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Notebook: Nuggets 99, Spurs 94


Posted Monday March 5, 2012 1:28AM

By Tim Price, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Ty Lawson hit a gutsy 19-foot jumper for Denver near the top of the key over Tony Parker with 11 seconds left, and the Spurs' Gary Neal saw a 3-point shot that would have tied the game instead rattle out of the rim as the Nuggets held on for a 99-94 victory over San Antonio on Sunday night at AT&T Center.

Lawson had 22 points, including a seven-point fourth quarter that also saw him grab four rebounds and hand out three assists. The Nuggets (21-17) have won three consecutive games for the first time since they strung together six straight in mid-January.

San Antonio (25-12) got 25 points from Parker on 10-of-16 shooting. But the Spurs have lost two of their last three home games after opening the season winning nine in a row and 13 of their first 14.

QUOTABLE: "I told (Lawson) at the timeout that we have to make a shot. I told him he was going to have to make a 15 or 17 footer. He played great. I told the team after the game that I hate to break the news, but we can play better. I don't know if we can play harder, but we can play better."
-- Denver head coach George Karl.

THE STAT: Denver jumped out to a 15-0 advantage in fastbreak points (not only had the Spurs not scored on a fastbreak, they hadn't even generated an opportunity at that point). Add to that a 20-9 start in rebounding and it's easy to see how the Nuggets set the foundation for this win and lead by as many as 16 points in the first half.

THE STAT II: The Nuggets survived shooting 36 percent in the fourth quarter even though the Spurs did better at a 41-percent clip. Denver did it by extending possessions; the Nuggets grabbed four offensive rebounds to the Spurs' two.

TURNING POINT: The Nuggets had blown the 16-point lead and were teetering in the fourth quarter when they missed 5-of-8 free throws. With a chance to cut Denver's lead to one point with just less than a minute to go, a sick Tim Duncan (he came to the game complaining of flu-like symptoms) missed two free throws. Even though he made up for it by slamming home an easy basket off a Parker feed to make the score 95-94 with 30 seconds remaining, the damage had been done.

QUOTABLE II: "I thought the Nuggets did a great job of attacking the rim, being aggressive with the basketball and we responded to it in first and spurts here and there. We had breakdowns that were really gross and really hurt us. That combined with their physicality and aggressiveness for much more of the 48 than we did accounts for our demise tonight."
-- Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

HOT: After throwing in a clunker in the first game back from the All-Star break, going 5-of-16 for 11 points against Chicago, Parker has gone 17-of-27 from the floor (63 percent) the past two games -- although that 5-of-9 showing from the free-throw line in those games doesn't quite match.

NOT: Andre Miller backed up Lawson at point by hitting his first four shots. But he picked up his third foul after almost eight minutes of playing time in the second quarter and finished the game by missing 13 of 14 shots.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Lawson missed his first career triple-double by one tick in the stat line. Along with his 22 points, he had 11 assists and nine rebounds. Since coming back from a left ankle sprain Lawson has averaged 20.7 points, 11.7 assists and seven rebounds in three games.

GOOD MOVE: Karl did his best to keep the vibes going from Denver's good start to the game on the road. The Nuggets scored 11 of the game's first 13 points and also led 19-9 5 1/2 minutes in. But Matt Bonner had hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Spurs and then Manu Ginobili (eight points and five assists in 23 minutes), playing for the first time since an oblique muscle injury five games back, came in and gave the crowd a boost with a quick three to cut Denver's lead to 19-15. Karl called timeout and adjusted the perimeter defense and the Nuggets built the lead back out to eight by the end of the quarter.

BAD MOVE: Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard will get attention to his 3-point shot after he fired up a pair of line drives that hit the front of the rim on wide-open looks in the second half after sharp passes from backup point T.J. Ford. The second one came with the Spurs down by five and nine minutes left, and Spurs shooting coach Chip Engelland was on the sidelines quickly scribbling down notes. Leonard is shooting 33 percent from the 3-point line this season.

ROOKIE WATCH: Kenneth Faried was the most athletic -- and most interesting player, for all sorts of reasons -- Sunday night. He made 4-of-8 shots, had five rebounds and two blocked shots. But he also had two goaltending calls that helped the Spurs crawl out of a 15-point hole during a 16-2 run in the second quarter.

