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Notebook: Suns 117, Nuggets 103


Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:05 AM - Updated Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:05 AM

THE FACT: The Phoenix Suns, who never led in a loss Friday night at home vs. Dallas, never trailed in this game.

THE LEAD: The Suns don't have the same end-of-year prospects as they did before star guard Eric Bledsoe went down with a knee injury. But they're still striving for the playoffs.

On Sunday night, the Suns, No. 8 in the West, gradually pulled away from the Denver Nuggets and rolled up a 117-103 win.

The win gives the Suns (23-17) a 3-0 record against the Nuggets (20-20 and now No. 10 in the West), which clinches the season series and gives the Suns the tie-breaker between the two teams.

Channing Frye led the Suns with a season-high 30 points. Markieff Morris, who has averaged 23.0 points vs. the Nuggets, added 16 off the bench.

For the Nuggets, Anthony Randolph scored a season-high 19 in a reserve role, while point guard Ty Lawson had 17 points and 14 assists.

QUOTABLE: "I was trying to be as active as I could ... constant movement and taking shots I know I can make."
-- Channing Frye on his big game

THE STAT: Nobody played 30 minutes for the Suns. Small forward P.J. Tucker got the most time with 29:27.

TURNING POINT: The Suns, up only 91-86 early fourth quarter, went on a 10-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Marcus Morris, to take a decisive 101-88 lead with 6:45 lead.

QUOTABLE II: "He gets up the floor pretty good for a big guy. What he's going to be good at is the pick-and-roll to the basket. To get a guy that big and that mobile is good to have. He's just getting started."
-- Suns coach Jeff Hornacek on rookie big man Alex Len

HOT: Frye was 12-for-16, including 5-for-7 from 3-point land. He is the first Suns player to shoot 75 percent from the field (min. 15 attempts) while also making at least five 3-pointers since Vince Carter shot 13-for-17 including 5-for-7 on 3-pointers, on March 8, 2011.

NOT: The Suns missed were 17-for-26 from the free throw line.

GOOD MOVE: Hornacek was able to limit Goran Dragic to just 24 minutes. Dragic leads the team with 35.4 minutes per game and generally plays at a frenzied pace. Also, he has been dealing with a sore foot in recent games.

IN THE ARENA: In his first home game since he returned to the Suns, Leandro Barbosa got an ovation from Suns fans. The Suns signed Barbosa, who had missed the past two games with a sore shoulder, to a second 10-day contract. He hadn't played a home game for the Suns in almost four years.

ROOKIE WATCH: Len had his first significant impact in his uneventful rookie season. Len, the No. 5 overall pick in the draft, had nine points and six boards in 16 minutes. All are season highs.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Miles Plumlee, a rookie for practical purposes, may be hitting the wall. Plumlee, a major surprise for the Suns, played only 55 minutes last season, his first. Now, after playing more than 1,100 minutes this season, he has been sluggish the past two games. He put up only eight points and six rebounds and hasn't provided his usual effective interior defense in those two games. He averages 9.8 points and 8.8 boards.

NOTABLE: The Nuggets' Darrell Arthur, called by coach Brian Shaw the team's best defender, missed his fourth straight game with a strained hip. Also, Randy Foye was a late scratch because of illness. ... The Suns have won 17 straight at home when scoring 110-plus points. ... In his first start this season, the Nuggets' Evan Fournier scored 17, his fourth game with 15-plus points in the last six games. ... This was the Suns' second wire-to-wire win; the first came at home Jan. 4 vs. Milwaukee. ... This was Frye's seventh 30-plus point game of his career. His career high is 33 points.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Thursday @ Portland, Saturday vs. Indiana, Sunday @ Sacramento. For the Suns, Wednesday vs. Indiana, Friday vs. Washington, Sunday @ Cleveland.

