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Notebook: Kings 90, Nuggets 88


James Ham, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:59 AM - Updated Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:13 AM

THE FACT: In a battle of rookie coaches, the Michael Malone-led Kings bested Brian Shaw and his Nuggets to start his career 1-0. The Kings are now 15-1 in home openers since 1998-99 -- the best mark in the NBA.

LEAD: After three years of uncertainty regarding the future of the franchise in capital of California, the Kings began their 29th season in Sacramento Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. New owners, new management, new coaches, but the same crazy fan base watched franchise cornerstone DeMarcus Cousins dominate the Nuggets frontline all night long.

The fourth-year center out of Kentucky finished with a game-high 30 points and 14 rebounds, while super sub Isaiah Thomas kicked in eight of his 16 points in the pivotal fourth quarter to help the Kings hold on for the 90-88 victory on opening night.

Ty Lawson added 20 points and eight assists in a losing effort for Denver.

QUOTABLE: "This is your team and it's here to stay."
-- Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé

THE STAT: Forward Jason Thompson scored two points on 1-for-5 shooting. Luckily for the Kings, those two points came on a two-handed putback dunk with 42 seconds remaining that gave Sacramento the 90-88 victory.

TURNING POINT: With a little under four minutes remaining in the game, Cousins hammered a dunk over former teammate J.J. Hickson on one end and drew an offensive foul against Lawson on the other end. The Kings need Cousins to be a two-way player.

QUOTABLE II: "The one thing about IT [Isaiah Thomas] and DeMarcus [Cousins] is they have great chemistry. They're like Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- you know, twins."
-- Michael Malone

HOT: Andre Miller, 37, came off the Denver bench in the first half and schooled the Kings guards. The veteran point guard scored 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting and added three rebounds in 11 minutes of play before the break.

NOT: JaVale McGee got the start for Denver, but played a total of 10 minutes due to foul trouble. The shot-blocking center had no answer for the strength of Cousins.

NOTABLE: The Kings have until Thursday to decide whether to pick up their fourth-year option on Jimmer Fredette's rookie deal. The former BYU star received the dreaded "Did Not Play -- Coaches Decision" against the Nuggets.

NOTABLE II: NBA commissioner David Stern and new Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal were in attendance.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Friday vs. Portland, Tuesday vs. San Antonio, Thursday vs. Atlanta. For the Kings, Friday vs. L.A. Clippers, Saturday at Golden State, Tuesday vs. Atlanta.

DEN
SAC
     
    • 43.0%

    • 40.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 38.1%

    • 88.2%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAC
Total Rebounds 41 41
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 18 14
Fast Break Pts: 23 11
Biggest Lead: 4 13
Points in the Paint: 38 40
DEN SAC
p Lawson   20 Cousins   30
rb Hickson   9 Cousins   14
a Lawson   8 Thomas   5
s Lawson   2 Patterson   3
b Hickson   4 2 players   2
 
