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Nuggets drop Grizzlies, gear up for chance to win division


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday April 13, 2010 1:08AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- After 81 games, some big road wins and a few damaging home losses, the Nuggets' chance to win their second straight division title comes down to Game 82.

It won't be easy.

Denver's 123-101 win over Memphis on Monday set up a pivotal Tuesday night. The Nuggets (53-28) are a half game ahead of Utah in the Northwest Division, and all they have to do is beat the Suns in Phoenix and they win the division and grab the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

A loss, on the other hand, would mean Denver needs help to avoid starting the playoffs on the road as the No. 5 seed.

Playing in a big game, with a lot on the line, is a scenario Chauncey Billups relishes.

"That's what the NBA's all about," he said. "Having some adversity, having tough games you have to win."

Tuesday's game could be tougher than most. Denver hasn't won in Phoenix since 2004 and the Suns have won 8 of their last 10.

"It should be fun. I think everybody knows it's a tight race right now, we want to win that game and we're going to go in there and try to get it," Carmelo Anthony said.

If they play like they did Monday night, they'll give themselves a chance. Led by J.R. Smith's 26 points off the bench, the Nuggets had four players score 20 or more points.

It took a little while to shake the Grizzlies. After scuffling for the first quarter and a half of the game, the Nuggets -- specifically Smith -- caught fire and took control of the game.

Trailing 43-40 with 7:09 left in the first half, the Nuggets got assertive on defense. Nene fed Anthony for a fast-break layup, a Billups steal led to another Anthony layup and Smith stole a Mike Conley pass and fed Billups for a finger roll to make it 53-46 with 3:44 left before the break.

"In the first half we were in the game, two or three points down, and then we turned it over," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said.

The Grizzlies never made a serious run in the second half. They cut it to 67-61 in the third, but Denver finished the period with a flurry and put this one away. Leading 81-72, Ty Lawson hit a 3-pointer, Nene hit four free throws and Smith hit his fifth 3-pointer of the night to make it 93-74 heading into the fourth.

The big lead allowed the Nuggets to rest nearly all their starters. The only one to play in the fourth was Arron Afflalo, who finished with 22 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.

"I was trying to help the bigs out," Afflalo said. "They always do a great job of boxing out. I think I probably grabbed five or six; the rest came from being in the right place at the right time."

The rest of the starters watched from the bench, just like Anthony drew it up at halftime.

"Melo, at the start of the third quarter said, 'Let's have a great quarter so we can maybe possibly we can get some rest in the fourth knowing we have a tough game tomorrow,'" Billups said.

Anthony did his part, scoring 21 points through the first three quarters before resting in the fourth.

"It was good that we got a chance for a fourth quarter of rest," Anthony said. "I haven't had that in a long time. It feels good. Our focus was to come out and get this game early."

It also gave the Denver fans a nice sendoff for the regular season. The Nuggets finished 34-7 at Pepsi Center, their best home record in 21 years and a game better than last year. Only Cleveland has a better home record.

Now the only focus is Phoenix, but even a loss there doesn't mean they can't win the division or get the No. 3 seed. If the Nuggets, Suns and Jazz finish with the same record, Denver wins the division in a tiebreaker over Utah and gets the No. 3 seed.

But the Nuggets don't want to rely on anybody else to secure the Northwest Division.

"If we stick to the game plan we feel like we can win anywhere against anybody," Billups said.

Grizzlies
Nuggets
     
    • 39.1%

    • 46.0%

    • 20.0%

    • 34.4%

    • 75.0%

    • 82.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEM DEN
Total Rebounds 13 11
Offensive Rebounds 14 11
Turnovers 13 8
Fast Break Pts: 19 27
Biggest Lead: 4 28
Points in the Paint: 48 42
MEM DEN
p Conley   22 Smith   26
rb Arthur   10 Afflalo   13
a Williams   6 Billups   7
s
b Thabeet   4 Andersen   4
 