DEN
PHX
     
    • 43.9%

    • 50.5%

    • 32.1%

    • 42.1%

    • 73.3%

    • 65.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN PHX
Total Rebounds 42 48
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Turnovers 10 10
Fast Break Pts: 16 17
Biggest Lead: 0 15
Points in the Paint: 40 54
DEN PHX
p Randolph   19 Frye   30
rb Hickson   13 Tucker   9
a Lawson   14 Dragic   6
s 5 players   1 Dragic   2
b Frye   3
 
  • 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 (20-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 40:21 7-18 3-12 0-0 -14 1 7 8 0 6 0 0 0 1 17
K. Faried F 12:42 1-5 0-0 1-2 -16 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 3
J. Hickson C 37:32 5-11 0-0 4-7 -4 5 8 13 1 1 1 1 0 1 14
E. Fournier G 32:49 6-11 3-4 2-2 +4 0 4 4 1 3 0 2 0 1 17
T. Lawson G 40:33 6-14 0-3 5-6 -16 1 3 4 14 4 1 3 0 1 17
T. Mozgov   24:38 2-5 0-0 3-5 -3 0 5 5 0 1 1 1 0 1 7
N. Robinson   24:08 3-8 1-4 2-2 -15 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 9
Q. Miller   04:56 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Randolph   22:20 6-9 2-4 5-6 -4 0 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 19
D. Arthur DND - Left Hip Strain
R. Foye DND - Stomach Virus
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller NWT - Personal Reasons
Total   240 36-82 9-28 22-30   10 32 42 18 23 5 10 0 5 103
  43.9% 32.1% 73.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
Phoenix Suns (23-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 29:27 1-4 1-3 3-4 +8 1 8 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
C. Frye F 27:56 12-16 5-7 1-2 -2 1 4 5 1 4 1 1 3 0 30
M. Plumlee C 24:12 1-5 0-0 0-0 -1 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 2
G. Green G 21:43 4-8 1-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 9
G. Dragic G 24:13 6-11 0-1 3-6 +11 2 3 5 6 2 2 3 0 0 15
L. Barbosa   26:56 6-13 0-1 1-2 +12 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 13
M. Morris   27:30 6-12 0-0 4-5 +15 2 4 6 2 4 1 0 0 0 16
A. Len   16:14 3-4 0-0 3-4 +16 4 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
I. Smith   23:08 3-8 0-0 1-2 +6 2 5 7 5 2 0 3 0 0 7
M. Morris   18:42 4-10 1-5 1-1 +6 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
D. Christmas DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
V. Kravtsov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-91 8-19 17-26   14 34 48 23 20 6 10 5 0 117
  50.5% 42.1% 65.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10

inactive

  • Nuggets: Gallinari, McGee
  • Suns: Bledsoe, Okafor

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #72 J.T. Orr
  • Attendance: 16211
  • Duration: 2:14
Denver Nuggets (20-20) Phoenix Suns (23-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Plumlee vs Hickson (Lawson gains possession)
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:44  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:41 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22
[PHX 3-0]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:54 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49
[PHX 5-0]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:30 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[PHX 8-0]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:46 Plumlee Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:38
[DEN 2-8]
 
  09:07 Plumlee Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Team Rebound 
Fournier Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:57
[PHX 11-2]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
  08:46 Dragic Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Mozgov  08:46  
Fournier Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:32
[DEN 4-11]
 
  08:22 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:04 Dragic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Mozgov Hook Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:49 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:30
[PHX 13-4]
Plumlee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:18
[DEN 7-13]
 
  07:13 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  07:11
[DEN 9-13]
 
  06:57
[PHX 15-9]
Green Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (1 AST) 
Fournier Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 11-15]
 
  06:15
[PHX 17-11]
Green Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:04
[DEN 13-17]
 
  05:44 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:42  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  05:38
[DEN 15-17]
 
  05:38 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38 Green Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:17  
  05:14 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:12  
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  05:02
[DEN 17-17]
 
