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Nuggets secure third straight 50-win season, beat Clippers


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday April 4, 2010 12:53AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Thursday morning the Nuggets' season and championship hopes were slipping away.

Two home games later and some help from the Lakers, Bucks and Thunder and Denver is tied for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Nuggets got an early scare from the Clippers, but behind 24 points from Carmelo Anthony they pulled out a 98-98 win Saturday.

Dallas lost at home to Oklahoma City on Saturday, the Suns fell at Milwaukee and the Lakers' win over Utah a night earlier leaves the four teams tied with 50-27 records with five games left.

"That's crazy," Chauncey Billups said. "This is a historic race."

Denver holds the tiebreaker on the Jazz, but the Mavericks and Suns have the edge on Denver. The Nuggets finish the season at Phoenix and could help themselves with a win there, but they'll have to finish ahead of the Mavericks to finish ahead of them.

The Nuggets don't have an easy road. In addition to playing the Suns, they host the Spurs, Lakers and Grizzlies and travel to Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

"I'm actually happy we're playing tough teams and we're not playing teams not playing for nothing," Billups said. "This is the kind of thing that happens to us, unfortunately. We get off to starts like that we know we can beat late."

Billups was referring to Saturday's game, which started poorly for his Nuggets before they secured their third straight 50-win season.

Los Angeles scored the first seven points of the game and then kept building on its lead. When Travis Outlaw hit a 3-pointer, was fouled and finished the four-point play, the Nuggets trailed 47-26 and looked stunned. The Clippers looked nothing like the team that had three wins in March and had lost 12 of its last 14.

In fact, they were shooting like the 1985 Villanova Wildcats. Los Angeles hit 19 of its first 23 shots and started the game 7-for-8 from 3-pointer range.

"The first quarter we came out there thinking, 'We're playing the Clippers, easy game.' As a player I remember I used to do that," Denver acting coach Adrian Dantley said. "I told them before the game they may have a bad record, they might be struggling but they're still professionals."

Fortunately for Denver it was early in the second quarter and there was plenty of time to make a comeback. It took the Nuggets just 2:40 to cut it to 10 and they trailed 55-47 at the break.

Normally, Denver would turn to Anthony, Billups or J.R. Smith, but it was unexpected offense from Petro that keyed the Nuggets' comeback. He had a tomahawk dunk and a tip-in to cut the Clippers' lead to 56-53 early in the third, and then he followed his own miss to tie the game at 65-all.

Later in the period he gave Denver a 69-67 lead with a 14-foot jumper to cap a 12-point quarter for him. He finished with a season-high 14 points and five rebounds, which helped the Nuggets overcome the loss of Chris Andersen, who sat with a sprained left ankle.

Petro has started 14 of the last 15 games, filling in for the injured Kenyon Martin, and Saturday's game might have been his most productive.

"I don't know why I just felt way more comfortable with the guys," Petro said. "They give me more confidence during the practice, everyone's on me trying to help me out."

When the Nuggets were able to get the lead Los Angeles lost its fire. The early hot shooting went away, thanks in large part to Denver's defense. The Nuggets held the Clippers to 6-for-18 shooting in the third and took a 76-71 lead into the fourth.

"They started making shots in the second half and we started missing," Clippers guard Steve Blake said. "They got physical on defense and that kind of changed the game."

For the Nuggets, that was vital. They didn't want to drop a home game to a struggling team, especially with a high playoff seed on the line.

"Everybody's a little disappointed but at some point pride steps in the picture and you're going to go one of two ways," Billups said. "You're either going to fold up the tent or you're going to fight."

It sounds like their blueprint for the final five games of the season.

