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Nuggets bounce back with big win over Blazers


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Friday April 2, 2010 2:39AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Adrian Dantley didn't pull any punches before Thursday's game. The acting Nuggets coach admitted the matchup with Portland was big.

"We need this win," he said.

Playing with that sense of desperation, the Nuggets overcame an early off night from Carmelo Anthony, got 22 points from Nene and 21 from Chauncey Billups and beat the Trail Blazers 109-92 to stop a slide that threatened their championship goal.

"This game was as big as it gets for us all year," Billups said. "We all knew that. It wasn't do-or-die, but it was a big game for us."

In a matter of nine days the Nuggets went from eying the Lakers for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference to fighting for home-court advantage in the first round. A 1-4 road trip following a bad home loss to Milwaukee dropped them from No. 2 in the conference to fifth.

That prompted a team meeting before practice Wednesday, where the message was they were still in a good position.

Anthony told his teammates to relax, and then he went out and had one of his worst quarters of the season Thursday. Anthony started the game shooting 4-for-5 but the second was a different story. He missed all four of his shots, had two turnovers and committed two fouls as the Nuggets watched a nine-point lead cut to one at the break.

"Melo got some turnovers, but he was trying to make the right play," Billups said. "Those plays don't lose the game for you. Those are unselfish plays that don't pan out."

Anthony's frustration mounted in the third. He was called for his fourth foul of the game -- and third offensive -- with 7:23 left in the period. When he did finally have some success scoring on a fast break, he was called for delay of game and gave the Blazers a free throw.

"It's frustrating to have four fouls and no free throws," Anthony said. "I just wanted to keep my composure. You want to sit on the bench for a minute, exhale, get back in and with the game."

He took a seat after that and didn't return until the fourth, and in his absence Billups took over. The former NBA Finals MVP had 10 points, three assists and three steals in the third period when Denver took control.

When Anthony went to the bench the Nuggets led by three, but they rallied around their star. J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer and fed Nene for a dunk to make it 74-67.

The Blazers cut it to 74-72, and that's when Billups asserted himself. He had a two reverse layups, a free throw and his 3-pointer as the third quarter expired gave Denver an 87-76 lead heading to the fourth.

"Chauncey took over and he felt good," Dantley said. "When he's fresh and ready to go, he is one of the best."

The Nuggets got it done with defense in the third, holding the Blazers to 32-percent shooting and came up with four steals.

"That gave us some momentum," Billups said. "Defensively, if we're locked in and playing extremely hard, we're a dangerous ballclub."

Anthony, who finished with nine turnovers, found a rhythm in the fourth, scoring 13 of his game-high 25 points to keep Portland from making a game of it.

It didn't hurt that Brandon Roy struggled again. He had 14 points, and in the last two games in Denver he is 6-for-27 from the field and is averaging 13 points, nine under his season average.

"Some of it's them and some of it's I'm just missing shots," he said. "I'm getting some looks, they're just rimming out."

Portland might have been guilty of a letdown after routing the Knicks on Wednesday to clinch a playoff spot.

"We didn't have that sense of urgency," Roy said. "You could tell our energy was a little zapped."

The Nuggets are feeling desperate, but Thursday's win helps. They pulled within a game of Utah in the Northwest Division and the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. With the season wrapping up in 11 days, there's no time to relax.

"Every game it's going to be like musical chairs the rest of the way," Billups said.

Blazers
Nuggets
     
    • 41.2%

    • 49.4%

    • 44.4%

    • 22.7%

    • 78.6%

    • 84.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
POR DEN
Total Rebounds 11 16
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Turnovers 11 11
Fast Break Pts: 7 18
Biggest Lead: 4 19
Points in the Paint: 36 52
POR DEN
p Miller   24 Anthony   25
rb Camby   8 Andersen   6
a 4 players   3 Billups   6
s Aldridge   2 2 players   2
b Aldridge   4 Andersen   4
 
