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Gallinari gets last word as Knicks top 'Melo, Nuggets


By Adam Zagoria, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday March 23, 2010 11:52PM

NEW YORK (NBA.com exclusive) -- It was Gallo vs. 'Melo down the stretch.

Danilo Gallinari and Carmelo Anthony trading verbal barbs and clutch baskets in a battle of high-octane scorers.

In the end, Anthony took the individual scoring battle, but Gallinari and the Knicks won the war.

Toney Douglas hit a clutch late jumper and Gallinari added two foul shots with 18.1 seconds left as the Knicks edged the Nuggets, 109-104, before a sellout crowd of 19,763 at Madison Square Garden that included Magic Johnson, Chloe Sevigny and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Gallinari scored 17 of his team-high 28 points in the third quarter, when the Knicks (26-45) outscored the Nuggets 34-21 after trailing 53-49 at the break.

"Talking is a great part of basketball," Gallinari said of his back-and-forth with Anthony. "If you don't talk, you cannot play basketball. We played a great game and we won."

Anthony finished with a game-high 36 points on 14-for-26 shooting but missed a layup down the stretch and a 3-pointer in the final seconds. After J.R. Smith missed two more 3-pointers in the final seconds, Anthony had some words of encouragement for Gallinari as the two huddled after the game.

"He just said, 'Great job, keep playing hard. Keep ballin'," Gallinari said of Anthony.

"It was kind of fun for me to see him actually hold his ground and not back down," Anthony said. "He was actually talking back to me out there, too, which I was kind of surprised."

Perhaps overshadowed by the mano-a-mano battle between Gallo and 'Melo was the terrific game put forth by Douglas, the Knicks' rookie point guard. He finished with 16 points, seven assists and two turnovers despite accumulating three fouls through three quarters.

The Nuggets were without head coach George Karl, who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He won't make any portion of the team's five-game road swing and reportedly could be out until the playoffs.

"Hopefully when we get back off this road trip [we'll see him]," Anthony said. "We just want him to keep taking care of what's first, which is his health."

Denver (47-24) entered the night No. 2 in the Western Conference by one game over Dallas and leading its division by 1 1/2 games over Utah.

Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin (patella tendonitis) missed his ninth straight game and 11th overall.

"We're a better defensive team when he's out there, a better team when he's out there," acting Nuggets coach Adrian Dantley said before the game. "But injuries are a part of the game. Look at all the teams in the league that got injuries. Fortunately, we've been doing pretty good so far."

After getting down 14-2 to start the game, the Knicks were fueled by Al Harrington's 14 points off the bench and trailed just 26-23 after one quarter.

Denver led 53-49 at the break on 21 points from Chauncey Billups, who finished with 25 points and was 14-for-15 from the line.

But the game turned when the Knicks outscored Denver 34-21 in the third period to take an 83-74 lead. Gallinari poured in 17 points, going 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. Douglas had seven assists in the quarter, five to Gallinari. Six of Douglas' assists in the period went for 3-pointers.

"He's got a lot better from when he first came in," Anthony said of Gallinari. "I think a lot of people turned their heads on him. His second year that he came back and I think he's coming along big time."

Gallinari showed he could do more than just shoot from long range when he drove the baseline for a nifty reverse layup and then hit a foul shot to put the Knicks up 97-88 with 5:25 remaining.

After Smith hit a 3-pointer to cut Denver's deficit to 102-101, Gallinari hit two foul shots for a 104-101 lead.

Smith canned another 3-pointer to make it 105-104 in favor of New York.

After Harrington lost possession under the Knicks' basket, Anthony took him one-on-one to the hole on the other end, but missed a short jumper off the iron and Harrington came down with it.

After a New York timeout, Douglas took Nene one-on-one, stepped in and then back before draining a jumper for a 107-104 lead with 27.8 seconds left.

"I think he was more aggressive and took smarter shots," Tracy McGrady (15 points) said of Douglas.

Anthony becomes a free agent in the summer of 2011 and Knicks president Donnie Walsh could opt to save some of his $30 million-plus in salary-cap space to pursue Anthony then.

"I really don't know what's gonna happen next year," Anthony said. "I'm the year after. I don't know what's gonna happen. But I don't see why nobody wouldn't want to play here, in New York."

