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Notebook: Spurs 121, Nuggets 117


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 8, 2012 12:24AM

THE FACTS: The San Antonio Spurs held off a strong rally to beat the Denver Nuggets 121-117 on Saturday at AT&T Center, despite Danilo Gallinari matching a career high with 31 points.

Seven players scored in double figures for San Antonio, including a career high 24 points by journeyman guard Danny Green, who was 9-of-13 from the floor, including three 3-pointers.

It snapped a four-game Nuggets winning streak, and the Spurs remained unbeaten at home with a league-best 6-0.

Denver (6-3) played without Nene, who played 25 minutes the previous night in New Orleans before sitting the entire fourth quarter. The Spurs (6-2) are without Manu Ginobili, meaning it was key to get the career-high in points and minutes (33) from Green. The former second-round pick out of North Carolina in 2009 for Cleveland, Green added seven rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.

Richard Jefferson scored 19 for San Antonio, including a 3-pointer following his block of Ty Lawson on a fast break layup try that gave the Spurs and eight-point lead just past the two-minute mark.

QUOTABLE: "They were running it down our throats the entire game and the last two days all coach (Gregg Popovich) has been talking about was transition defense. After I got the block I could see (Lawson) was down. I tried to sprint back and fortunately my teammate found me and I was able to knock it down."
-- Jefferson on the key sequence with the blocked shot and 3-pointer in the final two minutes

THE STAT: The Nuggets pulled out a game they trailed entering the fourth quarter the previous night in New Orleans. Much of the rally was supplied by Kosta Koufas, who played the entire 12 minutes while Nene sat with his sore right foot. It got so bad overnight for Nene that he couldn't go in San Antonio. Koufas played only six minutes -- none in the fourth quarter -- and the lack of inside play for Denver allowed the Spurs to take a 18-11 advantage in second-chance points. Also, the Spurs were able to put point guards Tony Parker and T.J. Ford on the floor at the same time to face the pressure defense that was coming their way late in the game. Parker scored nine points in the fourth.

TURNING POINT: The Spurs led by as many as 20, but the Nuggets spent the late first half and all of the second half chipping away to get as close as 106-104. Trailing by five with two minutes to go, Lawson got a breakaway when Gallinari advanced his steal of Parker. Jefferson got back and put his hand on the ball. Ford got the loose ball back up court, Jefferson hustled back on offense, Lawson wasn't so quick, and Jefferson collected Parker's pass back out past the top of the key and hit a 3-pointer to put San Antonio ahead 115-107 instead of clinging to a 112-109 lead if Lawson had made the layup.

QUOTABLE II: "You see the replay? I was fouled."
-- Lawson commenting on the exchange under the basket with Jefferson

HOT: Jefferson's big three was part of a 5-of-8 night from the arc. He's 19-of-30 (63 percent) the past five games and after tonight is tied at the top of the league with Boston's Ray Allen for number of threes hit with 26 this season.

NOT: Koufas took only two shots and missed both of them. He was 4-of-4 in the fourth quarter in New Orleans.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Gallinari had a season high in scoring last night before matching his career high tonight. In four of the past five games he's averaging 23.8 points on 31-of-61 shooting (51 percent).

Lawson had a double-double (20 points, 10 assists), and so did San Antonio's DeJuan Blair (10 points, 10 rebounds).

INSIDE THE ARENA: Former Spurs and Nuggets head coach Doug Moe (he also assisted on George Karl's staff in Denver) came by visit the Nuggets while staying at his San Antonio home.

GOOD MOVE: The Spurs went to plenty of pick-and-roll plays back behind the free-throw line that put Parker on the taller defender Al Harrington. It kept Harrington guessing, and Parker was 4-of-6 from the floor for his nine fourth-quarter points.

BAD MOVE: The Spurs were pushing a 20-point lead midway through the second quarter, but Karl was slow to find something that would disrupt the Spurs. He inserted Corey Brewer (he did not play last night in New Orleans) with 6:50 to go before halftime, and Denver finished the first half with a 19-7 run. Brewer hit both of his shots, but he had two key steals to get the Nuggets out on the fastbreak and also forced a turnover by drawing a charge from Parker.

ROOKIE WATCH: First-round pick Kawhi Leonard (San Diego State) played almost 20 minutes for San Antonio. He hit 3-of-4 shots, but had five rebounds).