  • 10/30 - DEN 88 @ SAC 90
  • 01/26 - DEN 125 @ SAC 117
  • 02/23 - SAC 109 @ DEN 95
Denver Nuggets (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Randolph F 15:11 1-2 0-1 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 2
J. Hickson F 33:02 6-10 0-0 0-0 +1 2 7 9 0 3 0 3 4 1 12
J. McGee C 10:06 2-5 0-0 0-0 +2 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 2 1 4
R. Foye G 32:38 4-8 2-5 2-3 +7 0 5 5 1 2 1 3 0 0 12
T. Lawson G 35:47 5-15 2-4 8-8 +12 0 5 5 8 1 2 4 0 1 20
T. Mozgov   19:31 4-6 0-0 2-2 +4 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 10
E. Fournier   21:13 2-8 1-3 0-0 0 2 3 5 2 2 0 2 0 2 5
K. Faried   14:58 1-4 0-1 3-4 -3 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
A. Miller   21:17 6-9 0-0 0-0 -13 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 12
D. Arthur   18:23 3-7 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 6
N. Robinson   17:54 0-5 0-1 0-0 -6 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
Q. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-79 5-15 15-17   8 33 41 19 21 3 18 11 7 88
  43.0% 33.3% 88.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 19
Sacramento Kings (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Salmons F 26:37 3-9 1-3 2-2 +9 0 4 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 9
P. Patterson F 26:44 1-6 1-3 0-0 +3 1 5 6 0 5 3 0 0 0 3
D. Cousins C 39:10 13-26 0-0 4-7 +4 5 9 14 1 4 2 4 2 5 30
M. Thornton G 31:04 1-6 0-3 2-3 -9 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 4
G. Vasquez G 36:18 6-9 1-2 4-5 +2 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 0 1 17
B. McLemore   16:56 1-7 1-5 1-2 +11 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
J. Thompson   16:32 1-5 0-0 0-0 -7 1 2 3 0 5 0 2 2 1 2
I. Thomas   29:16 5-9 3-4 3-4 +1 1 3 4 5 3 0 2 0 1 16
T. Outlaw   06:27 2-4 1-1 0-0 -8 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 5
C. Hayes   10:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
J. Fredette DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Mbah a Moute DNP - Coach's Decision
H. Ndiaye DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-81 8-21 16-23   11 30 41 13 26 8 14 7 11 90
  40.7% 38.1% 69.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Gallinari
  • Kings: Landry, McCallum

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Kings: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #12 Violet Palmer
  • Attendance: 17317
  • Duration: 2:26
Denver Nuggets (0-2) Sacramento Kings (2-0)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Cousins vs McGee (Lawson gains possession)
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:39
[DEN 3-0]
 
McGee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:30  
  11:24 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST)  11:16  
  11:11
[SAC 3-3]
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:51 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:38  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:09
[SAC 5-3]
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (1 AST) 
McGee Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:53
[DEN 5-5]
 
  09:32
[SAC 7-5]
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Randolph Illegal Screen Turnover : (1 TO)  09:21  
Randolph Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:06  
  09:06 Thornton Free Throw Technical Missed 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
  08:58 Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44 Cousins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:44 Cousins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Patterson (1 ST)  08:34  
  08:28
[SAC 9-5]
Vasquez Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:15  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:05
[SAC 11-5]
Cousins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:57  
McGee Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  07:49  
  07:36 Vasquez Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
  07:36 Team Rebound 
  07:30
[SAC 13-5]
Vasquez Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  07:30  
McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov  07:30  
  07:30
[SAC 14-5]
Vasquez Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  07:15
[DEN 7-14]
 
  06:57 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:41  
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:34
[DEN 9-14]
 
Randolph Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:11  
  06:11
[SAC 15-9]
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:11
[SAC 16-9]
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
Team Rebound  05:54  
  05:54 Salmons Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  05:45
[DEN 11-16]
 
Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:34  
Foye Substitution replaced by Fournier  05:34  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Faried  05:34  
  05:23
[SAC 18-11]
Salmons Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:00
[DEN 13-18]
 
  04:42 Patterson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:41  
Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cousins (1 ST)  04:25  
  04:20 Cousins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
Randolph Substitution replaced by Miller  04:20  
  04:20 Thornton Substitution replaced by McLemore 
  04:05 McLemore Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:04  
  04:04 Cousins Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:41 Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:41 Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:41 Salmons Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:41 Vasquez Substitution replaced by Outlaw 
  03:37 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:25
[DEN 15-18]
 
  03:12 Outlaw Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:12 Outlaw Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:01  
  02:45 Outlaw Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:39
[SAC 21-15]
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 17-21]
 
  02:05 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:04  
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:53  
  01:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:53 Patterson Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  01:38 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  01:30  
  01:27 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:25 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  01:22
[DEN 19-21]
 
  01:03 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Team Rebound 
  00:53.9 Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:52.6  
Fournier Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  00:49.2
[DEN 21-21]
 
