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Smith's three-point barrage leads Nuggets past Grizzlies


By Scott Cacciola, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday March 14, 2010 12:08AM

Memphis (NBA.com exclusive) -- When J.R. Smith is in a zone, there is nobody better in the NBA. That assessment comes courtesy of Denver Nuggets teammate Chauncey Billups, who finds that his job becomes remarkably easy when Smith settles into a rhythm.

"You just got to get the ball to him," Billups said.

Such was the case during the Nuggets' 125-108 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on Saturday night. En route to a game-high 30 points, Smith sank 7-of-10 3-pointers and went 11-of-16 from the field as Denver (45-21) extended its winning streak to six games before 17,023.

The Nuggets socked the Grizzlies with a 17-0 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters, turning an 85-80 deficit into a 97-85 lead. The spurt included three 3-pointers from Smith, who was operating in his own stratosphere.

And the Grizzlies, one night after holding off the New York Knicks, collapsed.

"It's crazy," Smith said. "I got it going, but the most important thing was we got it going as a team. Got out in the open court, got some easy chippies."

Assistant coach Adrian Dantley, filling in for head coach George Karl as he undergoes cancer treatment, said he knows not to depend on Smith. When he is bad, he can be terrible. But when he is good, he can be great. So if he struggled against the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, going 1-of-12 from the field and finishing with three points, no one should have been particularly surprised to see him bounce back and carry the Nuggets the next night.

"I think a lot of times, people don't realize how difficult it is to come off the bench and play well and shoot well every night," Dantley said. "Some days you're going to be off, but he has a great knack of just being able to score coming off the bench."

The game was a crucial blow to Memphis' postseason aspirations -- then again, all their games are critical these days. The Grizzlies (35-32), sitting in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, are playing a desperate game of catch-up for the eighth seed, and this did not help matters. Memphis had won three straight.

"We competed," Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. "They just beat us. They got rolling. They started making buckets."

The Grizzlies packed the first half with hustle plays. There was Rudy Gay draining a 3-pointer after Marc Gasol ripped a rebound away from the Nuggets' John Petro. There was Zach Randolph bouncing a loose ball off the Nuggets' Malik Allen for an extra possession that led to another long jumper by Gay. There was the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony letting a ball go out of bounds -- or so he thought, until Gay sidestepped him and slapped the ball to midcourt, setting up a fast-break layup for O.J. Mayo.

In the first half, the Grizzlies outscored the Nuggets on second-chance points, 15-6. The sad news for them was that their lead was only 63-57 at the break. Smith deserved much of the credit for keeping Denver involved, coming off the bench for a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter.

But as the second half wore on, the Grizzlies were hindered by pitiful transition defense. The Nuggets shot 58.8 percent from the field -- a statistic inflated by countless layups and Smith's long-range pyrotechnics.

Late in the fourth quarter, Smith's teammates were looking for him on every possession for turnaround 20-footers over hapless defenders.

"It looked like they didn't have anything in their bodies in the second half," Dantley said.

Anthony spent a good portion of the second half jawing with two fans who sat courtside. He won that contest, laughing his way off the court when the Grizzlies called a timeout after his jumper pushed the Nuggets ahead, 114-95. He finished with 24 points on 12-of-22 shooting.

Mayo led the Grizzlies with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, and Randolph added 22 points and 12 rebounds.

But the big story was the Nuggets' bench, which was led by Smith and has become known in the locker room as "Crucial Conflict," its nom de guerre.

"Because they're just wild," said Kenyon Martin, who continued to sit out with a knee injury.

Backup point guard Anthony Carter was particularly effective, finishing with seven assists in 17 minutes.

"Our bench was great," Billups said. "Our bench was really what won us the game."

