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Nuggets knock off Jazz to stave off elimination


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday April 29, 2010 3:02AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Nuggets are battered and bruised but they're still alive. That's all they wanted to accomplish in Game 5.

They made sure of that with a grind-it-out 116-102 win over the Jazz on Wednesday night in a must-win situation that kept their championship aspirations intact. They trimmed their series deficit to 3-2 and have to win in Utah on Friday night to force a Game 7.

"We're still facing an elimination game, on their home court. We took care of our business tonight," said Carmelo Anthony, who led the team with 26 points and 11 rebounds. "We put it on them to go out there and make some adjustments. Hopefully we can still take care of business on their court.

The Nuggets were already facing an uphill battle, and then they lost Nene to a sprained left knee with 5:03 left in the second quarter. He lay on the floor for several minutes before being helped off the court.

He is scheduled to have an MRI done Thursday and his status for Friday is unknown.

"I don't know how severe his injury is," Nuggets acting coach Adrian Dantley said. "But if he doesn't play, we'll have to go without him. Utah went without two players; we'll have to go without our players."

It's just another piece of drama that Denver is dealing with. The Nuggets spent the previous three games battling the refs and themselves instead of the Jazz, and it showed in the results -- three straight losses and a 3-1 series deficit.

The temperature was raised after Game 4 when Anthony said he needed more help from his teammates. He clarified his words, saying he "Never pointed nobody out. I never said any names. I said as a team, we needed to do it together."

Then J.R. Smith posted comments on his Twitter page "You play selfish you lose selfish that's all I'm saying about the game!"

Dantley shrugged off the drama by saying, "That's Denver Nuggets. We're used to this."

Wednesday they put all their energy into staying alive and didn't worry about outside factors. Six players scored in double figures, and four had double-digit second halfs, led by Anthony's 16.

"Winning eases everything, regardless of what's being said or what's going on," he said. "When you win basketball games, there's nothing to be said."

They won in large part because they limited the damage from Utah's role players. Deron Williams had a game-high 34 points and 10 assists and Carlos Boozer added 25 points and 16 rebounds, but they got little else from the supporting cast. Paul Millsap had all 16 of the bench points while Kyle Korver went scoreless in 20 minutes.

Denver's bench was a factor. Smith had 17, Chris Andersen had 10 and Johan Petro, forced into service with Nene's injury, had four points and six rebounds.

"They were a lot more alive, they went after the ball a little harder than we did," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "The players off the bench gave them a big lift. Their bench people killed us."

Still, the Jazz were only down 94-92 with 7:49 left. But that's when the Nuggets pulled away. Kenyon Martin's putback and Smith's fourth 3-pointer of the game made it 99-92, and Petro's tip-in with 5:58 stretched the lead to nine.

Smith sealed the win with a fast-break dunk that made it 111-97 with 3:25 left.

"I guess he was due after some tough games," Dantley said of Smith, who finished with 17.

The Nuggets were feeling better about their situation but they know it's all for naught unless they can win in Utah on Friday. Billups, who scored 21 points in Game 5, is the only Nugget to recover from a 3-1 series deficit to win, a feat he accomplished in 2003 when he was with Detroit.

"Now you have the chance to put the pressure on them," Billups said. "The pressure's on them to win in Game 6. We've got to go in and play the same way. Leave everything on the court and try to steal that game and go back home for Game 7. That's where you want to be."

The Jazz, on the other hand, have no desire to come back to Denver for a Game 7.

"It's a huge game. They're probably thinking, "All we have to do is steal this one and it's a whole new series," Williams said. "It's very important to get this over with on Friday. But it's not going to be easy."

Jazz
Nuggets
     
    • 45.2%

    • 50.7%

    • 38.9%

    • 52.9%

    • 76.0%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
UTA DEN
Total Rebounds 7 9
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Turnovers 15 13
Fast Break Pts: 8 14
Biggest Lead: 3 16
Points in the Paint: 46 46
UTA DEN
p Williams   34 Anthony   26
rb Boozer   16 Anthony   11
a Williams   9 2 players   4
s
b Millsap   3 Andersen   3
 
