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'Melo drains game-winner to help Nuggets stun Raptors


By Holly MacKenzie, for NBA.com
Posted Friday March 26, 2010 11:47PM

TORONTO (NBA.com exclusive) -- Three times is the charm.

The words of Carmelo Anthony after he missed two free throws and a potential game-winner before getting a third chance to lift the Nuggets over the Toronto Raptors. An offensive rebound from Nene led to a Chauncey Billups assist to Anthony, who nailed a jumper as time expired, giving the Nuggets a thrilling 97-96 victory over the Raptors.

"It all started with the two free throws and then we got the ball back out of bounds," Anthony reflected. "I had a chance to end it right before the game-winner. I missed it. Three times is the charm."

The win prevented the Nuggets from dropping four straight and was a huge boost with road games against Orlando and Dallas coming up.

"Somebody up there likes me," said Denver interim coach Adrian Dantley. "That's all I can say."

The shot snapped the hearts of Raptors fans, who watched their team come out with the energy that had been lacking in back-to-back losses of 26 points in their last two home contests. The shot completed a comeback that had the Raptors up 12 with just over eight minutes to go in the fourth.

When a three-point play from Andrea Bargnani put the Raptors up three with 44.4 seconds, Anthony was fouled and missed two free throws. Despite the Raptors owning a 58-38 advantage on the boards for the game, the Nuggets came up with the offensive rebound and Chauncey Billups hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 95-95 with 33.9 seconds.

After Chris Bosh made one of two free throws, Anthony missed his first jumper with 6.9 seconds on the clock and the Nuggets came away with the biggest offensive rebound of the night, feeding Anthony for the game-winner.

"It's disappointing, but down in the end their two clutch players made two great shots," said Raptors coach Jay Triano. "Chauncey's three with a hand right in his face gives them a chance and then the second look, Carmelo makes a contested two at the buzzer. Their stars made plays. It's tough to swallow, but there is nothing we can do about it."

Anthony finished with 25 points and eight rebounds, Nene scored 20 and grabbed nine rebounds and Billups overcame a 4-for-18 shooting night to finish with 18, none bigger than his final 3-pointer.

"That's why he's named big shot," rookie Ty Lawson said. "Because he makes the big shots."

With 12 games remaining and a playoff spot still up for grabs, the Raptors were desperate to get a win and right the ship before heading out on the road for a crucial two-game swing against Miami and Charlotte.

It appeared as though they were on their way when things fell apart for the Nuggets in the third. Despite open looks and transition opportunities, they couldn't make a shot.

"Great looks," Billups said of Denver's looks in the quarter. "Layups, transition passes, 10-foot shots. It was incredible, but we didn't get discouraged, we didn't hang our heads, we just continued to play."

After shooting 56 percent in the first half, the Nuggets made just 3-for-21 in the period and were outscored 29-16, trailing 81-72 at the start of the fourth.

"We didn't quit," Dantley said. "Throughout the whole game we didn't do a good job of transition runbacks. We didn't quit and that's the bottom line. Third quarter I just kept telling them don't quit, just hang in there. ... Luckily, the guys didn't quit on me."

The Raptors played without Hedo Turkoglu, who was out with the stomach flu. Sonny Weems started in place of Turkoglu, finishing with 14 against his former team. Bosh led the Raptors with 18 and 12 rebounds, Bargnani added 14 and 15 rebounds and rookie DeMar DeRozan had 15 off the bench for the first time this season.

With his teammates mobbing him as the buzzer sounded, Anthony celebrated. In the locker room afterward, he said it was, "on to the next," but acknowledged the feeling of finishing off the Raptors on their home floor.

"I think hitting one on the road, you get that much more joy out of it," Anthony said. "That much more satisfaction. You've got 20 thousand people against you and you can make a shot to silence them?" He smiled once more. "That feels good."

Nuggets
Raptors
     
    • 41.2%

    • 47.1%

    • 26.1%

    • 26.7%

    • 67.7%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN TOR
Total Rebounds 10 3
Offensive Rebounds 7 15
Turnovers 7 18
Fast Break Pts: 22 33
Biggest Lead: 9 12
Points in the Paint: 42 40
DEN TOR
p Anthony   25 Bosh   18
rb Nene   9 Bargnani   15
a Nene   6 Calderon   6
s Nene   3 Weems   2
b Petro   1 2 players   2
 
