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Notebook: Nuggets 118, Suns 107


Posted Saturday April 21, 2012 9:26PM

By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: The Denver Nuggets have barged through the door of the NBA's playoff party.

That door is still open, barely, for the Phoenix Suns.

The Nuggets became the seventh team in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff spot with an easy 118-107 win over the Suns. They also pulled within a half-game of No. 6 Dallas, which plays at Chicago Saturday night.

For the Suns to make the playoffs, they'll have to win at Utah Tuesday night then will have to win again at home Wednesday night against the sizzling San Antonio Spurs, who are gunning for the No. 1 spot in the West.

The Suns, with a win over the Nuggets, could have wrapped up the No. 8 spot simply by beating the Jazz. But after an emotional win Thursday night over the Los Angeles Clippers, they had little to offer vs. the Nuggets.

"Our whole team was lost defensively," lamented Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, who also was disappointed in his team's 17 turnovers, many unforced.

"They are just a really good offensive team. You turn the ball over against them, and they will are going to make you pay."

Ty Lawson had 29 points, 10 assists and just one turnover to lead the Nuggets. He outplayed Steve Nash, who had eight points, 13 assists and five turnovers (he's committed 16 turnovers the past three games).

"Nothing against Steve Nash; he's definitely one of my idols," Lawson said of his motivation.

"Maybe against the Phoenix organization, because they picked someone else in front of me when I came out of the draft. So that is probably the only added motivation I have."

In 2009, the Suns picked forward Earl Clark No. 14, who played little for them, over Lawson (picked No. 18) by then-general-manager Steve Kerr and the Suns.

Also, Kenneth Faried, considered by the Suns' in last year's draft, had 18 points and 11 boards. Arron Afflalo had 19 points.

Shannon Brown led the Suns with 28 points, the second-highest scoring game of his career. But he shot a modest 10-for-24. Marcin Gortat had 18 points and 11 boards.

Sebastian Telfair shot 6-for-7 for 15 points off the bench.

In a game-time decision, Grant Hill, though not listed as injured or inactive before the game, ended up sitting out his fourth straight with knee soreness.

The availability of the Suns' defensive specialist is uncertain for the final two games.

Also, Channing Frye suffered a shoulder injury and did not return after being hit by Danilo Gallinari.

QUOTABLE: "An incredible road win..never going under 10 points (the Nuggets' lead late in the game)...a smart game, a complete game.
-- Nuggets head coach George Karl.

THE STAT: The Nuggets made the playoffs for the ninth straight season.

TURNING POINT: Moments after halftime, with the Nuggets leading 62-60, Faried dunked and Afflalo scored on a fast-break layup off. A turnover by Nash, on a pass fumbled by Jared Dudley, set up a 3-pointer by Lawson that made it 69-60. That 7-0 run ballooned to 21-4, with Lawson hitting two more 3-pointers and Gallinari nailing another.

QUOTABLE II: "I don't see the significance of saying that. If we lose, should we not go to Utah and play. Should we not play San Antonio?"
-- Gentry before the game on whether it was a "must-win" situation.

INSIDE THE ARENA: The Suns had little homecourt advantage playing before quiet fans on a Saturday afternoon. When the Nuggets' lead reached 93-72 near the end of the third quarter, a few boo-birds could be heard.

HOT: The Nuggets hit six of their first eight 3-pointers to break the game open.

NOT: Rookie Markieff Morris shot 1-for-6 for three points in 18 quiet minutes.

GOOD MOVE: Faried took advantage of his athletic ability in dominating Frye early.

BAD MOVE: With the Suns trailing 48-47 in the second quarter, Dudley waited for an easy pass from Brown for an uncontested layup. Instead, Brown wound up and fired a pass way over Frye's head and out of bounds.

ROOKIE WATCH: The Nuggets' Faried, one of the few rookies contributing significantly to a playoff team, was too much for Frye and the Suns. Faried shot 9-for-13 for 18 points. He also had 11 rebounds, three blocks and zero turnovers. "It feels very, very good for me as a rookie, on a playoff team, being able to start and doing the things I have been," said Faried, who said the Suns told him he was "No. 2 on their radar." The Suns picked Morris instead at No. 13. Faried went No. 22 to the Nuggets.

