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Nuggets lose composure in critical loss to Spurs


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday April 11, 2010 12:59AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Nuggets lost their cool, the game and their division lead. Now they'll find out if it cost them a high seed in the playoffs.

Denver only needed to win its final two home games to secure its second straight Northwest Division title, but a sloppy 104-85 loss to the desperate San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night is potentially damaging.

"Every loss at this point of the season is costly," said Denver guard Chauncey Billups, who had a game-high 27 points.

It was also an ugly loss. Denver was called for four technicals, all in the second half, and two by Carmelo Anthony with 6:48 left and his team trailing 84-67. It was Anthony's first ejection this season. At 52-28, the Nuggets are tied with Utah for first in the division with both teams having two games left.

Denver hosts Memphis on Monday and plays at Phoenix on Tuesday. The Jazz travel to Golden State on Tuesday and host the Suns on Wednesday. The Nuggets have the tiebreaker on the Jazz, so they control their fate, but playing the high-paced Suns on the second game of a back-to-back is a tough task.

"We've just got to win a couple games," said forward Kenyon Martin, who returned to the lineup after missing 18 games. "We'll see. All we've got to do is go out and win."

The Nuggets could have avoided that scenario with a win Saturday, but they couldn't stop the Spurs or themselves.

The Spurs grabbed the lead for good midway through the second quarter and never lost it. They led 45-40 at half and controlled the pace in the second half, leading by as much as 11 in the third.

The Nuggets cut it to 68-63 early in the fourth but then lost their composure when the Spurs went on a 13-0 run. J.R. Smith was called for a technical, Billups an offensive foul and Anthony a double technical with 6:48 left to seal their fate.

"You get a little frustrated sometimes when you feel like you're having it rough out there," Billups said. "It was just a rough day for us. They played good, they came in here and played the way they play. Slow the game down, kept us from running and playing the way we like to play."

The Nuggets were clearly frustrated at the officials. The Spurs shot a season-high 45 foul shots to Denver's 31, but players were careful not to criticize the refs to the media when asked how the game got away from them.

"I can put a finger on it but it might cost me a little bit so I'm going to keep my mouth closed," Martin said.

The loss overshadowed the return of forward Martin, who as been out since March 3 with patellar tendonitis in his left knee. He said he wanted to return before the start of the playoffs to shake off the rust.

He looked fine when he led a fast break early in the game. He dribbled down court and right at Duncan before laying it in for his first points in five weeks.

"It just feels good to be back on the court with the guys," he said. "Minus the result, very positive for myself and the team just to have me back out there."

But Martin's emotional return wasn't enough for the Nuggets.

The Spurs, on the other hand, helped themselves a night after losing at home to Memphis on Friday night. Behind 18 points and 10 rebounds from Tim Duncan, they moved into seventh place in the West, and if they stay there will avoid facing the Lakers in the first round.

"We had a pretty good night and Denver had one of those nights where it just wasn't working," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.

Now Denver has to work hard to avoid starting the playoffs on the road. Another loss could drop the Nuggets to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference if Utah wins out, but they aren't worrying about that right now.

"I'm not going to let this linger," Billups said. "I hate that we lost this game, trust me, but I'm not going to let this loss beat me on Monday."

Spurs
Nuggets
     
    • 45.9%

    • 39.2%

    • 31.6%

    • 35.3%

    • 66.7%

    • 67.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS DEN
Total Rebounds 19 12
Offensive Rebounds 12 8
Turnovers 16 16
Fast Break Pts: 15 15
Biggest Lead: 24 3
Points in the Paint: 32 28
SAS DEN
p Duncan   18 Billups   27
rb Duncan   10 Martin   10
a Ginobili   7 3 players   3
s Bonner   3 3 players   2
b 2 players   1 Andersen   2
 