  00:45.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.8 McLemore Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:35.8 Outlaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:35.8
[SAC 23-21]
Outlaw Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:26.1 Outlaw Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:26.1
[DEN 22-23]
 
  00:26.1 Outlaw Substitution replaced by Salmons 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:26.1  
  00:24.9 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:04.1
[SAC 25-22]
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (0-2) Sacramento Kings (2-0)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 McLemore Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:49 McLemore Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:11  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Arthur Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  10:45  
  10:38 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:36  
Arthur Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:20 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:13 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:13 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Faried Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  10:13  
  10:13 Hayes Substitution replaced by Cousins 
Arthur Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:03  
  10:03
[SAC 26-22]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:03
[SAC 27-22]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:52 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  09:52  
  09:52 Thompson Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:45 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:37  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:28
[DEN 24-27]
 
  09:11 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
  09:09 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:08 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK) 
  09:06 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:03
[SAC 30-24]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:40 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:27
[SAC 32-24]
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Fournier Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:10 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Fournier Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  08:06  
  08:06  
Fournier Substitution replaced by Foye  08:06  
  07:53
[SAC 35-24]
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  07:33
[DEN 26-35]
 
  07:09
[SAC 37-26]
Cousins Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:40  
  06:40 Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:40 Team Rebound 
Arthur Substitution replaced by McGee  06:40  
  06:40 McLemore Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  06:40 Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:38  
McGee Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  06:19
[DEN 28-37]
 
  05:55
[SAC 39-28]
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  05:41 Patterson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:41  
  05:41 Thomas Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK)  05:29  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:27  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:06  
  05:06
[SAC 40-28]
Vasquez Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:06
[SAC 41-28]
Vasquez Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  04:52
[DEN 31-41]
 
  04:27 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:27  
Hickson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  04:17
[DEN 33-41]
 
  03:57 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:54  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST)  03:48
[DEN 36-41]
 
  03:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:41 Salmons Substitution replaced by Thomas 
McGee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:31  
  03:31
[SAC 42-36]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:31  
  03:31
[SAC 43-36]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:22 Cousins Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Foye Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  03:22
[DEN 37-43]
 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:03 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:01  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Patterson (2 ST)  02:47  
  02:40 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:33  
Team Rebound  02:32  
  02:19 Patterson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 38-43]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 39-43]
 
  01:56
[SAC 45-39]
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:50
[DEN 41-45]
 
  01:31 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:31  
  01:25 Patterson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  01:25 Patterson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:02 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:00 Cousins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  00:45.2 Thompson Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:45.2
[DEN 42-45]
 
  00:45.2 Thompson Substitution replaced by Outlaw 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:45.2
[DEN 43-45]
 
  00:31.9 Outlaw Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (3 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:30.9  
  00:27.8 Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:27.8
[DEN 44-45]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:27.8
[DEN 45-45]
 
  00:03.9
[SAC 48-45]
Outlaw 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (0-2) Sacramento Kings (2-0)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
  11:43 Vasquez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:43
[DEN 46-48]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  11:43
[DEN 47-48]
 
  11:33 Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:29
[DEN 49-48]
 
  11:07 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:06  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:01
[DEN 52-48]
 
  10:29
[SAC 50-52]
Vasquez Turnaround Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:06
[DEN 54-50]
 
  09:49 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:47  
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Patterson (3 ST)  09:38  
McGee Foul: Personal (4 PF)  09:33  
McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov  09:33  
  09:27 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:11  
  08:58 Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:47  
  08:35
[SAC 52-54]
Vasquez Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  08:26 Vasquez Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:21 Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:14  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Salmons (2 ST)  08:08  
  08:03 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:02  
Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:48
[DEN 56-52]
 
  07:18
[SAC 55-56]
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (3 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:52 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:51  
Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:31  
  06:31 Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:31 Team Rebound 
  06:31
[SAC 56-56]
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  06:06
[DEN 58-56]
 
