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Notebook: Suns 114, Nuggets 103


Norm Frauenheim, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:33 AM - Updated Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:33 AM

FACT: Suns forward Markieff Morris has never been hotter. Through the best three-game stretch of his career, he is averaging 22.7 points and 9.0 rebounds. Over the last two, he is 22-for-26 from the floor.

THE LEAD: It's hard to know what to expect from the Suns, so expect just about everything.

That and more were on display Friday night throughout a crazy 114-103 victory over the Nuggets in an up-and-down game full of wild swings.

The Suns led by 11 in the first quarter, trailed by one early in the second, led by 17 at halftime, led by18 midway through the third quarter and trailed by 11 two minutes before the start of the fourth. Dizzy yet? If the Suns ever were, there was absolutely no sign of it during the final 12 minutes when they shook off their youth, or inexperience or whatever else had bothered them.

Yes, they were expected to be inconsistent. But they were never expected to be quite so resilient. It's the resiliency that has turned the Suns into one of the season's early surprises. A team predicted to win as few as 20 or 21 games is suddenly 4-2.

They are because of what happened during the final 14 minutes. Just when it looked as if the Suns would lose the way the pundits had predicted they would, they rallied with an 8-1 run, cutting the margin to three, during a 1:41 stretch. The Morris brothers, Markieff and Marcus, led the way with Markieff scoring five points, including two off a Marcus steal. The brothers then took over in the fourth with Markieff leading the way with nine of his career-high 28 points on 10-for-13 shooting from the floor.

Before tipoff, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek was asked how he could ensure that the Morris brothers would continue to work as an effective tandem.

"Pray," Hornacek said

His prayers were answered 56 seconds into the fourth when Marcus Morris hit a 3-pointer tying it up at 87. The Nuggets, led by Ty Lawson's game-high 29 points, would stay within two for the next five-plus minutes. They led by two, 95-93, after a 12-foot jumper by Jordan Hamilton, who finished with 19. But that's when the Suns delivered the game's final counter, a 12-0 run punctuated by a pair of 3-pointers from the Morris brothers.

QUOTABLE: "Typically, the young guys get panicked and it gets even worse. Our guys are not doing that and that's a great sign. They stay with it; they stay composed even though we have a young team. That's a great sign for the future.''

-- Hornacek, on the Suns' ability to come back from a deficit

THE STAT: The Suns shot 45 percent, 9-for-20, on 3-point attempts.

TURNING POINT: Actually there were two, both connected. The Suns went on an 8-1 run during the final 1:41 of the third quarter. They followed up with the clincher, a 12-0 run midway through the fourth.

QUOTABLE II: "I'm at a loss for words from the lack of energy from some of our guys that are rotation guys.''

-- Nuggets coach Brian Shaw

HOT: Suns center Miles Plumlee had 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the floor, grabbed 11 rebounds and had two blocks. Plumlee's 18 points tied his career-high, which he recorded in the Suns' season-opening victory over the Blazers. Plumlee, acquired from the Pacers for Luis Scola, had all of 13 points and 22 rebounds in 14 games for the Indiana.

NOT: Randy Foye. The Nuggets guard was 3-for-10 from the floor, including 1-for-5 from the 3-point line.

ROOKIE WATCH: The Suns' first-round picks didn't have much of an impact. Archie Goodwin was 1-for-2 and had one rebound in six minutes.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Monday @ Utah, Wednesday vs. L.A. Lakers, Friday vs. Minnesota. For the Suns, Sunday vs. New Orleans, Wednesday @ Portland, Friday vs. Brooklyn.

DEN
PHX
     
    • 45.0%

    • 48.2%

    • 36.4%

    • 45.0%

    • 82.1%

    • 78.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN PHX
Total Rebounds 37 48
Offensive Rebounds 7 11
Turnovers 20 20
Fast Break Pts: 32 37
Biggest Lead: 11 18
Points in the Paint: 40 48
DEN PHX
p Lawson   29 Morris   28
rb Hamilton   9 Plumlee   11
a 3 players   4 Bledsoe   9
s Lawson   3 2 players   3
b 2 players   1 Plumlee   2
 