Nuggets
Knicks
     
    • 45.5%

    • 46.2%

    • 28.6%

    • 34.5%

    • 90.3%

    • 77.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN NYK
Total Rebounds 7 12
Offensive Rebounds 8 12
Turnovers 13 11
Fast Break Pts: 2 2
Biggest Lead: 12 9
Points in the Paint: 36 36
DEN NYK
p Anthony   36 Gallinari   28
rb 3 players   7 Lee   16
a Billups   6 Douglas   7
s 4 players   1 Lee   3
b 2 players   2 Lee   1
 
  • 11/16 - NYK @ DEN
  • 12/12 - DEN @ NYK
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 42:07 14-26 0-3 8-8 -1 0 5 5 2 3 0 1 1 0 36
J. Graham F-G 25:28 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 4 3 7 2 4 0 1 0 0 4
N. Nene C 38:54 4-6 0-0 2-2 +11 2 5 7 2 3 1 3 2 0 10
A. Afflalo G 35:16 4-6 3-4 0-0 +14 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 11
C. Billups G 37:23 5-13 1-5 14-15 +4 0 1 1 6 0 1 1 0 1 25
J. Smith   22:44 4-16 2-9 1-2 -15 0 4 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 11
C. Andersen   20:49 1-2 0-0 3-4 -18 1 6 7 0 3 0 0 2 0 5
A. Carter   11:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
M. Allen   05:24 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
R. Balkman DND - Strained Mid-Back
T. Lawson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-77 6-21 28-31   8 27 35 15 21 4 13 5 1 104
  45.5% 28.6% 90.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
New York Knicks (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 40:38 7-19 5-13 9-10 +12 1 4 5 1 3 1 2 0 0 28
B. Walker G-F 23:03 3-5 1-2 0-0 -5 2 2 4 3 6 2 1 0 0 7
D. Lee C 42:26 4-13 0-0 4-4 -2 6 10 16 3 5 3 1 1 2 12
T. Douglas G 35:22 5-11 2-5 4-6 +7 0 2 2 7 3 0 2 0 1 16
T. McGrady G-F 29:48 6-9 1-3 2-2 +7 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 15
A. Harrington   36:03 8-14 1-4 6-11 +9 2 7 9 0 2 2 2 0 2 23
S. Rodriguez   09:33 1-3 0-2 2-2 +7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
J. Giddens   20:52 2-4 0-0 0-0 -6 1 3 4 0 3 2 2 0 0 4
C. Duhon   02:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bender DND - Fractured Left Fourth Metacarpal
W. Chandler DND - Sore Left Groin
E. House DND - Sore Right Achilles
Total   240 36-78 10-29 27-35   12 29 41 17 24 10 11 1 5 109
  46.2% 34.5% 77.1%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Martin
  • Knicks: Curry, Mobley

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Knicks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #62 Brian Forte, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 19763
  • Duration: 2:27
Denver Nuggets (47-24) New York Knicks (26-45)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lee vs Nene (Afflalo gains possession)
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  11:48
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:27 Walker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:13
[DEN 4-0]
 
  11:01 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Nene Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  10:51
[DEN 6-0]
 
  10:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:05
[DEN 8-0]
 
  09:51 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:51  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  09:45  
  09:38 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:34 Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:29 Gallinari Tip Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[DEN 10-0]
 
  09:02 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:01  
  08:48 McGrady Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:48
[DEN 11-0]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:48
[DEN 12-0]
 
  08:25
[NYK 2-12]
Walker Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
  08:17 Gallinari Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:17
[DEN 13-2]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:17
[DEN 14-2]
 
  07:57 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:54
[NYK 4-14]
Walker Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:15
[NYK 6-14]
McGrady Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:56 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:46  
  06:46
[NYK 7-14]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:46
[NYK 8-14]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Graham Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:36  
Graham Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:36  
  06:26 McGrady Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 16-8]
 
  05:59
[NYK 10-16]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:49 Douglas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Walker Substitution replaced by Harrington 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS)  05:49
[DEN 17-10]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  05:49
[DEN 18-10]
 
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  05:49
[DEN 19-10]
 
  05:33 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:31 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:31
[NYK 12-19]
Lee Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:12 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:00
[NYK 15-19]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:46 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:32
[NYK 17-19]
McGrady Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:07 McGrady 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:07  
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:55
[DEN 21-17]
 
  03:30 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:30  
  03:21 Douglas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:21 Douglas Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
Graham Substitution replaced by Smith  03:21  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:21  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:21
[DEN 22-17]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:21
[DEN 23-17]
 