  • 12/10 - DEN @ TOR
  • 03/21 - TOR @ 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 40:53 10-22 1-4 4-6 +3 2 6 8 2 3 1 1 0 1 25
N. Nene C 37:40 8-12 0-0 4-6 +11 2 7 9 6 4 3 0 0 1 20
J. Petro C 12:36 2-6 0-0 0-0 +5 0 4 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
A. Afflalo G 22:54 2-5 1-3 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
C. Billups G 37:19 4-18 3-11 7-7 +5 0 2 2 4 3 1 3 0 1 18
C. Andersen   21:27 2-3 0-0 1-5 -6 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
J. Smith   27:21 6-12 1-3 3-5 +2 0 4 4 3 2 1 1 0 2 16
A. Carter   17:38 0-3 0-1 0-0 +9 0 3 3 5 0 2 1 0 1 0
M. Allen   06:47 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
J. Graham   12:12 1-1 0-0 2-2 -15 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 4
T. Lawson   03:13 0-1 0-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-85 6-23 21-31   7 31 38 23 19 11 7 1 6 97
  41.2% 26.1% 67.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 7
Toronto Raptors (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wright F-G 34:39 4-11 0-5 0-1 -6 0 6 6 4 5 0 1 0 0 8
C. Bosh F 40:11 8-16 0-0 2-4 -4 4 8 12 5 3 1 5 2 0 18
A. Bargnani C 34:10 5-13 1-3 3-3 +4 4 11 15 1 2 1 1 2 0 14
S. Weems G 26:36 5-8 0-0 4-4 -1 1 4 5 2 3 2 2 0 1 14
J. Calderon G 26:54 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 3
D. DeRozan   21:06 7-8 0-0 1-1 -6 1 3 4 1 3 0 2 1 0 15
A. Johnson   13:49 3-5 0-0 0-1 +1 3 7 10 0 2 0 0 1 0 6
J. Jack   21:06 2-11 1-3 2-2 -1 2 1 3 4 2 0 4 0 0 7
M. Belinelli   15:54 5-9 1-2 0-0 +5 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 11
R. Evans   05:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
M. Banks DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Nesterovic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-85 4-15 12-16   15 43 58 25 23 5 18 6 1 96
  47.1% 26.7% 75.0%   team rebs: 3 total to: 19

inactive

  • Nuggets: Martin
  • Raptors: O'Bryant, Turkoglu

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Raptors: Bargnani

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, OT
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #40 Leon Wood, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19800
  • Duration: 2:23
Denver Nuggets (48-25) Toronto Raptors (35-36)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bosh vs Petro (Calderon gains possession)
Petro Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:46  
  11:39 Bargnani Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Bargnani Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:33 Bosh Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Petro Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  11:15
[DEN 2-0]
 
  10:52 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:28
[TOR 2-2]
Weems Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Petro Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:05
[DEN 4-2]
 
  09:46 Weems Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Petro (1 ST) 
Nene Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Petro (1 AST)  09:40
[DEN 6-2]
 
  09:23
[TOR 4-6]
Bosh Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST) 
  09:14 Weems Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nene Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bargnani (1 BLK)  09:06  
  09:04 Bargnani Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:50 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Weems Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:33 Weems Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Bosh Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:29 Bosh Tip Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:28  
Billups Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:12 Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:10  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  08:00
[DEN 8-4]
 
  07:40 Wright Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:38  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:30
[DEN 10-4]
 
  07:16 Calderon Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:14  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:06 Bargnani Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:52
[TOR 7-10]
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bosh (1 AST) 
  06:27 Weems Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:27
[DEN 11-7]
 
  06:27 Weems Substitution replaced by DeRozan 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:27
[DEN 12-7]
 
  06:16 Wright Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:16 Wright Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Anthony Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST)  06:04
[DEN 14-7]
 
Anthony Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Bosh Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:43  
Nene Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  05:27
[DEN 16-7]
 
  05:07
[TOR 9-16]
Bosh Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Bargnani Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:36 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Bargnani Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:32 DeRozan Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:18  
  03:55 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Bosh Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:47 DeRozan Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:45 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:43
[TOR 11-16]
Bosh Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  03:33 Bosh Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  03:33
[DEN 17-11]
 
Petro Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:33  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  03:33  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST)  03:26
[DEN 20-11]
 
  03:03
[TOR 13-20]
DeRozan Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (3 AST) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Billups Substitution replaced by Carter  02:51  
  02:51 Bargnani Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:51 Calderon Substitution replaced by Jack 
  02:42 Bosh Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:42 Bosh Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Andersen Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (5 AST)  02:26
[DEN 22-13]
 
  02:26 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Allen  02:26  
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:15 Bosh Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:14  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:00 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:54
[TOR 15-22]
DeRozan Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  01:34
[DEN 24-15]
 
  01:21 Jack Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:18
[TOR 17-24]
Johnson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:04  
Andersen Hook Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:51.9
[TOR 19-24]
DeRozan Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:39.8
[DEN 26-19]
 