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  • 03/23 - SAS @ DEN
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 32:44 4-8 0-2 7-10 +15 1 6 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 15
T. Duncan F 29:07 8-13 0-0 2-6 +7 2 8 10 3 2 0 1 0 0 18
A. McDyess C-F 26:07 2-6 0-0 1-2 +8 3 6 9 4 2 0 1 0 0 5
M. Ginobili G 28:35 4-10 2-6 5-6 +26 0 3 3 7 1 2 1 0 0 15
G. Temple G 19:39 3-5 3-4 2-4 +13 2 2 4 0 5 2 1 0 0 11
T. Parker   30:43 5-12 0-1 2-3 +4 0 2 2 6 1 0 5 0 4 12
R. Mason   14:57 1-3 0-2 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2
M. Bonner   15:19 2-5 1-2 4-4 +7 0 4 4 0 2 3 0 1 0 9
K. Bogans   14:02 0-2 0-2 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
D. Blair   18:53 5-9 0-0 2-4 +12 4 4 8 1 4 0 3 0 1 12
M. Hairston   05:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Mahinmi   04:42 0-0 0-0 5-6 -1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Total   240 34-74 6-19 30-45   12 36 48 23 20 9 16 2 5 104
  45.9% 31.6% 66.7%   team rebs: 19 total to: 18
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 34:32 8-18 2-4 1-2 -14 1 3 4 1 5 2 5 0 1 19
K. Martin F 22:32 2-6 0-0 2-6 -16 2 8 10 2 3 1 1 1 0 6
N. Nene C 32:19 1-6 0-0 1-2 -21 2 0 2 0 6 0 3 0 0 3
A. Afflalo G 33:32 1-6 0-1 0-0 -15 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 2
C. Billups G 37:00 8-18 1-5 10-11 -19 0 2 2 3 2 1 3 0 0 27
J. Petro   18:15 2-3 0-0 1-2 +11 0 2 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 5
J. Smith   25:46 4-12 3-7 2-2 -6 0 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 13
C. Andersen   16:20 2-3 0-0 2-2 -8 2 5 7 1 3 0 1 2 0 6
A. Carter   09:14 0-0 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
T. Lawson   05:48 1-2 0-0 2-4 +1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
R. Balkman   04:42 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
M. Allen   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 29-74 6-17 21-31   8 23 31 18 29 10 16 5 2 85
  39.2% 35.3% 67.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16

inactive

  • Spurs: Gee, Hill, Jerrells
  • Nuggets: Graham

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Nuggets: Anthony, Anthony, Billups, Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #25 Tony Brothers, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:23
San Antonio Spurs (49-31) Denver Nuggets (52-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Nene vs Duncan (Temple gains possession)
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:35  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:26 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  10:53  
  10:46 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:44 Team Rebound 
  10:39
[DEN 2-0]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
  10:24 Anthony Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:08
[SAS 2-2]
 
  09:53
[DEN 4-2]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
  09:38 Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:38  
Team Rebound  09:38  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:38
[SAS 3-4]
 
  09:28 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26 Nene Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  09:04 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:04  
Team Rebound  09:04  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:04  
  09:02 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:49 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Temple Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:27
[DEN 6-3]
Martin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:10  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:00  
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:54 Team Rebound 
  07:40 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:39  
Temple Substitution replaced by Parker  07:34  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:08  
Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  07:00  
Team Rebound  06:59  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST)  06:55
[SAS 5-6]
 
  06:33 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:33  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:18 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McDyess (2 AST)  06:14
[SAS 7-6]
 
  05:59 Nene Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:50
[SAS 9-6]
 
  05:36 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:34  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  05:22  
  05:22 Martin Substitution replaced by Petro 
Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Petro (1 ST)  05:11  
  05:00
[DEN 8-9]
Petro Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Duncan Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  04:31
[SAS 11-8]
 
  04:20
[DEN 10-11]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  04:04
[SAS 13-10]
 
  03:47
[DEN 12-13]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:22 Afflalo Running Bank shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:21  
McDyess Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST)  03:01  
  02:43
[DEN 14-13]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:19 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:06 Nene Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:05  
Parker Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:55  
Parker Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:55  
  01:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Bonner  01:55  
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bogans  01:55  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair  01:55  
  01:55 Nene Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:55 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  01:48
[DEN 16-13]
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:23
[SAS 15-16]
 
  00:58.0
[DEN 18-15]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:47.3
[SAS 17-18]
 
  00:47.3 Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  00:47.3
[SAS 18-18]
 
  00:32.9 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mason (1 ST) 
Andersen Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:13.5  
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  00:13.5
[SAS 20-18]
 
Bogans Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:10.7  
Blair Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:00.8  
  00:00.8 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:00.8 Team Rebound 
  00:00.8
[DEN 19-20]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (49-31) Denver Nuggets (52-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[DEN 22-20]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Mason Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:14
[SAS 22-22]
 
  10:57
[DEN 24-22]
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  10:48  
  10:45 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Ginobili  10:45  
Ginobili Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:27
[SAS 24-24]
 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:10  
  10:10 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  10:10
[DEN 25-24]
Petro Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:10 Petro Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  10:09  
Bonner Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:48
[SAS 26-25]
 
