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Anthony's late surge pushes Nuggets past Hornets


By Larry Holder, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday March 13, 2010 12:15AM

NEW ORLEANS (NBA.com exclusive) -- Obviously the Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony was paying attention in the huddle before the start of the fourth quarter as assistant coach Adrian Dantley preached a simple message.

"It's winning time," Anthony said Dantley told the team.

Six of Anthony's game-high 32 points turned a touch-and-go game into an eventual 102-95 Nuggets win over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night at the New Orleans Arena. It's the second straight win without Nuggets coach George Karl on the bench and fifth consecutive victory overall.

With several lead changes and never a wide margin on either end, Anthony put it together just when the Nuggets needed to make a run.

Anthony hit a layup with 5:32 left to give the Nuggets an 88-86 lead, forcing the Hornets to call a timeout. Anthony then hit a jumper and a layup on back-to-back possessions to push Denver up 94-88 with 3:45 remaining. The Hornets had no answer for the late.

Though Anthony hit the shots that shoved Denver ahead of New Orleans for good, Anthony said his openings increased as Chauncey Billups' output increased as Billups piled up 21 in the win.

"I was just trying to take what they were giving me," Anthony said. "With Chauncey out there, it's kind of hard for them to double [team] the way that they normally would," Anthony said. "I just tried to take advantage. They made some adjustments to my post-ups.

"They were coming on the pass and was trying to make me see two or three people at one time. Just getting the ball to the middle of the court where I wanted it helped me out. We came out, hit a couple of shots, made a couple of stops and it seemed like we were able to open it up from there. We never looked back."

Though Anthony shot 13-for-27 from the floor, he heated up during the fourth, making five of seven shots.

"They did a good job of jumping and fronting him, showing him different looks on the defensive end," Dantley said, who will fill in for Karl through the rest of the road trip as Karl receives treatment for throat and neck cancer. "But he figured it out and hit some big shots. He battled and struggled a little bit. But he hung in there, then he hit some key shots when we needed them."

The last time the Nuggets came to New Orleans, Anthony struggled as Billups missed that game with an injury. Hornets coach Jeff Bower recognized the difference with Billups and Anthony both in the lineup.

"Without a doubt we had a tough day against some of the two best scorers in the league," Bower said. "I tried to get some of us in to move them around but it was still hard for us to go against them."

Anthony also came up with 12 rebounds to go along with Nene's 12 boards and Johan Petro's 10 rebounds. Anthony said he became more active on the rebounding front because of Kenyon Martin's absence from the lineup with a knee injury. Nene scored 17 while Petro added 10 to give the Nuggets three players in double figures.

The Hornets received point production from their usual suspects.

David West led the way with 30. Rookies Marcus Thornton had 23 off the bench and Darren Collison went for 17 and 10 assists.

The Hornets were severely undermanned, dressing just eight players as Chris Paul, Peja Stojakovic, James Posey and Sean Marks all missed the game.

"I think we made a couple mistakes down the stretch offensively, then a couple of times on the defensive end," West said. "We had the rebound and then we gave it right back to Chauncey. We just gave them a couple of extra possessions we didn't need to give."

Nuggets
Hornets
     
    • 46.8%

    • 41.6%

    • 13.6%

    • 23.5%

    • 89.3%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN NOH
Total Rebounds 9 7
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Turnovers 19 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 17
Biggest Lead: 10 4
Points in the Paint: 38 44
DEN NOH
p Anthony   32 West   30
rb 2 players   12 Okafor   9
a Billups   7 Collison   10
s Billups   4 Wright   5
b Andersen   1 West   1
 
  • 10/29 - DEN @ NOH
  • 01/09 - NOH @ DEN
  • 03/14 - DEN @ NOH
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 43:57 13-27 0-2 6-6 +8 4 8 12 3 2 0 3 0 1 32
J. Petro C 24:00 4-5 0-0 2-2 -1 4 6 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
N. Nene C 36:22 5-6 0-0 7-8 +18 1 11 12 2 3 1 0 0 0 17
A. Afflalo G 22:24 2-5 0-3 2-2 +6 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 6
C. Billups G 38:24 6-14 2-7 7-8 +12 0 1 1 7 2 4 5 0 0 21
J. Smith   25:09 1-12 0-6 1-2 +1 1 2 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 3
C. Andersen   30:56 2-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 7 7 0 1 0 4 1 0 4
A. Carter   10:56 2-4 1-3 0-0 -5 0 3 3 3 2 1 3 0 0 5
M. Allen   04:42 1-2 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
J. Graham   03:10 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
T. Lawson   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
Total   240 37-79 3-22 25-28   10 39 49 23 16 9 19 1 1 102
  46.8% 13.6% 89.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 19
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Wright F 37:08 6-13 0-0 1-1 0 4 4 8 4 1 5 1 0 0 13
D. West F 42:10 12-20 0-1 6-6 -10 0 6 6 3 3 0 0 1 0 30
E. Okafor C 30:58 4-12 0-0 1-2 -4 2 7 9 0 2 2 2 0 0 9
M. Peterson G 32:47 0-6 0-4 1-3 -12 1 3 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 1
D. Collison G 44:39 7-15 0-4 3-3 -3 1 1 2 10 1 2 4 0 0 17
M. Thornton   32:02 7-18 4-8 5-6 -3 1 5 6 5 0 2 3 0 1 23
A. Gray   11:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Songaila   09:10 1-5 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 2
S. Marks   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Paul   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Posey   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Stojakovic   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 37-89 4-17 17-21   9 27 36 23 18 12 12 1 1 95
  41.6% 23.5% 81.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman
  • Hornets: Diogu