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  • 04/13 - DEN @ UTA
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 35:35 4-10 1-3 0-0 -25 2 2 4 1 5 0 3 0 1 9
C. Boozer F 42:04 12-20 0-0 1-1 -14 3 13 16 2 4 0 3 1 1 25
K. Fesenko C 20:24 1-1 0-0 1-2 -7 2 4 6 1 3 0 3 0 0 3
W. Matthews G 39:23 4-10 1-5 6-8 -7 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 15
D. Williams G 41:08 10-20 5-8 9-10 -11 1 3 4 9 6 0 4 0 0 34
K. Korver   20:14 0-6 0-2 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
P. Millsap   32:27 7-13 0-0 2-4 -9 4 5 9 3 3 0 0 3 1 16
R. Price   05:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
S. Gaines   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Jeffers   00:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 +2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Koufos   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Okur NWT - INJ - Ruptured Left Achilles
Total   240 38-84 7-18 19-25   13 28 41 19 26 0 15 5 5 102
  45.2% 38.9% 76.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16
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 44:54 7-19 0-2 12-15 +15 2 9 11 3 2 0 1 0 2 26
K. Martin F 34:33 6-9 0-0 6-8 +15 3 6 9 2 5 0 3 0 0 18
N. Nene C 14:14 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Afflalo G 19:46 5-5 2-2 0-0 +6 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 12
C. Billups G 28:22 6-13 2-5 7-8 +7 0 1 1 4 4 0 2 1 1 21
J. Smith   31:20 5-9 4-5 3-4 +7 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 17
T. Lawson   19:38 2-6 1-3 1-1 +7 1 1 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 6
C. Andersen   26:32 3-5 0-0 4-6 +9 2 5 7 0 3 0 0 3 1 10
J. Petro   19:45 2-5 0-0 0-0 +6 1 5 6 1 4 0 3 1 1 4
M. Allen   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-73 9-17 33-42   9 31 40 20 25 0 13 5 5 116
  50.7% 52.9% 78.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 13

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Jazz: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #10 Ron Garretson, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 19155
  • Duration: 2:31
Utah Jazz (53-30) Denver Nuggets (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Fesenko
  11:43
[DEN 2-0]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:20
[UTA 2-2]
 
  11:00
[DEN 4-2]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  10:37
[UTA 4-4]
 
  10:17 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Fesenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:16  
Matthews Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
Fesenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:04  
Fesenko Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:59
[UTA 6-4]
 
  09:42 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Team Rebound 
Miles Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:35  
  09:35 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:35
[DEN 5-6]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Fesenko Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:20  
  09:09 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:08  
Miles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  08:52
[UTA 8-5]
 
  08:38
[DEN 7-8]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Fesenko Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  08:14  
  08:03 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:02  
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:54
[UTA 10-7]
 
  07:35
[DEN 9-10]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:13
[DEN 12-10]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
  06:58 Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Matthews Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:49  
Miles Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:45  
  06:45
[DEN 13-10]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Miles Substitution replaced by Korver  06:45  
  06:45
[DEN 14-10]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Fesenko Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  06:26  
  06:18 Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boozer (1 BLK) 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:15  
Korver 3pt Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:58 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Fesenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:57  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fesenko (1 AST)  05:36
[UTA 13-14]
 
Matthews Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:23  
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Fesenko Substitution replaced by Millsap  05:23  
Millsap Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:15  
  05:15
[DEN 15-13]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  05:15
[DEN 16-13]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:09 Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:01
[UTA 15-16]
 
  04:45 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:43  
Boozer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:39  
  04:34 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:33  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:27
[UTA 17-16]
 
  04:10
[DEN 18-17]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  03:54
[UTA 19-18]
 
  03:37
[DEN 20-19]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:15 Billups Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:15 Billups Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:15 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:15 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Millsap Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Korver (1 AST)  03:03
[UTA 21-20]
 
  02:41 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:40  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:21 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Boozer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  02:11  
  02:11 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:11  
Boozer Substitution replaced by Fesenko  02:11  
  01:55 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:54  
Korver Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:20
[DEN 22-21]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  01:02
[UTA 23-22]
 
Korver Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:55.8  
  00:55.8 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  00:55.8 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.8 Team Rebound 
  00:55.8
[DEN 23-23]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:38.6
[UTA 26-23]
 
  00:28.5
[DEN 25-26]
Martin Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  00:09.6 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Fesenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:09.6  
Team Rebound  00:09.6  
Fesenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:09.6
[UTA 27-25]
 
  00:01.7 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Utah Jazz (53-30) Denver Nuggets (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Millsap Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  11:43  
  11:41 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:36 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Korver 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
Team Rebound  11:13  
Team Turnover : Bad Pass  11:13  
Fesenko Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:01  
  11:01
[DEN 26-27]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Fesenko Substitution replaced by Boozer  11:01  
  11:01
[DEN 27-27]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Price Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:39 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Korver Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:11 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:09  
Price Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  10:01  
  09:59 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:35
[DEN 29-27]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Millsap Hook Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:10 Petro Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (1 BLK) 
  09:09 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:08
[DEN 31-27]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Boozer Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:08  
  09:08
[DEN 32-27]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Korver Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  08:39 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:38 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:38 Andersen Tip Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:36  
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:21
[UTA 29-32]
 
