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Nuggets-Spurs notebook


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday December 23, 2010 1:09AM

THE FACTS: San Antonio switched to a zone defense and overcame a nine-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, and the Spurs (25-3) won their 10th-straight game in a 109-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at AT&T Center. Gary Neal came off the Spurs bench to score 22 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Nuggets (16-11) played without Carmelo Anthony, who is out indefinitely because of a death in the family.

QUOTABLE: "I thought (the Nuggets) were very physical the entire game -- they drove it right down our throats. Our defense was so awful on an individual basis and we weren't getting anywhere, so I was tired of begging. Then we went to the zone."
-- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich

THE STAT: The Spurs' switch to a zone almost totally flustered the Nuggets, who were 4-for-24 in the fourth quarter. That included missing all nine of their 3-pointers. Denver was shooting 60 percent for the game after going 5-for-6 to open the second half.

TURNING POINT: Not only did the Spurs start playing zone, they opened the fourth quarter with Manu Ginobili surrounded by Neal, Matt Bonner, Tiago Splitter and Chris Quinn. San Antonio outscored Denver 16-6 during the 6:08 that lineup was on the floor.

QUOTABLE II: "We had a rhythm going, and they went zone and it made us a little passive out there. I was a little shocked. I've had a lot of battles with them, and I've never really known them to play zone."
-- Denver's Chauncey Billups

HOT: Neal, who played two seasons in Europe before signing to play for the Spurs' Summer League team team, has spelled George Hill ably the past two games. Hill has been on the sideline with a right big toe sprain. Neal has broken the 20-point mark twice this season, and both have come these past two games with 22 each night. He has scored 17 points in the fourth quarter in each of those games.

NOT: The Nuggets backcourt players of Billups, Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson were a combined 13-for-19 through the first three quarters. They went 3-for-15 in the fourth.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: The M-V-P chants at AT&T Center are getting louder for Ginobili. He scored 22 points with six assists against the Nuggets. He's scored in double figures the past eight games of the Spurs' current 10-game winning streak for 17.8 points per game.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Chris Anderson, who has missed the past eight games because of a back injury, got more than a few oohs and gawks when he entered the game with one of the more extreme versions of his shaved-sides-and-spiked Mohawk haircuts.

GOOD MOVE: The switch to the zone was an obvious standout for Popovich and the Spurs. But to have players like Neal, Splitter and Quinn out there while trailing by nine to start the fourth quarter was another gutsy decision. Other than Neal, Splitter made both of his shots and had three rebounds. Quinn made a shot and had a steal. Bonner made both of his 3-point tries and both free throws for eight points in 9 1/2 fourth-quarter minutes.

BAD MOVE: J.R. Smith started in place of Anthony and had 22 points through the first three quarters. He came up with a steal with the Nuggets leading 101-99 just under the four-minute mark. But he came down court and fired up a fall-away three with eight seconds left on the shot clock. About a minute later Ginobili hit a three and the Spurs took a lead they'd never lose.

ROOKIE WATCH: Splitter and Neal, rookies who both have played in Europe the past two seasons, combined for 34 points on 13-for-19 shooting. Splitter added nine rebounds in 21 minutes and Neal shot 5-for-7 from the 3-point line.

NOTABLE: In games decided by six points or less this season, the Spurs are 9-1. ... Kenyon Martin played in his first game this season after left knee surgery. He was 4-for-5 for eight points and had five rebounds in almost 17 minutes. He did not play the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Saturday @ Oklahoma City, Sunday vs. Philadelphia, Tuesday vs. Portland. For the Spurs, Thursday @ Orlando, Sunday vs. Washington, Tuesday vs. Lakers.

