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Nuggets-Timberwolves notebook


By Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday December 30, 2010 12:09AM

THE FACTS: As unlikely as it sounds, the Denver Nuggets 119-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves was a surprising result. The Nuggets had dropped nine of their last 11 on the road and they were forced to play with a seriously depleted lineup. Carmelo Anthony missed his fifth straight game for personal reasons. And injuries sidelined their entire starting frontcourt. Kenyon Martin was out with a sore left knee, Al Harrington with a dislocated right thumb, and Nene with a strained right hamstring.

Chauncey Billups scored 36 points to lead the Nuggets, hitting all six of his 3-point shots, including two crucial shots down the stretch. In Anthony's absence, Chauncey Billups has had to pick up his scoring. He is averaging 23.0 points per game over the previous four games, including a (previous) season-high 30 in Oklahoma City on Christmas Day.

QUOTABLE: "It was one of our better wins of the year. Chauncey (Billups) was fantastic, but everybody had their moments. I think our big guys off the bench pieced it together. No one had a great game, but they had great moments.... And Chauncey had great control of the team. We never thought we'd score this many points in a game like tonight but fortunately we did and we made enough defensive plays to win."

-- Denver coach, George Karl.

THE STAT: Denver outrebounded Minnesota 52-51. This despite the fact that Denver was missing their entire starting frontcourt and Minnesota came into the game leading the league in rebounds per game. No single player dominated the glass for Denver. Their 18 team rebounds is indicative that the result was a team effort.

TURNING POINT: After being thoroughly outplayed in the first half, Denver opened the third quarter with a 20-6 run to take a eight point lead.

QUOTABLE II: "We just knew that our only chance of winning this game just trying to push the tempo tonight. We knew that they were a great rebounding team, and with us not having our bigs, we were gonna be hurting. We just tried to speed the game up and have a couple of guys step up big, and that's exactly what happened."
-- Denver guard, Chauncey Billups

NOTABLE: Kevin Love recorded his 19th straight double-double tonight (26 points and 14 rebounds). He is leading the league with 28 double-doubles and in tonight's game he matched the franchise record for double-doubles in a month. The previous record was set by Kevin Garnett in March, 2006.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Saturday vs. New Jersey, Monday @ Boston, Wednesday vs. Charlotte. For the Nuggets, Saturday vs. Sacramento, Monday vs. Houston, Wednesday @ Clippers.

Nuggets
Timberwolves
     
    • 45.9%

    • 48.8%

    • 36.4%

    • 41.2%

    • 76.7%

    • 88.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MIN
Total Rebounds 34 42
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Turnovers 12 19
Fast Break Pts: 17 6
Biggest Lead: 8 9
Points in the Paint: 46 38
DEN MIN
p Billups   36 Beasley   33
rb Andersen   7 Love   14
a 3 players   5 Ridnour   8
s Williams   4 2 players   2
b Andersen   2 2 players   3
 
  • 12/18 - MIN 113 @ DEN 115
  • 12/29 - DEN 119 @ MIN 113
  • 02/05 - DEN 113 @ MIN 100
  • 04/09 - MIN 106 @ DEN 130
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 30:38 4-16 0-5 4-6 +21 1 2 3 5 1 3 0 0 0 12
She. Williams F 19:39 4-10 0-0 0-1 -1 1 2 3 2 4 4 3 0 1 8
M. Ely C-F 20:05 2-3 0-0 0-0 -2 5 1 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 4
A. Afflalo G 38:08 6-12 2-6 3-4 +11 1 5 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 17
C. Billups G 37:11 9-14 6-6 12-13 -2 0 2 2 5 2 3 5 0 1 36
G. Forbes   12:47 0-4 0-2 2-2 -7 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
C. Andersen   29:44 3-6 0-0 5-8 +8 2 5 7 0 1 1 2 2 0 11
R. Balkman   18:35 4-5 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 1 10
T. Lawson   33:13 7-15 0-3 5-7 +2 1 4 5 5 3 1 1 0 2 19
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
Nene DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-85 8-22 33-43   13 21 34 25 21 13 12 4 6 119
  45.9% 36.4% 76.7%   team rebs: 18 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-65)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Beasley F 38:31 12-20 2-2 7-8 +2 0 5 5 4 4 1 1 0 0 33
K. Love F-C 39:28 9-19 0-1 8-8 -9 6 8 14 5 5 0 2 0 1 26
D. Milicic C 14:04 1-2 0-0 0-0 +1 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 3 0 2
W. Johnson G-F 30:54 4-11 2-6 0-0 -4 0 1 1 5 3 2 2 0 0 10
L. Ridnour G 36:30 8-10 1-1 3-3 -3 0 4 4 8 5 2 4 0 0 20
N. Pekovic   19:38 2-5 0-0 0-0 +1 2 4 6 2 3 0 2 3 1 4
C. Brewer   19:25 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Flynn   11:30 0-2 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
M. Webster   24:08 6-11 2-5 3-4 -3 0 3 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 17
K. Koufos   02:49 0-3 0-0 1-2 -6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
W. Ellington   03:03 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Telfair DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-86 7-17 22-25   13 29 42 29 26 6 19 6 4 113
  48.8% 41.2% 88.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 19