  04:52
[PHX 19-17]
Barbosa Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  04:38
[DEN 19-19]
 
  04:27
[PHX 21-19]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:11 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:08
[PHX 23-19]
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Fournier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  03:55  
  03:49 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:46  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  03:40
[DEN 21-23]
 
  03:40 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:40 Frye Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:40
[DEN 22-23]
 
  03:28
[PHX 25-22]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  03:14 Barbosa Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:14
[DEN 23-25]
 
Fournier Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:14  
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:14
[DEN 24-25]
 
  02:54 Mark Morris Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:54 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:54 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len 
Hickson Violation:Kicked Ball  02:52  
  02:45
[PHX 27-24]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  02:31  
  02:28
[PHX 29-24]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:27 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:22  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:22  
  02:09 Len Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:06  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  02:00 Team Rebound 
  01:50 Len Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  01:31 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:31  
Team Rebound  01:31  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:31
[DEN 25-29]
 
  01:14 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:12  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST)  01:06  
Chandler Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:02  
  01:02
[PHX 30-25]
Len Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:02
[PHX 31-25]
Len Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Q Miller  01:02  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Faried  01:02  
  00:52.9 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:50.9 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:45.2  
  00:45.2
[PHX 32-25]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Fournier  00:45.2  
  00:45.2
[PHX 33-25]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Robinson Hook Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:27.9  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:24.7 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:08.9 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:05.9 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:03.9 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:03.2 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:03.1  
  00:03.1
[PHX 34-25]
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:03.1 Dragic Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:03.1 Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Q Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.7  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (20-20) Phoenix Suns (23-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [PHX] Team Timeout : Short
  11:51
[PHX 36-25]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  11:40 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Q Miller (1 AST)  11:30
[DEN 27-36]
 
  11:09 Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
Q Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:47 Smith Running Bank shot: Missed 
  10:45 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:30 Barbosa Running Bank shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:26  
  10:24 Smith Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:24
[DEN 28-36]
 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:24
[DEN 29-36]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:13  
  10:05
[PHX 38-29]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST)  09:50  
Fournier Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:45  
  09:45
[PHX 39-29]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson  09:45  
  09:45 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:45  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  09:24
[DEN 32-39]
 
  09:08
[PHX 41-32]
Mark Morris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  09:08  
Faried Substitution replaced by Randolph  09:08  
  09:08
[PHX 42-32]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:59
[DEN 34-42]
 
  08:50 Smith Running Bank shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:46  
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:37
[DEN 36-42]
 
  08:19
[PHX 44-36]
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  08:06 Barbosa Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:06  
  08:06 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Frye 
  08:06 Len Substitution replaced by Green 
Q Miller Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:51  
  07:27 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:25 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:23
[PHX 46-36]
Frye Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:12
[DEN 38-46]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:08  
  07:00 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST) 
  06:58 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:58
[DEN 39-46]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:58
[DEN 40-46]
 
  06:36 Marc Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:32  
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  06:24  
  06:20
[PHX 48-40]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Fournier Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:07
[DEN 42-48]
 
  05:47 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:45  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:27 Team Rebound 
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
  05:27 Smith Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  05:27 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:27  
  05:08
[PHX 51-42]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST) 
  04:57 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Fournier Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 43-51]
 
Fournier Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:57
[DEN 44-51]
 
  04:39 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:37  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST)  04:36  
  04:32
[PHX 54-44]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:18  
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:18
[DEN 46-54]
 
Randolph Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:08  
  04:08 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:08 Team Rebound 
  04:08 Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:07  
Hickson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:56  
  03:36
[PHX 56-46]
Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  03:26 Dragic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:26
[DEN 47-56]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:26
[DEN 48-56]
 
  03:05 Plumlee Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:04  
  03:04 Frye Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 49-56]
 
  03:04 Frye Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 50-56]
 
  02:45
[PHX 58-50]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:31 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:23 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:21  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:56 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:51 Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:47  
Randolph 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  01:39
[DEN 53-58]
 
