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Nuggets-Suns notebook


By Jonathan Dalton, for NBA.com
Posted Friday March 11, 2011 1:43AM

THE FACTS: Nene scored 22 points and Ty Lawson added 20 as the Denver Nuggets routed the Phoenix Suns 116-97 on Thursday night to give coach George Karl his first win in the Valley of the Sun in more than 13 years.

Karl's last victory in Phoenix came on December 28, 1997 as coach of the Seattle Supersonics when Detlef Schrempf scored 25 points. The Nuggets snapped a 12-game losing streak at the U.S. Airways Center.

Lawson added 11 assists and Wilson Chandler scored 16 points for the Nuggets, who led by as many as 24 points en route to their largest margin of victory since a 112-88 win over Golden State. Denver won the season series against Phoenix for the first time since 2003-04.

Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 18 rebounds for his 14th double-double off the bench and Jared Dudley added 13 points off the bench for the Suns, whose starters shot just 37.7 percent from the floor (17-for-45). As a team, the Suns finished at 41.1 percent including 22.7 percent -- 5-for-22 -- from beyond the 3-point line.

QUOTABLE: "He [Karl] said he hasn't won here since he was at Milwaukee [actually Seattle] so it was big for coach. Now he can rest easy when he comes to Phoenix."
-- Nuggets guard Ty Lawson.

THE STAT: The Suns turned the ball over 20 times, leading to 32 Nuggets points. Steve Nash lead the way with six turnovers to go with his seven assists and seven points. Denver also outscored the Suns 33-10 on the fast break.

TURNING POINT: Trailing 50-38 with 3:51 left in the first half, Nash scored four points and Hakim Warrick converted a 3-point play to pull the Suns within 53-49 with 1:25 left before halftime. But three turnovers in the final 6.1 seconds of the half -- two by Warrick, one by Grant Hill -- allowed the Nuggets to cap a 6-0 run and take a 59-49 lead into the locker room.

QUOTABLE II: "Once they got inside they picked us apart with layup after dunk after layup."
-- Suns coach Alvin Gentry.

HOT: The Nuggets roamed free in the key, outscoring the Suns 66-42 in the paint. Nene and Chris Andersen (6-for-6, 12 points) were the primary beneficiaries of Phoenix's soft defense inside.

NOT: Denver's victory was only the second by the road team in the teams' series in the last 17 games dating back to the end of the 2006-07 season.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in attendance.

NOTABLE: Gortat is one shy of Maurice Lucas' franchise record for double-doubles off the bench despite starting the season in Orlando. ... Every active player on both rosters scored except Denver's Melvin Ely, who did not play.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Saturday vs. Detroit, Monday at New Orleans, Wednesday at Atlanta. For the Suns, Sunday vs, Orlando, Monday at Houston, Wednesday at New Orleans.

Nuggets
Suns
     
    • 51.7%

    • 41.1%

    • 35.0%

    • 22.7%

    • 65.4%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN PHX
Total Rebounds 51 42
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Turnovers 19 19
Fast Break Pts: 33 10
Biggest Lead: 24 0
Points in the Paint: 66 42
DEN PHX
p Nene   22 Gortat   14
rb Forbes   9 Gortat   18
a Lawson   11 2 players   7
s Lawson   4 Gortat   3
b Koufos   2 2 players   2
 
