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Nuggets - Rockets notebook


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday October 31, 2010 12:10AM

THE FACTS: Carmelo Anthony and Al Harrington combined for 52 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 107-94 win over the winless Houston Rockets on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Yao Ming scored 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting, and Luis Scola posted team highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead Houston, which fell to 0-3 for the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign. Houston started that season 0-5 and missed the playoffs with a 34-48 record.

QUOTABLE: "Both games -- Golden State and L.A. -- [the Rockets' offense] had this flow and rhythm that I thought we took away from them. Their flow and rhythm became more of a five-on-five game."

-- Nuggets coach George Karl on how his team stymied the Rockets' offense.

THE STAT: The Nuggets' bench outscored the Rockets' bench 42-20, helping to offset Houston's 54-38 advantage in the paint.

TURNING POINT: After the Rockets ripped off a 13-5 run midway through the fourth quarter to close their deficit to 90-89 with 5:24 remaining, Denver guard Chauncey Billups drained a 25-footer to quiet a raucous crowd and spark a 9-0 run that put the game out of reach for Houston.

QUOTABLE II: "In the fourth quarter, we kind of just gave into the situation. We didn't execute offensively, and we didn't shoot well. [Denver] started getting pretty much what they wanted on their end offensively."

-- Rockets coach Rick Adelman on his team's fourth-quarter struggles.

HOT: Harrington scored 17 of his team-high 28 points in the second half on 6-for-12 shooting, including a 3-for-4 performance from 3-point range. He also crashed the boards well as he grabbed four offensive rebounds after halftime.

NOT: Neither team got into a shooting rhythm from 3-point range in the first half as the Nuggets and Rockets combined to go 6-for-21 from behind the arc. Denver had difficulty finding the mark anywhere on the court during the second quarter, shooting 7-for-26 overall after an 8-for-18 performance in the first quarter.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Scola followed a 36-point, 18-rebound performance against Golden State with another stat-stuffing outing against Denver. With 28 points and 10 rebounds, Scola notched his third straight double-double of the young season.

BAD MOVE: Adelman saved Yao for the final 4:33 of the fourth quarter, but that plan didn't go smoothly for Houston. Yao failed to score or grab a rebound down the stretch as the Rockets' offense fizzled.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Yao received a thunderous standing ovation from the announced sellout crowd of 18,161 during the pre-game lineup introduction. The 7-foot-5 center grabbed the Public Address announcer's microphone and thanked the fans for their support just before the national anthem.

NOTABLE: Rockets guard Kyle Lowry retreated to the locker room late in the second quarter to receive four stitches over his eye. He returned to the court and played a little more than eight minutes after halftime. ... Kevin Martin continued his streak of perfection from the charity stripe Saturday, knocking down all six of his free-throw attempts. Martin is now 30-for-30 at the line this season.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Wednesday vs. Dallas, Friday vs. L.A. Clippers (ESPN), Saturday @ Dallas (NBA TV). For the Rockets, Wednesday vs. New Orleans, Saturday @ San Antonio, Nov. 7 vs. Minnesota.

