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Notebook: Nuggets 120, Kings 113


James Ham, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:19 AM - Updated Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:19 AM

THE FACTS: The last two times these teams met, the Denver Nuggets steamrolled the Kings by a combined score of 243-190. Tuesday in Sacramento, the Kings held tough, but let the game slip away late, losing a tough one 120-113.

Ty Lawson went at Isaiah Thomas from start to finish, scoring a team-high 24 points and handing out seven assists for the Nuggets (40-22). Kenneth Faried was a beast in the post, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari provided the long-range shooting, scoring 23 points on 5-for-6 from behind the arc.

The red-hot Marcus Thornton led all scorers with 32 points off the Kings' (21-41) bench, shooting 12-for-21 from the field and 5-for-11 from 3-point range. Thomas kept pace with Lawson, scoring 23 points and dishing out eight assists, while Jason Thompson finished with 18 point and six rebounds in the loss.

QUOTABLE: "You can't play every half and every quarter great. I thought the way we started defensively early in the third quarter was the key."
-- Nuggets coach George Karl

THE STAT: The Nuggets made shots in the second half and the Kings didn't. Denver outshot Sacramento 64.3-44.7 percent after the intermission on their home floor.

TURNING POINT: After an extremely competitive first half that ended in a 50-50 tie, the Nuggets came out aggressive in the third, scoring the quarters first seven points. The Kings fought hard to get back in the game, but never led after the break.

QUOTABLE II: "My teammates were finding me on the open three's and I was just knocking them down."
-- Danilo Galinari

HOT: Thompson was unstoppable in the first quarter, scoring 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting. With DeMarcus Cousins sitting with two fouls, the Kings starting power forward gave the Kings the offensive lift they needed to stay in the game early.

NOT: Cousins was a mess in this one, missing his first eight shots of the game before finally tipping a ball in with 3:42 left in the third quarter. Still a force on the glass, Cousins finished with 13 rebounds and five blocked shots, but his offensive woes cost the Kings dearly.

GOOD MOVE: Coach Karl used Kosta Koufos and JaVale McGee to perfection in this one. Koufos got Cousins frustrated and McGee tagged in to swipe at every shot. The result was a very ineffective Cousins.

BAD MOVE: Thompson got off to the hot start, but then his teammates forgot about him. After scoring 14 points in just 14 minutes in the first half, Thompson finished the game with 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting.

NOTABLE: Cousins set a new career-high in blocks with five. The Nuggets now have a six game win streak and improved to 14-19 on the road with the win.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Thursday vs. L.A. Clippers, Saturday vs. Minnesota, Monday @ Phoenix. For the Kings, Wednesday @ Golden State, Friday vs. Phoenix, Sunday vs. Milwaukee.

DEN
SAC
     
    • 54.1%

    • 45.9%

    • 50.0%

    • 38.7%

    • 62.5%

    • 82.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAC
Total Rebounds 40 43
Offensive Rebounds 13 14
Turnovers 12 17
Fast Break Pts: 22 13
Biggest Lead: 14 3
Points in the Paint: 60 44
DEN SAC
p Lawson   24 Thornton   32
rb Faried   12 Cousins   13
a 3 players   7 Thomas   8
s Iguodala   5 Fredette   2
b McGee   4 Cousins   5
 