  • 11/18 - DEN @ POR
  • 12/28 - POR @ DEN
  • 02/02 - POR @ DEN
  • 02/25 - DEN @ POR
Portland Trail Blazers (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Batum F 20:28 0-4 0-1 0-0 -7 2 1 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
L. Aldridge F 36:03 7-15 0-0 2-3 -15 2 5 7 3 4 2 1 4 2 16
M. Camby F 32:32 6-7 0-0 0-0 -6 2 6 8 2 5 1 0 2 0 12
B. Roy G-F 36:31 3-13 1-1 7-7 -9 1 2 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 14
A. Miller G 32:58 8-18 0-0 8-12 -6 1 2 3 1 3 0 2 0 4 24
R. Fernandez   17:35 1-8 1-4 0-0 -18 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 3
J. Howard   23:55 1-3 0-0 2-2 -13 2 3 5 3 2 0 1 0 1 4
M. Webster   27:32 6-9 2-3 3-4 -10 1 3 4 0 6 1 1 1 0 17
J. Bayless   07:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
T. Diener   01:45 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pendergraph   01:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cunningham   01:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 33-80 4-9 22-28   11 25 36 18 27 4 11 7 8 92
  41.2% 44.4% 78.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12
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 32:05 10-21 0-2 5-5 +3 2 3 5 2 4 1 9 0 4 25
N. Nene C 33:56 9-14 0-0 4-6 +14 2 3 5 5 2 1 0 3 3 22
J. Petro C 22:24 3-6 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 6
A. Afflalo G 21:04 4-6 1-2 0-0 -5 1 4 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 9
C. Billups G 32:26 6-13 2-8 7-8 +16 1 3 4 6 2 2 1 1 0 21
J. Smith   31:24 6-16 2-10 1-1 +23 0 4 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 15
C. Andersen   22:40 0-1 0-0 5-6 +11 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 4 0 5
A. Carter   16:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Lawson   07:44 1-2 0-0 0-0 +5 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
J. Graham   04:56 2-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
M. Allen   14:37 0-2 0-0 0-0 +15 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-83 5-22 22-26   9 27 36 24 24 7 11 8 7 109
  49.4% 22.7% 84.6%   team rebs: 16 total to: 11

inactive

  • Trail Blazers: Mills, Oden, Przybilla
  • Nuggets: Martin

technical fouls

  • Trail Blazers: Miller
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #38 Michael Smith, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:33
Portland Trail Blazers (46-30) Denver Nuggets (49-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Petro vs Camby (Afflalo gains possession)
  11:44 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  11:30  
Roy Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:17  
  11:11 Petro Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44
[DEN 3-0]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:07 Nene Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Camby (1 BLK) 
  10:06 Team Rebound 
  10:01
[DEN 5-0]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Camby Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:43
[POR 2-5]
 
  09:36 Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (1 BLK) 
  09:35 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:34
[DEN 7-2]
Nene Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:34 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Camby (1 AST)  09:18
[POR 4-7]
 
  08:52
[DEN 9-4]
Petro Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Camby Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roy (1 AST)  08:37
[POR 6-9]
 
  08:18 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:17  
Camby Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST)  08:03
[POR 8-9]
 
  07:46 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:34 Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:34
[POR 9-9]
 
Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:34
[POR 10-9]
 
  07:24 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:21 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:20  
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roy (2 AST)  06:57
[POR 12-9]
 
  06:43 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
  06:37 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Camby (1 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:24  
  06:08
[DEN 11-12]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:48 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:33 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:32  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK)  05:26  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:25  
Aldridge Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:23
[POR 14-11]
 
  05:23 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:23
[POR 15-11]
 
  05:08 Camby Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  05:08
[DEN 13-15]
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:48  
Miller Technical  04:48  
  04:48 Billups Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:48 Team Rebound 
Miller Substitution replaced by Fernandez  04:48  
  04:48 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:40
[DEN 15-15]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Batum Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:11  
Camby Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:05  
  04:05
[DEN 16-15]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:05
[DEN 17-15]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:54 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Howard  03:54  
Roy Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33
[DEN 19-15]
Petro Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
  03:23 Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Team Rebound 
  02:58
[DEN 21-15]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:37
[POR 17-21]
 
  02:22 Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:22 Anthony Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Batum Substitution replaced by Webster  02:22  
  02:22 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
Howard Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:04  
  01:46
[DEN 23-17]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  01:27 Petro Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Roy Substitution replaced by Bayless  01:27  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:27
[POR 18-23]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:27
[POR 19-23]
 
  01:15 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:13  
Camby Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bayless (1 AST)  01:05
[POR 21-23]
 
  00:54.2
[DEN 25-21]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:33.2
[POR 24-25]
 
  00:27.4 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:26.4 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:26.4
[DEN 27-24]
Anthony Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Webster Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:02.8  
  00:01.6 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (46-30) Denver Nuggets (49-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:43 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Webster Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:36  
  11:23 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (2 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:21  
Webster Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bayless (2 AST)  11:15
[POR 26-27]
 