Clippers
Nuggets
     
    • 47.4%

    • 45.3%

    • 41.7%

    • 26.1%

    • 66.7%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC DEN
Total Rebounds 11 3
Offensive Rebounds 7 10
Turnovers 20 7
Fast Break Pts: 10 21
Biggest Lead: 21 13
Points in the Paint: 38 54
LAC DEN
p Gordon   23 Anthony   24
rb Kaman   11 Afflalo   9
a Blake   8 Billups   6
s 2 players   2 Nene   4
b 3 players   1 Anthony   2
 
  • 11/05 - LAC @ DEN
  • 12/03 - LAC @ DEN
  • 01/05 - DEN @ LAC
  • 03/05 - DEN @ LAC
Los Angeles Clippers (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Butler F-G 39:00 3-10 1-6 1-1 -13 0 1 1 4 2 0 2 0 1 8
D. Gooden C-F 20:14 1-3 0-0 4-4 -16 1 8 9 1 2 0 4 0 0 6
C. Kaman C 25:10 7-16 0-1 0-0 +1 4 7 11 2 5 0 0 1 0 14
E. Gordon G 40:45 9-15 3-5 2-4 -8 0 4 4 4 1 1 2 1 0 23
S. Blake G 38:44 4-9 4-7 0-0 -20 0 3 3 8 1 0 9 0 0 12
D. Jordan   23:55 1-4 0-0 0-2 +6 1 6 7 0 2 2 0 1 2 2
B. Brown   17:19 3-6 1-3 0-0 +9 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 7
C. Smith   18:23 3-5 0-0 0-0 -4 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 6
T. Outlaw   16:17 5-8 1-2 1-1 +5 0 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 12
S. Novak   00:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Skinner DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-76 10-24 8-12   7 37 44 26 17 5 20 3 4 90
  47.4% 41.7% 66.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 23
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 41:41 11-21 0-0 2-2 0 3 1 4 5 2 1 3 2 0 24
N. Nene C 34:56 5-8 0-0 8-12 +16 2 5 7 1 3 4 0 1 1 18
J. Petro C 22:48 7-10 0-0 0-0 +4 2 3 5 0 4 1 1 0 0 14
A. Afflalo G 29:29 3-8 2-4 0-0 +5 1 8 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
C. Billups G 34:15 4-13 3-7 3-4 +9 0 3 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 14
J. Smith   18:31 3-11 1-7 1-1 +3 1 2 3 3 2 3 1 0 1 8
A. Carter   06:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
M. Allen   12:16 0-4 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
T. Lawson   28:19 4-7 0-2 0-1 +11 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 8
J. Graham   08:32 2-3 0-1 0-0 +5 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
R. Balkman   02:59 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Andersen DND - INJ - Left Ankle Sprain
Total   240 39-86 6-23 14-20   10 29 39 21 15 12 7 4 3 98
  45.3% 26.1% 70.0%   team rebs: 3 total to: 8

inactive

  • Clippers: Davis, Griffin
  • Nuggets: Martin

technical fouls

  • Clippers: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #50 Olandis Poole, #54 Derrick Collins
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:10
Los Angeles Clippers (27-49) Denver Nuggets (50-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Petro vs Gooden (Nene gains possession)
  11:41 Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  11:23
[LAC 2-0]
 
  11:02 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:38
[LAC 5-0]
 
  10:15 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:14  
Gooden Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  10:06
[LAC 7-0]
 
  09:58 Kaman Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:55
[DEN 2-7]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
  09:43 Nene Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kaman (1 AST)  09:30
[LAC 10-2]
 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:17  
  09:17
[DEN 3-10]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:17
[DEN 4-10]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Blake Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:47 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:46  
Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  08:36
[LAC 12-4]
 
  08:25
[DEN 6-12]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
  08:09 Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gooden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:09
[LAC 13-6]
 
Gooden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:09
[LAC 14-6]
 
  07:55
[DEN 9-14]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Butler Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:38  
Gooden Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:20 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:19  
  07:15 Petro Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gooden (1 AST)  07:06
[LAC 17-9]
 
  06:49
[DEN 11-17]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Nene Violation:Kicked Ball  06:38  
Blake Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:33  
  06:21 Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:20  
Kaman Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  06:03
[LAC 19-11]
 
  05:48
[DEN 14-19]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:20 Anthony Running Bank shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:20  
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kaman (2 AST)  05:03
[LAC 22-14]
 
  04:46 Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (1 BLK) 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:43  
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  04:27
[LAC 25-14]
 
  04:08
[DEN 17-25]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Butler Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:46  
  03:46 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:46 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
  03:34
[DEN 19-25]
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
  03:22 Anthony Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gooden Substitution replaced by Jordan  03:22  
  03:19 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:19
[LAC 26-19]
 
