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Nuggets-Rockets notebook


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday February 15, 2011 12:31AM

THE FACTS: The Denver Nuggets had the Houston Rockets on the ropes but failed to deliver the knockout punch. Before the Nuggets knew it, they were the ones laying down.

Courtney Lee scored a season-high-tying 22 points off the bench as Houston erased a 15-point first-half deficit before cruising to a 121-102 victory Monday at Toyota Center. Reserve guard Aaron Brooks added 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting for the Rockets (26-30), who snapped a two-game slide at home.

Arron Afflalo poured in 17 points to lead Denver, which delivered an uninspired effort for most of the final three quarters. Carmelo Anthony was limited to 16 points on 4-for-14 shooting and did not play in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets have dropped seven of 10 overall and five of six away from home. Monday's loss, coupled with the Portland Trail Blazers' win in Minnesota, drops Denver (31-25) into eighth place in the Western Conference.

QUOTABLE: "My right shoulder hurts pretty bad. I have a deep contusion. Hopefully, I'll be all right."
-- Anthony

THE STAT: The Rockets' reserves shot 26-for-47 (55.3 percent) overall and outscored Denver's bench 68-40.

THE STAT II: Houston received 19 of its season-high 31 assists from its starting five. The Nuggets' starters dished out only eight assists.

TURNING POINT: Denver led 45-31 with seven minutes left in the second quarter when everything fell apart. Reserves Chase Budinger, Brooks and Lee supplied the Rockets with some much-needed energy, combining for 21 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the final seven minutes of the first half. The Nuggets, meanwhile, became careless with the ball and did not run the court after turnovers. By the time the second half rolled around, Houston had the tempo in its favor and continued to score in bunches.

QUOTABLE II: "It was the headband. The headband was talking to me. When I missed my first [shot], the headband told me to keep shooting."
-- Brooks, who sported a red headband in Monday's game, on why he looked so much more effective

HOT: The Rockets recovered from a 1-for-9 start from 3-point range, connecting on 13 of their last 23 attempts from long range to finish 14-for-32 (43.8 percent) for the game.

NOT: Anthony saw his run of five consecutive games with at least 25 points come to an end Monday as he sat out the entire fourth quarter. He finished with 16 points on 4-for-14 shooting and routinely stayed around the perimeter, rather than driving to the bucket on every opportunity. His defensive energy was questionable at best, although that could be attributed to playing with a shoulder injury on the second night of a back-to-back.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Lee has scored at least 22 points in two of his last three outings and is averaging 20.3 points on 23-for-39 shooting (59 percent) over the last three games. Despite Lee's upswing, owners should use extreme caution when dealing with any of the Rockets' reserves. Coach Rick Adelman will ride the hot hand for a few games, but Lee's playing time is likely to decrease dramatically if his production dips.

QUOTABLE III: "He's really come out aggressive, and he's earned the minutes that he's gotten. ... When he's making shots, he's running the floor like that and making cuts, it helps his teammates. That's what we always talk about. Don't play for yourself. Play for your teammates."
-- Adelman on Lee's recent surge

BAD MOVE: Denver had an opportunity to put Houston away in the first half but simply became lackadaisical and timid on both ends of the court. The Rockets sensed the Nuggets' letdown and took full advantage by climbing back into the game with a 27-9 run over the final seven minutes of the second period. Denver never recovered.

ROOKIE WATCH: Nuggets guard Gary Forbes scored seven points on 2-for-3 shooting, dished out one assist and committed two turnovers in 19-plus minutes of action.

NOTABLE: The Nuggets have allowed at least 100 points in 18 consecutive road games. ... Denver fell to 5-11 this season on the road against the Western Conference. ... The Nuggets have lost 14 of their last 19 games in Houston. ... Denver has now lost 11 games in which it held a double-digit lead. ... The Rockets allowed a season-low 14 points in the third quarter. ... Houston has scored at least 60 points in a half 20 times this season. ... The Rockets are now 13-4 when they hit 10 or more 3-pointers.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Wednesday @ Milwaukee (ESPN), Feb. 22 vs. Memphis, Feb. 24 vs. Boston (TNT). For the Rockets, Wednesday vs. Philadelphia, Feb. 22 @ Detroit, Feb. 23 @ Cleveland.