NOTABLE: The Nuggets are 2-0 were in games where Koufos started in place of Nene. ... Andre Miller moved into fifth place on the Nuggets all-time assist list with 2,007, passing Dan Issel.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Monday vs. New Orleans, Wednesday vs. New Jersey, Friday vs. Miami. For the Spurs, Sunday @ Oklahoma City, Tuesday @ Milwaukee, Wednesday vs. Houston.

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    • 56.8%

    • 55.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 45.0%

    • 65.4%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENSAS
Total Rebounds3338
Offensive Rebounds1015
Turnovers1415
Fast Break Pts:289
Biggest Lead:020
Points in the Paint:6054
DENSAS
pGallinari   31Green   24
rbMiller   6Blair   10
aLawson   10Ford   7
s3 players   2Green   2
b4 players   12 players   2
 
  • 01/07 - DEN 117 @ SAS 121
  • 02/23 - SAS 114 @ DEN 99
  • 03/04 - DEN 99 @ SAS 94
Denver Nuggets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF39:3010-163-48-10-323522210031
K. KoufosC06:470-20-00-0-61230101000
T. MozgovC18:182-20-00-0-100220311104
A. AfflaloG40:525-82-30-0+502233231112
T. LawsonG36:499-180-12-3+6123103001320
A. Harrington 25:537-101-34-7-912313040019
R. Fernandez 28:564-82-41-2+103331120011
A. Miller 25:494-110-10-0-113366011018
C. Andersen 04:540-00-01-2-50110000101
C. Brewer 12:125-60-01-2+1223501210011
D. CarrollDNP - Coach's Decision
K. FariedDNP - Coach's Decision
NeneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24046-818-1617-26 102333251791445117
 56.8%50.0%65.4% team rebs: 10total to: 15
San Antonio Spurs (8-2)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
R. JeffersonF32:447-125-80-0-900031121119
T. DuncanF19:484-80-02-2+302250020010
D. BlairC30:135-100-00-0+1731013100010
G. NealG21:025-110-30-1-503311000010
T. ParkerG32:118-160-13-5-520263140119
D. Green 33:279-133-43-3+216722222124
K. Leonard 19:453-40-00-0+21451111006
T. Splitter 18:324-50-02-2+1023513020110
M. Bonner 06:471-20-10-0+91010100002
T.J. Ford 21:272-50-14-5+91237402208
J. Anderson 04:041-31-20-0+30000000003
I. DioguDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24049-899-2014-18 152338271961554121
 55.1%45.0%77.8% team rebs: 7total to: 16

inactive

  • Nuggets: Hamilton, Stone
  • Spurs: Ginobili, Joseph

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #74 Curtis Blair, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 17537
  • Duration: 2:17
Denver Nuggets (6-4) San Antonio Spurs (7-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Mozgov (Lawson gains possession)
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:45  
  11:31 Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:06  
Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending  10:50  
  10:50
[SAS 2-0]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Gallinari Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:39
[DEN 2-2]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:31  
  10:31
[SAS 3-2]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:31
[SAS 4-2]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Koufos Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:09  
  10:03
[SAS 6-2]
Neal Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  09:41
[DEN 4-6]
 
  09:28 Parker Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:17
[DEN 6-6]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:03  
  08:57 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:56 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:48
[SAS 8-6]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:23
[SAS 10-6]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  08:07
[DEN 8-10]
 
  07:55
[SAS 12-8]
Duncan Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  07:30  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:29  
Gallinari Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:29
[DEN 10-12]
 
  07:01
[SAS 14-10]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:35
[SAS 16-10]
Neal Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:32  
  06:32 Neal Substitution replaced by Green 
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed  06:24  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:23  
Koufos Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  06:21  
  06:11 Blair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:10  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 12-16]
 
  05:31 Duncan Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:30
[SAS 18-12]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
Team Rebound  05:13  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:13  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Fernandez  05:13  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  05:13  
  05:13 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:58
[SAS 20-12]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:58  
  04:58 Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:58  
Fernandez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  04:50
[DEN 14-20]
 
  04:30 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:29  
Fernandez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:13  
  04:13 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  04:05
[SAS 22-14]
Parker Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:56  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:56  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:56  
  03:40 Green Jump Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:38  
Fernandez Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  03:35
[DEN 16-22]
 
  03:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:34 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  03:34 Parker Substitution replaced by Ford 
  03:09 Ford Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:07 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:04
[SAS 24-16]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42
[SAS 26-16]
Leonard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ford (1 AST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  02:28
[DEN 18-26]
 
  02:05 Splitter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  02:03 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:03
[SAS 28-18]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (1 AST)  01:45
[DEN 21-28]
 