  • 11/08 - DEN 103 @ PHX 114
  • 12/20 - PHX 103 @ DEN 99
  • 01/19 - DEN 103 @ PHX 117
  • 02/18 - PHX 112 @ DEN 107
Denver Nuggets (1-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Hamilton F 32:13 8-12 3-7 0-0 +2 2 7 9 0 0 2 5 0 0 19
K. Faried F 20:08 1-4 0-0 1-1 -19 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
J. McGee C 12:25 1-4 0-0 0-0 -9 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 2
R. Foye G 29:49 3-10 1-5 4-6 -3 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 0 1 11
T. Lawson G 41:00 10-21 2-6 7-8 -8 1 1 2 4 2 3 4 0 1 29
J. Hickson   14:08 1-2 0-0 2-4 -5 0 4 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 4
T. Mozgov   04:57 0-2 0-0 0-0 -10 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Randolph   31:42 4-9 1-3 5-5 +4 0 7 7 2 3 2 3 1 1 14
D. Arthur   26:08 3-6 0-0 0-0 +11 0 1 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 6
E. Fournier   06:55 2-2 1-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
N. Robinson   07:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
A. Miller   13:35 1-5 0-0 4-4 -17 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 6
Q. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-80 8-22 23-28   7 30 37 17 26 11 20 2 3 103
  45.0% 36.4% 82.1%   team rebs: 6 total to: 20
Phoenix Suns (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 23:20 2-7 1-2 4-5 +3 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 9
C. Frye F 30:28 2-10 1-4 2-2 +8 2 7 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 7
M. Plumlee C 31:13 7-13 0-0 4-8 +9 3 8 11 0 4 0 2 2 1 18
G. Green G 30:03 5-12 1-3 1-2 +15 2 3 5 0 3 2 1 1 0 12
E. Bledsoe G 35:34 6-11 1-1 4-4 +4 0 2 2 9 3 3 3 0 0 17
M. Morris   34:19 10-13 1-1 7-8 +5 1 9 10 2 2 3 4 0 0 28
A. Goodwin   06:02 1-2 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Morris   25:40 3-8 3-6 2-2 +10 2 6 8 3 3 2 5 0 1 11
I. Smith   12:26 3-3 1-1 1-1 +7 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 8
D. Christmas   10:55 1-4 0-2 0-0 +4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
G. Dragic DNP - Coach's Decision
V. Kravtsov DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Len DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-83 9-20 25-32   11 37 48 21 22 11 20 3 2 114
  48.2% 45.0% 78.1%   team rebs: 8 total to: 20

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Gallinari
  • Suns: Okafor

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #12 Violet Palmer, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 15145
  • Duration: 2:21
Denver Nuggets (1-3) Phoenix Suns (3-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Plumlee vs McGee (Lawson gains possession)
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  11:41  
  11:36 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:25
[DEN 3-0]
 
  11:09
[PHX 2-3]
Plumlee Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:54 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:45  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  10:36
[DEN 5-2]
 
  10:36 Frye Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:36
[DEN 6-2]
 
  10:25
[PHX 5-6]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:06 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:00
[PHX 7-6]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:46 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40
[PHX 10-6]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST) 
Hamilton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McGee (1 AST)  09:34
[DEN 8-10]
 
  09:15 Frye Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:10 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  09:03
[DEN 10-10]
 
  08:46 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:46 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:46 Frye Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
McGee Running Hook Shot: Missed  08:24  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:20  
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:18 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:17 Tucker Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:49
[PHX 12-10]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:24  
McGee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:24  
  07:05
[PHX 14-10]
Plumlee Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST) 
McGee Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  06:46  
  06:42
[PHX 16-10]
Green Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:35  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  06:35  
McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov  06:35  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:24 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:12 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:10  
  06:00 Frye Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:00 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
  05:53 Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:53  
Team Rebound  05:53  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:53
[DEN 11-16]
 
  05:32
[PHX 18-11]
Plumlee Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32
[PHX 19-11]
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Randolph  05:21  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 13-19]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:11  
  04:51
[PHX 21-13]
Plumlee Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:51  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:51  
  04:51 Green Substitution replaced by Goodwin 
  04:51
[PHX 22-13]
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST)  04:38  
  04:34
[PHX 24-13]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  04:33 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Foye Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:17
[DEN 15-24]
 
  04:03 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:01  
Randolph Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:42
[DEN 17-24]
 
  03:25 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:24  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK)  03:14  
  03:12 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:09  
  03:09 Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Foye Substitution replaced by Fournier  03:09  
  03:09
[PHX 25-17]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:53
[DEN 19-25]
 
  02:37
[PHX 27-19]
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  02:15
[DEN 22-27]
 