Nuggets
Rockets
     
    • 41.0%

    • 49.4%

    • 25.0%

    • 43.8%

    • 75.0%

    • 86.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN HOU
Total Rebounds 39 46
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Turnovers 12 10
Fast Break Pts: 12 22
Biggest Lead: 15 31
Points in the Paint: 44 46
DEN HOU
p Afflalo   17 Lee   22
rb Nene   9 Scola   8
a 2 players   3 Lowry   7
s Lawson   2 3 players   2
b Nene   3 Hill   3
 
  • 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 29:22 4-14 0-3 8-10 -13 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 16
K. Martin F 19:20 1-2 0-0 0-2 -3 1 6 7 1 4 1 0 2 0 2
Nene C 27:55 5-10 0-0 2-4 -27 3 6 9 0 2 1 1 3 1 12
A. Afflalo G 36:41 5-10 2-5 5-5 -9 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 17
C. Billups G 27:59 5-11 2-4 3-3 -13 2 2 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 15
A. Harrington   21:01 4-11 1-6 3-3 -14 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 12
J. Smith   22:30 2-8 0-1 2-2 -3 1 4 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 6
G. Forbes   19:16 2-3 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 7
T. Lawson   26:05 1-4 0-1 2-4 -15 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 4
C. Andersen   09:51 3-5 0-0 5-7 +2 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 11
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
She. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-78 5-20 33-44   13 26 39 15 18 5 12 7 7 102
  41.0% 25.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 11 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 31:15 7-7 3-3 0-0 +12 0 3 3 5 2 1 1 1 0 17
L. Scola F 30:01 3-10 0-0 4-4 +22 1 7 8 3 2 0 1 1 4 10
C. Hayes C 19:47 2-5 0-0 2-2 +2 1 5 6 0 4 2 1 1 1 6
K. Martin G 19:37 3-11 2-6 5-6 +3 0 4 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 13
K. Lowry G 28:18 3-9 1-4 0-0 +8 2 4 6 7 2 0 3 0 1 7
C. Lee   25:42 8-14 5-7 1-1 +25 3 3 6 4 0 2 0 1 0 22
B. Miller   04:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Brooks   20:47 6-13 2-7 4-5 +5 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 18
C. Budinger   25:54 6-11 1-5 2-3 +19 2 4 6 2 4 1 1 0 0 15
J. Hill   24:07 5-7 0-0 1-1 +21 0 6 6 2 3 2 1 3 0 11
P. Patterson   05:30 1-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
I. Smith   04:56 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Total   240 44-89 14-32 19-22   10 36 46 31 27 9 10 7 7 121
  49.4% 43.8% 86.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman, Ely
  • Rockets: Jeffries, Ming, Williams

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #40 Leon Wood, #6 Tony Brown
  • Attendance: 16450
  • Duration: 2:14
Denver Nuggets (31-25) Houston Rockets (26-30)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Nene (Martin gains possession)
  11:46 Battier Violation:Kicked Ball 
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:37
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:15 Lowry Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
  11:05 Battier Violation:Kicked Ball 
  11:02 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:02
[DEN 3-0]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:02
[DEN 4-0]
 
  10:50 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:49  
Nene Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  10:30
[DEN 6-0]
 
  10:10 Scola Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
  09:58 Hayes Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  09:58
[DEN 7-0]
 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:05  
  09:05 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:05 Team Rebound 
  09:05
[HOU 1-7]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:38
[HOU 3-7]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  08:21
[DEN 10-3]
 
  08:03 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:02 Team Rebound 
  07:56 Scola Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:54  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  07:46
[DEN 12-3]
 
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  07:32  
  07:19 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:18  
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:57 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:56 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:53  
  06:53
[HOU 4-12]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:53
[HOU 5-12]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  06:36  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:36  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:31
[DEN 14-5]
 
Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:27  
  06:27
[HOU 7-14]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:05  
  05:54 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:54
[DEN 15-7]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:30
[HOU 9-15]
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:02  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:02
[DEN 17-9]
 
  04:48
[HOU 11-17]
Hayes Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  04:40
[DEN 20-11]
 