  02:56
[NYK 20-23]
McGrady 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:28 Harrington Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  02:27 Lee Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:25 Lee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK) 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:24  
  02:23
[NYK 22-23]
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McGrady (1 AST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:59
[DEN 25-22]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:49  
  01:49
[NYK 23-25]
McGrady Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:49
[NYK 24-25]
McGrady Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Anthony Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:29
[DEN 27-24]
 
  01:16 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:15  
  01:15
[NYK 25-27]
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:15
[NYK 26-27]
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:56.9 Harrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:54.9  
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:40.8 Lee Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:27.9 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:25.7  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (47-24) New York Knicks (26-45)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:52 Harrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:38 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:23  
  11:23
[NYK 27-27]
Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:23
[NYK 28-27]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:01
[DEN 29-28]
 
  10:46 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  10:35  
  10:29 Walker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:10 Gallinari Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  10:10 Gallinari Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Giddens Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:33 Harrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:17  
Allen Tip Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:09
[NYK 30-29]
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:09  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:09  
  09:09 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Douglas 
  09:09
[NYK 31-29]
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:55
[DEN 31-31]
 
  08:34 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Giddens (1 ST)  08:28  
  08:24 Walker Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Harrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:21
[NYK 33-31]
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Giddens Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:44  
  07:44 Timeout : Official 
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  07:44  
  07:30
[NYK 35-31]
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walker (2 ST)  07:12  
  06:50
[NYK 37-31]
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Carter Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:36  
Carter Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:36  
Allen Substitution replaced by Nene  06:36  
  06:26 Douglas Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:26 Douglas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:26  
  06:26 Douglas Substitution replaced by Lee 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:11
[DEN 34-37]
 
  05:54 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
  05:48 Walker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:48 Rodriguez Substitution replaced by McGrady 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:48
[DEN 35-37]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:48
[DEN 36-37]
 
  05:29
[NYK 39-36]
Giddens Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:57 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:56  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 38-39]
 
  04:36 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Giddens Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:33 Giddens Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
  04:32 Walker Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nene Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:14  
  04:14 Giddens Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Graham  04:14  
  03:52
[NYK 41-38]
Harrington Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:38
[DEN 40-41]
 
  03:27 McGrady 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:21
[NYK 43-40]
Lee Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST)  03:04
[DEN 43-43]
 
  02:51
[NYK 45-43]
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST) 
Anthony Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  02:43
[DEN 45-45]
 
  02:23
[NYK 47-45]
McGrady Running Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  02:15 Walker Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 46-47]
 
  02:15 Walker Substitution replaced by Duhon 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 47-47]
 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:59  
  01:59
[NYK 48-47]
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:59 Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:57  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Lee Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:19  
  01:19 Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:19 Team Rebound 
  01:19
[NYK 49-47]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:14 Duhon Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:06 Gallinari Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  01:06 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Giddens 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:06
[DEN 48-49]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:06
[DEN 49-49]
 
  00:47.1 Giddens Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:46.4  
  00:46.4 Lee Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:46.4
[DEN 50-49]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:46.4  
  00:44.9 Lee Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:38.4 Billups Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:21.9 Giddens Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:19.8  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  00:00.7
[DEN 53-49]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (47-24) New York Knicks (26-45)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:39  
Graham Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  11:27
[DEN 55-49]
 
  11:15 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  11:15 Team Rebound 
  11:12 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Walker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:53
[NYK 51-55]
McGrady Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Walker (3 AST) 
  10:27 Lee Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  10:27
[DEN 56-51]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  10:27
[DEN 57-51]
 
  10:08 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Lee Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  10:02
[NYK 54-57]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:41 Lee Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  09:17
[NYK 56-57]
McGrady Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Lee Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  08:55 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (2 BLK) 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:54  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:46 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:40
[NYK 58-57]
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:30  
Billups Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  08:14
[DEN 59-58]
 
  07:57
[NYK 61-59]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  07:35
[DEN 62-61]
 
  07:15 McGrady Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:13  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  07:00  
  06:57 Walker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Graham Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  06:44  
  06:44
[NYK 62-62]
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  06:28
[NYK 65-62]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST) 
  06:20 Lee Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  06:14 Walker Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:14
[DEN 63-65]
 
  06:14 Walker Substitution replaced by Harrington 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:14
[DEN 64-65]
 