  01:27
[SAS 30-21]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ford (2 AST) 
  01:14 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Gallinari  01:14  
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:14
[DEN 22-30]
 
  01:01
[SAS 33-22]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ford (3 AST) 
Gallinari Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  00:44.9
[DEN 24-33]
 
  00:31.5
[SAS 35-24]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ford (4 AST) 
  00:14.1 Ford Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:14.1  
Team Rebound  00:14.1  
  00:14.1 Leonard Substitution replaced by Neal 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:14.1
[DEN 25-35]
 
Fernandez Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:05.6  
  00:05.6
[SAS 36-25]
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:05.6 Neal Substitution replaced by Leonard 
  00:05.6 Bonner Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  00:05.6
[SAS 37-25]
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (6-4) San Antonio Spurs (7-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Ford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:26
[SAS 39-25]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Splitter (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  11:06  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:04  
  11:02 Splitter Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:02  
Team Rebound  11:02  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Lawson  11:02  
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:02
[DEN 26-39]
 
  10:47
[SAS 41-26]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ford (5 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  10:35  
Team Rebound  10:35  
  10:35 Ford Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  10:23
[DEN 28-41]
 
  10:16
[SAS 43-28]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:01
[DEN 30-43]
 
  09:42 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Harrington Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST)  09:34  
  09:29
[SAS 45-30]
Green Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST) 
Gallinari Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:29  
  09:29
[SAS 46-30]
Green Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Harrington Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:13  
  08:57 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:54
[SAS 48-30]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  08:41
[DEN 32-48]
 
  08:41 Splitter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  08:41  
Miller Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:41  
  08:41 Leonard Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  08:41 Bonner Substitution replaced by Blair 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  08:41
[DEN 33-48]
 
  08:23
[SAS 51-33]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:44
[SAS 53-33]
Ford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Harrington Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:14 Blair Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:13  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  07:05
[DEN 36-53]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:50  
  06:50
[SAS 54-36]
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:50  
  06:50 Green Substitution replaced by Neal 
  06:50
[SAS 55-36]
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Blair (1 ST)  06:38  
  06:24 Splitter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fernandez (1 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:18
[DEN 38-55]
 
Gallinari Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Splitter Substitution replaced by Leonard 
  05:48
[SAS 57-38]
Neal Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (2 AST)  05:32
[DEN 41-57]
 
  05:08 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (3 AST)  05:03
[DEN 43-57]
 
  04:44 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:43  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:33  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:02 Ford Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:01 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:55 Ford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
  03:42 Neal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:42  
Team Rebound  03:42  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:42
[DEN 44-57]
 
  03:42 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:42 Ford Substitution replaced by Parker 
  03:30 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:27 Blair Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:11 Leonard Substitution replaced by Green 
  03:02 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:01  
Brewer Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:50
[DEN 46-57]
 
  02:31 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:30  
  02:29 Blair Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:29  
Team Rebound  02:29  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:29
[DEN 47-57]
 
  02:13 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:12  
  02:07 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 48-57]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 49-57]
 
  02:07 Parker Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:07 Parker Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  02:00
[DEN 51-57]
 
  01:38
[SAS 59-51]
Neal Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:26  
  01:10 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:05
[DEN 53-59]
 
  00:46.2
[SAS 62-53]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:38.0
[DEN 55-62]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  00:27.2  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  00:27.2  
  00:22.9 Neal Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:20.9  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  00:03.8  
  00:00.4 Blair Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (6-4) San Antonio Spurs (7-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[SAS 65-55]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:14 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00
[SAS 67-55]
Blair Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:46
[DEN 57-67]
 
  10:21
[SAS 69-57]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  10:12 Duncan Violation:Kicked Ball 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:49
[SAS 71-57]
Neal Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blair (1 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  09:35
[DEN 59-71]
 
  09:25 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 61-71]
 
  08:55
[SAS 73-61]
Duncan Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  08:41 Blair Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:41
[DEN 62-73]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:41
[DEN 63-73]
 
  08:18
[SAS 75-63]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  08:10
[DEN 66-75]
 
  07:56 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Team Rebound 
  07:41 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Blair Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  07:40
[SAS 77-66]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:20
[DEN 68-77]
 
  07:05
[SAS 80-68]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  07:00  
  06:46 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:45  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  06:34
[DEN 71-80]
 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:34 Neal Substitution replaced by Green 
  06:23 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  06:19 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:19
[SAS 82-71]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 73-82]
 
  05:55 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:54  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  05:42
[DEN 76-82]
 