inactive

  • Nuggets: Anthony, Harrington
  • Timberwolves: Gaines, Hayward, Tolliver

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Karl
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #30 John Goble, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 17093
  • Duration: 2:24
Denver Nuggets (18-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (8-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Ely (Ridnour gains possession)
  11:46 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  11:32  
Ely Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:31  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ely (1 AST)  11:28
[DEN 3-0]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting Block (1 PF)  11:04  
  11:04 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:04 Team Rebound 
  11:04
[MIN 1-3]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  10:49
[DEN 5-1]
 
  10:41 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:34
[MIN 3-5]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Afflalo Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  10:17
[DEN 7-3]
 
  10:05 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
Ely Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:55  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31
[MIN 5-7]
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Williams Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:09
[DEN 9-5]
 
  08:54
[MIN 8-9]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  08:31  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:30  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
Ely Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:27  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  08:18
[DEN 12-8]
 
  07:59
[MIN 10-12]
Ridnour Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:53 Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:53
[DEN 13-10]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35
[MIN 12-13]
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:18  
  07:06
[MIN 14-13]
Beasley Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
Ely Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  06:50  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:33
[MIN 16-13]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08
[MIN 18-13]
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:00  
Smith Substitution replaced by Forbes  06:00  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:46 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:32 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:07
[MIN 20-13]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ely Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:51
[DEN 15-20]
 
  04:41
[MIN 22-15]
Milicic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Ely Hook Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (2 BLK)  04:13  
Team Rebound  04:11  
Ely Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:11  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Balkman  04:11  
Williams Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:11  
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
Team Rebound  04:09  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:09  
  03:59
[MIN 24-15]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  03:47 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  03:47
[DEN 16-24]
 
  03:47 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  03:47 Johnson Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  03:47
[DEN 17-24]
 
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  03:47
[DEN 18-24]
 
  03:37 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
  03:27 Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:27
[DEN 19-24]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:13 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:12  
Balkman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Forbes (1 AST)  03:07
[DEN 21-24]
 
  02:52
[MIN 26-21]
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Forbes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:29 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:27 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:25  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Team Rebound 
Balkman Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:12  
  02:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:12 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  02:12 Beasley Substitution replaced by Webster 
  01:59 Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:21 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:15 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:15  
Lawson Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  01:07  
  01:05 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:00
[MIN 28-21]
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:46.1
[DEN 23-28]
 
  00:36.2 Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  00:36.2 Love Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Andersen Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  00:27.3  
  00:05.9 Webster Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:04.4 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:03.9
[MIN 30-23]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (18-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (8-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Balkman Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK)  11:48  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:46  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  11:46  
Balkman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:44  
Forbes Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:37 Team Rebound 
Forbes Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:37  
Karl Technical  11:37  
  11:37
[MIN 31-23]
Beasley Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  11:20 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:19  
  11:19 Pekovic Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  11:07 Webster Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:07
[DEN 24-31]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:07
[DEN 25-31]
 
  10:54
[MIN 33-25]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Forbes 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
Forbes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:30  
  10:27 Webster Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Forbes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:27
[DEN 26-33]
 
Forbes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:27
[DEN 27-33]
 
  10:06 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:05 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:56  
Forbes Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:56  
  09:56 Webster Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  09:56
[MIN 34-27]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  09:56
[MIN 35-27]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:45
[DEN 29-35]
 
  09:27
[MIN 37-29]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:12
[DEN 31-37]
 