  00:29.8 Jack Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:27.9  
  00:08.5 Jack Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
  00:00.3 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (48-25) Toronto Raptors (35-36)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:28 Bargnani Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:27  
Graham Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:18
[DEN 28-19]
 
  10:53
[TOR 21-28]
Belinelli Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  10:34
[DEN 30-21]
 
  10:15 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:14  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:56 Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:56 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:56
[TOR 23-30]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:56  
  09:56 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:54  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 DeRozan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:28 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bargnani (1 ST)  09:20  
  09:17
[TOR 25-30]
DeRozan Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:17  
  09:17
[TOR 26-30]
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:13
[DEN 32-26]
 
  09:13 DeRozan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:13  
  09:13 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bosh 
  09:13 Bargnani Substitution replaced by Evans 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:13  
  09:11 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Graham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:02  
  08:56
[TOR 28-32]
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jack (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:39
[DEN 34-28]
 
  08:29 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:11
[TOR 30-34]
Bosh Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:49  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:39 Timeout : Official 
Allen Substitution replaced by Nene  07:39  
Graham Substitution replaced by Billups  07:39  
  07:30
[TOR 33-34]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bosh (2 AST) 
Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:05 Belinelli Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony  07:05  
  07:05 DeRozan Substitution replaced by Wright 
  07:03 Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:59  
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  06:43
[DEN 36-33]
 
  06:31
[TOR 35-36]
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bosh (3 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:00  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  06:00  
  06:00
[TOR 36-36]
Jack Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:00
[TOR 37-36]
Jack Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:22 Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:08
[TOR 40-36]
Jack 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bosh (4 AST) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:51
[DEN 38-40]
 
  04:43 Jack Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:42  
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:23  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  04:18
[DEN 41-40]
 
  03:51 Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:50  
Afflalo Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  03:47
[DEN 43-40]
 
  03:38 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:38 Evans Substitution replaced by Bargnani 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Smith  03:38  
  03:31 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:27
[DEN 45-40]
 
  03:12
[TOR 42-45]
Bargnani Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jack (3 AST) 
  02:55 Bosh Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Jack Substitution replaced by DeRozan 
  02:55 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  02:50
[DEN 47-42]
 
  02:31
[TOR 44-47]
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bargnani (1 AST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:04
[DEN 49-44]
 
Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:51  
  01:51
[TOR 45-49]
Bargnani Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:51 Bosh Substitution replaced by Weems 
  01:51
[TOR 46-49]
Bargnani Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:30
[DEN 51-46]
 
  01:14 Bargnani 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:13  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:07
[DEN 53-46]
 
  00:48.9
[TOR 48-53]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:36.2 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:31.9
[TOR 50-53]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:31.9  
  00:31.9 Wright Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:31.7  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nene (6 AST)  00:08.9
[DEN 56-50]
 
  00:01.0 Bargnani Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.5 DeRozan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.0
[TOR 52-56]
DeRozan Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (48-25) Toronto Raptors (35-36)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  11:43
[DEN 59-52]
 
  11:26 Bosh Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:18 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  11:12
[TOR 54-59]
Weems Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Weems Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:38
[TOR 56-59]
Bosh Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Weems (1 AST) 
  10:21 Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  10:21
[DEN 60-56]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  10:21
[DEN 61-56]
 
  10:07 Bargnani Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:05  
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Weems Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:48 Weems Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:47  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:39  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bargnani (2 BLK)  09:36  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:33  
Anthony Tip Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:22
[TOR 58-61]
Bargnani Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Weems (2 AST) 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:18  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Weems Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:51 Bosh Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:50  
Petro Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:38 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:20 Bosh Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:00 Weems Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:58  
  07:51 Wright Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Petro Substitution replaced by Graham  07:51  
  07:44 Weems Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  07:44
[DEN 62-58]
 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Bargnani Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:33
[TOR 60-62]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:17 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:10
[TOR 62-62]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:02  
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Weems (1 ST)  06:49  
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:47  
  06:47
[TOR 63-62]
Weems Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:47
[TOR 64-62]
Weems Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bosh (1 BLK)  06:37  
  06:34 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nene Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:25  
Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:14  
  06:10 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST) 
  06:08 Calderon Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 63-64]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 64-64]
 
Graham Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:59  
  05:52
[TOR 66-64]
Bosh Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:28
[DEN 66-66]
 
  05:05
[TOR 68-66]
Bosh Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wright (4 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Bargnani Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:38 Weems Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST) 
Nene Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST)  04:23
[DEN 68-68]
 