  05:15 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:15 Blair Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  05:15 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:15 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Leonard 
  05:15 Parker Substitution replaced by Ford 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  05:03
[DEN 78-82]
 
  04:44
[SAS 84-78]
Green Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ford (1 BLK)  04:34  
  04:33 Team Rebound 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Fernandez  04:33  
  04:15 Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
  04:15 Blair Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:04  
  04:04
[SAS 85-78]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:04 Blair Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  04:04
[SAS 86-78]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:53 Splitter Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:53
[DEN 79-86]
 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:53  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:53
[DEN 80-86]
 
  03:40
[SAS 89-80]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ford (6 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10 Green Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:55
[DEN 82-89]
 
  02:33 Duncan Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33 Duncan Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Miller Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:12 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:58
[SAS 91-82]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  01:46 Ford Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:46  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:24 Splitter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
  01:18 Ford Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Fernandez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:18  
Team Rebound  01:18  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Afflalo  01:18  
  01:18 Ford Substitution replaced by Parker 
Fernandez Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:18
[DEN 83-91]
 
  01:05 Anderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:04  
Harrington Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST)  00:50.9  
  00:46.4 Leonard Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  00:46.4 Leonard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Fernandez Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:36.5  
  00:28.9
[SAS 94-83]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
  00:08.8 Splitter Violation:Kicked Ball 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  00:03.5
[DEN 85-94]
 
  00:00.5 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (2 BLK)  11:46  
  11:44 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:36  
  11:36 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:36 Team Rebound 
  11:36
[SAS 95-85]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:07 Parker Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  10:53  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:52  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:52
[DEN 87-95]
 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:35  
  10:35
[SAS 96-87]
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:35 Anderson Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  10:35
[SAS 97-87]
Splitter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:23  
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:20
[DEN 89-97]
 
  10:10 Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  10:05
[DEN 91-97]
 
  09:48
[SAS 100-91]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:34
[DEN 93-100]
 
  09:15
[SAS 102-93]
Green Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:53 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:52  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:47
[DEN 95-102]
 
  08:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Gallinari  08:47  
  08:47 Leonard Substitution replaced by Neal 
  08:31
[SAS 104-95]
Green Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Harrington Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  08:14
[DEN 97-104]
 
Gallinari Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  07:51  
  07:51 Neal Free Throw Technical Missed 
  07:51 Team Rebound 
  07:51 Splitter Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  07:39 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:38  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:32
[DEN 99-104]
 
  07:32 Parker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:11 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:10  
Harrington Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:53  
  06:41
[SAS 106-99]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  06:31
[DEN 101-106]
 
  06:12 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK) 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:09  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  06:04
[DEN 104-106]
 
  05:39
[SAS 108-104]
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  05:38 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:38  
  05:38 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
  05:38 Neal Substitution replaced by Ford 
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:06 Blair Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:05 Green Tip Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:02  
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Miller  04:50  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:31
[SAS 110-104]
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:43 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:42  
  03:39 Parker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:39  
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:39
[DEN 105-110]
 
  03:23 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:22  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:13  
Afflalo Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:10  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:10  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:10  
  02:49
[SAS 112-105]
Ford Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gallinari Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:28 Ford Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:27
[DEN 107-112]
 
  02:06 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  02:01  
  02:00 Ford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:53
[SAS 115-107]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ford (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:53  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:47
[DEN 109-115]
 
  01:25 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:23  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ford (2 BLK)  01:16  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:14  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Team Rebound 
Harrington Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  01:06  
  00:46.9
[SAS 117-109]
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:27.8  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.8  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:27.8  
  00:27.8 Blair Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:27.8
[DEN 110-117]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:27.8
[DEN 111-117]
 
  00:27.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:27.8  
  00:27.8 Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  00:20.5
[SAS 119-111]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Duncan (5 AST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:14.5
[DEN 113-119]
 
  00:14.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Afflalo Foul: Away From Play (2 PF)  00:13.5  
  00:13.5 Ford Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  00:09.9 Parker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:09.9 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.9  
  00:09.9 Duncan Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harrington  00:09.9  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  00:07.6
[DEN 116-119]
 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:07.6  
Afflalo Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  00:06.4  
  00:06.4
[SAS 120-116]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harrington  00:06.4  
  00:06.4
[SAS 121-116]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:06.4  
  00:03.6 Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:03.6
[DEN 117-121]
 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:03.6  
  00:03.6 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  00:03.6 Leonard Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.6  
  00:02.9 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
2nd Northwest
38
28
8-2
20-13
18-15
SAS
1st Southwest
50
16
10-0
28-5
22-11
 
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