  09:33
[DEN 27-26]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mason 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:02 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mason (1 BLK) 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:48  
  08:42
[DEN 29-26]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:40  
  08:40 Petro Substitution replaced by Martin 
  08:29 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Mason Substitution replaced by Jefferson  08:29  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:12  
Blair Layup Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:02 Andersen Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:02 Andersen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:32 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bogans (1 ST) 
Blair Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  07:29  
Team Rebound  07:28  
Blair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  07:20
[SAS 28-29]
 
  07:12 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:11  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:02 Team Rebound 
Blair Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:02  
  07:02 Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene 
  07:02 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  07:02  
Bonner Substitution replaced by McDyess  07:02  
  06:50
[DEN 31-28]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  06:36
[SAS 30-31]
 
McDyess Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:19  
Bogans Substitution replaced by Parker  06:19  
  06:19 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  06:19 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
  06:19
[DEN 32-30]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  06:04
[SAS 33-32]
 
  05:53 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:52  
Ginobili Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  05:40
[SAS 35-32]
 
  05:26 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:25  
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  05:19
[SAS 37-32]
 
  05:02
[DEN 34-37]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:35
[DEN 36-37]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:14  
Team Timeout : Short  04:10  
Timeout : Official  04:10  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McDyess (3 AST)  03:59
[SAS 39-36]
 
  03:37 Anthony Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:37 Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mason  03:37  
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  03:18
[SAS 41-36]
 
  03:02
[DEN 39-41]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:24 Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:19 Martin Tip Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:18  
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  02:16  
  02:14 Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:14 Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:14 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  02:14 Martin Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili  02:14  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  02:03  
  02:02 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:58 Nene Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:57  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McDyess (4 AST)  01:43
[SAS 43-39]
 
Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:26  
  01:26 Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:26
[DEN 40-43]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  01:13  
Team Rebound  01:12  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:59.9 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:59.9  
Duncan Jump Hook Shot: Missed  00:39.8  
  00:39.7 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:22.9 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  00:04.3
[SAS 45-40]
 
  00:00.8 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (49-31) Denver Nuggets (52-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:39  
Temple Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:32  
  11:18 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:17  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:50 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST) 
  10:47 Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:47
[SAS 46-40]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:47
[SAS 47-40]
 
Duncan Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:42  
  10:42
[DEN 41-47]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:42
[DEN 42-47]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:29 Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:15  
  10:08 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:06  
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  09:54
[SAS 50-42]
 
Temple Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:35  
  09:35
[DEN 43-50]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  09:35
[DEN 44-50]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:12
[SAS 52-44]
 
  08:58 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:58  
Jefferson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  08:53
[SAS 54-44]
 
  08:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
McDyess Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:37  
  08:37 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:37 Team Rebound 
  08:37
[DEN 45-54]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:17 Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
McDyess Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:17
[SAS 55-45]
 
McDyess Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:17  
Temple Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:16  
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:04 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Temple Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:01  
  08:01
[DEN 46-55]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:01
[DEN 47-55]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:40 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:40
[SAS 56-47]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:21  
  07:21
[DEN 48-56]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Temple Substitution replaced by Parker  07:21  
  07:21 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:20  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  06:46
[DEN 50-56]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST)  06:23
[SAS 58-50]
 
  06:09 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:08  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST)  06:02
[SAS 61-50]
 
  05:45 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:44  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:34 Team Rebound 
  05:34 Martin Substitution replaced by Petro 
Duncan Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  05:20  
  05:20
[DEN 51-61]
Billups Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
  05:09
[DEN 54-61]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  04:51 Petro Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:51
[SAS 62-54]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:37
[DEN 56-62]
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Petro (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:37  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bogans  04:37  
McDyess Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:19  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:18
[SAS 64-56]
 
  03:55 Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:49 Nene Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:48  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
McDyess Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:30  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
McDyess Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:23  
Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed  03:01  
Team Rebound  03:00  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:00  
  03:00 Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:00 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
McDyess Substitution replaced by Bonner  03:00  
  02:48 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST) 
  02:37 Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:37  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:37
[SAS 65-56]
 
  02:15 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:13  
  01:52 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:52  
Team Rebound  01:52  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:52
[SAS 66-56]
 
  01:38 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:33
[DEN 59-66]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  01:33  
Duncan Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:13
[SAS 68-58]
 