  02:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:11 Tucker Substitution replaced by Morris 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:11  
  02:02 Morris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:39 Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:35 Goodwin Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:31  
  01:30 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:30
[DEN 23-27]
 
  01:30 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Smith 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:30
[DEN 24-27]
 
  01:10
[PHX 29-24]
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:50.9
[DEN 26-29]
 
  00:46.2
[PHX 32-26]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  00:34.6 Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.6  
Team Rebound  00:34.6  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:34.6
[DEN 27-32]
 
  00:26.9
[PHX 35-27]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Fournier Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:06.9
[DEN 29-35]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:03.0  
  00:00.1 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (1-3) Phoenix Suns (3-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST)  11:35
[DEN 31-35]
 
  11:20 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:16
[DEN 33-35]
 
  11:16 Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  11:16
[DEN 34-35]
 
  11:05 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Randolph (2 ST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  10:58
[DEN 36-35]
 
  10:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:49 Goodwin Substitution replaced by Green 
  10:33
[PHX 37-36]
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Randolph Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:14  
Fournier Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:04  
  09:59 Morris Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Fournier Substitution replaced by Miller  09:59  
Robinson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  09:47  
  09:43
[PHX 39-36]
Green Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST) 
Arthur Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:20  
Arthur Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:20  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:20  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  09:20  
  09:20 Smith Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  09:11
[PHX 41-36]
Morris Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:11  
  09:11
[PHX 42-36]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  08:56  
  08:53 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:48
[PHX 45-36]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:41  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Hamilton  08:41  
  08:34 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  08:24
[DEN 39-45]
 
  08:00
[PHX 47-39]
Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  07:38
[DEN 41-47]
 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:26  
  07:26
[PHX 48-41]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Hickson  07:26  
  07:26
[PHX 49-41]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:13 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:05  
  07:05
[PHX 50-41]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:05
[PHX 51-41]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:49 Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 42-51]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 43-51]
 
  06:40 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:37  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:24 Morris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Miller Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:08  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:04  
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST)  06:03  
  05:59 Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:57 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:57 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:54  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:45 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:36 Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  05:36 Jump Ball Morris vs Hamilton (Bledsoe gains possession) 
  05:25 Green Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:24  
  05:12 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:57  
  04:50 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 44-51]
 
  04:50 Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 45-51]
 
  04:39 Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:37  
Miller Running Bank shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:27 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:24 Tucker Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:22 Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:22
[PHX 53-45]
Green Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:01 Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:48 Plumlee Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:47 Frye Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Team Rebound 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Foye  03:47  
  03:44 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:42  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:29 Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:16 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:13  
  03:13
[PHX 54-45]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:13  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur  03:13  
Miller Substitution replaced by Fournier  03:13  
  03:13
[PHX 55-45]
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK)  03:00  
  02:59 Team Rebound 
  02:57 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:57  
  02:46
[PHX 57-45]
Plumlee Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (7 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  02:28  
  02:15
[PHX 59-45]
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Fournier Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:15  
  02:15 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
  02:15 Tucker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:14  
Mozgov Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:02 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:58 Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:54  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:39 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28 Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:28 Green Substitution replaced by Christmas 
Fournier Substitution replaced by Randolph  01:28  
  01:28
[PHX 60-45]
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:13  
  01:04 Christmas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:00 Tucker Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.7  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:49.9 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:45.8
[PHX 62-45]
Christmas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
  00:29.3 Christmas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:29.3  
Team Rebound  00:29.3  
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:29.3
[DEN 46-62]
 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:07.5  
  00:07.5 Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:07.5 Team Rebound 
  00:07.5 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:07.5 Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:06.9 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:06.9
[PHX 64-46]
Morris Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  00:02.7 Smith Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:02.7
[DEN 47-64]
 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  00:02.7  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:02.7  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:01.8  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
  00:00.1 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (1-3) Phoenix Suns (3-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Tucker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:32  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:16  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:03  
  10:55 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hamilton Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  10:42
[DEN 49-64]
 
McGee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:28  
  10:28 Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:28 Team Rebound 
  10:28
[PHX 65-49]
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Foye Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:11  
  10:00
[PHX 67-49]
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hamilton Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:39
[DEN 51-67]
 
Foye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:34  
  09:34
[PHX 68-51]
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Randolph  09:34  
  09:34
[PHX 69-51]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  09:11 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:08  
  09:05 Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:05
[DEN 52-69]
 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  09:05  
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:05  
  09:03 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:49 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:48  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:38
[DEN 54-69]
 