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Hornets: Collison

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 21

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #65 Sean Wright, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 17220
  • Duration: 2:18
Denver Nuggets (44-21) New Orleans Hornets (32-34)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Nene (Collison gains possession)
  11:36 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:33 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:28
[NOH 2-0]
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Petro (1 AST)  11:06
[DEN 2-2]
 
  10:47
[NOH 4-2]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  10:28
[DEN 4-4]
 
  10:12
[NOH 6-4]
West Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  09:57
[DEN 6-6]
 
  09:45
[NOH 8-6]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:33
[DEN 8-8]
 
  09:17 Peterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Petro Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  09:08
[DEN 10-8]
 
  08:56 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:50 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Peterson (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:37
[NOH 10-10]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:37
[NOH 11-10]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  08:22
[DEN 12-11]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:04  
  07:57 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:53  
  07:36 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:35  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  07:28  
Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:27  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:22 Team Rebound 
Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:22  
  07:08 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:08  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:46 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:45  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:33
[DEN 14-11]
 
Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:14  
  06:14
[NOH 12-14]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:14
[NOH 13-14]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  06:02
[DEN 16-13]
 
  05:42 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:30 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:29
[NOH 15-16]
Wright Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:14
[DEN 18-15]
 
  05:00
[NOH 17-18]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:49
[DEN 21-17]
 
  04:31 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:30  
Afflalo Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:18  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:18  
  04:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:18  
  03:57 Okafor Hook Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:56  
Billups Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:47
[DEN 23-17]
 
  03:32
[NOH 19-23]
Okafor Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Petro Layup Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:10 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:02 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:01  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:40
[NOH 21-23]
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:24
[DEN 25-21]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:09  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:09  
  02:09 Wright Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:09
[NOH 22-25]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:09 Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:08  
  01:56 Peterson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  01:47
[DEN 27-22]
 
  01:26
[NOH 24-27]
West Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:08  
Billups Substitution replaced by Carter  01:08  
  00:58.6
[NOH 26-27]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Petro Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  00:50.4
[DEN 29-26]
 
  00:35.9 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:34.7  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST)  00:29.4  
  00:09.2
[NOH 29-29]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:02.9  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
  00:00.5 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (44-21) New Orleans Hornets (32-34)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:25 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:24  
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  11:14
[DEN 31-29]
 
  10:59 Peterson Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:58  
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  10:55
[DEN 33-29]
 
  10:37 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  10:34
[DEN 35-29]
 
  10:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:30 Peterson Substitution replaced by Wright 
  10:10
[NOH 31-35]
West Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:43 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:42  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  09:37  
  09:32
[NOH 34-35]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:21 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:10
[DEN 37-34]
 
Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:02  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham  09:02  
  09:02
[NOH 35-37]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:02 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  09:02
[NOH 36-37]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  08:46  
  08:31
[NOH 38-37]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gray (1 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:20  
  08:00
[NOH 41-37]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:37  
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  07:37  
  07:19 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:18  
Allen Substitution replaced by Nene  07:18  
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Wright Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Graham Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  06:22
[DEN 39-41]
 
  06:03 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST) 
  05:52 Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:52  
Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo  05:52  
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 40-41]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 41-41]
 
  05:41 Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:26  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  05:20  
  05:15
[NOH 43-41]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  04:59 Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:59  
  04:59 Gray Substitution replaced by West 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 42-43]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 43-43]
 
  04:42
[NOH 45-43]
West Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:35 Songaila Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 44-45]
 
  04:35 Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 45-45]
 
  04:17 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
Team Rebound  03:58  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:49  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  03:46  
  03:45 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:36  
  03:27 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:26  
  03:16 Okafor Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  03:16
[DEN 46-45]
 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  03:02
[DEN 48-45]
 
  02:40
[NOH 47-48]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:31  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:30
[DEN 50-47]
 
  02:12
[NOH 50-50]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:37 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:36  
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST)  01:35  
  01:34
[NOH 52-50]
Collison Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  01:22 Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:22  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  01:22  
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:22  
Team Rebound  01:22  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:22
[DEN 51-52]
 
  01:02 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:01 Wright Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:57.9 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:46.9 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:46.3  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.4 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:11.9 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:10.8 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:07.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:07.0  
Andersen Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:06.1  
  00:01.4 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.7  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (44-21) New Orleans Hornets (32-34)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Petro Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:48
[DEN 52-52]
 
Petro Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:48
[DEN 53-52]
 