  • 12/16 - DEN 122 @ SAC 97
  • 01/26 - SAC 93 @ DEN 121
  • 03/05 - DEN 120 @ SAC 113
  • 03/23 - SAC 95 @ DEN 101
Denver Nuggets (40-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 36:29 7-11 5-6 4-4 +6 1 3 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 23
K. Faried F 21:22 9-15 0-0 1-2 +20 3 9 12 1 4 1 1 1 1 19
K. Koufos C 23:50 6-9 0-0 3-3 +8 4 4 8 1 4 0 1 1 1 15
A. Iguodala G-F 32:38 2-6 1-3 1-4 +10 2 3 5 7 2 5 3 0 0 6
T. Lawson G 34:58 8-16 2-6 6-12 +14 0 3 3 7 5 1 3 0 3 24
J. McGee   21:02 4-7 0-0 0-1 -7 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 4 0 8
W. Chandler   21:29 1-7 0-1 2-2 -12 1 3 4 1 0 3 0 0 1 4
C. Brewer   20:48 1-3 0-0 3-4 -1 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 5
A. Miller   27:24 8-11 0-0 0-0 -3 1 0 1 7 2 0 1 0 1 16
E. Fournier DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Mozgov DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 46-85 8-16 20-32   13 27 40 30 26 12 12 6 7 120
  54.1% 50.0% 62.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12
Sacramento Kings (21-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Salmons F-G 32:08 4-9 3-7 0-0 -7 1 3 4 2 5 0 2 1 0 11
J. Thompson F 28:43 9-11 0-0 0-0 -4 2 4 6 2 5 1 2 0 0 18
D. Cousins C 27:29 1-12 0-1 6-10 -13 3 10 13 3 3 0 3 5 4 8
T. Evans G 32:10 2-5 1-4 2-2 -16 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 7
I. Thomas G 34:07 6-13 3-6 8-9 -7 1 2 3 8 2 1 2 1 0 23
C. Hayes   19:50 1-4 0-0 0-0 +5 2 5 7 1 1 1 1 0 1 2
M. Thornton   34:38 12-21 5-11 3-3 +9 2 2 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 32
J. Fredette   12:29 1-5 0-1 2-2 -1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 4
P. Patterson   10:56 2-3 0-1 2-2 +2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
J. Johnson   07:30 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 2
C. Aldrich DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Douglas DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Outlaw DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 39-85 12-31 23-28   14 29 43 23 23 5 17 7 6 113
  45.9% 38.7% 82.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 18

inactive

  • Nuggets: Miller, Stone
  • Kings: --

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Kings: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #40 Leon Wood, #72 JT Orr
  • Attendance: 11923
  • Duration: 2:09
Denver Nuggets (40-22) Sacramento Kings (21-41)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Koufos (Thomas gains possession)
  11:40 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:29
[SAC 3-0]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:10
[DEN 2-3]
 
  10:58
[SAC 5-2]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST) 
Iguodala Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  10:45
[DEN 4-5]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:34  
  10:21 Cousins Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  10:13
[DEN 7-5]
 
  09:59 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:57  
  09:50 Cousins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:50  
Team Rebound  09:50  
Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:50
[DEN 8-5]
 
  09:46
[SAC 7-8]
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:54
[DEN 10-7]
 
Koufos Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:41  
  08:31 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:31  
Faried Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  08:20
[DEN 12-7]
 
  08:11
[SAC 9-12]
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:45 Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:45  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:33 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:22 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:21  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK)  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:16  
  07:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  07:04  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:02  
Koufos Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:02
[DEN 14-9]
 
  06:44 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:43  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:19 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  06:15
[DEN 16-9]
 
  05:55 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:54  
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:42  
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:33  
  05:30 Salmons Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (2 BLK)  05:25  
  05:23 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:13
[SAC 11-16]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (3 BLK)  05:00  
  04:59 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:55 Cousins Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  04:55 Cousins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  04:55  
  04:55 Cousins Substitution replaced by Hayes 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:40 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:23
[SAC 13-16]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Faried Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:02
[DEN 18-13]
 
  03:41
[SAC 15-18]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
  03:30 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:30
[DEN 19-15]
 
Faried Substitution replaced by Chandler  03:30  
  03:30 Evans Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:30
[DEN 20-15]
 
  03:06 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:06  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:06  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  03:06  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:41 Thomas Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Salmons (1 BLK)  02:38  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:37  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:34 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:25
[SAC 18-20]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
  02:07 Salmons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
  02:07 Thomas Substitution replaced by Fredette 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 21-18]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 22-18]
 
  01:47 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:39 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:39  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:16  
Brewer Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:04
[SAC 20-22]
Salmons Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fredette (1 AST) 
Iguodala Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:47.4  
  00:30.9
[SAC 22-22]
Hayes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:10.5
[DEN 24-22]
 
Iguodala Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:07.8  
  00:01.0 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Iguodala (1 ST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (40-22) Sacramento Kings (21-41)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Miller Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:19 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Iguodala (2 ST) 
Iguodala Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  11:16  
  10:54 Patterson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
  10:52 Fredette Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:52
[DEN 25-22]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:35 Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:29 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Iguodala (3 ST) 
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (1 AST)  10:22
[DEN 27-22]
 
  09:59 Hayes Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
  09:58 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:56 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Team Rebound 
Iguodala Substitution replaced by Gallinari  09:55  
  09:47 Fredette Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:43
[SAC 24-27]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
McGee Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:32  
McGee Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:10
[SAC 26-27]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  08:58
[DEN 29-26]
 
