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Jazz reserves spark short-handed Utah to 2-1 series lead


By Andrew Aragon, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday April 24, 2010 2:46AM

SALT LAKE CITY (NBA.com exclusive) -- It doesn't matter how shorthanded the Utah Jazz are in the NBA playoffs, especially when Deron Williams plays at an All-Star level, and they get monumental contributions from unexpected sources.

Like Paul Millsap.

Millsap had career playoff highs of 22 points and 19 rebounds to lead Utah to a 105-93 win over Denver in Game 3 of the first-round series between the two teams. Game 4 is Sunday, and the Jazz have a 2-1 lead in the series.

Utah got off to a rocky start, as Denver opened the game on a 7-0 run, and built its biggest lead of the game at 27-16. Carlos Boozer missed his first five shots, but Millsap's play erased many of Utah's early ills.

"The way Paul came in and played the game, it didn't matter," Boozer said. "He played like that, it didn't matter what the rest of us did. He played a monster game."

Millsap's first half was especially impressive. He had 18 points on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting. He also had eight of his rebounds.

"I just wanted to be aggressive, establish myself down low," Millsap said. "They were kind of timid down there so we attacked them."

The Nuggets' focus on defense was to double Williams, and to stop his dribble penetration. That left things open for Millsap near the basket, and for Boozer when he got going in the second half.

"We kind of have a feel for what they are doing," Millsap said. "They are doubling Deron and that helps put the numbers in our favor. If they want to double him, we will take the numbers."

Williams had another big game in the series with 24 points and 10 assists. Despite the extra attention the Nuggets paid to him, Williams still mostly had his way against them.

"Obviously, when Paul came in the game we started getting some stuff because Deron was terrific getting him the basketball, and he made some great moves to get to the basket," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "They made a commitment to try and keep Deron boxed in. Deron did a great job of getting the ball to the right people."

The Jazz quickly erased their early 27-16 deficit. They went on a 15-2 run that took a little more than five minutes and was bridged by the first and second quarters. Millsap scored eight of Utah's points during the spurt, and rookie Wesley Matthews hit a big 3-pointer late in the first to give the Jazz a boost.

Utah took control with a dominant third quarter. The Jazz held the Nuggets to 33 percent shooting and forced six turnovers during the period. Williams had 10 points and sparked two 8-0 runs. The second gave the Jazz a 70-56 lead.

"Our defense got us going," Boozer said. "We got back (in transition), got some stops, made them shoot some tough ones. Our defense got us going and our offense followed suit."

The Jazz, without starters in Mehmet Okur (done for the season) and Andrei Kirilenko (hopes to return if the series goes six or seven games), got a balanced effort outside of Williams and Millsap. Boozer had 18 points and eight rebounds after missing his first five shots. Matthews had 14 points and made three 3-pointers.

Utah also got a spark from Kyrylo Fesenko, who had nine points, five rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes of play.

"We had a lot of guys play well when you look at the whole picture," said Sloan. "Deron was sensational and so was Paul. We had a lot of guys that really filled in."

The third quarter was disastrous for the Nuggets, who only trailed by four points at halftime.

"That third quarter was frustrating," said Denver guard Chauncey Billups, who scored 25 points. "They opened up that lead. You go from having a pretty good first half to ? bam ? you're down 16 on the road."

Carmelo Anthony also had 25 points for the Nuggets, but picked up his fifth foul with 1:05 left in the third quarter. By then, the game was pretty much decided.

"What I'm disappointed in is the way we failed to compete tonight as a team," Anthony said. "We came out in the third quarter and had a chance to keep the momentum going. They made a run and we just started looking back from there."