  11:27 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:26  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
Petro Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:14  
Petro Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:13
[DEN 55-52]
 
  10:52
[NOH 54-55]
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:24
[NOH 56-55]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  10:10 Okafor Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:59
[DEN 57-56]
 
  09:43 Peterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
Team Rebound  09:36  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  09:33
[DEN 59-56]
 
Petro Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  09:22  
  09:22
[NOH 57-59]
West Free Throw Technical (13 PTS) 
  09:11
[NOH 59-59]
West Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:11  
  09:11
[NOH 60-59]
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:32 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:27 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:26  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:52
[NOH 62-59]
West Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:26  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  07:24
[DEN 62-62]
 
  06:57 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:55  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  06:50
[DEN 64-62]
 
  06:36
[NOH 64-64]
West Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Collison (7 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:53 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:53 Team Rebound 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53 Wright Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  05:53  
  05:35 Thornton Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:34  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
Petro Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:20  
Petro Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:20
[DEN 66-64]
 
  04:57 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:56  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (2 ST)  04:47  
  04:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:47  
  04:39 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:38  
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:23
[DEN 68-64]
 
  04:03
[NOH 66-68]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (8 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
Team Rebound  03:46  
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Okafor (2 ST)  03:34  
  03:21
[NOH 68-68]
West Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
  03:08 Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:08
[DEN 69-68]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:08
[DEN 70-68]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:56  
  02:56
[NOH 69-70]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:56
[NOH 70-70]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
Petro Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:33  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:21 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:54 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (3 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:29
[NOH 72-70]
West Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Collison (9 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:05 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:04  
  01:03 Peterson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  01:03 Collison Substitution replaced by Wright 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  00:51.4  
Team Rebound  00:51.4  
  00:51.4 Collison Technical 
Billups Free Throw Technical (16 PTS)  00:51.4
[DEN 71-72]
 
Anthony Slam Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  00:42.5
[DEN 73-72]
 
  00:24.3
[NOH 74-73]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:01.5  
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:00.6  
  00:00.6 Peterson Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.6 Team Rebound 
  00:00.6 Peterson Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.6 Team Rebound 
  00:00.6
[NOH 75-73]
Peterson Free Throw 3 of 3 (1 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (44-21) New Orleans Hornets (32-34)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  11:48  
  11:48 Gray Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  11:37 Gray Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST)  11:32  
  11:29
[NOH 77-73]
West Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:52 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  10:34 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  10:34
[DEN 74-77]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  10:34
[DEN 75-77]
 
  10:21 West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:20  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  10:13
[DEN 77-77]
 
  09:55 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  09:54 Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:52 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:50  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  09:44
[DEN 79-77]
 
  09:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:42 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  09:42 Peterson Substitution replaced by Collison 
  09:24 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:56
[NOH 79-79]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wright (3 ST)  08:37  
  08:30
[NOH 81-79]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  08:11
[DEN 82-81]
 
  07:57 Songaila Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:55 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:55 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Billups  07:55  
  07:55 Gray Substitution replaced by West 
  07:55
[NOH 82-82]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wright (4 ST)  07:34  
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:31
[NOH 83-82]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  07:31
[NOH 84-82]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:13
[DEN 84-84]
 
  06:50 Collison Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Andersen Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (4 TO)  06:35  
Carter Substitution replaced by Smith  06:35  
  06:23 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:22  
  06:14 Songaila Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:14
[DEN 85-84]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:14
[DEN 86-84]
 
  06:05
[NOH 86-86]
West Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Thornton (4 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:36 Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  05:32
[DEN 88-86]
 
  05:08 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:07  
  04:59 Songaila Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Timeout : Official  04:59  
  04:59 Songaila Substitution replaced by Peterson 
  04:59 Wright Substitution replaced by Okafor 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 89-86]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 90-86]
 
  04:39
[NOH 88-90]
Collison Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS)  04:20
[DEN 92-88]
 
  03:55 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:53  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  03:48  
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:47  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 94-88]
 
  03:40 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Billups (4 ST) 
  03:29 Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:29
[DEN 95-88]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:29
[DEN 96-88]
 
  03:05 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:04  
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST)  02:46
[DEN 98-88]
 
  02:36 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Okafor Substitution replaced by Wright 
Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:23  
  02:23
[NOH 89-98]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  02:23
[NOH 90-98]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  02:15 West Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 99-90]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 100-90]
 
  01:57
[NOH 92-100]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Collison (10 AST) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:57  
  01:57
[NOH 93-100]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Wright (5 ST)  01:38  
  01:33 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Wright Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:29 Wright Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:28  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:58.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:58.0 Team Rebound 
  00:53.9 West 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:52.8  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.5  
  00:31.5 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:26.9
[NOH 95-100]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thornton (5 AST) 
  00:26.0 Peterson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:26.0  
Team Rebound  00:26.0  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:26.0
[DEN 101-95]
 
  00:26.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:20.9 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  00:19.9  
  00:17.0 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:17.0
[DEN 102-95]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:17.0  
  00:15.9 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:09.9 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:08.9  
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
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
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
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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