Nuggets
Rockets
     
    • 37.8%

    • 45.7%

    • 37.0%

    • 15.8%

    • 87.9%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN HOU
Total Rebounds 48 44
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Turnovers 12 19
Fast Break Pts: 10 19
Biggest Lead: 13 7
Points in the Paint: 38 54
DEN HOU
p Harrington   28 Scola   28
rb Nene   12 Scola   10
a Anthony   4 Brooks   5
s Williams   3 Budinger   3
b 2 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 10/30 - DEN 107 @ HOU 94
  • 01/03 - HOU 106 @ DEN 113
  • 02/07 - HOU 108 @ DEN 103
  • 02/14 - DEN 102 @ HOU 121
Denver Nuggets (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 35:50 8-20 2-5 6-6 +20 0 4 4 4 3 1 2 2 1 24
She. Williams F 32:59 3-6 0-0 0-0 +4 2 6 8 1 5 3 1 2 1 6
Nene C 33:36 4-9 1-1 3-4 +1 4 8 12 0 2 1 1 0 2 12
A. Afflalo G 33:54 2-5 0-1 6-8 +7 1 4 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 10
C. Billups G 33:03 1-8 1-5 10-11 +2 0 3 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 13
J. Smith   17:01 4-8 1-4 1-1 -2 0 2 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 10
T. Lawson   19:54 2-7 0-2 0-0 +9 1 2 3 3 3 0 4 0 1 4
A. Harrington   29:25 10-24 5-8 3-3 +21 4 6 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 28
G. Forbes   04:18 0-3 0-1 0-0 +3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Ely DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-90 10-27 29-33   13 35 48 16 24 9 12 4 7 107
  37.8% 37.0% 87.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12
Houston Rockets (43-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Battier F 29:35 1-2 0-1 0-0 -9 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 1 0 2
L. Scola F 37:38 12-16 0-0 4-5 -2 4 6 10 2 0 0 1 2 0 28
Y. Ming C 22:33 6-10 0-0 2-2 -19 1 5 6 0 1 0 3 2 0 14
K. Martin G 36:22 7-18 1-7 6-6 -4 0 4 4 4 3 0 2 0 0 21
A. Brooks G 26:04 3-9 1-4 2-2 -11 0 1 1 5 6 1 3 0 1 9
K. Lowry   20:28 0-7 0-2 1-2 -4 3 4 7 3 3 0 3 0 1 1
B. Miller   16:17 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
C. Budinger   18:25 4-9 0-3 0-0 -4 0 4 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 8
C. Hayes   15:52 0-1 0-0 2-4 -6 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 1 1 2
C. Lee   13:06 3-3 1-1 0-0 -7 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
J. Hill   03:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
J. Jeffries DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-81 3-19 17-21   9 35 44 19 26 4 19 7 4 94
  45.7% 15.8% 81.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19

inactive

  • Nuggets: Andersen, Martin
  • Rockets: Patterson, Smith, Taylor

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Williams
  • Rockets: Miller

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 17
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #46 Matt Boland, #34 Kevin Cutler
  • Attendance: 18161
  • Duration: 2:21
Denver Nuggets (2-1) Houston Rockets (0-3)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Yao vs Nene (Battier gains possession)
  11:44 Yao Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:26 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:26  
  11:11
[HOU 2-0]
Yao Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43 Yao Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:24
[HOU 4-0]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:04
[DEN 2-4]
 
  09:42
[HOU 6-2]
Yao Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:29 Yao Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:29
[DEN 3-6]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:29
[DEN 4-6]
 
  09:16 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:10
[DEN 7-6]
 
  08:47 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:45 Yao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:45
[HOU 8-7]
Yao Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:36
[DEN 9-8]
 
  08:16 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:15  
  08:09 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 10-8]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 11-8]
 
  07:57
[HOU 10-11]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:39 Brooks Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  07:39 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  07:33
[DEN 14-10]
 
  07:08 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:04 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:04 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:03  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:54  
  06:44
[HOU 12-14]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:44  
  06:44
[HOU 13-14]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
Team Rebound  06:32  
  06:29 Yao Violation:Kicked Ball 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Yao (1 BLK)  06:21  
  06:19 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:16 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:54 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:51  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:51 Yao Substitution replaced by Miller 
  05:44
[HOU 15-14]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Anthony Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:19  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:19  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith  05:19  
  04:59 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:57  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:57  
  04:39 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:37  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:30
[DEN 16-15]
 
Nene Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:17  
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:13  
  04:13
[HOU 16-16]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Harrington  04:13  
  04:13
[HOU 17-16]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:57  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:57  
  03:42 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:40  
  03:40
[HOU 18-16]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:40 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  03:40
[HOU 19-16]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  03:30  
  03:26
[HOU 21-16]
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  03:15  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:13  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:13
[DEN 18-21]
 
  02:59
[HOU 23-18]
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:35
[HOU 25-18]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
  02:26 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Smith Substitution replaced by Forbes  02:26  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  02:12
[DEN 21-25]
 
  01:47 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:46  
  01:34 Budinger Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  01:34
[DEN 22-25]
 
  01:34 Martin Substitution replaced by Lee 
Nene Substitution replaced by Williams  01:34  
Lawson Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  01:29  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:29  
  01:18
[HOU 27-22]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
  01:09 Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Forbes (1 AST)  00:57.6
[DEN 24-27]
 