Nuggets
Spurs
     
    • 44.9%

    • 52.6%

    • 32.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 86.2%

    • 62.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAS
Total Rebounds 43 40
Offensive Rebounds 13 11
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 16 13
Biggest Lead: 9 7
Points in the Paint: 46 36
DEN SAS
p 2 players   22 2 players   22
rb Afflalo   10 2 players   9
a Billups   7 Parker   9
s 3 players   2 5 players   1
b 3 players   1 4 players   1
 
  • 12/16 - SAS 113 @ DEN 112
  • 12/22 - DEN 103 @ SAS 109
  • 01/16 - DEN 97 @ SAS 110
  • 03/23 - SAS 112 @ DEN 115
Denver Nuggets (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Smith F-G 38:17 8-18 4-10 2-2 -2 1 6 7 3 4 2 2 1 0 22
K. Martin F 16:54 4-5 0-0 0-0 +9 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 8
Nene C 31:12 4-7 0-0 5-8 +4 4 1 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 13
A. Afflalo G 39:36 4-11 2-5 2-2 -6 2 8 10 3 2 2 2 0 0 12
C. Billups G 36:49 4-11 0-4 12-12 +3 0 1 1 7 2 1 4 0 1 20
T. Lawson   28:10 8-12 2-3 4-5 -14 1 2 3 2 3 0 2 0 0 22
A. Harrington   23:43 1-6 0-2 0-0 -10 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 2
C. Andersen   19:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 -11 5 2 7 2 1 1 1 0 2 4
G. Forbes   06:19 0-2 0-1 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
R. Balkman   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Carter   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
She. Williams   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 35-78 8-25 25-29   13 30 43 22 18 10 13 3 4 103
  44.9% 32.0% 86.2%   team rebs: 4 total to: 13
San Antonio Spurs (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 35:52 7-12 2-4 0-0 -8 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 1 1 16
T. Duncan F 27:05 3-7 0-0 3-4 -4 4 5 9 2 1 1 2 0 0 9
D. Blair C 16:38 1-2 0-0 0-0 -7 3 4 7 0 3 0 0 1 0 2
M. Ginobili G 35:45 6-15 4-9 6-8 +14 2 2 4 6 2 1 0 1 2 22
T. Parker G 35:52 5-13 0-2 1-4 -8 0 2 2 9 3 0 4 0 0 11
T. Splitter   21:09 6-7 0-0 0-0 +6 1 8 9 1 1 1 2 0 0 12
G. Neal   26:14 7-12 5-7 3-3 +13 0 2 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 22
M. Bonner   25:47 4-5 3-4 2-5 +11 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 13
Ime. Udoka   00:34 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Quinn   12:08 1-2 0-1 0-0 +14 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
A. McDyess   02:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
G. Hill   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-76 14-28 15-24   11 29 40 26 19 5 13 4 3 109
  52.6% 50.0% 62.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Anthony, Ely
  • Spurs: Anderson

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Welch
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #8 Marc Davis, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr.
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:12
Denver Nuggets (16-11) San Antonio Spurs (25-3)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Nene (Ginobili gains possession)
  11:56 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:54  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:49
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:33 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
  11:18 Blair Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:11  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  11:09
[DEN 4-0]
 
  10:52 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:30 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:20
[SAS 3-4]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  09:56
[DEN 6-3]
 
  09:41
[SAS 5-6]
Parker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:27 Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:27
[DEN 7-5]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:27
[DEN 8-5]
 
  09:10
[SAS 8-8]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:59 Blair Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:59  
Team Rebound  08:59  
  08:59 Blair Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:59
[DEN 9-8]
 
  08:43 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:36
[SAS 10-9]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:24 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23 Splitter Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:22
[DEN 11-10]
 
  07:59
[SAS 12-11]
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:39 Splitter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:25
[SAS 14-11]
Ginobili Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:00 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:56  
  06:56 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:56 Team Rebound 
  06:56 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:32 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:30  
  06:16 Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:16  
Team Rebound  06:16  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:16
[DEN 12-14]
 
  06:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:02
[SAS 17-12]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  05:42  
  05:36 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:21
[DEN 14-17]
 
  04:59 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:40
[SAS 19-14]
Splitter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  04:19
[DEN 16-19]
 
  03:57 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  03:33
[DEN 19-19]
 
  03:11 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:09  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  03:02
[DEN 21-19]
 