  • 11/15 - DEN 94 @ PHX 100
  • 11/28 - PHX 133 @ DEN 138
  • 01/11 - PHX 98 @ DEN 132
  • 03/10 - DEN 116 @ PHX 97
Denver Nuggets (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 29:22 6-14 2-4 2-2 +19 1 4 5 1 2 1 2 1 1 16
K. Martin F 26:01 4-7 0-0 0-0 +21 2 5 7 5 3 0 2 0 0 8
Nene C 26:00 9-12 0-1 4-7 +22 2 5 7 1 1 3 1 0 1 22
G. Forbes F 21:27 1-5 0-0 3-4 +7 1 8 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 5
T. Lawson G 35:42 8-13 2-5 2-3 +22 1 3 4 11 4 4 4 0 1 20
R. Felton   33:42 2-7 0-1 1-3 +9 0 4 4 6 2 2 3 0 0 5
J. Smith   23:46 4-13 3-8 1-2 0 1 3 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 12
C. Andersen   16:35 6-6 0-0 0-0 -1 2 2 4 0 3 0 2 1 0 12
A. Harrington   16:34 3-6 0-1 0-0 0 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 1 6
T. Mozgov   05:25 2-4 0-0 2-3 -2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
K. Koufos   05:25 1-2 0-0 2-2 -2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 4
M. Ely DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-89 7-20 17-26   13 38 51 28 22 15 19 4 4 116
  51.7% 35.0% 65.4%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19
Phoenix Suns (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 27:23 6-14 0-4 0-0 -25 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 12
H. Warrick F 25:57 4-10 0-1 4-5 -16 2 3 5 1 2 1 4 0 0 12
R. Lopez C 18:31 3-6 0-0 0-0 -24 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 2 1 6
V. Carter G 20:38 2-11 0-5 2-2 -13 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 6
S. Nash G 27:03 2-4 1-1 2-2 -18 0 2 2 7 0 1 6 0 0 7
M. Gortat   29:29 5-10 0-0 4-4 +5 4 14 18 4 4 3 1 2 0 14
M. Pietrus   22:35 2-6 1-5 2-5 +1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 7
J. Dudley   20:31 5-9 2-2 1-2 -6 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 13
A. Brooks   20:57 3-9 1-3 2-2 -1 0 1 1 7 2 0 3 0 1 9
J. Childress   18:32 2-5 0-1 1-2 +3 1 1 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 5
Z. Dowdell   05:25 2-4 0-0 0-1 +2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
G. Siler   02:59 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Total   240 37-90 5-22 18-25   13 29 42 26 20 10 19 4 4 97
  41.1% 22.7% 72.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 20

inactive

  • Nuggets: Afflalo, Gallinari
  • Suns: Frye, Lawal

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #11 Derrick Collins, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 17465
  • Duration: 2:08
Denver Nuggets (38-27) Phoenix Suns (33-30)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Nene (Warrick gains possession)
  11:42 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:35
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:24
[PHX 2-2]
Carter Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  10:59  
  10:57 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49 Nash Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:45  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST)  10:44  
  10:34 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:32  
Martin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:10
[DEN 4-2]
 
  09:59
[PHX 4-4]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:28 Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  09:16
[DEN 6-4]
 
  09:16 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:16
[DEN 7-4]
 
  09:07 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
  08:59 Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[DEN 9-4]
 
  08:39
[PHX 6-9]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:16 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:06  
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  08:01
[DEN 11-6]
 
  07:44 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:42  
Forbes Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  07:40
[DEN 13-6]
 
Chandler Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:27  
  07:27
[PHX 7-13]
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:27
[PHX 8-13]
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  07:09
[DEN 15-8]
 
  06:57
[PHX 10-15]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST)  06:41  
  06:29 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Forbes (1 ST) 
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Forbes (1 AST)  06:25
[DEN 17-10]
 
  06:00 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:58 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:58
[PHX 12-17]
Warrick Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  05:41
[DEN 20-12]
 
  05:21 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:12
[DEN 22-12]
 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:04  
  05:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:04 Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  04:59
[PHX 14-22]
Warrick Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
  04:41 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:27  
  04:27
[PHX 15-22]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Forbes Substitution replaced by Felton  04:27  
  04:27
[PHX 16-22]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  04:07  
  03:58 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:56
[PHX 18-22]
Gortat Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:46
[DEN 24-18]
 
  03:31 Warrick Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  03:31 Warrick Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:31 Carter Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
Nene Substitution replaced by Smith  03:31  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:31  
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Felton (1 AST)  03:16
[DEN 26-18]
 
  03:03 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:02  
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  02:59  
  02:51 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Felton (1 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  02:44
[DEN 28-18]
 
  02:28
[PHX 20-28]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Andersen Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  02:05  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
  02:05 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  01:51 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:49  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Felton (2 AST)  01:40
[DEN 30-20]
 
  01:21
[PHX 22-30]
Warrick Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST) 
Chandler Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:55.7 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:37.9 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:35.6  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:19.8 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:14.9 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:12.9 Team Rebound 
Chandler Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:12.9  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Forbes  00:12.9  
Martin Substitution replaced by Harrington  00:12.9  
  00:04.3
[PHX 25-30]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Warrick (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-27) Phoenix Suns (33-30)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Felton Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:45 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:27 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:27 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:27 Gortat Tip Shot: Missed 
  11:27 Team Rebound 
Harrington Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:27  
  11:17 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:15 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  11:07 Gortat Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:58 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:56  
  10:50 Gortat Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:50  
Team Rebound  10:50  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:50
[DEN 31-25]
 
Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball  10:36  
  10:23
[PHX 27-31]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:07 Childress Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:58 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  09:55 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Forbes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:55  
Team Rebound  09:55  
Forbes Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:55
[DEN 32-27]
 
  09:40 Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:36  
Forbes Running Bank shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:22 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:16 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Forbes Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:16  
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Felton (3 AST)  09:00
[DEN 34-27]
 
  08:34
[PHX 30-34]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gortat (2 AST) 
Harrington Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:18
[DEN 36-30]
 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:56  
  07:56  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Nene  07:56  
  07:56
[PHX 31-36]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:56
[PHX 32-36]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:38 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:24
[PHX 34-36]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gortat (3 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Childress (1 ST)  07:12  
  07:01 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Pietrus Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:58  
  06:43 Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  06:43 Brooks Foul : Personal Take (1 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  06:33
[DEN 39-34]
 
  06:21
[PHX 36-39]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:07 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:03 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Harrington Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:00
[DEN 41-36]
 
  05:41 Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  05:36
[DEN 43-36]
 
  05:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:28 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Hill 
  05:28 Dudley Substitution replaced by Warrick 
  05:28 Brooks Substitution replaced by Nash 
  05:28 Childress Substitution replaced by Carter 
  05:10
[PHX 38-43]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK)  05:01  
  04:59 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  04:57 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  04:49
[DEN 45-38]
 
Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball  04:39  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Martin  04:39  
  04:26 Warrick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:24  
Felton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:19
[DEN 47-38]
 
  04:01 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:59  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:51
[DEN 50-38]
 
  03:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:32
[PHX 40-50]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Felton Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:13  
Smith Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  02:58  
  02:58
[PHX 41-50]
Nash Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Chandler  02:58  
  02:57
[PHX 43-50]
Nash Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Felton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:57  
  02:57
[PHX 44-50]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
  02:47 Gortat Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Felton Free Throw Technical Missed  02:47  
Team Rebound  02:47  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:33  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:31  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  02:25
[DEN 53-44]
 
  02:11 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:06 Warrick Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Felton Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  02:00 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Felton Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:00  
Smith Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:00  
  02:00
[PHX 45-53]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:00
[PHX 46-53]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:32  
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  01:30  
  01:25
[PHX 48-53]
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:25  
  01:25
[PHX 49-53]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:09  
  00:58.2 Carter Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:58.2  
  00:58.2 Gortat Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  00:58.2 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:40.4  
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  00:33.9
[DEN 55-49]
 
  00:25.9 Carter Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:24.4  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:06.9 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:06.1 Warrick Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST) 
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:06.1
[DEN 57-49]
 
  00:04.9 Warrick Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (3 ST) 
  00:03.5 Warrick Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:03.5
[DEN 58-49]
 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Forbes  00:03.5  
Felton Substitution replaced by Smith  00:03.5  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:03.5
[DEN 59-49]
 
  00:01.5 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nene 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-27) Phoenix Suns (33-30)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:45
[DEN 61-49]
 
  11:28 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:26  
Forbes Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
Nene Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:54  
  10:54 Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:54 Team Rebound 
  10:54
[PHX 50-61]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:34 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:23 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:21  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  10:12  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:10  
  10:06 Gortat Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:06  
Team Rebound  10:06  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  09:44 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:42  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:35
[DEN 63-50]
 
  09:23 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:21  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:15
[DEN 65-50]
 
  09:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:51
[PHX 52-65]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Forbes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:31  
  08:14
[PHX 54-65]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gortat (4 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  08:02
[DEN 68-54]
 
  07:47 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:45  
  07:29 Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:29  
Team Rebound  07:29  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:29
[DEN 69-54]
 
Lawson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:23  
  07:08 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:06  
Forbes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Warrick (1 ST)  07:05  
  06:58
[PHX 57-69]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST)  06:42
[DEN 71-57]
 
  06:27 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Nene (3 ST) 
Forbes Layup Shot: Missed  06:22  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:22  
Chandler Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:22
[DEN 73-57]
 
  06:08
[PHX 59-73]
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gortat (2 ST)  05:59  
  05:52 Warrick Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:49  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  05:28  
Forbes Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:25  
Forbes Layup Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  05:19 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Team Rebound 
Martin Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:19  
  05:19 Carter Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Forbes Substitution replaced by Felton  05:19  
  04:58 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (4 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK)  04:55  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:55  
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:54
[DEN 75-59]
 
  04:38 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  04:25 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST)  04:14
[DEN 77-59]
 