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:19  
  03:17 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:09
[DEN 21-26]
Petro Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Nene Substitution replaced by Allen 
Jordan Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:52  
  02:37 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:36  
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:19
[LAC 28-21]
 
  02:03 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:02  
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST)  01:57
[LAC 30-21]
 
  01:43 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:43  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  01:32  
  01:26
[DEN 23-30]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  01:10 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:10  
Team Rebound  01:10  
Blake Substitution replaced by Brown  01:10  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:10  
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  00:55.8 Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:54.5  
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.0  
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:44.0  
Kaman Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:44.0
[LAC 32-23]
 
  00:36.5
[DEN 25-32]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  00:26.9  
  00:20.9 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST) 
Brown Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST)  00:00.0
[LAC 34-25]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (27-49) Denver Nuggets (50-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Outlaw Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  11:36
[LAC 36-25]
 
  11:20 Carter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  11:15
[LAC 38-25]
 
  10:58 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:57  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Outlaw (1 AST)  10:36
[LAC 41-25]
 
  10:08 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:08 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:07 Anthony Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:06  
  10:06 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:45  
  09:45 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
  09:45 Allen Substitution replaced by Nene 
  09:31 Lawson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Outlaw (2 AST)  09:18
[LAC 43-25]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:05  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Butler  09:05  
  09:05
[DEN 26-43]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:05 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:03  
Outlaw 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:42
[LAC 46-26]
 
  08:42 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:42  
Outlaw Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  08:42
[LAC 47-26]
 
  08:28
[DEN 28-47]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Outlaw Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:07
[LAC 49-28]
 
  07:53 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:38  
  07:23 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:22  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:06
[DEN 30-49]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:06  
Brown Substitution replaced by Blake  07:06  
  07:06 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:04  
Outlaw Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:43  
Jordan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK)  06:42  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:41  
  06:26 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:25  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST)  06:21  
  06:18
[DEN 32-49]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST)  05:53
[LAC 51-32]
 
Jordan Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Gooden  05:45  
Outlaw Substitution replaced by Gordon  05:45  
  05:45
[DEN 33-51]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:45
[DEN 34-51]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gooden Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:33  
Gooden Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:33  
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:21  
  05:21
[DEN 35-51]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:21 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:20 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:19
[DEN 37-51]
Anthony Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:52
[DEN 39-51]
Anthony Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  04:33  
  04:29
[DEN 41-51]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:27  
Smith Substitution replaced by Kaman  04:27  
Kaman 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
Team Rebound  04:03  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:03  
  03:52 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:50  
Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:23 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:22  
Gordon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:11
[LAC 53-41]
 
  02:43 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:39
[DEN 43-53]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST)  02:28
[LAC 55-43]
 
  02:19 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:18  
  02:18 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:54
[DEN 45-55]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:21 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:20  
Gooden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  01:11  
  01:08 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:06
[DEN 47-55]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.8 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:35.9  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  00:32.9  
  00:16.9 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:15.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.1  
  00:13.1 Lawson Substitution replaced by Carter 
Gooden Substitution replaced by Novak  00:13.1  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.7  
  00:00.8 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (27-49) Denver Nuggets (50-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:25 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  11:24  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  11:10  
  10:55 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:55  
Team Rebound  10:55  
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  10:55
[LAC 56-47]
 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:45  
  10:45
[DEN 48-56]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:45
[DEN 49-56]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Gooden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST)  10:33  
Gordon Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:29  
  10:17
[DEN 51-56]
Petro Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Petro (1 ST)  10:00  
  09:56 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:54
[DEN 53-56]
Petro Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:53  
Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:25 Billups Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:25  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST)  09:19
[LAC 58-53]
 
  09:02
[DEN 55-58]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Butler (4 AST)  08:47
[LAC 61-55]
 
  08:30
[DEN 57-61]
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Gooden Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:00 Petro Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Petro Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:59
[DEN 59-61]
Petro Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:40 Petro Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Gooden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:40
[LAC 62-59]
 