  08:13 Petro Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:13 Petro Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:13  
Korver Substitution replaced by Williams  08:13  
Price Substitution replaced by Matthews  08:13  
  08:13 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  08:13 Petro Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  08:04 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:04
[UTA 30-32]
 
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40
[DEN 35-30]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
  07:27 Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:16 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:16 Andersen Substitution replaced by Petro 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:16
[UTA 31-35]
 
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04
[DEN 37-31]
Petro Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:43  
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:37 Afflalo Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST)  06:37
[UTA 33-37]
 
  06:37 Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  06:37
[UTA 34-37]
 
  06:21 Petro Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Millsap (2 AST)  06:08
[UTA 36-37]
 
  05:51
[DEN 40-36]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:34  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jump Ball Petro vs Miles (Williams gains possession)  05:34  
Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Matthews (1 AST)  05:17
[UTA 38-40]
 
  05:07 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  05:07 Petro Substitution replaced by Martin 
Boozer Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:03  
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:03 Hilario Substitution replaced by Billups 
  05:03 Lawson Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  05:03
[DEN 41-38]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:03 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:01  
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  04:52  
Miles Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:27 Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:26 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:26 Martin Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:26 Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:26 Martin Substitution replaced by Petro 
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:11
[UTA 40-41]
 
  03:48
[DEN 44-40]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Boozer Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Matthews Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:22  
  03:07
[DEN 46-40]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:28 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:27  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:21
[UTA 43-46]
 
  01:54
[DEN 48-43]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
  01:47 Petro Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:47
[UTA 44-48]
 
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:47
[UTA 45-48]
 
  01:35 Andersen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (2 BLK) 
  01:34 Team Rebound 
  01:29 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:26 Anthony Tip Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:25  
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Boozer (1 AST)  01:16
[UTA 47-48]
 
  00:58.9 Petro Jump Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:57.9  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:37.9
[UTA 50-48]
 
  00:33.0
[DEN 50-50]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Boozer Layup Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:08.9 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:07.5 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Miles Substitution replaced by Korver  00:07.5  
  00:01.3 Billups Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  00:01.3  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:01.3
[UTA 51-50]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:01.3
[UTA 52-50]
 
  00:00.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Utah Jazz (53-30) Denver Nuggets (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:38
[DEN 52-52]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Miles Jump Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK)  11:13  
Miles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:11  
Miles Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:09  
Miles Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:07  
Miles Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:05
[UTA 54-52]
 
  10:46
[DEN 54-54]
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:33  
  10:29
[DEN 56-54]
Billups Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Petro (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO)  10:19  
  10:12 Petro Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:12 Petro Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Miles Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  10:00  
  09:52
[DEN 59-54]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  09:32  
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:31
[UTA 56-59]
 
Fesenko Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:17  
  09:17
[DEN 60-56]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:17 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Fesenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:15  
  09:05 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:05
[UTA 57-60]
 
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:05
[UTA 58-60]
 
  08:56
[DEN 63-58]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  08:56  
Miles Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:44
[UTA 60-63]
 
  08:35
[DEN 65-60]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Miles Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:35  
  08:35
[DEN 66-60]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Miles Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:15  
  08:11 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Boozer Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  08:07
[UTA 62-66]
 
  07:50
[DEN 68-62]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Williams Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:26 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:15
[DEN 70-62]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Matthews Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:55
[UTA 64-70]
 
  06:40 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Fesenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:39  
  06:18 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Fesenko Substitution replaced by Millsap  06:18  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:18
[UTA 65-70]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:18
[UTA 66-70]
 
  06:05
[DEN 72-66]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Miles Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38
[DEN 74-66]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  05:21
[UTA 68-74]
 
  05:04 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) 
Matthews Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Millsap (3 AST)  05:00
[UTA 70-74]
 
Millsap Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:45  
Miles Substitution replaced by Korver  04:45  
  04:45 Petro Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:45
[DEN 75-70]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:45
[DEN 76-70]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Matthews Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:33  
Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:32  
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:31
[UTA 72-76]
 
  04:10
[DEN 78-72]
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:05 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:05
[UTA 73-78]
 
  04:05 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:05
[UTA 74-78]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:59  
  03:51 Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:49 Martin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  03:48  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:32  
  03:32
[DEN 79-74]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:32
[DEN 80-74]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Boozer (2 AST)  03:10
[UTA 77-80]
 