  04:15 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:13 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:06 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:05  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST)  03:55  
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:52  
  03:52
[HOU 12-20]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:52
[HOU 13-20]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:38  
Harrington Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:26
[DEN 22-13]
 
  03:19 Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK) 
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:12
[HOU 15-22]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  02:54
[DEN 25-15]
 
  02:38 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:29 Hayes Substitution replaced by Lee 
  02:29 Martin Substitution replaced by Miller 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:29  
  02:25 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:25
[DEN 26-15]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:25
[DEN 27-15]
 
  02:10
[HOU 17-27]
Battier Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:36 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:35  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:30  
  01:26 Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Forbes  01:26  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:26
[DEN 28-17]
 
  01:26 Scola Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:26  
  01:26 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:14
[HOU 19-28]
Battier Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Billups Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:55.0
[DEN 30-19]
 
  00:41.9 Lee Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:40.9  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:24.6 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Forbes (1 AST)  00:03.7
[DEN 32-19]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (31-25) Houston Rockets (26-30)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:49  
  11:35 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:34  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  11:17  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:16  
Anthony Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:13
[DEN 34-19]
 
  10:49 Lee Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:48 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:46
[HOU 21-34]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:37 Budinger Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:37
[DEN 35-21]
 
  10:37 Lowry Substitution replaced by Battier 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:37
[DEN 36-21]
 
Anthony Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  10:23  
  10:23 Miller Substitution replaced by Hill 
  10:23
[HOU 22-36]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  10:18
[HOU 25-36]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:52 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:50  
  09:38 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:34 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:33
[HOU 27-36]
Budinger Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harrington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:33  
  09:33
[HOU 28-36]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:19
[DEN 39-28]
 
  09:07 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:05  
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:02
[DEN 41-28]
 
  09:02 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  09:02
[DEN 42-28]
 
  08:37 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:36  
Harrington Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  08:27  
  08:27  
  08:13
[HOU 30-42]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
  08:04 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Forbes Substitution replaced by Nene  08:04  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:04
[DEN 43-30]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:58  
  07:58 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:58 Team Rebound 
  07:58 Battier Substitution replaced by Scola 
  07:58
[HOU 31-43]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:25 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:24  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  07:18  
  07:09 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:08 Team Rebound 
  07:06 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:02
[DEN 45-31]
 
  06:50 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Team Rebound 
  06:47
[HOU 33-45]
Lee Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:47  
  06:47
[HOU 34-45]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  06:29 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:11 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:00
[HOU 36-45]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:53  
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  05:53  
Nene Layup Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:27
[HOU 38-45]
Budinger Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:06  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony  05:06  
  04:55
[HOU 40-45]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:27
[DEN 47-40]
 
  04:17
[HOU 43-47]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  03:53  
  03:51 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:46  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Martin  03:46  
  03:46
[HOU 44-47]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:46
[HOU 45-47]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:26
[DEN 49-45]
 
  03:05
[HOU 48-49]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
  02:55 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:55 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:55
[DEN 50-48]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:55
[DEN 51-48]
 
  02:36
[HOU 50-51]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:36  
  02:36
[HOU 51-51]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Anthony Driving Jump shot: Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:22  
  02:22 Scola Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:22  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:58 Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:57  
  01:48 Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:48  
Team Rebound  01:48  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:48  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:48
[DEN 52-51]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:40  
  01:40
[HOU 52-52]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:40
[HOU 53-52]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:14 Lowry Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:58.9
[DEN 54-53]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:47.0  
Martin Substitution replaced by Harrington  00:47.0  
  00:47.0
[HOU 54-54]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:47.0
[HOU 55-54]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Billups Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:32.8  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  00:26.9  
  00:25.4 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:05.6
[HOU 58-54]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (31-25) Houston Rockets (26-30)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[HOU 60-54]
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  11:18  
  11:07
[HOU 63-54]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  10:50  
  10:37 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:36  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  10:24  
  10:21 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:19 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:17  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:05
[DEN 56-63]
 
  09:43
[HOU 65-56]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  09:19
[DEN 58-65]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:10  
Nene Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:55  
  08:55
[HOU 66-58]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:55
[HOU 67-58]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:41 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:41
[DEN 59-67]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:41
[DEN 60-67]
 
