24  
Andersen Violation:Defensive Goaltending  11:23  
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:23
[IND 84-98]
 
  11:07 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McRoberts (1 ST) 
Watson Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:58  
Watson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  10:53  
  10:44 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:42  
Rush Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST)  10:36  
  10:31
[DEN 100-84]
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Watson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST)  10:09  
  10:01
[DEN 102-84]
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:52  
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Murphy  09:52  
  09:52 Smith Substitution replaced by Nene 
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  09:41  
  09:39 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:32 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:31  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
Watson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:23  
Watson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Dunleavy Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:17  
  09:17 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:17 Team Rebound 
Rush Substitution replaced by Ford  09:17  
Watson Substitution replaced by Price  09:17  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hibbert  09:17  
  09:17
[DEN 103-84]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Granger Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (2 AST)  09:07
[IND 86-103]
 
  08:51 Carter Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:51 Carter Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:10 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Granger (2 BLK) 
  08:09 Team Rebound 
  08:09 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  08:09 Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Hibbert Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
Team Rebound  07:51  
  07:51 Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (6 PF) 
  07:51 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ford Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:37  
  07:37 Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:37 Team Rebound 
  07:37
[DEN 104-86]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:07
[DEN 106-86]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (8 AST) 
Ford Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:01
[IND 88-106]
 
  07:01 Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ford Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  07:01
[IND 89-106]
 
  06:48 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:47  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:21 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:20  
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Ford (4 AST)  06:12
[IND 92-106]
 
  06:03
[DEN 108-92]
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST) 
  05:51 Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:51  
  05:51 Billups Substitution replaced by Graham 
Granger Substitution replaced by Jones  05:51  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Rush  05:51  
Ford Substitution replaced by McRoberts  05:51  
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:51
[IND 93-108]
 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:51
[IND 94-108]
 
  05:34 Carter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McRoberts (2 ST) 
McRoberts Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:29
[IND 96-108]
 
  05:10
[DEN 110-96]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:10  
  05:10
[DEN 111-96]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (32 PTS) 
  05:04 Carter Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  05:04 Carter Technical 
Price Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  05:04
[IND 97-111]
 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:04
[IND 98-111]
 
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:04
[IND 99-111]
 
  04:44
[DEN 113-99]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nene (5 AST) 
  04:37 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Rush Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:37  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Hibbert  04:37  
Rush Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:37
[IND 100-113]
 
  04:17 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:10
[DEN 115-100]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
Price Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK)  04:03  
  04:01 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:52
[DEN 117-100]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Carter (6 AST) 
Price Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:45  
  03:45 Anthony Substitution replaced by Petro 
  03:45 Nene Substitution replaced by Allen 
  03:37 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:36  
  03:35 Graham Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:35
[IND 101-117]
 
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:35
[IND 102-117]
 
  03:23 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:22  
McRoberts Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:18
[IND 104-117]
 
  02:58
[DEN 119-104]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (7 AST) 
Price Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rush Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:36  
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:36
[DEN 120-104]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:36
[DEN 121-104]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Price Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Graham (2 ST)  02:24  
  02:09 Petro Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:08  
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  02:02
[IND 107-121]
 
  01:51 Petro Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:50  
Hibbert Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  01:49  
  01:39 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:38  
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (4 AST)  01:31
[IND 110-121]
 
  01:14 Petro Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:14 Petro Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
McRoberts Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (3 AST)  00:58.9
[IND 112-121]
 
  00:36.9 Graham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:36.5  
Rush 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:27.9  
Price Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:26.8
[IND 114-121]
 
  00:26.8 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:26.8  
  00:26.0 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Price Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:26.0  
  00:26.0
[DEN 122-114]
Petro Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:26.0 Petro Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:23.9 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
4th Central
32
50
6-4
23-18
9-32
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
Granger 24.3
Murphy 10.3
Watson 5.1
Hibbert 1.6
Granger 1.5
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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