  08:42 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:42 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:37
[SAC 28-29]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fredette (1 ST)  08:24  
  08:19
[SAC 30-29]
Patterson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fredette (2 AST) 
McGee Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  07:51
[DEN 31-30]
 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:38  
  07:38  
McGee Substitution replaced by Lawson  07:38  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Faried  07:38  
  07:38
[SAC 31-31]
Fredette Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:38
[SAC 32-31]
Fredette Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:17
[DEN 34-32]
 
  06:54 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  06:40  
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:39  
  06:39 Hayes Substitution replaced by Evans 
  06:39 Patterson Substitution replaced by Cousins 
  06:27 Fredette Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:26  
  06:20 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:20
[DEN 35-32]
 
  06:20 Fredette Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:20
[DEN 36-32]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:10  
  06:00 Johnson Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  06:00  
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  05:52
[DEN 38-32]
 
  05:34
[SAC 35-38]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:04
[DEN 40-35]
 
  04:47 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:46  
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:30 Johnson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  04:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Koufos  04:30  
  04:30 Johnson Substitution replaced by Salmons 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:05  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:55 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:54  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:44
[DEN 42-35]
 
  03:27 Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  03:22
[DEN 44-35]
 
  03:11
[SAC 37-44]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:43
[SAC 39-44]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  02:31
[DEN 46-39]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
Faried Substitution replaced by Iguodala  02:17  
Miller Substitution replaced by Chandler  02:17  
  02:17 Evans Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  02:05
[SAC 42-46]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cousins (2 AST) 
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:42 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:41 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:40
[SAC 44-46]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  01:31 Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:31
[DEN 47-44]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:31
[DEN 48-44]
 
  01:17
[SAC 46-48]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Cousins (3 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  01:06  
  01:00 Salmons Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:00 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:00
[SAC 48-48]
Thornton Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Chandler Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.9 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:37.7
[SAC 50-48]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:28.4  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Faried  00:28.4  
  00:06.9 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Chandler (2 ST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:00.5  
Faried Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.5
[DEN 50-50]
 
  00:00.0 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (40-22) Sacramento Kings (21-41)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST)  11:41
[DEN 53-50]
 
  11:22 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  11:19 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:19  
  11:14 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:14
[DEN 54-50]
 
Koufos Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:14
[DEN 55-50]
 
  10:55 Salmons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Iguodala (4 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (2 AST)  10:51
[DEN 57-50]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:43  
  10:43
[SAC 51-57]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:43
[SAC 52-57]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (3 AST)  10:29
[DEN 59-52]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:15  
  10:06 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:06 Team Rebound 
Faried Foul: Personal (4 PF)  10:06  
Faried Substitution replaced by Chandler  10:06  
  09:40 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:39  
Iguodala Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  09:32  
  09:17 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:15  
  09:15 Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:00  
Koufos Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:57
[DEN 61-52]
 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:46  
  08:46
[SAC 53-61]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:46 Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:46  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:27  
  08:21 Salmons Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  08:13
[DEN 64-53]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:06  
  08:06
[SAC 54-64]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:06
[SAC 55-64]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:49  
Koufos Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 66-55]
 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:38  
  07:38
[SAC 56-66]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:38
[SAC 57-66]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Chandler Dunk Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:23 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:16 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:14  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:08  
  07:08 Salmons Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:08
[DEN 67-57]
 
  07:08 Salmons Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:08
[DEN 68-57]
 
  06:53 Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Chandler (3 ST) 
Koufos Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  06:38
[DEN 70-57]
 
  06:38 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  06:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  06:38
[DEN 71-57]
 
  06:15
[SAC 60-71]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Koufos Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  06:09  
  06:04
[SAC 63-71]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  05:35
[SAC 66-71]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  05:14
[DEN 74-66]
 
  05:03 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:03  
  04:53 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:53
[DEN 75-66]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:53
[DEN 76-66]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:38  
  04:38
[SAC 67-76]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:38
[SAC 68-76]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:25 Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:25
[DEN 77-68]
 
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  04:25  
  04:25 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  04:13 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:06
[DEN 79-68]
 
  03:43 Hayes Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  03:42
[SAC 70-79]
Cousins Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  03:27
[DEN 82-70]
 