Leonard has gone 14-of-15 from the foul line the past two games and has averaged 11.5 points each game..

NOTABLE: Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov sprained his ankle for the second time in two games. He limped off the court in the third quarter after scoring five points, grabbing five rebounds and turning the ball over twice in 15 1/2 minutes. ... DeJuan Blair had a rough night. Less than a minute into the game he fell to the floor with a left knee contusion. He came back late in the first half and picked up a foul and followed with his third personal quickly into the second half and left the game for good with five minutes of playing time.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Monday vs. Sacramento, Wednesday vs. Cleveland, Friday vs. New Orleans. For the Spurs, Wednesday vs. New York, Friday vs. L.A. Clippers, Monday vs. Washington.

DEN
SAS
   
    • 41.9%

    • 44.4%

    • 35.3%

    • 37.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENSAS
Total Rebounds4940
Offensive Rebounds105
Turnovers914
Fast Break Pts:248
Biggest Lead:160
Points in the Paint:3432
DENSAS
pLawson   22Parker   25
rbLawson   9Duncan   9
aLawson   11Parker   7
sAfflalo   2Parker   2
b2 players   2Splitter   3
 
  • 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
C. BrewerF32:434-110-34-4+204411110212
K. FariedF29:164-80-03-6-223504002211
T. MozgovC15:241-30-03-4+41450102105
A. AfflaloG36:556-121-11-1015623200014
T. LawsonG38:407-162-46-6+6189114110022
A. Harrington 32:386-142-62-2+306613121116
C. Andersen 18:312-20-01-3+32680311205
A. Miller 24:345-180-11-2+433645020111
J. Hamilton 11:051-21-20-0+50000200003
J. Stone 00:140-00-00-000000000000
R. FernandezDNP - Coach's Decision
D. GallinariDNP - Coach's Decision
NeneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24036-866-1721-28 1039491926696699
 41.9%35.3%75.0% team rebs: 9total to: 9
San Antonio Spurs (8-2)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
R. JeffersonF27:362-71-42-2-110222302007
T. DuncanF23:467-130-00-2-1718902022014
D. BlairC03:340-10-00-0-50000302000
D. GreenG-F15:550-50-32-2-102021100002
T. ParkerG36:5210-161-14-7-303371230325
M. Bonner 25:534-83-60-0+115602100011
J. Anderson 05:290-10-10-0-10002010000
T. Splitter 23:402-30-02-3+140441312316
M. Ginobili 23:422-52-32-2+60445301028
G. Neal 25:142-72-60-0-40112101006
K. Leonard 22:322-51-38-9+515612101013
T.J. Ford 05:461-10-00-000331101002
Totals 24032-7210-2720-27 5354022226146694
 44.4%37.0%74.1% team rebs: 6total to: 14

inactive

  • Nuggets: Koufos
  • Spurs: --

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #38 Michael Smith, #68 Marat Kogut, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:28
Denver Nuggets (21-17) San Antonio Spurs (25-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Mozgov (Lawson gains possession)
  11:43 Blair Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
  11:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:43 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:43
[DEN 1-0]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:43
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:28 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:19
[DEN 4-0]
 
  11:04 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:27  
  10:19 Green Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:08
[DEN 6-0]
 
  09:53
[SAS 2-6]
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  09:42  
  09:30 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:23
[DEN 8-2]
 
  09:23 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:23
[DEN 9-2]
 
  09:08 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:57  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:55
[DEN 11-2]
 
  08:42
[SAS 4-11]
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  08:24
[DEN 13-4]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:10  
  08:10
[SAS 5-13]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:10 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  08:10
[SAS 6-13]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 15-6]
 
  07:30
[SAS 9-15]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:09 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:59 Splitter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:57  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:51
[DEN 17-9]
 
  06:33 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:32  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  06:27
[DEN 19-9]
 
  06:07
[SAS 12-19]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:51  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Splitter (1 BLK)  05:51  
  05:48 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:45  
  05:45 Anderson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:39 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:38  
Harrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Splitter (1 ST)  05:24  
  05:16
[SAS 15-19]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:11  
  05:11 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Neal 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:48 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:38 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:37  
  04:33 Splitter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:01 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harrington (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:57  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:55
[DEN 21-15]
 