The Nuggets can only look ahead now and try to regain homecourt advantage in the series. After Sunday, the series returns to Denver for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Nuggets
Jazz
     
    • 43.1%

    • 47.0%

    • 26.7%

    • 38.9%

    • 77.1%

    • 64.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN UTA
Total Rebounds 11 10
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Turnovers 14 7
Fast Break Pts: 15 12
Biggest Lead: 11 23
Points in the Paint: 40 44
DEN UTA
p 2 players   25 Williams   24
rb Martin   13 Millsap   19
a 2 players   3 Williams   10
s 4 players   1 2 players   3
b Anthony   2
 
  • 10/27 - UTA @ DEN
  • 02/04 - UTA @ DEN
  • 03/03 - DEN @ UTA
  • 04/13 - DEN @ UTA
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 38:01 11-21 0-3 3-4 -9 0 7 7 2 5 1 4 2 0 25
K. Martin F 31:14 1-7 0-1 0-0 -16 1 12 13 0 3 0 2 1 0 2
N. Nene C 37:15 1-4 0-0 6-8 -4 1 4 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 8
A. Afflalo G 14:27 2-2 1-1 3-4 -7 1 2 3 1 5 0 1 1 0 8
C. Billups G 40:28 7-14 2-5 9-11 -11 1 4 5 3 3 1 4 0 0 25
T. Lawson   24:16 4-8 0-1 1-2 +5 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 9
J. Smith   17:17 3-9 1-3 1-1 -17 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
C. Andersen   22:13 1-4 0-0 3-4 -12 4 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
A. Carter   06:52 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Petro   02:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. Allen   02:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
J. Graham   02:39 1-2 0-1 1-1 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total   240 31-72 4-15 27-35   8 32 40 12 25 4 14 6 0 93
  43.1% 26.7% 77.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14
Utah Jazz (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Miles F 32:09 3-9 1-4 3-4 +3 0 4 4 3 5 0 1 0 1 10
C. Boozer F 37:34 6-18 0-0 6-10 +10 1 7 8 1 3 0 1 0 1 18
K. Fesenko C 22:57 4-6 0-0 1-2 +6 1 4 5 3 3 0 2 0 0 9
W. Matthews G 37:07 4-12 3-7 3-4 +5 2 3 5 1 4 3 1 0 2 14
D. Williams G 36:34 8-14 2-3 6-8 +20 0 2 2 10 3 3 1 0 0 24
P. Millsap   33:11 11-14 0-0 0-2 +14 6 13 19 3 3 2 0 0 1 22
K. Korver   24:54 3-5 1-3 1-1 +22 0 0 0 6 3 2 0 0 0 8
R. Price   09:08 0-3 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Gaines   02:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Koufos   02:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
O. Jeffers   01:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
M. Okur DNP - NWT - Ruptured left Achilles
Total   240 39-83 7-18 20-31   10 33 43 27 26 10 7 0 6 105
  47.0% 38.9% 64.5%   team rebs: 10 total to: 9

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman, Butch, Karl
  • Jazz: Kirilenko

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Andersen
  • Jazz: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #24 Mike Callahan, #36 David Jones
  • Attendance: 19911
  • Duration: 2:33
Denver Nuggets (53-30) Utah Jazz (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Fesenko vs Nene (Billups gains possession)
  11:38 Fesenko Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:38  
Team Rebound  11:38  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:38
[DEN 1-0]
 
  11:25 Miles Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:16
[DEN 3-0]
 
  10:52 Miles Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
Billups Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:49  
Billups Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:49  
  10:42 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:41  
  10:38 Matthews Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:38  
Team Rebound  10:38  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:38
[DEN 4-0]
 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:31  
  10:16 Boozer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:14  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:08  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:02
[DEN 7-0]
 
  09:39
[UTA 3-7]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fesenko (1 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:09
[UTA 5-7]
Williams Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:09  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:09  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:09  
  09:09
[UTA 6-7]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Fesenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:47 Matthews Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:38 Fesenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:23 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:22  
Anthony Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 9-6]
 
  07:55 Matthews Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:54  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:40 Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:31  
  07:31 Fesenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31
[UTA 7-9]
Fesenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:13
[DEN 11-7]
 
  06:57
[UTA 10-11]
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:51
[DEN 13-10]
 
  06:51 Miles Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  06:51
[DEN 14-10]
 
  06:41
[UTA 12-14]
Matthews Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Missed  06:28  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:26  
  06:24 Fesenko Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:24 Fesenko Substitution replaced by Millsap 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:24
[DEN 15-12]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:24
[DEN 16-12]
 
  06:07 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:59
[UTA 14-16]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  05:34
[DEN 18-14]
 
  05:12 Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:11  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:06
[DEN 20-14]
 