  02:44 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:43
[SAS 21-21]
Splitter Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:38 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Neal 
  02:38 Duncan Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:38  
Martin Substitution replaced by Harrington  02:38  
  02:25 Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:25
[DEN 22-21]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:25
[DEN 23-21]
 
  02:07
[SAS 24-23]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Splitter (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Team Rebound 
Nene Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:43  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  01:43  
  01:32 Splitter Dunk Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:31  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:14  
  01:02
[SAS 26-23]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:52.1  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:52.1
[DEN 25-26]
 
  00:34.4 Parker Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Billups Substitution replaced by Forbes  00:34.4  
  00:34.4 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  00:34.4 Parker Substitution replaced by Quinn 
Andersen Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  00:26.9
[DEN 27-26]
 
  00:01.8 Udoka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (16-11) San Antonio Spurs (25-3)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:24  
  11:24
[SAS 27-27]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  11:24 Splitter Substitution replaced by Blair 
  11:24 Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Forbes 3pt Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:09 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:56
[SAS 29-27]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:43
[DEN 29-29]
 
  10:25
[SAS 32-29]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:15  
Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:15  
  10:00 Neal Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:58  
Forbes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bonner (1 BLK)  09:45  
  09:43 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:26
[SAS 34-29]
Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Quinn (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  09:05
[DEN 32-34]
 
  08:56
[SAS 36-32]
Bonner Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Quinn (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:50  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:39  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK)  08:39  
Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:37  
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:35 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:30  
  08:30
[SAS 37-32]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  08:30
[SAS 38-32]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST)  08:13
[DEN 34-38]
 
  07:47 Bonner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:43
[DEN 36-38]
 
  07:24
[SAS 41-36]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:07
[DEN 38-41]
 
  06:51
[SAS 44-38]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Quinn (3 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:39
[DEN 40-44]
 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:34 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  06:34 Quinn Substitution replaced by Parker 
Harrington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:27  
  06:27 Bonner Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
  06:27 Bonner Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
  06:27 Bonner Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:26  
Lawson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:15  
Forbes Substitution replaced by Billups  06:15  
  05:50
[SAS 46-40]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 42-46]
 
  05:43 Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene  05:43  
Welch Technical  05:43  
  05:43
[SAS 47-42]
Neal Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:43  
  05:41 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:22 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:21  
  05:17 Neal Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  05:17 Bonner Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  05:10 Parker Violation:Kicked Ball 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  04:58
[DEN 45-47]
 
  04:32 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:24 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Billups Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:07
[DEN 47-47]
 
  03:52 Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:50  
Nene Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  03:39
[DEN 49-47]
 
  03:18
[SAS 50-49]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Harrington Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:00 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:56  
  02:56  
  02:56 Neal Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  02:56 Blair Substitution replaced by McDyess 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith  02:56  
  02:56
[SAS 51-49]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:56 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:56  
Nene Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  02:38
[DEN 51-51]
 
  02:30
[SAS 53-51]
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Harrington Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:12  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:12  
  02:02 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST) 
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:55  
  01:55 McDyess Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:55
[DEN 52-53]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:55
[DEN 53-53]
 
  01:38
[SAS 55-53]
Jefferson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Billups Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:23
[DEN 55-55]
 
  01:23 McDyess Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:23
[DEN 56-55]
 
  01:10 Duncan Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:09
[SAS 57-56]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  00:50.2  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:50.2  
  00:25.9 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:25.5 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:25.5
[SAS 59-56]
Jefferson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.0 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (16-11) San Antonio Spurs (25-3)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:58  
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:37  
  11:37
[SAS 60-56]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  11:37
[SAS 61-56]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  11:21 Parker Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (10 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 57-61]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 58-61]
 
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 59-61]
 
  11:05 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:03  
Billups Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:56  
Billups Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:56  
  10:38 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:33
[DEN 61-61]
 
  10:12 Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  10:09 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:09 Blair Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:06  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:41 Ginobili Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:40  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  09:17
[DEN 64-61]
 