  02:55 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  02:54  
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST)  02:46
[UTA 79-80]
 
Millsap Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
  02:28 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  02:28
[DEN 81-79]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:28 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:26 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:26
[DEN 83-79]
Anthony Tip Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Boozer Substitution replaced by Fesenko  01:50  
  01:40
[DEN 86-79]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Korver Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Fesenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:19  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:14  
  01:01 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:59.9  
Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:39.9  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:37.9
[UTA 81-86]
 
  00:32.7 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:28.0 Team Rebound 
  00:08.9 Smith Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:08.9 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Millsap Substitution replaced by Miles  00:08.9  
  00:03.5 Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Utah Jazz (53-30) Denver Nuggets (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[DEN 88-81]
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  11:21
[UTA 84-88]
 
Price Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:08  
Miles Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:01  
  11:01
[DEN 89-84]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  11:01 Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  11:00  
Miles Layup Shot: Missed  10:40  
Boozer Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  10:39  
Boozer Putback Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  10:38
[UTA 86-89]
 
Boozer Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21
[DEN 90-86]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  10:08 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Boozer Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO)  09:57  
Fesenko Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:51  
  09:51 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
Price Substitution replaced by Williams  09:51  
Fesenko Substitution replaced by Millsap  09:51  
  09:51
[DEN 91-86]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST)  09:31
[UTA 88-91]
 
  09:04
[DEN 94-88]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  08:46
[UTA 90-94]
 
  08:30 Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Miles Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:29  
Millsap Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:07
[UTA 92-94]
 
  07:49 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:47
[DEN 96-92]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:13
[DEN 99-92]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:10  
Korver Substitution replaced by Matthews  07:10  
  07:10 Martin Substitution replaced by Petro 
  07:00 Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Boozer Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:15 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:13
[DEN 101-92]
Petro Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:58 Petro Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:58  
  05:58 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
  05:58 Petro Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:51 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:51  
Team Rebound  05:51  
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:51
[UTA 93-101]
 
  05:38 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  05:37  
  05:33 Martin Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  05:33
[UTA 94-101]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:33  
  05:31 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Matthews Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:21  
  05:21
[DEN 102-94]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:21
[DEN 103-94]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:10  
Millsap Layup Shot: Missed  05:07  
Millsap Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:06  
Millsap Tip Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Williams Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:02  
  05:02
[DEN 104-94]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:02
[DEN 105-94]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:42 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:31 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (3 BLK) 
  04:30 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Miles Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:29  
  04:29
[DEN 106-94]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:29
[DEN 107-94]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  04:17  
Team Rebound  04:16  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Miles (1 AST)  04:12
[UTA 97-107]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:46  
  03:46
[DEN 108-97]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  03:46
[DEN 109-97]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO)  03:30  
  03:25
[DEN 111-97]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
  03:10 Martin Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:10
[UTA 98-111]
 
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:48 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Matthews (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:47  
  02:46 Billups Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  02:46
[UTA 99-111]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  02:46
[UTA 100-111]
 
Boozer Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:28  
  02:28
[DEN 112-100]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:28
[DEN 113-100]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Boozer Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  02:17  
  02:15 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Boozer Rebound (Off:3 Def:13)  01:59  
Matthews Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  01:54  
  01:35 Boozer Violation:Kicked Ball 
Williams Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:27  
  01:27
[DEN 114-100]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:27 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:25  
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
Millsap Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:15  
Millsap Layup Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  00:56.2  
Miles Substitution replaced by Fesenko  00:56.2  
Boozer Substitution replaced by Gaines  00:56.2  
Williams Substitution replaced by Jeffers  00:56.2  
Millsap Substitution replaced by Koufos  00:56.2  
  00:56.2 Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen 
  00:56.2 Martin Substitution replaced by Petro 
  00:56.2
[DEN 115-100]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:56.2 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  00:56.2
[DEN 116-100]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Matthews Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:48.8
[UTA 102-116]
 
  00:25.9 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:24.9  
Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball  00:23.1  
Jeffers Layup Shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK)  00:12.9  
Team Rebound  00:11.9  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
Jeffers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:07.9  
Jeffers Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.9 Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 10:30 pm ET
-- ASE Local 10:30 pm ET
-- FSR-UT Local 10:30 pm ET
canada -- TSN2 national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
UTA
2nd Northwest
53
29
6-4
32-9
21-20
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
UTA
Williams 25.8
Boozer 13.3
Williams 11.2
Millsap 1.8
Matthews 2.2
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0
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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