  03:14 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  03:12 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (3 BLK) 
  03:11 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:08
[SAC 72-82]
Thornton Jump Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:00
[DEN 84-72]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  02:58  
  02:43 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:42  
McGee Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  02:35  
McGee Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
Iguodala Substitution replaced by Miller  02:35  
  02:17
[SAC 75-84]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (4 BLK)  01:55  
  01:54 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:54  
  01:54
[SAC 76-84]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:54
[SAC 77-84]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:30
[DEN 86-77]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:20  
  01:20
[SAC 78-86]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:20
[SAC 79-86]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Chandler Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Team Rebound 
McGee Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:55.7  
  00:55.7 Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.7 Team Rebound 
  00:55.7 Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:54.9  
  00:44.9 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:44.9  
Team Rebound  00:44.9  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:44.9  
  00:44.6 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:21.8 Cousins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:20.9  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (5 BLK)  00:00.8  
  00:00.0 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:00.0 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (40-22) Sacramento Kings (21-41)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[SAC 81-86]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  11:27
[DEN 88-81]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (4 PF)  11:11  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Gallinari  11:11  
  11:05 Cousins Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  11:05 Cousins Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  10:58
[DEN 90-81]
 
Gallinari Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:46  
  10:46 Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:46 Team Rebound 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Faried  10:46  
  10:46 Evans Substitution replaced by Salmons 
  10:46 Thomas Substitution replaced by Fredette 
  10:46
[SAC 82-90]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:19 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  10:18  
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  10:15
[DEN 92-82]
 
  10:15 Fredette Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  10:15 Cousins Substitution replaced by Patterson 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:15  
  10:15 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:05
[SAC 85-92]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:45  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  09:41  
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  09:27
[DEN 94-85]
 
  08:59 Fredette Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Team Rebound 
  08:58 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  08:58  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fredette (2 ST)  08:38  
  08:25
[SAC 87-94]
Fredette Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:09 Hayes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:09  
Team Rebound  08:09  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:09
[DEN 95-87]
 
  07:52 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:35 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:33  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:25
[DEN 97-87]
 
  07:10 Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:10  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:51
[SAC 89-97]
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  06:51  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Iguodala  06:51  
  06:51 Hayes Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:51
[SAC 90-97]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:40
[DEN 99-90]
 
  06:26
[SAC 92-99]
Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Faried Hook Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST)  06:13
[DEN 101-92]
 
Iguodala Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:04  
  06:04 Fredette Substitution replaced by Evans 
  05:54
[SAC 95-101]
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
  05:37 Salmons Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:37  
Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:37  
Team Rebound  05:37  
Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Team Rebound 
McGee Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:36  
  05:36
[SAC 96-101]
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:36
[SAC 97-101]
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (4 AST)  05:26
[DEN 103-97]
 
  05:04 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (4 BLK) 
  05:02 Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:59 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:58  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  04:53
[DEN 105-97]
 
  04:40 Thompson Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  04:40 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Koufos  04:40  
  04:40 Patterson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  04:22 Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:22  
Team Rebound  04:22  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:22
[DEN 106-97]
 
  04:05 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Iguodala (5 ST) 
  04:04 Evans Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:04  
Team Rebound  04:04  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Koufos Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:52 Team Rebound 
  03:52
[SAC 98-106]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (5 AST)  03:37
[DEN 108-98]
 
  03:22 Salmons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Gallinari Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (6 AST)  03:17
[DEN 110-98]
 
  03:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:02
[SAC 100-110]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST) 
Gallinari Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:37
[DEN 112-100]
 
  02:24
[SAC 103-112]
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (4 AST)  01:59
[DEN 115-103]
 
  01:46
[SAC 106-115]
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (8 AST) 
Koufos Jump Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (7 AST)  01:24
[DEN 117-106]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA)  01:20  
  01:20
[SAC 107-117]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 3 (19 PTS) 
  01:20
[SAC 108-117]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 3 (20 PTS) 
  01:20
[SAC 109-117]
Thomas Free Throw 3 of 3 (21 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  01:07
[DEN 120-109]
 
  00:59.3
[SAC 111-120]
Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Gallinari Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:30.9 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:29.6  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  00:08.9  
  00:07.4 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:05.0
[SAC 113-120]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:00.4  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l10
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DEN
2nd Northwest
57
25
8-2
38-3
19-22
SAC
4th Pacific
28
54
2-8
20-21
8-33
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 21.3
2 players 8.4
2 players 8.0
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.0
SAC
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