  08:52
[SAS 63-64]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST)  08:26
[DEN 66-63]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting Block (2 PF)  08:13  
  08:13
[SAS 64-66]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:13
[SAS 65-66]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  07:58
[DEN 68-65]
 
  07:41
[SAS 67-68]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
  07:34 Blair Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:34
[DEN 69-67]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:34
[DEN 70-67]
 
  07:16 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:15 Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:11 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:10  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  06:52
[DEN 72-67]
 
  06:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:51 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:37 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:36  
Nene Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:29  
  06:11
[SAS 69-72]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Afflalo Running Bank shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:50 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  05:48 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:47
[SAS 71-72]
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Nene Dunk Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:14 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:13  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  04:57
[DEN 75-71]
 
  04:38 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:37  
  04:28 Ginobili Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Harrington  04:28  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:28  
  04:28 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Neal 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:28
[DEN 76-71]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:28
[DEN 77-71]
 
  04:11
[SAS 73-77]
Duncan Running Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:55 Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:55
[DEN 78-73]
 
  03:55 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:32
[SAS 76-78]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST)  03:17
[DEN 81-76]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:05  
Nene Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:05  
  02:57
[SAS 78-81]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  02:42
[DEN 84-78]
 
  02:18
[SAS 80-84]
Splitter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:52 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:22  
  01:18 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:17  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST)  01:01
[DEN 87-80]
 
  00:40.9 Splitter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:31.9  
  00:26.7 Parker Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:26.7
[DEN 88-80]
 
Billups Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:26.7  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:26.7
[DEN 89-80]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:07.1  
  00:00.0 Neal Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:45
[SAS 83-89]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
Andersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  11:17  
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  11:08
[DEN 91-83]
 
  10:44 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harrington (1 BLK) 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:43  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:36 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:25 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:24  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:01  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:01 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:01  
  09:35
[SAS 85-91]
Quinn Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Neal (2 AST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
Team Rebound  09:14  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Quinn (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:05 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:52
[SAS 88-91]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:51  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:32 Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:14
[SAS 90-91]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Neal (3 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 93-90]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  07:35  
  07:28 Quinn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:27  
Andersen Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Splitter (1 ST)  07:15  
  06:59
[SAS 92-93]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  06:28  
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ginobili (1 BLK)  06:27  
  06:25 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:18
[SAS 95-93]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:17  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene  06:17  
  06:03 Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:03
[DEN 94-95]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:03
[DEN 95-95]
 
Harrington Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:52  
  05:52
[SAS 96-95]
Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:52 Quinn Substitution replaced by Parker 
  05:52 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  05:52
[SAS 97-95]
Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Billups Running Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:35
[DEN 97-97]
 
Harrington Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:11  
  05:11
[SAS 98-97]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Smith  05:11  
  05:11
[SAS 99-97]
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:44 Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:29  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:21  
  04:21 Neal Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:21
[DEN 98-99]
 
  04:21 Splitter Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  04:21 Neal Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:21
[DEN 99-99]
 
  04:05 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:04  
  03:59 Parker Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:59
[DEN 100-99]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:59
[DEN 101-99]
 
  03:48 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:31 Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:20  
  03:13 Jefferson Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  03:13 Jefferson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  02:59  
  02:48
[SAS 102-101]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:25 Bonner Substitution replaced by Neal 
  02:20 Duncan Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:53
[SAS 105-101]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Parker (8 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  01:33  
  01:31 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:24 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:23  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
Team Rebound  01:05  
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  01:03  
  00:58.3
[SAS 107-101]
Neal Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Parker (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:58.3  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:49.6 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:49.6  
  00:49.6 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.6 Team Rebound 
  00:49.6
[SAS 108-101]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST)  00:42.8
[DEN 103-108]
 
  00:29.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Smith Foul : Personal Block (4 PF)  00:23.4  
  00:23.4
[SAS 109-103]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:23.4 Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:22.8  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:12.9  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.8  
Nene Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:07.9  
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.9 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
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
SAS
1st Southwest
61
21
4-6
36-5
25-16
 
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
SAS
2 players 20.6
2 players 10.5
2 players 5.2
2 players 2.5
2 players 2.6
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
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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
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