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Karl returns to bench for Nuggets win over Wizards


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 17, 2010 1:08AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- George Karl can talk all day, but Tuesday he was mostly silent.

It wasn't what the Nuggets coach wanted, but his ongoing treatment for throat and neck cancer has made it tough for him to speak. Although he was on the bench for Denver's 97-87 win over the Wizards, he let his assistants and players take control.

"He told us before the game he wasn't going to do too much," said Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, who had a game-high 29 points and 12 rebounds. "He was going to let Adrian Dantley continue to do what he's doing and he was going to chime in here and there. It's just good to have him on the sidelines with us. Even though he can't say much the message is getting to us."

While Karl provided some paternal comfort to his team, Dantley became the mouthpiece. Denver's lead assistant, who guided the team to a 3-1 road trip that ended Monday, spoke to the media before and after the game while Karl rested his throat.

"It worked fine," Dantley said. "He didn't have to raise his voice too much. He got his point across to the players."

Karl stayed home during the Nuggets' four-game road trip for treatment. He had a feeding tube surgically implanted into his stomach on March 8 and received chemotherapy.

The first half of Tuesday's game wasn't much of a welcome back for Karl. The Nuggets looked sluggish, losing the rebounding battle and turning the ball over 10 times. Even with their somewhat sloppy play, the Nuggets stayed close. They held the Wizards to 47.6 percent shooting and trailed 45-39 at the break.

The Nuggets didn't take their first lead until Arron Afflalo hit a 3-pointer to make it 54-52 with 7:18 left in the third. They led 65-63 heading into the fourth, when J.R. Smith scored 13 of his 17 points to make sure Denver never lost the lead.

The Wizards, who have lost nine straight, cut it to four on a couple of occasions but they couldn't match Denver's firepower. Andray Blatche had 23, Al Thornton scored 16 and Alonzo Gee added 13, but it wasn't enough to prevent the team's 11th loss in the last 12 games.

"That's the hardest thing," Blatche said. "With the success I'm having, I'm not as excited off of it because we're losing. Just stay positive and try to keep everyone together."

Blatche has been a bright spot in a tough stretch. Since the All-Star break he is averaging 24-5 points and 9.6 rebounds a game, so it was a blow to the Wizards when he left the game in the fourth quarter after rolling his left ankle.

"I just tweaked it a little bit. It's a little swollen, a little sore," Blatche said. "I should be alright for Friday's game. I'll get treatment tomorrow, ice it up tonight, try it out at practice on Thursday and see if I can go."

The Wizards get a rare respite after playing five games in six nights, which included three games on consecutive nights because of a makeup with Atlanta on Thursday. That rough stretch took its toll in the fourth quarter.

"I thought we played pretty well for five games in six nights, five different cities," Washington coach Flip Saunders said. "We gave ourselves a chance, a two-point game in the fourth quarter, we just didn't have enough juice down the stretch."

The Nuggets felt for the Wizards, but they weren't going to let them off the hook. Denver is fighting for a top seed in the Western Conference, and although Tuesday's win wouldn't fill a highlight reel, it felt good.

"It was an ugly game but we got it done," Chauncey Billups said.

They also gave their coach something to smile about. Karl told nuggets.com beginning Friday he will have 12 more treatments, which could keep him away from the bench for some of Denver's last 14 games.

The Nuggets have rallied around their coach while he battles cancer, and each victory energizes him.

"He said before the game wins are the best treatment for him," forward Joey Graham said. "Hopefully we can keep this team rolling and win a championship for him and he'll be completely healed. That's the plan."