  08:27
[HOU 69-60]
Battier Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK)  08:15  
  08:14 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:08
[HOU 72-60]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:06  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:34 Martin Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  07:33 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:22 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:21  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57 Scola Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:57 Scola Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Billups Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:31
[HOU 75-60]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:13  
  06:13 Hayes Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Harrington  06:13  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:51 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (2 BLK) 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:49  
Harrington Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:33 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nene (3 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:31  
  05:23 Battier Violation:Kicked Ball 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:23  
Anthony Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  05:10
[DEN 62-75]
 
  04:50 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:50  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:24 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:23  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
Billups Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:04  
Harrington Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  04:02  
Harrington Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:02  
  04:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:36 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:35  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:07 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:06  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  02:54
[DEN 64-75]
 
  02:39 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:19
[HOU 78-64]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST)  02:05  
  02:00
[HOU 81-64]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:54  
  01:54 Martin Substitution replaced by Lee 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith  01:54  
Billups Substitution replaced by Forbes  01:54  
  01:54 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:44 Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  01:44 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:44  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:44
[DEN 65-81]
 
Harrington Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:23  
  01:14 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:13 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:09
[HOU 83-65]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  01:03  
  01:00
[HOU 85-65]
Lee Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Forbes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  00:50.9  
  00:44.9
[HOU 87-65]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST) 
  00:30.9 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:30.9  
Forbes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:30.9
[DEN 66-87]
 
  00:30.9 Scola Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Forbes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:29.9  
  00:29.9
[HOU 88-66]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:29.9 Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:29.9  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.2  
Team Rebound  00:15.2  
  00:15.2 Budinger Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:15.2
[DEN 67-88]
 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:15.2
[DEN 68-88]
 
  00:00.0 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Brooks Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:50
[DEN 69-88]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:50
[DEN 70-88]
 
  11:31
[HOU 90-70]
Brooks Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:11
[HOU 93-70]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Afflalo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:02  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:00  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:52 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:49 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:48  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:42
[DEN 72-93]
 
  10:23
[HOU 95-72]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
  10:12 Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Forbes Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:12
[DEN 73-95]
 
Forbes Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:12
[DEN 74-95]
 
  09:53 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:52 Team Rebound 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Andersen  09:51  
  09:47
[HOU 97-74]
Hill Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
  09:28 Brooks Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:28
[DEN 75-97]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Forbes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:15  
Forbes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:13  
  09:01 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:00  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK)  08:48  
  08:46 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:26
[HOU 100-75]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (3 BLK)  08:15  
Team Rebound  08:14  
  08:14  
  08:08 Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:08
[DEN 76-100]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:46
[HOU 103-76]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:36
[DEN 78-103]
 
  07:15
[HOU 106-78]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:52
[HOU 108-78]
Battier Jump Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:35
[DEN 80-108]
 
  06:11
[HOU 111-80]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST) 
Forbes Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 82-111]
 
  05:44
[HOU 113-82]
Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Battier (5 AST) 
Forbes Layup Shot: Missed  05:30  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:30  
  05:30 Budinger Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:30 Battier Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:30
[DEN 83-113]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:30
[DEN 84-113]
 
  05:10 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
  04:56 Budinger Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  04:56 Lee Substitution replaced by Smith 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:56
[DEN 85-113]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:56
[DEN 86-113]
 
  04:38
[HOU 115-86]
Budinger Driving Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:20  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:20
[DEN 88-115]
 
  04:13 Patterson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:13 Patterson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Forbes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  04:04  
  03:49 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:48  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  03:38
[DEN 91-115]
 
  03:32 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  03:27
[DEN 93-115]
 
  03:03
[HOU 117-93]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  02:51  
  02:45 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:44  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:37
[DEN 95-117]
 
  02:37 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  02:37
[DEN 96-117]
 
  02:17 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:16  
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  02:15
[DEN 98-117]
 
  02:15 Brooks Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
  02:15 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lee 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 99-117]
 
  01:52 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:32
[HOU 119-99]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  01:13 Smith Foul : Shooting Block (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:13
[DEN 100-119]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:13  
  01:13 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:53.9 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:48.4  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Missed  00:48.4  
Andersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:46.9  
Andersen Layup Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
Team Rebound  00:44.9  
Forbes Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  00:40.7
[DEN 102-119]
 
  00:16.7
[HOU 121-102]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (4 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:05.9 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def: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
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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