  04:45 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:44  
  04:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:14 Boozer Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:14  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:00
[DEN 22-14]
 
  03:39 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:08 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:07  
  02:55 Millsap Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Miles Substitution replaced by Korver 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith  02:55  
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:55
[DEN 23-14]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:55
[DEN 24-14]
 
  02:44 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:41
[UTA 16-24]
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  02:24
[DEN 27-16]
 
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:11  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:06  
  02:06 Boozer Substitution replaced by Fesenko 
  02:06 Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:05  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:38 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:20 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:19  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  01:03  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:00  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.9 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.8 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:55.9  
Martin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:52.1  
  00:38.1
[UTA 18-27]
Fesenko Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.8 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:00.1
[UTA 21-27]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fesenko (2 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (53-30) Utah Jazz (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48
[UTA 23-27]
Korver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miles (1 AST) 
  11:33 Miles Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  11:33  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:05
[UTA 25-27]
Millsap Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fesenko (3 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:53
[DEN 29-25]
 
  10:36
[UTA 27-29]
Millsap Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Korver (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Korver (1 ST)  10:15  
  09:52
[UTA 29-29]
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miles (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:43  
Martin Substitution replaced by Nene  09:43  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Fesenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:20
[UTA 31-29]
Fesenko Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Korver (2 AST) 
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:03
[DEN 31-31]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:41  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  08:41  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  08:33  
  08:30
[UTA 33-31]
Fesenko Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Korver (3 AST) 
Smith Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:20
[DEN 33-33]
 
  08:01 Price Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:00  
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Millsap (1 ST)  07:45  
  07:38 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:37  
Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:08 Fesenko Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  07:08 Fesenko Substitution replaced by Boozer 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  06:45
[DEN 38-33]
 
  06:27
[UTA 35-36]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Korver (4 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:12
[DEN 38-35]
 
  06:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:01 Price Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:01 Miles Substitution replaced by Matthews 
  05:56
[UTA 37-38]
Millsap Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Korver (2 ST)  05:31  
Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:31  
Smith Substitution replaced by Carter  05:31  
  05:20
[UTA 40-38]
Korver 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
  04:57 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  04:57  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 39-40]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 40-40]
 
  04:46
[UTA 42-40]
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:29  
Anthony Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  04:23
[DEN 42-42]
 
  04:08
[UTA 44-42]
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Matthews (1 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Millsap (2 ST)  03:49  
  03:39 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:38  
Billups Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:25
[DEN 44-44]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:09  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:02  
  03:02
[UTA 45-44]
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:02
[UTA 46-44]
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:58 Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:58  
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  02:46
[DEN 46-46]
 
  02:27
[UTA 48-46]
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Korver (5 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:53
[UTA 50-46]
Millsap Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:32 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:20 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Carter Substitution replaced by Smith  01:18  
  01:18 Jump Ball Matthews vs Nene 
  01:16 Williams Substitution replaced by Price 
  01:07 Matthews Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:06  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  00:56.6
[DEN 48-50]
 
  00:35.9
[UTA 52-48]
Boozer Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.8  
  00:24.9 Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:01.9 Price Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:01.7  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (53-30) Utah Jazz (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Miles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  11:44
[DEN 50-52]
 
  11:22
[UTA 55-50]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Billups Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:37 Boozer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  10:35  
Jump Ball Miles vs Nene (Afflalo gains possession)  10:23  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:11 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:58  
  09:58
[UTA 56-50]
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:58
[UTA 57-50]
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Billups Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:41
[UTA 59-50]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:41  
  09:41
[UTA 60-50]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:22  
  09:11 Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  09:10  
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:54  
  08:48 Matthews Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Fesenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:31 Nene Violation:Kicked Ball 
  08:28 Williams Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:15 Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:08 Matthews Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:06  
  07:58 Matthews Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 51-60]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 52-60]
 
  07:41 Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  07:40  
  07:32 Miles Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:25
[DEN 54-60]
 
  07:05
[UTA 62-54]
Fesenko Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:47
[DEN 56-62]
 