Nuggets
Grizzlies
     
    • 58.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 40.9%

    • 29.4%

    • 80.0%

    • 78.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MEM
Total Rebounds 9 8
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Turnovers 8 9
Fast Break Pts: 26 9
Biggest Lead: 24 12
Points in the Paint: 54 58
DEN MEM
p Smith   30 Mayo   25
rb 2 players   6 Randolph   12
a Carter   7 2 players   6
s 3 players   1 Gay   2
b Andersen   5 2 players   1
 
  • 12/05 - MEM @ DEN
  • 02/13 - DEN @ MEM
  • 02/22 - MEM @ 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 34:36 12-22 0-1 0-0 +9 4 2 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 24
N. Nene C 27:26 5-9 0-0 3-5 +13 2 2 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 13
J. Petro C 24:21 2-3 0-0 1-2 +9 1 4 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 5
A. Afflalo G 21:34 2-7 0-4 0-0 -3 2 4 6 2 2 0 2 0 0 4
C. Billups G 31:03 8-15 2-6 4-4 +5 0 4 4 4 1 0 1 0 1 22
M. Allen   13:01 3-4 0-0 1-1 -4 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 7
C. Andersen   27:53 2-3 0-0 4-4 +19 0 5 5 0 3 0 1 5 0 8
J. Smith   28:27 11-16 7-10 1-2 +20 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 30
A. Carter   16:57 3-4 0-1 0-0 +12 1 2 3 7 2 1 1 1 0 6
J. Graham   14:42 2-2 0-0 2-2 +5 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 6
T. Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - Left Knee Patella Tendinitis
Total   240 50-85 9-22 16-20   11 27 38 22 25 3 8 7 2 125
  58.8% 40.9% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 8
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 38:31 5-11 1-3 1-2 -17 0 4 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 12
Z. Randolph F 36:12 8-17 1-3 5-6 -7 2 10 12 0 4 0 2 0 0 22
M. Gasol C 36:50 6-8 0-0 5-8 -16 4 3 7 6 3 1 1 1 0 17
O. Mayo G 36:34 9-16 1-4 6-6 -17 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 25
M. Conley G 26:59 3-10 0-3 0-0 -14 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 3 6
H. Thabeet   16:31 0-0 0-0 3-4 -7 2 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 3
M. Williams   21:01 5-6 2-3 1-2 -3 0 3 3 6 0 0 1 0 0 13
S. Young   18:41 2-7 0-1 4-4 -7 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 8
D. Arthur   04:12 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
D. Carroll   04:30 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
H. Haddadi DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Tinsley DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-78 5-17 25-32   9 21 30 19 19 4 9 2 7 108
  50.0% 29.4% 78.1%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman
  • Grizzlies: Brewer, Hudson, Hunter

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Anthony
  • Grizzlies: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #46 Matt Boland, #77 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 17023
  • Duration: 2:16
Denver Nuggets (45-21) Memphis Grizzlies (35-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Petro (Randolph gains possession)
  11:43 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:41 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:40
[MEM 2-0]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:22 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:13 Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  10:57  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:56  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST)  10:48  
  10:45
[MEM 4-0]
Gay Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Petro Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:22  
  10:13 Mayo Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Petro Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  10:09
[DEN 2-4]
 
  09:51
[MEM 6-2]
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:38 Gasol Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:27  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:23
[DEN 4-6]
 
  09:09
[MEM 8-4]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Conley (1 AST) 
  08:50 Randolph Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:29 Randolph Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:18  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:16  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:15
[DEN 6-8]
 
  07:55
[MEM 10-6]
Mayo Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:43  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:29  
  07:29 Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:29 Team Rebound 
  07:29
[MEM 11-6]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:21
[DEN 8-11]
 
  07:21 Conley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:21
[DEN 9-11]
 
  07:03 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:02  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Petro Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:56  
  06:47
[MEM 13-9]
Mayo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:21 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:15
[MEM 16-9]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Anthony Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:59
[DEN 11-16]
 
  05:44
[MEM 18-11]
Conley Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:16 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:15  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gay (1 BLK)  05:02  
  05:01 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:53  
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Petro Substitution replaced by Allen  04:53  
  04:53 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:53 Team Rebound 
  04:53
[MEM 19-11]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  04:42  
  04:40 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:38 Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:38 Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:20
[DEN 13-19]
 
  04:01 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:00  
  03:55 Conley Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:55 Conley Substitution replaced by Williams 
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:47
[DEN 15-19]
 
  03:24
[MEM 21-15]
Gay Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:55 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:51
[DEN 17-21]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:37  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
  02:37 Mayo Substitution replaced by Young 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:37  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:37  
  02:37
[MEM 22-17]
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:37 Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:36 Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:19
[MEM 24-17]
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  01:53
[DEN 19-24]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:29  
  01:29
[MEM 25-19]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:29 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:27 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:16
[MEM 27-19]
Gay Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:01
[DEN 21-27]
 