NOTABLE: With four quick assists to start the game, Nash moved into fifth place all-time, ahead of Oscar Robertson, with 9,888.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Sunday vs. Magic, Wednesday @ Oklahoma City and Thursday @ Minnesota. For the Suns, Tuesday @ Utah and Wednesday vs. San Antonio.

DEN
PHX
   
    • 55.2%

    • 46.3%

    • 46.2%

    • 42.3%

    • 94.1%

    • 72.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENPHX
Total Rebounds3845
Offensive Rebounds818
Turnovers917
Fast Break Pts:262
Biggest Lead:216
Points in the Paint:6844
DENPHX
pLawson   29Brown   28
rbFaried   14Gortat   11
aLawson   10Nash   13
s3 players   2Brown   3
bFaried   3Gortat   3
 
  • 02/14 - PHX 92 @ DEN 109
  • 04/06 - PHX 99 @ DEN 105
  • 04/21 - DEN 118 @ PHX 107
Denver Nuggets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF37:225-131-32-2+2102241202113
K. FariedF27:099-130-00-0+224101423103018
K. KoufosC15:121-20-00-0+162241120202
A. AfflaloG37:526-100-17-7+1303331230119
T. LawsonG36:4010-165-54-4+7044101110129
A. Harrington 22:514-70-20-0-131231310008
A. Miller 27:363-80-12-2-61232315018
J. McGee 18:595-100-01-2-903302100211
C. Brewer 16:195-80-10-0+402222100110
C. AndersenDNP - Coach's Decision
W. ChandlerDND - Left Hip, Labral Tear
R. FernandezDND - Low Back Strain
J. HamiltonDNP - Coach's Decision
T. MozgovDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StoneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24048-876-1316-17 83038251712977118
 55.2%46.2%94.1% team rebs: 5total to: 10
Phoenix Suns (4-7)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
J. DudleyG-F31:414-120-41-1-104261013019
C. FryeF-C12:122-51-10-0-11011100015
M. GortatC27:138-140-02-3-18741101003118
S. BrownG41:2510-246-122-2-815611312028
S. NashG29:344-90-30-0-1215613215018
M. Morris 17:361-61-20-0+20443302013
M. Redd 18:032-40-00-000221121004
S. Telfair 20:056-73-40-0-300040030015
J. Childress 08:121-20-00-0+20000200012
R. Lopez 14:413-40-02-3+52350202208
H. Warrick 19:183-80-01-2-122240110017
G. HillDND - Right Knee
R. PriceDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24044-9511-268-11 182745241481777107
 46.3%42.3%72.7% team rebs: 6total to: 17

inactive

  • Nuggets: --
  • Suns: --

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Suns: Lopez

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #71 Rodney Mott, #12 Violet Palmer
  • Attendance: 15877
  • Duration: 2:12
Denver Nuggets (35-28) Phoenix Suns (33-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Koufos (Dudley gains possession)
  11:39 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:11
[PHX 2-0]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:11  
  11:11
[PHX 3-0]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  10:59
[DEN 3-3]
 
  10:43 Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:42  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  10:24
[DEN 5-3]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:21  
  10:04
[PHX 5-5]
Frye Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:47  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:29
[DEN 7-5]
 
  09:13 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  09:03  
  08:55
[PHX 8-7]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
  08:50 Frye Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:40
[DEN 9-8]
 
  08:26 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:25  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:17
[DEN 11-8]
 
  07:57
[PHX 10-11]
Gortat Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:50  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 13-10]
 
  07:38
[PHX 13-13]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:28
[DEN 15-13]
 
Koufos Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:11  
  07:03
[PHX 15-15]
Gortat Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:45
[DEN 17-15]
 
  06:40 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:32
[DEN 20-15]
 
  06:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:09
[PHX 17-20]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:43 Brown Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:42  
  05:37 Gortat Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:37
[DEN 21-17]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:37
[DEN 22-17]
 
  05:27 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:26  
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:05  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:05  
  04:57
[PHX 19-22]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  04:48  
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  04:42
[DEN 24-19]
 