Gooden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:40
[LAC 63-59]
 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:29  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Jordan  07:29  
  07:29
[DEN 60-63]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:29
[DEN 61-63]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:55  
  06:55
[DEN 62-63]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Smith  06:55  
  06:55
[DEN 63-63]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:49 Nene Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Blake Turnover : Traveling (6 TO)  06:44  
  06:26
[DEN 65-63]
Petro Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  06:06  
Team Rebound  06:05  
Butler Substitution replaced by Outlaw  06:05  
Gordon Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:01
[LAC 65-65]
 
  05:33 Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:32  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:07 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST) 
Outlaw Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (5 AST)  05:01
[LAC 67-65]
 
  04:41 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:41  
  04:32 Petro Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:32 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  04:32 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:32 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Outlaw 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:09
[DEN 67-67]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
  03:51 Nene Substitution replaced by Allen 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:41 Petro Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:30
[DEN 69-67]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Gordon Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:14
[LAC 69-69]
 
  03:02
[DEN 72-69]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Outlaw Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  02:34  
  02:25
[DEN 74-69]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Outlaw Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:47 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:45  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:12 Petro Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:12 Petro Substitution replaced by Balkman 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:57.5
[LAC 71-74]
 
  00:40.6
[DEN 76-71]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gordon Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:23.9 Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:04.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gordon (1 BLK) 
  00:03.8 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:03.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.3 Team Rebound 
  00:01.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (27-49) Denver Nuggets (50-27)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Outlaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:39  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:21  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:17 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:06
[DEN 78-71]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (2 BLK)  10:50  
  10:48 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:40 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Outlaw Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  10:30
[LAC 73-78]
 
Smith Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  10:13  
  10:13
[DEN 79-73]
Smith Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  10:13 Balkman Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  10:04
[DEN 81-73]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
  09:44 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  09:36
[LAC 76-81]
 
  09:12 Graham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:11  
Jordan Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
Team Rebound  08:48  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:48  
  08:48 Timeout : Official 
Brown Substitution replaced by Blake  08:48  
  08:48 Allen Substitution replaced by Billups 
  08:48 Graham Substitution replaced by Nene 
  08:36 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:13 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jordan (2 ST) 
Jordan Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (2 BLK)  08:10  
  08:09 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:06 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Gordon  08:05  
Outlaw Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:03  
Outlaw Substitution replaced by Brown  08:03  
  07:53
[DEN 84-76]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST) 
  07:34 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (4 AST)  07:27
[LAC 78-84]
 
  07:02
[DEN 86-78]
Anthony Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Blake (6 AST)  06:45
[LAC 81-86]
 
  06:31
[DEN 88-81]
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:12
[LAC 83-88]
 
  05:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Gooden  05:59  
  05:59 Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:40 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:21
[DEN 90-83]
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Blake Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Nene (3 ST)  05:02  
  04:58
[DEN 92-83]
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Gooden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:41  
  04:27
[DEN 95-83]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:26  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Kaman  04:26  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Butler Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:59  
  03:59
[DEN 96-83]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:59 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:57  
Butler Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:44
[LAC 85-96]
 
  03:44 Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  03:44
[LAC 86-96]
 
  03:22 Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:21  
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:14  
Kaman Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:12  
Kaman Tip Shot: Missed  03:12  
Kaman Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:10  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Nene (4 ST)  03:08  
  03:05 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:03 Nene Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:02 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Kaman Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:01  
  03:01 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:01 Team Rebound 
  03:01 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:00  
Kaman Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Blake (7 AST)  02:48
[LAC 88-96]
 
  02:28 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:27  
  02:17 Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Brown Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
Kaman Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:05  
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:51 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:29 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:28  
Blake Turnover : Lost Ball (9 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  01:21  
  01:16
[DEN 98-88]
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.9 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Blake Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:47.9  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Jordan  00:47.9  
  00:47.9 Nene Substitution replaced by Graham 
  00:32.9 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:31.9  
Brown Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Blake (8 AST)  00:28.9
[LAC 90-98]
 
  00:04.9 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:04.5  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAC
3rd Pacific
29
53
2-8
21-20
8-33
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAC
Kaman 18.5
Kaman 9.3
Davis 8.0
Kaman 1.2
Davis 1.7
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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