  06:05 Gallinari Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:46
[DEN 66-65]
 
  05:33
[NYK 68-66]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Douglas (4 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:17
[DEN 68-68]
 
Graham Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:05  
  05:05
[NYK 69-68]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:05
[NYK 70-68]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  04:57  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:56  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  04:47
[DEN 70-70]
 
  04:47 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  04:36 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:35  
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  04:20
[DEN 72-70]
 
  04:00
[NYK 72-72]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McGrady (2 AST) 
  03:59 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  03:37
[DEN 74-72]
 
  03:23 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:22  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:07 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  03:07  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:07  
  02:44 Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:44  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:23
[NYK 75-74]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Douglas (5 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  02:23  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:50 Team Rebound 
  01:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Billups Substitution replaced by Carter  01:50  
  01:34
[NYK 78-74]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Douglas (6 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:09  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  01:09  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:08  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
Graham Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:54.9  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:42.6 Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:35.3
[NYK 80-74]
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Graham Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:27.9  
Graham Tip Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
Graham Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:25.9  
Graham Tip Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:25.2 Lee Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  00:03.9
[NYK 83-74]
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Douglas (7 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:03.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (47-24) New York Knicks (26-45)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Graham (2 AST)  11:44
[DEN 76-83]
 
Graham Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:25  
  11:25 Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:25 Team Rebound 
Graham Substitution replaced by Nene  11:25  
  11:25 Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:24  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  11:05
[DEN 78-83]
 
  10:48
[NYK 85-78]
Giddens Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:40 Walker Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  10:39 Walker Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:39  
  10:39 Walker Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
Team Rebound  10:30  
  10:30 Lee Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  10:25  
  10:08
[NYK 87-78]
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  09:55 Giddens Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:55
[DEN 79-87]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Harrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:38 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Lee Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  09:35 Lee Tip Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:34  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:30
[DEN 81-87]
 
  09:06 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:06  
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:54
[DEN 83-87]
 
  08:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:44
[NYK 89-83]
Lee Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Giddens (2 ST)  08:15  
  08:01 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lee (3 ST)  07:51  
  07:45 Giddens Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST)  07:32  
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:29  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  07:29  
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  07:29  
  07:29 Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:29 Team Rebound 
  07:29
[NYK 90-83]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:10 Giddens Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:10  
Team Rebound  07:10  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:10
[DEN 84-90]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:57  
  06:57 Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
  06:57
[NYK 91-84]
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
Team Rebound  06:43  
  06:43 Harrington Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 85-91]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 86-91]
 
  06:33
[NYK 94-86]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harrington (2 ST)  06:17  
  05:52 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:52  
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 88-94]
 
  05:25
[NYK 96-88]
Gallinari Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Timeout : Official 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Afflalo  05:25  
  05:25
[NYK 97-88]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS) 
  05:18 Giddens Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:18
[DEN 89-97]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:18
[DEN 90-97]
 
  05:06 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:06  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  04:57
[DEN 92-97]
 
  04:43 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:42  
  04:34 Harrington Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  04:34
[DEN 93-97]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  04:34
[DEN 94-97]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:19  
  04:19
[NYK 98-94]
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:19
[NYK 99-94]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Lee Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  03:59 Lee Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  03:59 Lee Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS)  03:43
[DEN 96-99]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:30  
  03:30
[NYK 100-96]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:30
[NYK 101-96]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS)  03:16
[DEN 98-101]
 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53 Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:53 Team Rebound 
  02:53
[NYK 102-98]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Giddens Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:06 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:05 Douglas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:00
[DEN 101-102]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:46  
  01:46
[NYK 103-101]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  01:46
[NYK 104-101]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Harrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:30  
  01:30 Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:30 Team Rebound 
  01:30
[NYK 105-101]
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  01:21
[DEN 104-105]
 
  01:01 Harrington Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:40.8 Harrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:39.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:27.8
[NYK 107-104]
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.8  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.9 Lee Rebound (Off:6 Def:10) 
  00:19.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:19.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:18.1  
  00:18.1
[NYK 108-104]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  00:18.1
[NYK 109-104]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.1  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.8  
Team Rebound  00:14.3  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:09.6  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.9 Harrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- MSG Local 7:30 pm ET
-- ASE Local 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
NYK
3rd Atlantic
29
53
3-7
18-23
11-30
 
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
NYK
Lee 20.3
2 players 11.7
Duhon 5.7
Chandler 0.8
Lee 1.0

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