  06:40
[UTA 64-56]
Miles Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Matthews (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:17
[UTA 66-56]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miles (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:10  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:52 Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:47  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:47  
  05:47 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:47 Team Rebound 
  05:47 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:46 Team Rebound 
  05:39
[UTA 68-56]
Miles Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:05  
  05:05 Fesenko Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  05:05 Miles Substitution replaced by Korver 
  04:56
[UTA 70-56]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Millsap (2 AST) 
  04:40 Boozer Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:34
[DEN 58-70]
 
  04:18 Boozer Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:17  
  04:13 Korver Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:13
[DEN 59-70]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:13
[DEN 60-70]
 
  03:56
[UTA 73-60]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:38  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:38  
  03:38
[UTA 74-60]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:38
[UTA 75-60]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:32 Matthews Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:32  
Team Rebound  03:32  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:32
[DEN 61-75]
 
  03:19 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  03:18  
  03:12 Korver Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:12
[DEN 62-75]
 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith  03:12  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:12
[DEN 63-75]
 
  02:51
[UTA 77-63]
Boozer Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  02:27  
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Matthews (2 ST)  02:27  
Anthony Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:27
[UTA 78-63]
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:43 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Millsap Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:29 Millsap Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:28
[UTA 80-63]
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anthony Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  01:05  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:05  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  01:05  
  00:49.4
[UTA 82-63]
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Boozer (1 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:43.4
[DEN 65-82]
 
  00:43.4 Korver Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  00:43.4
[DEN 66-82]
 
  00:35.9 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:33.9  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Matthews (3 ST)  00:31.9  
Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:17.4  
Andersen Technical  00:17.4  
  00:17.4
[UTA 83-66]
Korver Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  00:17.4 Williams Substitution replaced by Price 
  00:17.4 Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:17.4 Team Rebound 
  00:17.4
[UTA 84-66]
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:02.0 Price Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:02.0
[DEN 67-84]
 
  00:02.0 Boozer Substitution replaced by Fesenko 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:02.0
[DEN 68-84]
 
  00:01.7 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (53-30) Utah Jazz (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:52  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:49  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:48 Millsap Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (5 PF)  11:40  
  11:25
[UTA 86-68]
Millsap Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:04
[DEN 71-86]
 
  10:42 Miles Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Fesenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:38 Fesenko Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Millsap Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  10:34 Fesenko Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:34  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Billups  10:34  
  10:24 Millsap Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:24
[DEN 72-86]
 
  10:24 Fesenko Substitution replaced by Boozer 
  10:24 Price Substitution replaced by Williams 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:24
[DEN 73-86]
 
  10:08 Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:07  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  09:58  
  09:53
[UTA 88-73]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  09:41
[DEN 75-88]
 
  09:25
[UTA 90-75]
Korver Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (10 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Millsap Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  08:59
[UTA 93-75]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Korver (6 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST)  08:42  
  08:38
[UTA 95-75]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:37  
Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony  08:37  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:23  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  08:23  
Andersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:22  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Millsap Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  07:57
[UTA 97-75]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Millsap (3 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 77-97]
 
  07:24 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (2 BLK) 
  07:23 Millsap Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  07:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  07:18 Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:06 Miles Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  07:06 Korver Substitution replaced by Matthews 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:53 Millsap Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:44  
  06:44
[UTA 98-77]
Miles Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:44
[UTA 99-77]
Miles Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Nene Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:10  
Billups Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Miles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  06:04
[UTA 100-77]
Miles Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:50 Millsap Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:50  
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:40
[DEN 79-100]
 
  05:17 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:15  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:07 Millsap Rebound (Off:5 Def:12) 
  04:52 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:50  
  04:45 Miles Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:45
[DEN 80-100]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Millsap Rebound (Off:5 Def:13) 
  04:32 Millsap Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:30  
  04:24 Matthews Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:24  
Team Rebound  04:24  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:24
[DEN 81-100]
 
Nene Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:03  
  04:03
[UTA 101-81]
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:03 Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:02  
  04:02 Boozer Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:02  
Team Rebound  04:02  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:02
[DEN 82-101]
 
  03:49 Millsap Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:48  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:37
[DEN 84-101]
 
Lawson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:20  
  03:20
[UTA 102-84]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  03:20
[UTA 103-84]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:08
[DEN 86-103]
 