  03:42 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:40  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:32 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:21 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:19  
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:13
[DEN 23-15]
 
  02:57 Splitter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:57  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Miller  02:57  
  02:57 Parker Substitution replaced by Green 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:35 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Team Rebound  02:29  
  02:29 Bonner Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
Team Rebound  02:12  
  02:12 Green Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:12 Splitter Substitution replaced by Duncan 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:56  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:39  
  01:22
[SAS 17-23]
Duncan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:10 Duncan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:10
[DEN 24-17]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:10
[DEN 25-17]
 
  00:50.9 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:49.6  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:39.9 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:32.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:30.9  
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:20.2  
  00:00.9 Leonard Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-17) San Antonio Spurs (25-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:43
[DEN 27-17]
 
  11:23
[SAS 20-27]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Lawson Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:06
[DEN 29-20]
 
Hamilton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:49  
  10:49 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  10:40
[SAS 22-29]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 31-22]
 
  10:17 Leonard Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 32-22]
 
  10:03 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:57  
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:51
[DEN 34-22]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:35  
  09:35
[SAS 23-34]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  09:35  
  09:35 Neal Substitution replaced by Parker 
  09:35
[SAS 24-34]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:14
[DEN 36-24]
 
  09:00 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:58  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:45  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:34
[DEN 38-24]
 
  08:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:31 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  08:18 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  08:13
[DEN 40-24]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:54  
  07:54 Green Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  07:41 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:39  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  07:27  
Hamilton Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:24  
  07:14
[SAS 26-40]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  06:59  
Miller Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:59  
Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:59  
  06:59 Anderson Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  06:41 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Splitter (2 BLK)  06:37  
  06:30 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:24 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
  06:22 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:22  
  06:22
[SAS 27-40]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Faried  06:22  
  06:22
[SAS 28-40]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  06:11 Splitter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:11
[DEN 41-28]
 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:11
[DEN 42-28]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:50  
  05:50  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Afflalo  05:50  
  05:50 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Neal 
  05:50
[SAS 29-42]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:50 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:49  
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:29
[DEN 44-29]
 
  05:17 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:15  
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST)  05:09  
  05:04
[SAS 31-44]
Parker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:47  
  04:47
[SAS 32-44]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:47 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:45 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Faried Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:35  
  04:35
[SAS 34-44]
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed Block: Splitter (3 BLK)  04:20  
  04:17 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Faried Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF)  04:09  
  04:09
[SAS 35-44]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:09 Neal Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  04:09  
  04:09 Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:07  
Faried Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  03:49
[DEN 46-35]
 
  03:36
[SAS 37-46]
Leonard Turnaround Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:36  
  03:36
[SAS 38-46]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK)  03:17  
  03:14 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:54
[SAS 40-46]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
Mozgov Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:27 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Faried Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:20  
  02:20
[SAS 42-46]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Faried Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  01:58 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:53 Parker Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:21
[SAS 45-46]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Team Rebound  01:02  
  00:54.9 Ginobili Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:45.1 Leonard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:45.1
[DEN 47-45]
 
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  00:45.1  
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:45.1  
  00:43.9 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:33.5 Splitter Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:33.5 Splitter Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:33.5 Splitter Substitution replaced by Blair 
  00:19.2 Blair Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:19.2
[DEN 48-45]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:19.2
[DEN 49-45]
 
  00:14.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Stone  00:14.4  
  00:14.4 Leonard Substitution replaced by Neal 
  00:00.0 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (21-17) San Antonio Spurs (25-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Blair Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:27 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Faried Foul: Personal (3 PF)  11:27  
  11:16
[SAS 47-49]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  10:54  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:41
[SAS 49-49]
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
  10:17 Duncan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 50-49]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 51-49]
 
  10:01 Blair Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:59  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  09:54
[DEN 54-49]
 
Afflalo Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  09:48  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Harrington  09:48  
  09:29 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:27  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:18 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:16 Blair Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:16 Blair Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  09:16 Blair Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  09:01  
  09:01 Team Rebound 
  09:01 Jump Ball Duncan vs Faried (Bonner gains possession) 
  08:47 Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:45  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:35 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:22
[SAS 51-54]
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  08:07
[DEN 56-51]
 
  07:55 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:54 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:54  
  07:40 Bonner Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:38  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:30 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:30  
  07:16 Duncan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  07:12
[DEN 58-51]
 