  08:54 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:36
[DEN 33-37]
 
  08:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:28 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Milicic 
  08:28 Brewer Substitution replaced by Love 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Forbes  08:28  
Balkman Substitution replaced by Ely  08:28  
  08:20
[MIN 39-33]
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:59
[DEN 35-39]
 
  07:46 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Team Rebound 
Forbes Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:45  
Forbes Substitution replaced by Williams  07:45  
  07:45 Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  07:41
[MIN 41-35]
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:29  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:18
[MIN 43-35]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  07:06
[DEN 37-43]
 
  06:52 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:51  
  06:45 Milicic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  06:45  
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:45  
Team Rebound  06:45  
  06:45 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:45
[DEN 38-43]
 
Ely Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:33  
  06:33
[MIN 44-38]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:33
[MIN 45-38]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:06 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ely Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  06:05  
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:57
[DEN 40-45]
 
  05:38
[MIN 47-40]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:38  
  05:38  
  05:38
[MIN 48-40]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:08 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:05  
Williams Substitution replaced by Andersen  05:05  
  04:47 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:46  
Lawson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 42-48]
 
  04:22
[MIN 50-42]
Pekovic Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
  04:15 Pekovic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:15
[DEN 43-50]
 
  04:15 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Koufos 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:15
[DEN 44-50]
 
  04:01 Koufos Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
  03:59 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:55 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:52 Koufos Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:50  
  03:44 Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:44  
Team Rebound  03:44  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:44
[DEN 45-50]
 
  03:32
[MIN 52-45]
Love Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  03:23  
  03:18 Koufos Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:16  
  03:16 Beasley Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:16 Koufos Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:16 Team Rebound 
Ely Substitution replaced by Smith  03:16  
  03:16
[MIN 53-45]
Koufos Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:03 Ridnour Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:03 Koufos Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:03
[DEN 46-53]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:03  
  03:03 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:48
[MIN 55-46]
Love Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Lawson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:09
[DEN 48-55]
 
  01:59
[MIN 57-48]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:41  
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:39
[DEN 50-57]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[MIN 58-50]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:21
[MIN 59-50]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:53.9 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:51.9 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:51.9 Brewer Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:49.8  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:45.9
[DEN 52-59]
 
  00:33.9 Love Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:33.9 Love Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:33.9 Love Substitution replaced by Koufos 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  00:30.8  
  00:25.9 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST) 
  00:23.1 Ridnour Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:23.1  
Team Rebound  00:23.1  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Forbes  00:23.1  
Billups Substitution replaced by Balkman  00:23.1  
  00:23.1 Koufos Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:23.1
[DEN 53-59]
 
  00:00.9 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.3  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (18-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (8-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:27 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:25  
Ely Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  11:14
[DEN 55-59]
 
  10:58 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  10:53  
  10:46 Ridnour Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:42
[DEN 57-59]
 
  10:15
[MIN 62-57]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST) 
  09:57 Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:57
[DEN 58-62]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:57
[DEN 59-62]
 
  09:50
[MIN 65-59]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
Ely Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  09:33  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ely (2 AST)  09:28
[DEN 61-65]
 
  09:10 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (3 BLK)  09:00  
Team Rebound  08:59  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:56
[DEN 63-65]
 
  08:45 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:45  
  08:45 Love Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:36  
  08:30 Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Williams Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:28  
Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:28  
  08:14 Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:13  
  08:03 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:02 Milicic Tip Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:01  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  07:54
[DEN 65-65]
 
  07:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:52 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  07:52 Johnson Substitution replaced by Webster 
Williams Foul : Personal Block (3 PF)  07:43  
  07:35 Webster Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (3 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  07:28
[DEN 67-65]
 
  07:28 Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:28  
  07:28 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:18 Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  07:09
[DEN 70-65]
 
  06:53 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:52  
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST)  06:40  
  06:30 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:29  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  06:21
[DEN 73-65]
 
  06:04
[MIN 67-73]
Love Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Beasley (3 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Beasley Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:25 Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:25 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:25  
  05:25
[MIN 68-73]
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  05:05  
Ely Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:56  
  04:56
[MIN 69-73]
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ely Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:56  
  04:56
[MIN 70-73]
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:29
[MIN 73-73]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  04:06
[DEN 75-73]
 
  03:40
[MIN 76-75]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  03:17
[DEN 78-76]
 