  04:20
[PHX 22-24]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:06 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:55 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:53  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Faried Substitution replaced by McGee  03:40  
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:27
[DEN 26-22]
 
  03:13
[PHX 25-26]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST)  02:59  
  02:44
[PHX 27-26]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Dudley Substitution replaced by Morris 
  02:44 Frye Substitution replaced by Redd 
  02:44
[PHX 28-26]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Redd (1 ST)  02:35  
  02:27
[PHX 30-26]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
McGee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:05
[DEN 28-30]
 
  01:49 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:48 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:48
[PHX 32-28]
Gortat Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
McGee Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:20 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Redd (2 ST)  01:11  
  01:07
[PHX 34-28]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Redd (1 AST) 
  00:54.8 Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  00:54.8 Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.8 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:31.9 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:30.8  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK)  00:14.9  
  00:14.9 Team Rebound 
  00:03.7 Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  00:00.7 Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:00.7
[DEN 29-34]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:00.7
[DEN 30-34]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (35-28) Phoenix Suns (33-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Gallinari Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:43
[DEN 32-34]
 
  11:22 Lopez Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  11:22  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:59  
Harrington Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harrington Violation:Kicked Ball  10:47  
  10:39
[PHX 37-32]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  10:17
[DEN 34-37]
 
  10:05 Childress Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
  10:05 Team Rebound 
  10:02 Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  09:58
[DEN 36-37]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:51  
  09:36
[PHX 39-36]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:12
[DEN 38-39]
 
  09:00 Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:00 Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:42 Lopez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:42  
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:42
[DEN 39-39]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:42  
  08:42 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:28
[PHX 41-39]
Childress Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  08:27  
  08:17
[PHX 43-39]
Redd Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST) 
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:52
[DEN 41-43]
 
  07:32
[PHX 45-41]
Redd Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:21 Childress Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Afflalo  07:21  
  07:12 Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:12
[DEN 42-45]
 
  07:12 Morris Substitution replaced by Frye 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:12
[DEN 43-45]
 
  06:52 Redd Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Gallinari Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:13 Redd Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:11
[PHX 47-43]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:09 Lopez Technical 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:09  
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  06:09  
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  06:09
[DEN 44-47]
 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  05:46
[DEN 46-47]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Redd Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  05:25 Telfair Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  05:25 Childress Substitution replaced by Brown 
  05:25 Lopez Substitution replaced by Nash 
  05:13 Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:12  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:06
[DEN 48-47]
 
  04:54 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:53  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:40 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:38 Gortat Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:33 Frye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (2 BLK) 
  04:32 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:29 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:24 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:18  
Miller Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST)  04:16  
  04:16 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:16 Frye Substitution replaced by Warrick 
Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:16  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  04:00
[DEN 50-47]
 
  03:31
[PHX 49-50]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:19
[DEN 52-49]
 
  03:12
[PHX 51-52]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:40
[DEN 54-51]
 
  02:23
[PHX 53-54]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  02:16
[DEN 56-53]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:03  
  02:03
[PHX 54-56]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harrington  02:03  
  02:03 Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:02  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:49
[DEN 58-54]
 
  01:37 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Warrick Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:35 Warrick Putback Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:32  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:56.9
[PHX 56-58]
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:42.9  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:42.9
[DEN 60-56]
 
  00:29.9 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Warrick (1 ST)  00:26.9  
  00:23.9 Warrick Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:22.3 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:15.7  
Faried Substitution replaced by Koufos  00:15.7  
  00:05.2 Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
  00:04.1 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:03.0
[PHX 58-60]
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (35-28) Phoenix Suns (33-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:41  
Koufos Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:32
[DEN 62-58]
 
  11:14
[PHX 60-62]
Warrick Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  11:00
[DEN 64-60]
 
  10:47 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:46  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  10:43
[DEN 66-60]
 
  10:25 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  10:19
[DEN 69-60]
 
  10:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:56 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:48 Gortat Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:47  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:32
[PHX 62-69]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  09:16
[DEN 71-62]
 
  09:00
[PHX 64-71]
Dudley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  08:45 Gortat Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  08:45
[DEN 72-64]
 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST)  08:38
[DEN 75-64]
 
  08:28 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Gortat Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  08:21 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  08:09
[DEN 78-64]
 