  03:56 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:55  
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:31 Warrick Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  03:31 Jump Ball Lopez vs Nene (Hill gains possession) 
  03:25 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:23  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  03:19  
  03:17 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:13 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:10  
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  03:07
[DEN 79-59]
 
  02:43 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Felton (2 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Felton (4 AST)  02:38
[DEN 81-59]
 
  02:28
[PHX 61-81]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:25  
  02:25 Nash Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Martin Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:25  
Nene Substitution replaced by Harrington  02:25  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith  02:25  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:00 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:58  
  01:49 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:49
[DEN 82-61]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:49
[DEN 83-61]
 
  01:40 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:39  
Andersen Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Felton (5 AST)  01:31
[DEN 85-61]
 
  01:17 Brooks Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:13  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:05  
  00:55.3
[PHX 63-85]
Pietrus Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST) 
Harrington Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:55.3  
  00:55.3
[PHX 64-85]
Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Felton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:45.6
[DEN 87-64]
 
  00:25.7
[PHX 66-87]
Hill Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:11.9 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:05.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.1
[DEN 90-66]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-27) Phoenix Suns (33-30)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Childress Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:44
[PHX 68-90]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  11:29 Childress Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:14  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:12
[DEN 92-68]
 
  10:59 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:56 Childress Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:56 Childress Layup Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:54  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  10:39  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:37  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  10:37  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:35  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:31 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  10:23
[PHX 70-92]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:04
[PHX 72-92]
Childress Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Felton Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:45  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:43  
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:43
[DEN 94-72]
 
  09:33
[PHX 74-94]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gortat (3 ST)  09:22  
  09:20 Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:20  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:20  
Lawson Foul : Offensive Charge (3 PF)  09:00  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  09:00  
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:48  
  08:48 Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:48 Team Rebound 
  08:48
[PHX 75-94]
Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:36
[DEN 96-75]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:26  
  08:26
[PHX 76-96]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:26
[PHX 77-96]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harrington Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:08  
Harrington Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:53  
  07:39 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:36 Dudley Tip Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:35  
  07:34 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:34  
Team Rebound  07:34  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:34
[DEN 97-77]
 
  07:22 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:12) 
  07:17 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:15  
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:09
[DEN 99-77]
 
  07:09 Gortat Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  07:09
[DEN 100-77]
 
  06:43
[PHX 80-100]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:20 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:13) 
  06:15 Brooks Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:11  
Felton Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:02 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:14) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:59  
  05:59  
  05:59 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  05:59 Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:59 Team Rebound 
  05:59
[PHX 81-100]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  05:40
[DEN 103-81]
 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:25  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:25  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Koufos  05:25  
  05:25
[PHX 82-103]
Childress Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:25 Dudley Substitution replaced by Dowdell 
  05:25 Childress Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:24 Dowdell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:12 Childress 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:10  
Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:59  
  04:39
[PHX 84-103]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:17 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Koufos Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:13  
  04:13 Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:13 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Forbes  04:13  
  04:13 Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Forbes Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:13  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:56 Team Rebound 
  03:40
[PHX 87-103]
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dowdell (1 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  03:22
[DEN 105-87]
 
  03:10
[PHX 89-105]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Siler 
  02:52
[PHX 91-105]
Dowdell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
  02:36 Childress Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:36
[DEN 106-91]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:36  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:35  
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:20 Dowdell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:11 Siler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
Forbes Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:09  
  01:59 Childress Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:59
[DEN 107-91]
 
Koufos Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:59
[DEN 108-91]
 
  01:48 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:46  
Koufos Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  01:43
[DEN 110-91]
 
  01:33
[PHX 93-110]
Dowdell Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:33  
  01:33 Dowdell Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:33 Siler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:31
[PHX 95-110]
Siler Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:01 Dowdell Jump Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:59.9  
Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Childress (2 ST)  00:53.9  
  00:49.3
[PHX 97-110]
Childress Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Team Rebound  00:28.7  
  00:28.7 Childress Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Forbes Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:28.7
[DEN 111-97]
 
Forbes Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:28.7
[DEN 112-97]
 
  00:20.9 Dowdell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:19.0  
  00:19.0 Dowdell Foul : Personal Take (1 PF) 
Felton Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:19.0
[DEN 113-97]
 
Felton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:19.0  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:18.9  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Felton (6 AST)  00:15.2
[DEN 115-97]
 
  00:15.2 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  00:15.2
[DEN 116-97]
 
  00:03.9 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
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
PHX
2nd Pacific
40
42
4-6
23-18
17-24
 
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
PHX
Nash 14.8
Frye 6.6
Nash 11.4
Frye 1.0
Dudley 1.1
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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