  • 12/05 - MEM @ DEN
  • 02/13 - DEN @ MEM
  • 02/22 - MEM @ DEN
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 28:54 3-14 0-1 2-4 -26 1 2 3 1 4 0 2 0 1 8
Z. Randolph F 26:39 4-13 0-0 4-4 -20 4 3 7 0 5 0 0 0 2 12
H. Thabeet C 21:29 2-2 0-0 3-4 -9 0 6 6 0 5 0 0 4 0 7
O. Mayo G 32:26 4-13 0-4 4-5 -22 0 2 2 2 2 0 4 0 1 12
M. Conley G 27:37 8-13 2-4 4-5 -28 0 1 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 22
H. Haddadi   18:01 5-7 0-0 1-3 -4 4 4 8 2 4 0 1 0 1 11
D. Arthur   23:08 4-13 0-0 1-2 -7 3 7 10 0 2 0 0 2 3 9
D. Carroll   19:06 1-4 0-0 0-0 +4 1 4 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 2
M. Williams   20:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 3 3 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
S. Young   22:17 5-12 0-1 8-9 -4 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 18
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Tinsley DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-92 2-10 27-36   14 33 47 17 27 0 13 9 11 101
  39.1% 20.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 13
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 31:20 6-14 1-4 8-9 +17 2 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 21
K. Martin F 24:53 4-8 0-0 0-0 +18 3 3 6 1 4 0 0 1 2 8
N. Hilario C 28:55 4-6 0-0 12-14 +21 1 5 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 20
A. Afflalo G 31:36 7-13 2-6 6-6 +14 2 11 13 1 3 0 0 0 2 22
C. Billups G 27:58 3-11 1-5 4-5 +12 0 4 4 7 0 0 3 1 2 11
J. Smith   33:04 9-20 6-15 2-3 +13 1 2 3 3 4 0 2 0 1 26
C. Andersen   19:04 2-4 0-0 0-2 +12 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 4 0 4
T. Lawson   20:02 2-5 1-2 0-0 +10 0 2 2 5 2 0 0 0 2 5
J. Petro   15:53 2-5 0-0 0-0 -1 0 4 4 2 4 0 1 3 0 4
R. Balkman   07:15 1-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-87 11-32 32-39   11 37 48 24 24 0 8 11 9 123
  46.0% 34.4% 82.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 9

inactive

  • Grizzlies: Gasol, Hudson, Hunter
  • Nuggets: Butch, Graham, Karl

technical fouls

  • Grizzlies: Mayo, Randolph, Randolph
  • Nuggets: Billups

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #9 Derrick Stafford, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:23
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42) Denver Nuggets (54-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Thabeet (Gay gains possession)
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  11:35  
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:35  
  11:35 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:35
[MEM 1-0]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:35
[MEM 2-0]
 
  11:22 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Randolph Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:06
[MEM 4-0]
 
Gay Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:57  
  10:57
[DEN 1-4]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:57
[DEN 2-4]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Conley (1 AST)  10:40
[MEM 6-2]
 
  10:24
[DEN 5-6]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03
[DEN 7-6]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Gay Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:47 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:37 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (1 BLK) 
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:34  
Conley Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:28
[MEM 8-7]
 
Thabeet Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:16  
Randolph Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:10  
  09:10 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  09:10
[DEN 8-8]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gay Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:58
[MEM 10-8]
 
  08:58 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:58  
  08:56 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:45  
  08:45
[DEN 9-10]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:45
[DEN 10-10]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:26  
  08:22
[DEN 12-10]
Billups Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Conley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:22  
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Haddadi  08:22  
  08:22 Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:20  
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:10  
Conley Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:58
[DEN 13-10]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:58
[DEN 14-10]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Randolph Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:44 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41
[DEN 16-10]
Afflalo Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Mayo Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
Haddadi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:11  
Haddadi Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:11
[MEM 12-16]
 
  06:58 Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:56
[DEN 18-12]
Martin Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Haddadi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:40  
  06:40 Billups Technical 
Mayo Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:40
[MEM 13-18]
 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:33 Foul : Double Personal - Hilario (1 PF), Randolph (2 PF) 
  06:18 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:17  
Randolph Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:01
[MEM 15-18]
 
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Randolph Substitution replaced by Arthur  05:48  
  05:48
[DEN 19-15]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:48
[DEN 20-15]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:06
[DEN 22-15]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Conley Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:55
[MEM 17-22]
 
  04:55 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Conley Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:55
[MEM 18-22]
 
  04:44 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
  04:43 Team Rebound 
  04:43 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:33 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Conley (2 AST)  04:13
[MEM 20-22]
 
  03:56 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Arthur Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:54
[DEN 23-20]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Conley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:38
[MEM 22-23]
 
  03:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:58  
Haddadi Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:57
[MEM 24-23]
 
  02:57 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Haddadi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:57  
  02:55 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:39
[DEN 26-24]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gay Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:21  
Haddadi Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:19  
Gay Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Haddadi (1 AST)  02:18
[MEM 26-26]
 
  02:18 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  02:18
[MEM 27-26]
 
  02:01
[DEN 28-27]
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
  01:57 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:57
[MEM 28-28]
 
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:57
[MEM 29-28]
 
  01:41
[DEN 30-29]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Conley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:24
[MEM 31-30]
 