  00:39.9 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:37.8  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:30.8 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:10.9 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:09.9  
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-1) Houston Rockets (0-3)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:41
[DEN 26-27]
 
  11:41 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  11:41
[DEN 27-27]
 
  11:27 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Forbes 3pt Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13
[HOU 29-27]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:57 Lee Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
Team Rebound  10:45  
  10:45 Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Forbes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (2 ST)  10:36  
  10:31
[HOU 31-27]
Lee Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Forbes Layup Shot: Missed  10:12  
Forbes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:08  
Forbes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  10:08  
Forbes Substitution replaced by Anthony  10:08  
  10:08 Team Rebound 
  09:56 Hayes Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:56 Hayes Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:34
[HOU 33-27]
Budinger Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
Team Rebound  09:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:13  
  09:13 Hill Substitution replaced by Yao 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:53 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:51  
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  08:43
[DEN 29-33]
 
  08:19 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:17  
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 31-33]
 
  07:52 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Budinger (3 ST)  07:46  
  07:45 Budinger Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Yao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:26 Hayes Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Yao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:00  
  07:00 Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier 
  07:00 Lee Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:00
[HOU 34-31]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:00
[HOU 35-31]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:50
[DEN 33-35]
 
  06:37 Yao Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:35  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:26  
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:19  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  06:14  
  06:07 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:04  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  06:01
[DEN 35-35]
 
  06:01 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  06:01 Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola 
  06:01 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  06:01
[DEN 36-35]
 
  05:45
[HOU 37-36]
Yao Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Yao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:17 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  05:16 Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:16  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  05:16  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Nene  05:16  
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:16
[DEN 37-37]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:16
[DEN 38-37]
 
  05:03 Yao Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:53  
  04:39
[HOU 39-38]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
  04:25 Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:25
[DEN 39-39]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:25
[DEN 40-39]
 
  04:15 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:03
[HOU 41-40]
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:38 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Williams Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Yao (2 BLK)  03:32  
  03:27 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:27 Lowry Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:27 Lowry Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:16 Lowry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:16
[DEN 41-41]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:16  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:16
[DEN 42-41]
 
  03:04
[HOU 43-42]
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:44 Yao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Harrington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:37  
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 Yao Substitution replaced by Miller 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:37  
  02:37
[HOU 44-42]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:37 Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:35  
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:16 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  02:08
[HOU 46-42]
Battier Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:42  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  01:37
[DEN 45-46]
 
  01:28 Lowry Substitution replaced by Lee 
Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:25  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  01:25  
  01:12
[HOU 49-45]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:53.9 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:41.9 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.9  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.9 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:08.8
[HOU 51-45]
Martin Pullup Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Nene 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  00:00.0
[DEN 48-51]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-1) Houston Rockets (0-3)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:39
[DEN 50-51]
 
  11:16 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:14  
  11:09 Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:49 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:43
[HOU 53-50]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:43  
  10:43 Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:41  
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:28
[DEN 52-53]
 
  10:13 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:12  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:47
[HOU 55-52]
Scola Turnaround Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK)  09:22  
  09:19 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:07  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:06  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:57 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:52
[HOU 57-52]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  08:30
[DEN 54-57]
 
  08:06 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:04
[HOU 59-54]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  07:48 Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:48  
Team Rebound  07:48  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:48
[DEN 55-59]
 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:33  
  07:33
[HOU 60-55]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:33 Miller Substitution replaced by Yao 
  07:33
[HOU 61-55]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  07:23 Brooks Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:23
[DEN 56-61]
 
  07:23 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Yao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:02 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:51 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:48
[HOU 63-56]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  06:27
[DEN 58-63]
 
  06:12 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:11  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  06:02  
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:58  
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:58 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:58  
  05:38
[HOU 65-58]
Yao Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  05:13
[DEN 61-65]
 
  04:47 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:40
[HOU 67-61]
Yao Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:21  
Harrington Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:21
[DEN 63-67]
 
  04:13 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:04  
  04:01 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:01
[DEN 64-67]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:01
[DEN 65-67]
 
  03:44 Yao Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:43  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:34 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:29 Battier Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:29 Battier Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:11 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:05 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:04  
Billups Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  02:57  
Billups Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:38  
  02:38
[HOU 68-65]
Yao Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:38
[HOU 69-65]
Yao Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Team Rebound  02:18  
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:18  
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  02:08
[DEN 67-69]
 