  08:06 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:53 Warrick Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Gortat Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  07:51 Gortat Tip Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:49  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  07:39
[DEN 81-64]
 
  07:19 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:18  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  07:11  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:10  
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  07:07  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:06  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST)  07:04
[DEN 83-64]
 
  06:53
[PHX 66-83]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Gortat Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  06:18
[PHX 68-83]
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:47 Brown Running Bank shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:46  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK)  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:35  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Gortat Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  05:26 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:51 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Team Rebound 
Harrington Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:50  
  04:41 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Koufos (2 ST) 
Afflalo Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (4 AST)  04:35
[DEN 85-68]
 
  04:13 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Gortat Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  04:11
[PHX 70-85]
Gortat Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK)  04:00  
Team Rebound  03:59  
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  03:59  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (3 BLK)  03:56  
  03:54 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:47 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:46 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:40 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:36
[PHX 72-85]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  03:19
[DEN 87-72]
 
  03:06 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:05  
  03:04 Warrick Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  03:04  
  03:04 Warrick Substitution replaced by Morris 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:54
[DEN 89-72]
 
  02:42 Brown Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:41  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:31
[DEN 91-72]
 
  02:19 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:18  
Harrington Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  02:13
[DEN 93-72]
 
  02:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:12 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  01:57 Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Harrington Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:57  
  01:57
[PHX 73-93]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:57
[PHX 74-93]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Team Rebound 
  01:32
[PHX 76-93]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:32  
  01:32 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:32 Dudley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:25 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:24  
Afflalo Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Brown (2 ST)  01:20  
  01:15 Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
  01:06
[PHX 78-93]
Nash Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.8 Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:39.9 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:39.4 Dudley Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:35.5  
  00:35.5
[PHX 79-93]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:35.5 Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair 
  00:35.5
[PHX 80-93]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.6 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:01.1 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.5  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (35-28) Phoenix Suns (33-31)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McGee (1 ST) 
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  11:33
[DEN 95-80]
 
  11:10 Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:09  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brown (2 BLK)  11:04  
  11:03 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:56 Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:55  
McGee Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:37
[DEN 97-80]
 
  10:21
[PHX 83-97]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Telfair (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:01 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:45 Redd Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Team Rebound 
  09:39
[PHX 85-97]
Brown Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Telfair (3 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  09:18  
  09:16 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Gallinari  09:14  
  09:00 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:59  
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  08:54
[DEN 99-85]
 
Harrington Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:41  
  08:41  
  08:26
[PHX 88-99]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:50 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:40 Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:37
[DEN 101-88]
 
  07:15
[PHX 90-101]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST) 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  06:53  
  06:51 Redd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:37 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:36  
  06:31 Lopez Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  06:31  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Afflalo  06:31  
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 103-90]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:06  
  06:06 Lopez Substitution replaced by Warrick 
  06:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (3 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:51  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Redd Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:24
[PHX 92-103]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:00 Redd Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:00
[DEN 104-92]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:00  
  05:00 Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:00
[DEN 105-92]
 
  04:42
[PHX 95-105]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Telfair (4 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  04:25
[DEN 107-95]
 
  04:11 Telfair Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:02 Dudley Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:54 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  03:53  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:28 Warrick Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:16 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:16  
  03:16 Redd Substitution replaced by Nash 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  03:02
[DEN 109-95]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[PHX 96-109]
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:44 Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  02:44  
  02:26 Nash Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:26
[DEN 110-96]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:26
[DEN 111-96]
 
  02:13 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  02:12  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:08
[DEN 113-96]
 
  02:08 Nash Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  02:08
[DEN 114-96]
 
  01:58
[PHX 98-114]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (3 ST)  01:37  
Miller Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:37  
  01:37 Nash Substitution replaced by Childress 
  01:29
[PHX 101-114]
Telfair 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Faried Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:06
[DEN 116-101]
 
  00:53.9 Warrick Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:52.5  
  00:43.5 Childress Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:43.5
[DEN 117-101]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:43.5
[DEN 118-101]
 
  00:36.9
[PHX 104-118]
Telfair 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:12.9  
  00:03.9
[PHX 107-118]
Telfair 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
2nd Northwest
38
28
8-2
20-13
18-15
PHX
3rd Pacific
33
33
4-6
19-14
14-19
 
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