Gay Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:16  
  01:16
[DEN 31-31]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll  01:16  
  01:16
[DEN 32-31]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mayo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Team Rebound 
  00:40.9 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:36.9 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.0 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:35.0 Anthony Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Haddadi Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  00:21.2  
Haddadi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:21.2  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  00:21.2  
  00:00.9 Andersen Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42) Denver Nuggets (54-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:40  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  11:22
[MEM 33-32]
 
  11:00
[DEN 35-33]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  10:46 Petro Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:40 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:38 Petro Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:23  
Arthur Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:23
[MEM 35-35]
 
  10:10
[DEN 38-35]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Petro (1 AST) 
Arthur Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Petro (2 BLK)  09:48  
  09:47 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:46 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  09:45  
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:44  
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed  09:43  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:42  
Young Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[MEM 37-38]
 
  09:33 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:32 Team Rebound 
Carroll Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:32  
  09:32 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Young Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:21  
  09:10 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carroll (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:09  
Randolph Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK)  08:58  
Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:57  
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Young Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:49  
  08:49 Timeout : Official 
  08:49 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Thabeet  08:49  
  08:36 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Petro Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:33  
Carroll Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  08:33
[MEM 39-38]
 
  08:12 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (2 BLK) 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
  08:07 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  08:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:07 Petro Substitution replaced by Martin 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:07
[MEM 40-38]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:07
[MEM 41-38]
 
  07:49
[DEN 40-41]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Young Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:32
[MEM 43-40]
 
  07:09 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK) 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:07  
Williams Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:47  
  06:44 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young (2 BLK) 
  06:43 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:41
[DEN 42-43]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:20 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:20 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  06:20 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:20
[MEM 44-42]
 
Carroll Substitution replaced by Gay  06:20  
Williams Substitution replaced by Conley  06:20  
Young Substitution replaced by Mayo  06:20  
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:20  
  06:17 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Conley Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:13  
  06:13
[DEN 43-44]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:13
[DEN 44-44]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Gay Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Team Rebound 
Thabeet Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:54  
  05:54 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:54 Team Rebound 
  05:54
[DEN 45-44]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Conley Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:30 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:29  
Gay Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:17
[DEN 47-44]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Mayo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:46  
  04:42
[DEN 49-44]
Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:41  
Conley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:26
[MEM 46-49]
 
  04:10
[DEN 51-46]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:48  
  03:44
[DEN 53-46]
Billups Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Randolph Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:17 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:09 Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (3 BLK) 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:06  
Conley 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mayo (1 AST)  03:02
[MEM 49-53]
 
  02:44
[DEN 55-49]
Martin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Randolph Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Randolph Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:20  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:20  
  02:20
[DEN 56-49]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:20 Martin Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  02:20
[DEN 57-49]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:08 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:01
[DEN 60-49]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
  01:42 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:42
[MEM 50-60]
 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:35 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Mayo Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  01:26
[MEM 52-60]
 
  01:11 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:09  
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:04
[MEM 54-60]
 
  00:46.9
[DEN 62-54]
Anthony Fade Away Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Gay Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:46.9  
  00:46.9
[DEN 63-54]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Mayo Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:34.5  
Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll  00:34.5  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  00:34.5  
  00:30.9 Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (4 BLK) 
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:28.9  
Thabeet Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carroll (1 AST)  00:24.7
[MEM 56-63]
 
  00:04.2 Anthony Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.2  
  00:00.2 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.2  
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:00.2
[MEM 57-63]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42) Denver Nuggets (54-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:34 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:33 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  11:29 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:28  
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:52 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:52  
Gay Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:30 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:29 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:27  
  10:27
[DEN 64-57]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Haddadi  10:27  
  10:27
[DEN 65-57]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Mayo Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO)  10:04  
  10:00 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
Haddadi Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:55  
Haddadi Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:52
[MEM 59-65]
 
  09:31
[DEN 67-59]
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Gay Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
Randolph Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:16  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:15
[MEM 61-67]
 
  09:00
[DEN 69-61]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Conley Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:49 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:33 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:17  
Haddadi Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:13  
  08:13
[DEN 70-61]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Arthur  08:13  
  08:13
[DEN 71-61]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:55  
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK)  07:54  
Team Rebound  07:53  
  07:53 Martin Foul : Inbound (3 PF) 
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  07:53
[MEM 62-71]
 
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:44 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:43 Team Rebound 
Mayo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:38  
  07:26
[DEN 73-62]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mayo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  07:14  
  06:53 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:52  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:32 Arthur Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  06:32
[DEN 75-62]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:32  
Mayo Substitution replaced by Young  06:32  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  06:32  
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK)  06:17  
  06:15 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:01 Billups Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:46  
  05:41 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Arthur Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:36  
  05:36
[DEN 76-62]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:36
[DEN 77-62]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:57 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:56  
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  04:54
[MEM 64-77]
 