  03:00 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (4 ST) 
  02:50 Pekovic Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Williams Substitution replaced by Balkman  02:50  
  02:50 Love Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:50
[DEN 79-76]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:50
[DEN 80-76]
 
  02:36
[MIN 78-80]
Webster Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beasley (4 AST) 
Balkman Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  02:14
[DEN 82-78]
 
  01:54
[MIN 80-82]
Webster Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:40 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Forbes  01:40  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:20 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  01:01  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:00  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (3 BLK)  00:58.9  
Team Rebound  00:58.2  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  00:54.9  
  00:35.9 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:34.5  
Forbes Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:01.1
[MIN 83-82]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48
[MIN 86-82]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST) 
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:24 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  11:02 Beasley Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:02  
Team Rebound  11:02  
  11:02 Beasley Substitution replaced by Love 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:02
[DEN 83-86]
 
  10:48
[MIN 88-83]
Webster Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:34 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:24 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
  10:22 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  10:19 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Balkman (1 BLK) 
  10:17 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:12 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:10  
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 85-88]
 
  10:03 Webster Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Forbes Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:03  
  10:03 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Koufos 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  10:03
[DEN 86-88]
 
  09:47 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  09:34 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:32  
Balkman Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  09:28
[DEN 88-88]
 
Balkman Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:15  
  09:07 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:06  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  09:01
[DEN 90-88]
 
  08:43 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:41  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  08:37
[DEN 92-88]
 
  08:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:37 Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  08:37 Koufos Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  08:37 Brewer Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  08:21 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Jump Ball Love vs Lawson (Smith gains possession) 
Team Rebound  08:20  
Balkman Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  08:15
[DEN 94-88]
 
Balkman Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:02  
  08:02 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  08:00 Ridnour Foul : Clear Path (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:00  
Team Rebound  08:00  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  08:00
[DEN 95-88]
 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  07:27
[MIN 90-95]
Webster Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:00 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:49  
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  06:49  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Balkman (1 AST)  06:39
[DEN 98-90]
 
  06:23
[MIN 92-98]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:47
[MIN 94-98]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
  05:28 Ridnour Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Balkman Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:28
[DEN 99-94]
 
Balkman Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:28
[DEN 100-94]
 
  05:17
[MIN 96-100]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST) 
Balkman Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:17  
  05:17
[MIN 97-100]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  04:47 Team Timeout : Short 
Balkman Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:43  
  04:43
[MIN 98-100]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  04:43
[MIN 99-100]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  04:32 Webster Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  04:32
[DEN 101-99]
 
Balkman Substitution replaced by Smith  04:32  
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  04:32
[DEN 102-99]
 
  04:21
[MIN 101-102]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  04:04
[DEN 105-101]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:52  
  03:52
[MIN 102-105]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:52
[MIN 103-105]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:15
[MIN 105-105]
Beasley Running Bank shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  02:56
[DEN 108-105]
 
  02:38 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:38 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:38  
  02:38  
  02:38
[MIN 106-108]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  02:38
[MIN 107-108]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  02:23  
  02:11 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:10  
Andersen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST)  01:56
[DEN 110-107]
 
  01:43
[MIN 109-110]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (4 AST)  01:23
[DEN 112-109]
 
  01:02 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:02  
  01:02 Love Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:02
[DEN 113-109]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:02
[DEN 114-109]
 
  00:53.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:51.9 Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:51.3  
  00:51.3
[MIN 110-114]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:51.3
[MIN 111-114]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Team Rebound  00:32.0  
  00:32.0 Love Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:32.0
[DEN 115-111]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Balkman  00:32.0  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:32.0  
  00:32.0 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:31.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:21.3
[MIN 113-115]
Beasley Running Bank shot: Made (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:21.3  
  00:21.3 Love Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Balkman Substitution replaced by Smith  00:21.3  
  00:19.2 Ridnour Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:19.2
[DEN 116-113]
 
  00:19.2 Brewer Substitution replaced by Love 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:19.2
[DEN 117-113]
 
  00:19.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:13.9 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:11.9  
  00:08.8 Johnson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS)  00:08.8
[DEN 118-113]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  00:08.8
[DEN 119-113]
 
  00:00.9 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:00.3  
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
MIN
5th Northwest
17
65
0-10
12-29
5-36
 
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
MIN
Love 20.2
Love 15.2
Ridnour 5.3
Milicic 2.0
Ridnour 1.3
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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