  11:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:05  
Aldridge Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  10:58  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:56  
  10:56 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Team Rebound 
  10:35 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:34  
Webster Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bayless (3 AST)  10:26
[POR 28-27]
 
  10:05 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:04  
Aldridge Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (1 AST)  09:51
[POR 30-27]
 
Fernandez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:37  
  09:37 Anthony Substitution replaced by Nene 
  09:37
[DEN 28-30]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:37
[DEN 29-30]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bayless Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  09:26  
  09:18
[DEN 32-30]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Bayless Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  08:58  
  08:55
[DEN 34-30]
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Bayless Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:55  
  08:55 Timeout : Official 
Bayless Substitution replaced by Miller  08:55  
  08:55
[DEN 35-30]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  08:39 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:26
[POR 33-35]
 
  08:10 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:09  
Fernandez Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK)  08:06  
  08:03 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58
[DEN 37-33]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:29
[DEN 39-33]
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:08
[DEN 41-33]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:07  
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Roy  07:07  
Aldridge Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:51
[POR 35-41]
 
  06:36
[DEN 43-35]
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
Aldridge Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:36  
  06:36 Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:34  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  06:26  
  06:24 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:16 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:15  
  06:01 Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:01 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
  06:01 Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (2 BLK)  05:48  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:47  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:46  
  05:46 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Howard Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:36  
  05:36 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Camby  05:36  
  05:36
[DEN 44-35]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  05:16  
Team Rebound  05:15  
Webster Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Team Rebound 
  04:53 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Aldridge (1 ST) 
  04:47 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:47
[POR 36-44]
 
  04:47 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:47
[POR 37-44]
 
  04:36 Anthony Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:36 Anthony Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Roy Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Team Rebound 
Roy Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:24  
  04:24
[DEN 45-37]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:24
[DEN 46-37]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:11 Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:11
[POR 38-46]
 
Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:11
[POR 39-46]
 
  04:00 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Team Rebound 
Aldridge Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:59  
  03:59
[DEN 47-39]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:59
[DEN 48-39]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:45 Billups Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw Technical Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:45  
  03:45 Andersen Substitution replaced by Petro 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:38  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:37
[POR 41-48]
 
  03:37 Petro Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  03:37
[POR 42-48]
 
  03:23 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Webster (1 BLK) 
  03:20 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:19 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:19  
  03:19 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:19
[POR 43-48]
 
  03:19 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Howard  03:19  
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:19
[POR 44-48]
 
  03:00
[DEN 50-44]
Graham Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  02:47
[POR 47-50]
 
  02:24 Petro Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:23  
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:53 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:52  
Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:48
[POR 49-50]
 
  01:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:27
[DEN 52-49]
Billups Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  01:08 Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:08  
Team Rebound  01:08  
Roy Substitution replaced by Fernandez  01:08  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:08
[POR 50-52]
 
  00:47.2
[DEN 54-50]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:42.4
[POR 52-54]
 
  00:42.4 Petro Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  00:42.4 Petro Substitution replaced by Allen 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  00:42.4
[POR 53-54]
 
Camby Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:26.6  
  00:26.6
[DEN 55-53]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:26.6
[DEN 56-53]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:21.2  
Miller Substitution replaced by Roy  00:21.2  
Roy Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  00:03.2  
Camby Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:01.7  
Camby Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:00.0
[POR 55-56]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (46-30) Denver Nuggets (49-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Camby Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Roy (3 AST)  11:40
[POR 57-56]
 
  11:25 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (3 BLK) 
  11:22 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:20 Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Camby (2 BLK) 
Roy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
  11:16 Afflalo Foul : Clear Path (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:16  
Team Rebound  11:16  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  11:16
[POR 58-56]
 
Miller Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:10  
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:10  
Camby Tip Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:50 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Roy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:49  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  10:45  
  10:39 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:38  
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:08 Petro Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:07  
Aldridge Jump Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:45
[POR 60-56]
 
Batum Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:36  
  09:28
[DEN 59-60]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST)  09:17  
  09:13
[DEN 61-60]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:49  
  08:49 Nene Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nene (3 BLK)  08:35  
  08:32 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:27  
  08:18
[DEN 63-60]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:16  
Roy Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:01
[POR 62-63]
 
  07:47 Anthony Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  07:47 Anthony Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:25
[DEN 65-62]
Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST) 
Miller Free Throw Technical Missed  07:23  
Team Rebound  07:23  
  07:23 Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith 
Roy Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:59 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Team Rebound 
  06:51 Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:49  
Batum Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:41 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:37
[DEN 67-62]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
  06:24 Petro Foul : Defense 3 Second (4 PF) 
  06:24 Petro Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Roy Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  06:24
[POR 63-67]
 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:15
[POR 65-67]
 