  03:59
[TOR 70-68]
Bargnani Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Weems (2 ST)  03:35  
Anthony Foul : Clear Path (3 PF)  03:33  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:33  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  03:33  
  03:33
[TOR 71-68]
Weems Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:33
[TOR 72-68]
Weems Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:24
[TOR 74-68]
Weems Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bosh (5 AST) 
  03:11 Bargnani Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:11 Bosh Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:11  
Team Rebound  03:11  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:11  
  03:11 Bargnani Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:54
[TOR 76-68]
Weems Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Calderon (4 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
  02:32 Bargnani Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  02:32 Bargnani Technical 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Billups Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  02:32
[DEN 69-76]
 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:32  
Team Rebound  02:32  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:32
[DEN 70-76]
 
  02:06 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Bargnani Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:01 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:01 Wright Substitution replaced by Jack 
  02:01 Calderon Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  01:55
[TOR 79-70]
Bargnani 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jack (4 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Bargnani Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:21 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Bargnani Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:46.9 Bargnani 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:45.6  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Team Rebound  00:31.0  
  00:31.0 Johnson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:31.0
[DEN 71-79]
 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:31.0
[DEN 72-79]
 
  00:09.9
[TOR 81-72]
Jack Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.1 Bargnani Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:44 Bosh Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
  11:40 Jack Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:40  
Team Rebound  11:40  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  11:40
[DEN 73-81]
 
  11:25 Jack Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:24 Jack Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:16 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:14 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  11:13
[TOR 83-73]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Nene Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:36 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:35  
  10:32 Belinelli Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:32
[DEN 74-83]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  10:32
[DEN 75-83]
 
  10:19 Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:15  
  09:50 Jack Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:48  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:23 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Jack Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:21  
  09:12 Bosh Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:10  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:58 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:50 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Nene (3 ST) 
Nene Running Layup Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39
[TOR 85-75]
DeRozan Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:31  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Billups  08:31  
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  08:23  
  08:22 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:16
[TOR 87-75]
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (1 AST) 
Nene Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  07:58
[DEN 77-87]
 
  07:38 Bosh Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:37  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST)  07:30
[DEN 80-87]
 
  07:12 Belinelli Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:12 Belinelli Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:12 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Weems 
  07:00 DeRozan Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:00
[DEN 81-87]
 
  07:00 Johnson Substitution replaced by Bargnani 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:35 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Bargnani Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  06:19 DeRozan Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:19 DeRozan Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:19  
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: DeRozan (1 BLK)  06:05  
  06:03 Bosh Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  05:58 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:57  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:48 Weems Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:39 Bargnani Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST) 
  05:35 Weems Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:35  
  05:35 DeRozan Substitution replaced by Wright 
  05:35 Jack Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:35
[DEN 82-87]
 
  05:20 Bosh Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:19  
  05:13 Bosh Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 83-87]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 84-87]
 
  04:56
[TOR 89-84]
Weems Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Calderon (5 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bosh (1 ST)  04:32  
  04:19 Bosh Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Bargnani Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:17  
  04:04 Bargnani Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:03  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bosh (2 BLK)  03:47  
Team Rebound  03:47  
  03:41 Wright Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:41
[DEN 85-89]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:41
[DEN 86-89]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:23  
  03:23
[TOR 90-86]
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:23 Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:23  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:09  
Nene Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:08
[DEN 88-90]
 
  02:45 Wright Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:44 Bosh Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  02:43
[TOR 92-88]
Bosh Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:22
[DEN 90-92]
 
  02:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:56 Bargnani Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:55  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  01:39
[DEN 92-92]
 
  01:15 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:14  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.9 Bargnani Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  00:44.4
[TOR 94-92]
Bargnani Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Calderon (6 AST) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:44.4  
  00:44.4 Calderon Substitution replaced by Jack 
  00:44.4
[TOR 95-92]
Bargnani Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:44.4  
  00:44.4 Bargnani Substitution replaced by DeRozan 
  00:38.6 Wright Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:38.6  
Team Rebound  00:38.6  
  00:38.6 DeRozan Substitution replaced by Bargnani 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:38.6  
Team Rebound  00:38.5  
  00:36.4 Bargnani Substitution replaced by DeRozan 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST)  00:33.9
[DEN 95-95]
 
  00:33.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:33.9 DeRozan Substitution replaced by Bargnani 
Smith Substitution replaced by Andersen  00:33.9  
Nene Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:16.2  
  00:16.2 Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:16.2 Team Rebound 
  00:16.2 Wright Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:16.2
[TOR 96-95]
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.2  
  00:16.2 Bargnani Substitution replaced by Wright 
  00:16.2 Johnson Substitution replaced by DeRozan 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Smith  00:16.2  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:05.9  
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  00:00.0
[DEN 97-96]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 7:00 pm ET
canada -- TSN2 national 7:00 pm ET
TSN2 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
TOR
2nd Atlantic
40
42
5-5
25-16
15-26
 
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
TOR
Bosh 24.0
Bosh 10.8
Calderon 6.0
Bargnani 1.4
2 players 0.7

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