  05:37 Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:36 Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:36 Cousins Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Cousins Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:34
[SAC 58-58]
Cousins Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Cousins Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:01
[SAC 60-58]
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:56 Patterson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  04:56 Patterson Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Hickson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  04:41  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Faried  04:41  
Foye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:29  
  04:29
[SAC 61-58]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Randolph Substitution replaced by Fournier  04:29  
  04:29
[SAC 62-58]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:15 Cousins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:15  
Team Rebound  04:15  
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:15
[DEN 59-62]
 
  03:59
[SAC 64-59]
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:41 Cousins Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  03:35 Vasquez Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:35  
  03:35 Vasquez Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Fournier Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:19  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:18  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:16
[DEN 61-64]
 
  02:56 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:54  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  02:47
[DEN 64-64]
 
  02:27
[SAC 66-64]
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Salmons Substitution replaced by Outlaw 
  02:27
[SAC 67-64]
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Fournier (1 AST)  02:11
[DEN 66-67]
 
  01:58 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK) 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:56  
  01:53 Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 67-67]
 
  01:53 Cousins Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
  01:53 Thornton Substitution replaced by McLemore 
  01:53 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Foye Substitution replaced by Miller  01:53  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Robinson  01:53  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:53
[DEN 68-67]
 
  01:31
[SAC 69-68]
Vasquez Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Outlaw (1 BLK)  01:07  
  01:05 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Fournier Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Arthur  01:03  
  01:03
[SAC 70-68]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:45.9  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:43.9  
Arthur Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:43.3
[DEN 70-70]
 
  00:31.8 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:30.9  
Fournier Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:08.7  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  00:08.7  
Fournier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:06.9  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:01.1
[DEN 72-70]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:41 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:20 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:17 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Fournier Jump Shot: Missed Block: McLemore (1 BLK)  11:00  
  10:56 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Arthur Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:54  
  10:54
[SAC 71-72]
McLemore Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:54 McLemore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  10:54  
  10:54 Patterson Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) 
  10:54 Patterson Substitution replaced by Cousins 
Arthur Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cousins (2 ST)  10:36  
  10:30 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:29  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:16 Cousins Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  09:52
[SAC 74-72]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Cousins Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  09:26
[SAC 77-72]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:25  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  09:25  
Fournier Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:06  
  08:49
[SAC 79-72]
Cousins Turnaround Bank shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Fournier Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  08:34  
  08:30 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:29  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fournier (2 AST)  08:19
[DEN 74-79]
 
Hickson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:59  
Fournier Substitution replaced by Lawson  07:59  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Foye  07:59  
  07:53 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:53  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  07:37
[DEN 76-79]
 
  07:13
[SAC 81-76]
Cousins Jump Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  06:56
[DEN 78-81]
 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:37  
  06:37 Vasquez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:37 Team Rebound 
  06:37 McLemore Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  06:37 Hayes Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:37
[SAC 82-78]
Vasquez Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:28
[DEN 80-82]
 
  06:10 Thompson Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) 
  06:10 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:44 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:42  
  05:28 Thornton Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:28  
Miller Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:20  
Hickson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:12  
  05:07 Cousins Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  05:07 Cousins Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:44 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:30
[SAC 84-80]
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  04:12  
Team Rebound  04:12  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  04:09
[DEN 82-84]
 
  03:48 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
  03:45 Cousins Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  03:44
[SAC 86-82]
Cousins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Lawson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:36  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:36  
  03:15
[SAC 88-82]
Thomas Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:15  
Miller Substitution replaced by Fournier  03:15  
  03:09 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
Fournier Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:52  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  02:40
[DEN 84-88]
 
  02:17 Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:17 Cousins Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  02:10 Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:10
[DEN 85-88]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:10
[DEN 86-88]
 
  01:50 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:49  
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  01:37
[DEN 88-88]
 
  01:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:20 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:17  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (2 BLK)  00:58.9  
Team Rebound  00:57.2  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.0  
Team Rebound  00:56.0  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:55.7  
  00:41.5 Cousins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.5 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:41.5
[SAC 90-88]
Thompson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:41.5  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:29.4 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:05.9 Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (4 BLK) 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:04.8  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.9  
Arthur Substitution replaced by McGee  00:00.2  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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