  01:00
[DEN 60-68]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:37.8  
Bonner Running Hook Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:14.7 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:04.9 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:03.9  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43 Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:17 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (2 ST) 
Bogans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST)  11:15  
Blair Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:14  
  10:54 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK) 
  10:52 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:50
[DEN 63-68]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  10:49 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  10:34 Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Temple  10:34  
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:34
[SAS 69-63]
 
Blair Turnover : Lane Violation (1 TO)  10:34  
  10:21 Nene Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  10:11 Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  10:11 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:11
[SAS 70-63]
 
Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason  10:11  
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  10:11
[SAS 71-63]
 
  10:00 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Temple (1 ST) 
  09:57 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  09:57 Smith Technical 
Ginobili Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  09:57
[SAS 72-63]
 
Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:57  
Team Rebound  09:57  
  09:57 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:57
[SAS 73-63]
 
  09:44 Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bonner (3 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST)  09:38
[SAS 76-63]
 
  09:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:36 Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson  09:36  
  09:30 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:29  
  09:29 Nene Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:29  
Team Rebound  09:29  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  09:29
[SAS 77-63]
 
  09:23 Billups Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:23 Billups Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  09:10 Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:10
[SAS 78-63]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:10
[SAS 79-63]
 
  08:55 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:55  
Ginobili Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  08:41  
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:39  
Blair Tip Shot: Missed  08:39  
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:37  
Blair Putback Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  08:35  
Blair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:35
[SAS 81-63]
 
  08:26
[DEN 65-81]
Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Blair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (7 AST)  08:11
[SAS 83-65]
 
  07:56 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Temple (2 ST) 
  07:44 Carter Substitution replaced by Martin 
Mason Substitution replaced by Bonner  07:44  
  07:36 Nene Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:36  
Team Rebound  07:36  
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:36
[SAS 84-65]
 
Temple Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:27  
  07:27
[DEN 66-84]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  07:27
[DEN 67-84]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Bonner Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:02 Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:01 Afflalo Tip Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:59  
  06:48 Anthony Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  06:48 Anthony Technical 
  06:48 Anthony Technical 
  06:48 Anthony Ejection:Second Technical 
  06:48 Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith 
Ginobili Free Throw Technical (15 PTS)  06:48
[SAS 85-67]
 
Ginobili Free Throw Technical Missed  06:48  
Team Rebound  06:48  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Parker  06:48  
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 3 (6 PTS)  06:48
[SAS 86-67]
 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 3 (7 PTS)  06:48
[SAS 87-67]
 
Bonner Free Throw 3 of 3 (8 PTS)  06:48
[SAS 88-67]
 
  06:35 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:34  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:17 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:08
[DEN 69-88]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  05:48 Nene Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:48  
  05:48 Nene Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:48 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:48  
Team Rebound  05:48  
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:48
[SAS 89-69]
 
  05:35 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:34 Andersen Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Bonner Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33 Billups Technical 
Bonner Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  05:33
[SAS 90-69]
 
  05:33 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:31  
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Blair (1 AST)  05:17
[SAS 93-69]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:12  
  05:12
[DEN 70-93]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hairston  05:12  
  05:12
[DEN 71-93]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hairston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:47 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Blair Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:42  
  04:42
[DEN 72-93]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:42 Martin Substitution replaced by Balkman 
Bonner Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  04:42  
  04:42
[DEN 73-93]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:29  
  04:18 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:16  
Blair Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:59  
  03:59 Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  03:59 Andersen Substitution replaced by Petro 
Temple Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:48  
  03:48 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:48 Team Rebound 
  03:48
[DEN 74-93]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST)  03:30
[SAS 96-74]
 
  03:18
[DEN 76-96]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
  03:03 Petro Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:03  
Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:03
[SAS 97-76]
 
  02:53
[DEN 79-97]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Balkman (1 ST)  02:39  
  02:36
[DEN 81-97]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Balkman (1 AST) 
  02:21 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:21
[SAS 98-81]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:21
[SAS 99-81]
 
  02:11 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:10  
Blair Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST)  01:55
[SAS 101-81]
 
Temple Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[DEN 82-101]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:48 Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:46  
  01:26 Petro Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:26
[SAS 102-82]
 
  01:16 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:14  
  00:58.8 Petro Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:58.8
[SAS 103-82]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:58.8
[SAS 104-82]
 
  00:49.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:48.9  
Mahinmi Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:41.7  
Mahinmi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:41.7  
  00:32.9 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:31.9  
Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Balkman (2 ST)  00:15.9  
  00:09.5
[DEN 85-104]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
-- KENS Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0
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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