  04:54 Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  04:54 Martin Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  04:54
[MEM 65-77]
 
  04:40 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Gay Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:37
[MEM 67-77]
 
Gay Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:21  
  04:21
[DEN 78-67]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll  04:21  
  04:21 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:21 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:19  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:07  
Carroll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  04:05  
Team Rebound  04:04  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:46
[DEN 81-67]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
  03:40 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:40  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:40
[MEM 68-81]
 
  03:19 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:18  
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Carroll (2 AST)  03:04
[MEM 70-81]
 
  02:46 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:44 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:41 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:40  
  02:22 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Haddadi  02:22  
  02:22 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:22
[MEM 71-81]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:22
[MEM 72-81]
 
  01:57
[DEN 84-72]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Randolph Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Randolph Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:28  
  01:28
[DEN 85-72]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:28 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  01:28
[DEN 86-72]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Young Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Team Rebound 
Randolph Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  01:13  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Arthur  01:13  
Randolph Technical  01:13  
Randolph Technical  01:13  
Randolph Ejection:Second Technical  01:13  
  01:13
[DEN 87-72]
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  01:13
[DEN 88-72]
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  01:13
[DEN 89-72]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:13
[DEN 90-72]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  00:59.3
[MEM 74-90]
 
  00:39.7
[DEN 93-74]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:30.7 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:19.8 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:16.9  
Haddadi Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.2  
Arthur Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:02.5  
Arthur Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:01.6  
  00:00.1 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:16
[DEN 95-74]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Gay Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  10:42 Petro Dunk Shot: Missed 
  10:39 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:30
[DEN 97-74]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Arthur Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Conley (3 AST)  10:11
[MEM 76-97]
 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  10:05  
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Young  10:05  
  10:05 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:05 Team Rebound 
  10:05 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:03  
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:48  
  09:41
[DEN 99-76]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:21 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:18
[DEN 101-76]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
  09:05 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:57 Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:57  
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:57  
Team Rebound  08:57  
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:57
[MEM 77-101]
 
  08:33
[DEN 103-77]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Conley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Mayo (2 AST)  08:14
[MEM 80-103]
 
  08:01
[DEN 106-80]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Petro (3 BLK)  07:45  
Team Rebound  07:44  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:33 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (2 BLK) 
  07:31 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:30
[DEN 108-80]
Andersen Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (4 BLK)  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:15  
  07:15 Andersen Substitution replaced by Balkman 
Gay Substitution replaced by Carroll  07:15  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  07:15  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Haddadi  07:15  
Mayo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:08
[MEM 82-108]
 
  06:50 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:49  
  06:49 Petro Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  06:34 Balkman Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:34
[MEM 83-108]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:34
[MEM 84-108]
 
  06:16
[DEN 110-84]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
Haddadi Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:59  
Haddadi Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:57
[MEM 86-110]
 
  05:45 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:44  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Thabeet  05:34  
  05:22 Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:22
[MEM 87-110]
 
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:22
[MEM 88-110]
 
  05:04 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:04  
Carroll Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:43 Petro Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:42  
  04:32 Petro Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:32
[MEM 89-110]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:32
[MEM 90-110]
 
  04:13 Smith Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:13  
Carroll Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Balkman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Mayo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:04  
Mayo Technical  04:04  
  04:04
[DEN 111-90]
Smith Free Throw Technical (23 PTS) 
  03:47
[DEN 113-90]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:39  
  03:32 Thabeet Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  03:32
[DEN 115-90]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Mayo Substitution replaced by Haddadi  03:22  
  03:03
[DEN 117-90]
Balkman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Balkman (1 BLK)  02:57  
Team Rebound  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  02:42 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:41  
Thabeet Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Haddadi (2 AST)  02:28
[MEM 92-117]
 
  02:00
[DEN 120-92]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Balkman (1 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  01:52
[MEM 94-120]
 
  01:41 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:41  
  01:34 Petro Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Haddadi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Haddadi Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:34
[MEM 95-120]
 
  01:18 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:18  
  01:10 Balkman Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:10
[MEM 96-120]
 
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:10
[MEM 97-120]
 
  00:59.1
[DEN 123-97]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Petro (2 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  00:48.7
[MEM 99-123]
 
  00:39.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:39.6  
Haddadi Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  00:31.5
[MEM 101-123]
 
  00:11.5 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:08.8  
Young Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  00:05.3  
  00:00.1 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MEM
4th Southwest
40
42
2-8
23-18
17-24
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
Randolph 20.8
Randolph 11.7
Conley 5.3
Gasol 1.6
Gay 1.5
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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