  00:43.7
[MEM 30-21]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:38.8
[DEN 23-30]
 
  00:38.8 Thabeet Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  00:38.8
[DEN 24-30]
 
  00:19.8
[MEM 33-24]
Randolph 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Andersen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (45-21) Memphis Grizzlies (35-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:31  
  11:18 Thabeet Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:00
[DEN 26-33]
 
  10:39 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:38 Team Rebound 
  10:24
[MEM 35-26]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  10:05
[DEN 28-35]
 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham  09:48  
  09:41 Gay Substitution replaced by Mayo 
  09:37 Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Team Rebound 
  09:37 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:26
[DEN 30-35]
 
  09:14
[MEM 37-30]
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:43 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Team Rebound 
  08:41 Timeout : Official 
  08:32
[MEM 39-30]
Mayo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:20 Thabeet Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Petro  08:20  
  08:18 Young Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:04 Team Rebound 
  07:51 Young Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
  07:35 Thabeet Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:35
[DEN 31-39]
 
  07:35 Thabeet Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  07:35 Williams Substitution replaced by Conley 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:35
[DEN 32-39]
 
  07:22
[MEM 41-32]
Mayo Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:11
[DEN 35-41]
 
  06:59 Young Layup Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:57  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Petro (1 AST)  06:46
[DEN 37-41]
 
  06:30 Conley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:29  
Petro Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  06:18  
Carter Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[MEM 42-37]
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:17
[MEM 43-37]
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  06:17  
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:11  
  06:11
[MEM 44-37]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:11 Conley Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:11
[MEM 45-37]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  05:56
[DEN 39-45]
 
  05:39
[MEM 47-39]
Young Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
  05:16 Young Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Petro Substitution replaced by Nene  05:16  
  05:16 Young Substitution replaced by Gay 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:16
[DEN 40-47]
 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:16
[DEN 41-47]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:59  
Nene Substitution replaced by Anthony  04:59  
  04:49 Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:48  
  04:40 Mayo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:40  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:40
[DEN 42-47]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:32  
  04:32
[MEM 48-42]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:32
[MEM 49-42]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (2 ST)  04:15  
  04:11
[MEM 51-42]
Mayo Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:54
[DEN 44-51]
 
Graham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:41  
Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo  03:41  
  03:41
[MEM 52-44]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:41
[MEM 53-44]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:22  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:14
[MEM 55-44]
Mayo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:14  
  03:14
[MEM 56-44]
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  02:57
[DEN 47-56]
 
  02:36 Gay Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  02:33 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:33
[MEM 58-47]
Gasol Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:22
[DEN 49-58]
 
Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen  02:14  
  02:14 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14
[MEM 59-49]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:57
[DEN 52-59]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:40  
Smith Substitution replaced by Petro  01:40  
  01:40
[MEM 60-52]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:40
[MEM 61-52]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:33
[DEN 54-61]
 
  01:09 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:06  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:57.6  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:56.0
[DEN 56-61]
 
  00:34.2
[MEM 63-56]
Randolph Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  00:29.1 Randolph Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Petro Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:29.1  
Team Rebound  00:29.1  
Petro Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:29.1
[DEN 57-63]
 
  00:06.9 Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:04.8  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (45-21) Memphis Grizzlies (35-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  11:45
[DEN 59-63]
 
  11:24
[MEM 65-59]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  11:10
[DEN 61-65]
 
  10:46 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:45  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:32 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:20 Petro Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:20
[MEM 67-61]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:57
[DEN 63-67]
 
Petro Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:49  
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:38  
  09:38
[MEM 68-63]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  09:38 Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:36  
  09:28 Gay Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  09:28
[DEN 64-68]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:28
[DEN 65-68]
 
  09:12
[MEM 70-65]
Randolph Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Mayo (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:33
[MEM 72-65]
Gay Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:03 Gay Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:01  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:43
[DEN 67-72]
 
  07:18 Mayo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:16  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:50 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:35 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:28
[DEN 69-72]
 
  06:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:11 Conley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Team Rebound 
Petro Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  06:10  
  05:58 Randolph Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:56  
Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:44
[DEN 71-72]
 
  05:44 Conley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Petro Substitution replaced by Andersen  05:44  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  05:44  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  05:44
[DEN 72-72]
 