Wizards
Nuggets
     
    • 43.6%

    • 50.7%

    • 36.4%

    • 16.7%

    • 57.7%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS DEN
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 14 14
Fast Break Pts: 8 10
Biggest Lead: 8 13
Points in the Paint: 44 52
WAS DEN
p Blatche   23 Anthony   29
rb Gee   10 Anthony   12
a Livingston   6 2 players   4
s Gee   2 2 players   2
b 2 players   2 2 players   1
 
  • 01/25 - DEN @ WAS
  • 03/25 - WAS @ DEN
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thornton F 26:33 6-8 1-1 3-4 -16 0 1 1 0 6 1 4 2 0 16
A. Blatche F-C 35:33 10-19 0-0 3-7 -4 1 7 8 1 4 1 2 1 0 23
J. McGee C 21:35 1-6 0-0 3-4 +5 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 2 0 5
M. Miller G-F 39:21 2-8 0-3 1-2 -9 2 6 8 4 1 1 3 0 1 5
S. Livingston G 18:49 2-6 0-0 0-0 +5 1 4 5 6 3 0 0 0 0 4
J. Singleton   26:05 3-6 0-0 0-0 -15 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 6
R. Foye   18:03 1-6 0-2 0-1 -5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Gee   26:39 5-9 2-3 1-4 -6 3 7 10 0 0 2 3 0 1 13
N. Young   16:05 3-6 0-1 2-2 +3 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 8
E. Boykins   11:17 1-4 1-1 2-2 -8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
F. Oberto   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q. Ross   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 34-78 4-11 15-26   12 28 40 15 24 5 14 7 2 87
  43.6% 36.4% 57.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 16
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 42:20 12-26 0-2 5-5 +6 5 7 12 2 4 1 4 0 6 29
N. Nene C 35:00 6-7 0-0 4-8 +9 0 5 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 16
J. Petro C 22:27 1-2 0-0 0-0 +5 1 8 9 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
A. Afflalo G 23:50 2-4 1-2 1-2 +5 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 6
C. Billups G 32:18 2-9 0-6 6-7 +7 0 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 1 10
J. Smith   27:35 7-16 1-7 2-2 +8 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 1 0 17
M. Allen   09:13 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
A. Carter   24:43 3-3 1-1 0-0 +7 0 3 3 4 0 1 3 0 0 7
J. Graham   22:34 3-4 0-0 2-2 +1 2 2 4 1 5 2 2 1 0 8
C. Andersen   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Lawson   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 37-73 3-18 20-26   8 29 37 18 25 7 14 2 7 97
  50.7% 16.7% 76.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Wizards: Howard
  • Nuggets: Martin

technical fouls

  • Wizards: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #11 Phil Robinson, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 17447
  • Duration: 2:21
Washington Wizards (21-45) Denver Nuggets (46-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Petro vs McGee (Miller gains possession)
  11:43 Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:43  
Team Rebound  11:43  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:43
[WAS 1-0]
 
  11:27 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:25  
Livingston Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:02
[WAS 3-0]
 
  10:44 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:39
[WAS 5-0]
 
  10:25
[DEN 2-5]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:04
[WAS 7-2]
 
  09:46 Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:46 Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:25
[DEN 4-7]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
McGee Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01
[DEN 6-7]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST)  08:49
[WAS 9-6]
 
  08:32 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:31  
Blatche Layup Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Livingston Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:13  
  08:13
[DEN 7-9]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:13
[DEN 8-9]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Blatche Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  07:58
[WAS 11-8]
 
  07:45 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:29
[WAS 13-8]
 
  07:08 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
  06:57 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Livingston Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
Team Rebound  06:43  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:43  
  06:28 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (1 BLK) 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:27  
  06:17 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:17  
Team Rebound  06:17  
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01
[DEN 10-13]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:33
[WAS 16-10]
 
  05:08 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:07  
Thornton Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST)  05:04
[WAS 18-10]
 
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:44 Blatche Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:44 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:39
[DEN 12-18]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:39  
  04:39
[DEN 13-18]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:21
[WAS 20-13]
 
  04:01 Billups Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:01 Billups Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:01 Petro Substitution replaced by Allen 
  04:01 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
Livingston Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:32
[DEN 15-20]
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:57 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:55  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
Team Rebound  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton  02:44  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Foye  02:44  
Jump Ball Allen vs Thornton (Carter gains possession)  02:44  
Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  02:44  
  02:30 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:29  
Foye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:16
[WAS 22-15]
 
Singleton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:02  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Gee  02:02  
  01:50 Nene Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:48  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:31  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:12
[DEN 17-22]
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  00:45.9  
Foye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:41.6  
  00:41.6 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:41.6 Team Rebound 
  00:41.6
[DEN 18-22]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:32.5 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  00:32.5 Nene Substitution replaced by Graham 
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:21.5
[WAS 24-18]
 