  07:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:12 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  07:03  
  07:03
[SAS 52-58]
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:03
[SAS 53-58]
Splitter Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harrington Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:45 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:23
[SAS 56-58]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Splitter (1 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  06:06
[DEN 61-56]
 
  05:50 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:49  
Lawson Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  05:35
[DEN 63-56]
 
  05:13
[SAS 58-63]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:55  
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:53
[DEN 65-58]
 
Harrington Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  04:36  
  04:36 Parker Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:36 Team Rebound 
  04:36 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  04:36  
  04:26
[SAS 60-65]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:13
[DEN 67-60]
 
  03:58
[SAS 62-67]
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:41
[DEN 70-62]
 
  03:18
[SAS 64-70]
Splitter Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
  03:07 Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:07
[DEN 71-64]
 
  03:07 Neal Substitution replaced by Green 
  03:07 Bonner Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:07  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:06  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
Miller Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  02:45  
  02:45
[SAS 65-71]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:45 Parker Substitution replaced by Ford 
  02:45
[SAS 66-71]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:26 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:23  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:15 Ford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:14 Ford Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:14  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
Team Rebound  01:54  
  01:54 Ford Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Hamilton  01:54  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:38 Ford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:30
[SAS 69-71]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ford (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  01:12
[DEN 73-69]
 
  00:52.9 Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:50.8  
  00:47.1 Ginobili Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:47.1
[DEN 74-69]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:47.1
[DEN 75-69]
 
  00:37.9
[SAS 71-75]
Splitter Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:37.9  
  00:37.9 Splitter Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:36.6  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.4 Team Rebound 
  00:00.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  11:47
[DEN 78-71]
 
  11:25 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:23  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:06 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:00 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:55
[SAS 74-78]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Ford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:25
[SAS 76-78]
Ford Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Team Rebound 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson  10:06  
Andersen Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:55  
Andersen Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:54  
  09:40 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:38  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  09:19  
  09:17 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:09 Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:07  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  09:00
[DEN 81-76]
 
  08:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:59  
  08:59 Ford Substitution replaced by Parker 
  08:46 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:44  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:25  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:11  
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (4 PF)  08:01  
  08:01 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  08:01 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:49  
  07:49
[SAS 77-81]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Faried  07:49  
  07:49 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  07:49
[SAS 78-81]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  07:27
[DEN 84-78]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (5 PF)  07:15  
  07:15
[SAS 79-84]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  07:15
[SAS 80-84]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  07:01
[DEN 86-80]
 
  06:50 Parker Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  06:50 Leonard Substitution replaced by Neal 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  06:40  
  06:32
[SAS 83-86]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Neal (2 AST) 
Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 88-83]
 
  05:47 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:46  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:28  
  05:28 Bonner Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:28  
  05:28 Splitter Substitution replaced by Duncan 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:07 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:05  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:57  
  04:57 Neal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:57  
Team Rebound  04:57  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:57  
  04:55 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:42
[SAS 85-88]
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
  04:18 Bonner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:18
[DEN 89-85]
 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Harrington  04:18  
  04:18 Bonner Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:18  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:15  
  04:15 Ginobili Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  04:03
[DEN 91-85]
 
  03:49 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:32 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:27
[SAS 88-91]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  03:06
[DEN 93-88]
 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50
[SAS 89-93]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:50
[SAS 90-93]
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Harrington Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  02:33  
  02:14 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:13  
  02:10 Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:10  
Team Rebound  02:10  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:10
[DEN 94-90]
 
  01:54 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
  01:53 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:53  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 95-90]
 
Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball  01:46  
  01:34
[SAS 92-95]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  01:16  
Team Rebound  01:16  
  01:16  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:58.5 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Faried Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:58.5  
  00:58.5 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:58.5 Team Rebound 
  00:58.5 Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:57.9  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.6 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:29.9
[SAS 94-95]
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:11.9
[DEN 97-94]
 
  00:11.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:11.1  
  00:06.9 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:04.8  
  00:04.8 Ginobili Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:04.8
[DEN 98-94]
 
  00:04.8 Parker Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:04.8
[DEN 99-94]
 
  00:04.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:04.8 Splitter Substitution replaced by Parker 
  00:04.8 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Green 
  00:00.9 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
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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