  05:27
[MEM 74-72]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Conley (2 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 74-74]
 
  04:41 Randolph Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:41 Randolph Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:17 Conley Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:15  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  04:05  
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:02  
Anthony Tip Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:58  
Anthony Technical  03:58  
  03:58
[MEM 75-74]
Mayo Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
  03:46
[MEM 78-74]
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Gasol (6 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:30  
  03:30 Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:30
[DEN 75-78]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:14  
Billups Substitution replaced by Carter  03:14  
  03:14
[MEM 79-75]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:14 Conley Substitution replaced by Young 
  03:14 Mayo Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:14 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:12  
Carter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  02:54
[DEN 77-79]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet 
  02:37
[MEM 81-77]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:15  
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:09  
  02:09
[MEM 82-77]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:09
[MEM 83-77]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:55  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  01:53
[DEN 79-83]
 
  01:53 Thabeet Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 80-83]
 
  01:30
[MEM 85-80]
Young Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:09
[DEN 82-85]
 
  00:50.9 Randolph Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:49.2  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:35.2
[DEN 85-85]
 
  00:23.9 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:21.5  
  00:21.5 Randolph Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:36 Gay Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:34  
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  11:31
[DEN 87-85]
 
  11:08 Arthur Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:06  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  11:00
[DEN 90-85]
 
  10:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:58 Gay Substitution replaced by Conley 
  10:58 Williams Substitution replaced by Mayo 
  10:46 Conley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carter (1 BLK) 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:43  
Nene Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST)  10:38
[DEN 92-85]
 
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:24  
  10:24 Thabeet Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  10:24 Arthur Substitution replaced by Carroll 
  10:19 Young Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:57  
Graham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:54
[DEN 94-85]
 
  09:39 Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK) 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:37  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST)  09:33
[DEN 97-85]
 
  09:11 Young Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
  09:11 Young Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:04  
  08:53
[MEM 87-97]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mayo (1 ST)  08:32  
  08:25 Mayo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:08 Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:08  
  08:08 Young Substitution replaced by Gay 
  08:08 Carroll Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:08
[DEN 98-87]
 
  07:54
[MEM 89-98]
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Carter (6 AST)  07:35
[DEN 101-89]
 
  07:14 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Carter (7 AST)  07:03
[DEN 103-89]
 
  07:00 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:40
[MEM 91-103]
Mayo Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:29
[DEN 105-91]
 
  06:15 Mayo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  06:14 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:14  
  06:14
[MEM 92-105]
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  06:14  
Nene Substitution replaced by Petro  06:14  
  06:14
[MEM 93-105]
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:57
[DEN 107-93]
 
Andersen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:39  
  05:39 Timeout : Official 
Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony  05:39  
  05:27
[MEM 95-107]
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  05:13 Randolph Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 108-95]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 109-95]
 
  05:05 Conley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (4 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:03  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 112-95]
 
  04:35 Mayo Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:34  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  04:20
[DEN 114-95]
 
  04:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:06 Conley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:02
[MEM 97-114]
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  03:44
[DEN 117-97]
 
  03:30 Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK) 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:29  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  03:12 Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:10  
  03:10 Randolph Substitution replaced by Thabeet 
Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (30 PTS)  02:52
[DEN 119-97]
 
  02:41 Conley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (5 BLK) 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:39  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:21  
Petro Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 121-97]
 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:14 Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll 
  02:14 Gasol Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:14 Mayo Substitution replaced by Arthur 
  02:14 Conley Substitution replaced by Williams 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham  02:14  
Billups Substitution replaced by Allen  02:14  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Carter  02:14  
Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:14  
  02:08
[MEM 99-121]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Graham Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:51  
  01:43 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Thabeet Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:37
[MEM 102-121]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST) 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  01:21
[DEN 123-102]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:13  
  01:13
[MEM 103-123]
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:13
[MEM 104-123]
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:56.7  
  00:48.6
[MEM 106-123]
Carroll Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Petro (2 AST)  00:37.0
[DEN 125-106]
 
  00:22.5
[MEM 108-125]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 8:00 pm ET
-- FSTN Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
MEM
4th Southwest
40
42
2-8
23-18
17-24
 
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
MEM
Randolph 20.8
Randolph 11.7
Conley 5.3
Gasol 1.6
Gay 1.5

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