  00:04.9 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:03.9  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-45) Denver Nuggets (46-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:24  
Gee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:11
[WAS 26-18]
 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:57  
  10:57 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  10:57
[DEN 19-26]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:57
[DEN 20-26]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST)  10:34  
  10:28 Carter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Blatche (1 ST) 
Gee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:26  
Miller Substitution replaced by Thornton  10:26  
  10:12
[DEN 22-26]
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Thornton Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:54  
Thornton Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:54  
Blatche Substitution replaced by Young  09:54  
  09:33
[DEN 24-26]
Smith Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  09:15  
Thornton Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:15  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Miller  09:15  
  08:57
[DEN 26-26]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:33
[WAS 28-26]
 
  08:15 Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:59  
Singleton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:58
[WAS 30-26]
 
  07:37
[DEN 28-30]
Graham Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:16  
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  07:10
[WAS 33-28]
 
  06:54 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST) 
  06:48 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:48 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
  06:48 Allen Substitution replaced by Petro 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:48  
Team Rebound  06:48  
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:31  
  06:31
[DEN 29-33]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Singleton Substitution replaced by McGee  06:31  
  06:31 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:30 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:24 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:23  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:56
[DEN 31-33]
Graham Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:37  
Miller Tip Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:34 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:31 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Timeout : Official  05:31  
McGee Substitution replaced by Livingston  05:31  
Foye Substitution replaced by Blatche  05:31  
  05:17 Graham Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:17 Graham Substitution replaced by Nene 
  05:17 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:54 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:29 Team Rebound 
  04:29 Petro Substitution replaced by Graham 
  04:09 Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Young Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (3 AST)  04:04
[WAS 35-31]
 
  03:46 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:45  
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:38
[WAS 37-31]
 
Young Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:27  
  03:27 Carter Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:17
[DEN 33-37]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Livingston Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:58 Billups Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:56 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:56
[DEN 35-37]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:56  
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Young Substitution replaced by McGee  02:56  
  02:56
[DEN 36-37]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  02:39 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:39
[WAS 38-36]
 
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:25
[DEN 38-38]
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Livingston (4 AST)  02:12
[WAS 40-38]
 
  02:12 Graham Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  02:12
[WAS 41-38]
 
McGee Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  01:58  
  01:58
[DEN 39-41]
Billups Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  01:48 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:47  
McGee Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:27
[WAS 43-39]
 
  01:09 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:06 Graham Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:06 Graham Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:06 Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Blatche Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.5  
Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:50.6  
Gee Tip Shot: Missed  00:50.6  
Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:47.9  
McGee Dunk Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:33.1 Team Rebound 
  00:09.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.1  
McGee Substitution replaced by Foye  00:09.1  
  00:09.1 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
Blatche Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Livingston (5 AST)  00:00.8
[WAS 45-39]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-45) Denver Nuggets (46-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[DEN 41-45]
Nene Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:44  
  11:44 Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:43  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Livingston (6 AST)  11:25
[WAS 47-41]
 
  11:07
[DEN 43-47]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:31
[DEN 45-47]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:10  
  10:10 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:10
[WAS 48-45]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:10
[WAS 49-45]
 
Blatche Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:54  
  09:44 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:38 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:35  
Blatche Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:30 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (1 BLK) 
Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:28  
  09:26 Nene Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:20 Petro Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:20
[WAS 50-45]
 
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:20  
  09:18 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Livingston Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:14  
  09:14
[DEN 46-50]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:14
[DEN 47-50]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Livingston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:41
[DEN 49-50]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  08:41  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:15 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:08  
  08:05 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:05
[WAS 51-49]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Livingston Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:58  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Foye  07:58  
  07:49
[DEN 52-51]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  07:31 Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:31  
McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton  07:31  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:31
[WAS 52-52]
 
  07:18
[DEN 55-52]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Blatche Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:55
[WAS 54-55]
 
  06:34
[DEN 57-54]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:28  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:15
[WAS 56-56]
 