  08:27 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:25  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:20
[DEN 57-69]
 
  07:58 Bledsoe Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:54  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:48  
Hamilton Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:48
[DEN 59-69]
 
  07:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Foye Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:33  
  07:33 Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:33 Team Rebound 
  07:33
[PHX 70-59]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Randolph Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:20  
  06:57 Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  06:54 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:54
[DEN 60-70]
 
  06:54 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:54
[DEN 61-70]
 
  06:40 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:37  
  06:36 Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 62-70]
 
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 63-70]
 
  06:16
[PHX 72-63]
Plumlee Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST)  05:54
[DEN 65-72]
 
  05:36 Tucker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:32  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:26
[DEN 68-72]
 
  05:05 Plumlee Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  05:05 Plumlee Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:05 Tucker Substitution replaced by Morris 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST)  04:51
[DEN 71-72]
 
  04:38 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:34  
Lawson Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:30
[DEN 73-72]
 
  04:30 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:30 Green Substitution replaced by Christmas 
  04:30 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Frye 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  04:30
[DEN 74-72]
 
  04:13 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
  04:09 Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:09
[DEN 75-72]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:09
[DEN 76-72]
 
  03:53 Morris Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 78-72]
 
Arthur Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:22  
  03:22
[PHX 73-78]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  03:22  
  03:22
[PHX 74-78]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:12 Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:12
[DEN 79-74]
 
  03:12 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:12
[DEN 80-74]
 
  02:54 Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:49
[DEN 82-74]
 
  02:29 Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:27  
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  02:19
[DEN 84-74]
 
  02:19 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:00 Frye Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:57 Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK) 
  01:55 Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Randolph Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:54  
  01:54
[PHX 75-84]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:54
[PHX 76-84]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  01:41
[DEN 86-76]
 
  01:41 Christmas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS)  01:41
[DEN 87-76]
 
  01:31
[PHX 78-87]
Morris Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:31  
  01:31
[PHX 79-87]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:09 Christmas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:06  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:50.7 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:41.9 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:40.3  
Randolph Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:31.7 Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:26.9
[PHX 81-87]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Randolph Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:26.9  
  00:26.9
[PHX 82-87]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  00:05.9  
  00:01.5
[PHX 84-87]
Morris Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  11:32 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
Robinson Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:10 Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:04
[PHX 87-87]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Morris (2 ST)  10:39  
  10:31 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:29  
Hickson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  10:16  
Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:16  
  10:00
[PHX 89-87]
Morris Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Christmas (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:51  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:51  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  09:37
[DEN 89-89]
 
  09:16 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:14  
Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:56 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Hickson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  08:40  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Hamilton  08:40  
  08:22
[PHX 91-89]
Morris Step Back Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Miller Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 91-91]
 
  07:55
[PHX 93-91]
Morris Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  07:35
[DEN 93-93]
 
  07:13 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:11  
  07:03 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:03 Smith Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  07:03 Christmas Substitution replaced by Green 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  07:03  
  06:53 Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:53 Frye Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST)  06:51  
  06:49 Green Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  06:36
[DEN 95-93]
 
  06:17
[PHX 95-95]
Green Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:04 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:53
[PHX 97-95]
Plumlee Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:33 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (3 ST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:13
[PHX 100-95]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:11  
Miller Substitution replaced by Foye  05:11  
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST)  04:53  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:47  
  04:39 Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  04:34 Plumlee Tip Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:32  
Foye Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (2 ST)  04:27  
  04:23
[PHX 102-95]
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:37 Plumlee Hook Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:34  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:24 Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:02
[PHX 105-95]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (9 AST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  02:48  
  02:36 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Morris (3 ST)  02:33  
  02:30 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Randolph 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  02:25
[DEN 98-105]
 
  02:07 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Hamilton (2 ST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Foye (4 AST)  01:57
[DEN 101-105]
 
  01:36
[PHX 107-101]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:00
[PHX 110-101]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:00  
  01:00 Green Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.7 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:44.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:40.9  
Randolph Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:33.6  
  00:33.6
[PHX 111-101]
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:33.6
[PHX 112-101]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:21.9
[DEN 103-112]
 
Foye Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:18.6  
  00:18.6
[PHX 113-103]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:18.6
[PHX 114-103]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:06.9 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
End of 4th Quarter
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4th Northwest
36
46
4-6
22-19
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PHX
3rd Pacific
48
34
5-5
26-15
22-19
 
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