  02:53 Boozer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
  02:53 Boozer Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:53  
Team Rebound  02:53  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:53
[DEN 87-103]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:39  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Carter  02:39  
Nene Substitution replaced by Petro  02:39  
Billups Substitution replaced by Allen  02:39  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Graham  02:39  
  02:39 Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:39 Team Rebound 
  02:39 Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:38 Millsap Rebound (Off:6 Def:13) 
Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:18  
  02:18 Williams Substitution replaced by Gaines 
  02:18 Millsap Substitution replaced by Koufos 
  02:18
[UTA 104-87]
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:18
[UTA 105-87]
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Graham 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:50 Koufos Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK) 
  01:50 Team Rebound 
  01:50 Boozer Substitution replaced by Fesenko 
  01:50 Miles Substitution replaced by Jeffers 
  01:43 Gaines Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:41 Matthews Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  01:04
[DEN 89-105]
 
  01:04 Fesenko Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:04
[DEN 90-105]
 
  00:48.4 Jeffers Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:39.7 Gaines Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:39.7  
Team Rebound  00:39.7  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:39.7
[DEN 91-105]
 
  00:28.9 Fesenko Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  00:23.1
[DEN 93-105]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN2 National 10:30 pm ET
-- ASE Local 10:30 pm ET
-- FSR-UT Local 10:30 pm ET
canada RTV national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
UTA
2nd Northwest
53
29
6-4
32-9
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0
UTA
Williams 25.8
Boozer 13.3
Williams 11.2
Millsap 1.8
Matthews 2.2
Nuggets Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .468 .476
FT% .772 .765
Points 106.5 109.3
Rebounds 41.4 39.7
Assists 21.0 19.2
Steals 8.3 8.2
Blocks 5.1 4.7
3-Point % .359 .358
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Jazz Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .491 .507
FT% .741 .715
Points 104.2 110.5
Rebounds 42.2 38.3
Assists 26.7 24.7
Steals 8.2 5.5
Blocks 4.9 4.3
3-Point % .364 .384
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Denver Nuggets (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Afflalo, Arron 120:19 20-32 6-14 9-11 1 11 12 7 21 1 4 2 0 55
Allen, Malik 11:04 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Andersen, Chris 115:44 9-17 0-0 9-14 7 20 27 2 14 1 4 6 1 27
Anthony, Carmelo 253:34 64-138 6-19 50-57 14 37 51 19 26 12 21 3 11 184
Billups, Chauncey 207:12 37-83 11-31 37-42 1 13 14 38 24 6 18 3 3 122
Carter, Anthony 6:52 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graham, Joey 29:26 10-17 1-3 3-5 4 6 10 0 6 2 1 1 0 24
Lawson, Ty 117:47 15-35 4-10 13-19 4 4 8 16 18 6 8 0 5 47
Martin, Kenyon 204:59 24-50 0-1 12-19 14 36 50 8 27 9 11 7 1 60
Nene 168:57 18-29 0-0 21-36 8 21 29 11 17 6 4 1 3 57
Petro, Johan 44:53 6-11 0-0 1-2 2 9 11 1 13 1 3 3 1 13
Smith, J.R. 159:14 21-57 11-31 14-16 5 18 23 10 17 4 6 2 1 67
Utah Jazz (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Boozer, Carlos 247:27 60-103 0-0 15-28 16 64 80 19 21 3 14 6 6 135
Fesenko, Kyrylo 107:58 8-14 0-0 7-17 4 15 19 7 20 0 13 2 2 23
Gaines, Sundiata 5:43 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Jeffers, Othyus 8:12 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Korver, Kyle 137:17 17-38 6-16 7-8 0 10 10 11 15 4 6 0 0 47
Koufos, Kosta 13:07 3-7 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 6
Matthews, Wesley 226:55 22-57 8-23 31-37 5 17 22 12 19 9 8 3 5 83
Miles, C.J. 196:09 27-60 8-28 20-22 3 12 15 16 28 3 13 2 2 82
Millsap, Paul 192:29 41-67 0-1 22-36 18 41 59 11 23 6 8 11 4 104
Okur, Mehmet 11:00 2-2 1-1 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
Price, Ronnie 53:08 5-13 2-3 3-6 1 1 2 4 14 1 0 1 2 15
Williams, Deron 240:38 43-87 13-27 56-71 1 15 16 68 25 7 18 1 3 155

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