  01:44 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:41 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:39  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:25 Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  01:25 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:25 Yao Substitution replaced by Miller 
  01:25 Martin Substitution replaced by Lee 
Nene Substitution replaced by Williams  01:25  
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Scola (2 BLK)  01:01  
  00:59.9 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:54.9 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:53.7  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  00:42.8  
Harrington Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:42.5  
Harrington Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:42.5
[DEN 69-69]
 
  00:33.9 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:33.4  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:07.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  00:05.2
[DEN 72-69]
 
  00:00.0 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (2 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:52
[HOU 71-72]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:32
[DEN 74-71]
 
  11:12
[HOU 73-74]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Williams Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  10:59  
Williams Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO)  10:59  
  10:38
[HOU 76-74]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:26
[DEN 76-76]
 
  10:24 Miller Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:18
[DEN 78-76]
 
  10:18 Lee Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  10:18
[DEN 79-76]
 
  10:10 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
Harrington Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:03  
  10:03 Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  10:03 Miller Technical 
Anthony Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 80-76]
 
  10:03 Miller Substitution replaced by Scola 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:03  
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 81-76]
 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 82-76]
 
  09:46 Hayes Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  09:35
[DEN 85-76]
 
  09:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:15
[HOU 78-85]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:06
[DEN 87-78]
 
  08:42
[HOU 80-87]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  08:21 Budinger Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:21 Lee Substitution replaced by Martin 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:21  
Team Rebound  08:21  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:21
[DEN 88-80]
 
  08:13 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:44  
Harrington Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:40  
  07:40 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:40 Team Rebound 
  07:40
[HOU 81-88]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:19  
  07:19 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:19 Team Rebound 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Nene  07:19  
  07:19
[HOU 82-88]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:03 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:55 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:54  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  06:36  
  06:34 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:30
[HOU 84-88]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:29  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:29  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
Nene Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:09  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Williams Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  06:05  
Williams Technical  06:05  
  06:05
[HOU 85-88]
Martin Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  06:05  
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:56  
  05:56
[HOU 86-88]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:56
[HOU 87-88]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:37
[DEN 90-87]
 
  05:25
[HOU 89-90]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:49 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:48  
  04:33 Brooks Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  04:33 Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier 
  04:33 Hayes Substitution replaced by Yao 
Williams Substitution replaced by Harrington  04:33  
Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo  04:33  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:25
[DEN 93-89]
 
  04:09 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:08  
  03:56 Battier Foul : Personal Block (3 PF) 
  03:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:56
[DEN 94-89]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:56
[DEN 95-89]
 
  03:40 Yao Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST)  03:36
[DEN 97-89]
 
  03:16 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:15  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:47 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:46  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
Harrington Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  02:29  
Harrington Putback Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:29
[DEN 99-89]
 
  02:19 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  02:18  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  01:49
[HOU 91-99]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  01:38 Battier Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:38  
Team Rebound  01:38  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:38
[DEN 100-91]
 
  01:29
[HOU 94-100]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  01:05
[DEN 103-94]
 
  01:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:01 Yao Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:59.5  
  00:52.9 Brooks Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  00:52.9 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  00:52.9 Yao Substitution replaced by Hill 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:52.9
[DEN 104-94]
 
  00:52.9 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:52.9
[DEN 105-94]
 
  00:41.9 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:40.7  
  00:23.2 Lowry Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:23.2
[DEN 106-94]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:23.2
[DEN 107-94]
 
  00:15.9 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:14.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
2nd Northwest
50
32
7-3
33-8
17-24
HOU
5th Southwest
43
39
5-5
25-16
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 15.6
2 players 9.0
2 players 4.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.2
HOU
Martin 23.4
Scola 8.2
Lowry 6.7
Ming 1.6
Lowry 1.4
Heat Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .481 .000
FT% .769 .000
Points 102.1 0.0
Rebounds 42.1 0.0
Assists 20.0 0.0
Steals 6.6 0.0
Blocks 5.2 0.0
3-Point % .370 .000
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Mavericks Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .475 .000
FT% .777 .000
Points 100.2 0.0
Rebounds 41.4 0.0
Assists 23.8 0.0
Steals 6.8 0.0
Blocks 4.3 0.0
3-Point % .365 .000
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Composite Box Score
Miami Heat (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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