  06:07
[DEN 58-56]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:42 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:35  
  05:35 Petro Substitution replaced by Graham 
  05:35
[DEN 59-56]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Gee  05:35  
  05:35
[DEN 60-56]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:10 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:09  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Graham (1 BLK)  04:48  
Team Rebound  04:48  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
Team Rebound  04:46  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:46  
  04:30 Graham Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:28  
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:12  
Blatche Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:34 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:34  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:14 Gee Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  03:14
[DEN 62-56]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Graham (2 ST)  02:51  
Singleton Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:46  
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Young  02:46  
  02:46
[DEN 63-56]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:46 Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:44  
Foye Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
Singleton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:26  
  02:12 Graham Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  02:12 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:12
[WAS 57-63]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:12
[WAS 58-63]
 
  01:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:55  
Gee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  01:42  
  01:40 Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:26 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:25  
Young Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  01:20
[WAS 60-63]
 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:02  
  01:02 Nene Substitution replaced by Petro 
  01:02
[DEN 64-60]
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Blatche Substitution replaced by McGee  01:02  
  01:02
[DEN 65-60]
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:43.9  
McGee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  00:40.9  
  00:34.9 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (1 BLK) 
  00:33.0 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:33.0 Anthony Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  00:33.0 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Young Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:12.3  
Young Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:12.3  
  00:02.3 Anthony Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (4 TO) 
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.0
[WAS 63-65]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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McGee Hook Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:38 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  11:33 Smith Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:33 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Foye Free Throw Technical Missed  11:33  
Team Rebound  11:33  
Gee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:17  
Foye Substitution replaced by Boykins  11:17  
  11:01
[DEN 67-63]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Boykins Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:38 Team Rebound 
McGee Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:38  
Gee Substitution replaced by Thornton  10:38  
McGee Substitution replaced by Blatche  10:38  
  10:23
[DEN 69-63]
Petro Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST) 
  10:00 Petro Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
Team Rebound  09:46  
  09:46 Graham Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF) 
Boykins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST)  09:31
[WAS 66-69]
 
  09:21
[DEN 71-66]
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:58  
Singleton Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:57
[WAS 68-71]
 
  08:41
[DEN 74-68]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Blatche Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  08:21
[WAS 70-74]
 
  08:03 Petro Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:03  
Boykins Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:35 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:19 Anthony Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  07:18 Team Rebound 
Young Substitution replaced by Miller  07:18  
  07:18 Petro Substitution replaced by Nene 
  07:11
[DEN 76-70]
Nene Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  07:11  
  07:11
[DEN 77-70]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:48
[DEN 79-70]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:47  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  06:28
[WAS 72-79]
 
  06:10 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  06:09  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Boykins (1 AST)  06:01
[WAS 74-79]
 
  05:43 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:41 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (2 BLK) 
  05:40 Team Rebound 
Blatche Substitution replaced by Gee  05:40  
  05:40 Graham Substitution replaced by Billups 
  05:37 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Boykins (1 BLK) 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:29
[DEN 81-74]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST)  05:20  
  04:57
[DEN 83-74]
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:47 Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:42 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:30 Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Boykins Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:30
[WAS 75-83]
 
Boykins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:30
[WAS 76-83]
 
  04:09
[DEN 85-76]
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
Thornton Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  03:56  
  03:43 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:40  
Gee Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
Gee Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:31  
  03:29 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:29
[WAS 77-85]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:29
[WAS 78-85]
 
  03:15
[DEN 88-78]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Boykins Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:53 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Miller Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:53  
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:33  
Gee Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  02:32  
  02:17 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Anthony Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  02:15
[DEN 90-78]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:15  
  02:15
[DEN 91-78]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  02:03
[WAS 80-91]
 
Thornton Foul : Personal (6 PF)  01:39  
Thornton Substitution replaced by McGee  01:39  
Singleton Substitution replaced by Young  01:39  
  01:39
[DEN 92-80]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:39
[DEN 93-80]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:23
[WAS 82-93]
 
McGee Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:08  
  01:08 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:08 Team Rebound 
  01:08 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:07 Anthony Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  01:07
[DEN 95-82]
Anthony Tip Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Gee Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:56.9
[WAS 84-95]
 
  00:38.2
[DEN 97-84]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  00:30.7 Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:30.7
[WAS 85-97]
 
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:30.7  
  00:29.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:07.7 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.7 Team Rebound 
  00:06.7 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:02.2
[WAS 87-97]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3
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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