Aldridge Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:03  
  05:56
[DEN 70-65]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nene (5 AST) 
Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:42
[POR 67-70]
 
  05:17
[DEN 72-67]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  05:17  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  05:05  
  05:00
[DEN 74-67]
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
  04:40 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:40
[POR 68-74]
 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Howard  04:40  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:40
[POR 69-74]
 
  04:14 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:10 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:09  
Miller Substitution replaced by Fernandez  04:09  
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:48  
Roy 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST)  03:31
[POR 72-74]
 
  03:18
[DEN 76-72]
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Team Rebound 
Camby Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:55  
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Batum Substitution replaced by Webster  02:55  
  02:55 Nene Substitution replaced by Carter 
  02:55 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Allen 
  02:41 Allen Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:40  
Roy Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST)  02:30  
  02:28
[DEN 78-72]
Billups Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Roy Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:28  
  02:28
[DEN 79-72]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  02:06 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:06  
Team Rebound  02:06  
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:06
[POR 73-79]
 
Webster Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:54  
  01:54
[DEN 80-73]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:54
[DEN 81-73]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:41 Team Rebound 
Camby Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  01:41  
  01:41
[DEN 82-73]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Camby Substitution replaced by Aldridge  01:41  
  01:41 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:40  
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:15 Billups Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:15 Billups Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (4 BLK)  00:53.5  
Roy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:53.0  
Roy Putback Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.5  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:51.2  
  00:49.9 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:49.9
[POR 74-82]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.9 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:32.4
[DEN 84-74]
Billups Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Roy Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:13.6
[POR 76-84]
 
  00:01.8
[DEN 87-76]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (46-30) Denver Nuggets (49-27)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Aldridge (2 ST) 
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:18  
  10:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:58  
Aldridge Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  10:43  
  10:25
[DEN 89-76]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:56  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (2 AST)  09:37
[POR 78-89]
 
  09:23
[DEN 91-78]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Webster Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:23  
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Roy  09:23  
  09:23
[DEN 92-78]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Webster Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (2 AST)  09:01
[POR 80-92]
 
  08:43 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:42  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Webster Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:22  
  08:22 Timeout : Official 
  08:22 Allen Substitution replaced by Nene 
  08:13 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) 
  07:59 Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Roy Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:39 Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:38 Andersen Tip Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:37  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:29
[POR 82-92]
 
  07:22 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:22 Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Howard Substitution replaced by Camby  07:22  
  07:03
[DEN 94-82]
Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Camby (2 AST)  06:47
[POR 84-94]
 
  06:35 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (9 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST) 
  06:32 Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  06:32 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
Roy Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:32
[POR 85-94]
 
Roy Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:32
[POR 86-94]
 
Camby Foul : Personal (5 PF)  06:17  
Camby Substitution replaced by Howard  06:17  
  06:09 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:49
[DEN 96-86]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Roy Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Webster Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  05:17  
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Camby  05:17  
  05:17
[DEN 97-86]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  05:17
[DEN 98-86]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:57
[POR 88-98]
 
  04:40 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (4 BLK) 
  04:39 Team Rebound 
  04:31
[DEN 100-88]
Billups Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:43
[DEN 102-88]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Roy Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:28  
  03:05 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Camby Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:04  
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:39
[DEN 104-88]
Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Aldridge Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Miller Substitution replaced by Bayless  02:39  
  02:39
[DEN 105-88]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Webster Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (3 AST)  02:24
[POR 90-105]
 
  01:57 Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:55 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Webster Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  01:45  
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Diener  01:45  
Camby Substitution replaced by Pendergraph  01:45  
Webster Substitution replaced by Cunningham  01:45  
Roy Substitution replaced by Batum  01:45  
  01:45
[DEN 106-90]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:45 Nene Substitution replaced by Petro 
  01:45 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  01:45
[DEN 107-90]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Diener Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Team Rebound 
  01:37 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  01:21
[DEN 109-90]
Petro Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Batum (1 AST)  01:01
[POR 92-109]
 
  00:46.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pendergraph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:45.9  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.9 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:06.4 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:04.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
POR
3rd Northwest
50
32
7-3
26-15
24-17
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
POR
2 players 19.0
2 players 10.0
2 players 6.0
2 players 1.8
4 players 1.2
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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