  01:24
[PHX 60-53]
Green Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
  01:15 Green Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:15  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:15
[DEN 54-60]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:15  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:13  
  01:08 Plumlee Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:08
[DEN 56-60]
 
  00:54.9 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.8 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:42.7  
  00:42.7 Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:42.7 Team Rebound 
  00:42.7
[PHX 61-56]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.6 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Fournier Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:13.1  
  00:13.1
[PHX 62-56]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:13.1 Green Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  00:13.1 Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:11.9  
Fournier Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:08.5  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:08.5  
  00:08.5 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
  00:00.1 Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (20-20) Phoenix Suns (23-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:46  
  11:33
[PHX 65-56]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
  11:11 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:11
[DEN 57-65]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:11  
  11:09 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:47 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:45 Plumlee Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Hickson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:30 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:20
[PHX 67-57]
Frye Driving Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:02  
  10:00 Plumlee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Faried Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:50 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:40
[PHX 69-57]
Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  09:25  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  09:22  
Fournier Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:05
[PHX 71-57]
Dragic Running Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:03  
Fournier Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  08:47  
Team Rebound  08:47  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:38  
Chandler Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:30
[DEN 59-71]
 
  08:06 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:04 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
  08:04 Jump Ball Dragic vs Hickson (Lawson gains possession) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK)  07:55  
  07:51 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:47 Dragic Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:44  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  07:37
[DEN 62-71]
 
  07:16 Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:13  
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:04
[DEN 64-71]
 
Chandler Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:46  
  06:39 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:37
[PHX 73-64]
Frye Tip Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Mozgov  06:26  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  06:19
[DEN 67-73]
 
  06:05 Dragic Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (3 TO) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  05:53  
Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  05:50  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (3 BLK)  05:48  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:46  
Fournier Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:24
[PHX 75-67]
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Missed  05:13  
Team Rebound  05:11  
  05:11 Dragic Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Fournier (1 AST)  04:58
[DEN 70-75]
 
  04:39 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:37  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:32 Green Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:17
[PHX 77-70]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  04:02
[DEN 73-77]
 
  03:41
[PHX 79-73]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST) 
Fournier Running Bank shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:22 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:22  
  03:04 Barbosa Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:01  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
Team Rebound  02:51  
  02:51 Jump Ball Plumlee vs Hickson (Lawson gains possession) 
Hickson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:26 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:24  
  02:13 Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:13
[DEN 74-79]
 
Fournier Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:13  
  02:13 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:13
[DEN 75-79]
 
  01:59 Barbosa Running Bank shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:56  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  01:35  
  01:29 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:29  
Team Rebound  01:29  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:12  
  01:12
[PHX 80-75]
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Randolph  01:12  
  01:12
[PHX 81-75]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:00
[DEN 77-81]
 
  00:50.9 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:48.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:47.5  
  00:47.5
[PHX 82-77]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:47.5 Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.9  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.8  
  00:31.9 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:28.9
[PHX 84-77]
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:09.9
[DEN 79-84]
 
  00:00.3 Smith Running Bank shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (20-20) Phoenix Suns (23-17)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:39
[DEN 81-84]
 
  11:19
[PHX 87-81]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (3 AST) 
Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:05 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:56
[PHX 89-81]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  10:36
[DEN 83-89]
 
  10:19 Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:16 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:12
[PHX 91-83]
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:54
[DEN 85-91]
 
Randolph Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:42  
  09:35 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:33  
  09:26 Frye Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:26  
Team Rebound  09:26  
  09:26 Frye Substitution replaced by Len 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:26
[DEN 86-91]
 
Randolph Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:12  
  09:12
[PHX 92-86]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:12
[PHX 93-86]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:56 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35
[PHX 95-86]
Len Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:08 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:01 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
Randolph Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:59  
  07:59  
  07:39 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:37  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:24 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:17
[PHX 97-86]
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  07:17  
  07:17
[PHX 98-86]
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Chandler Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:58
[DEN 88-98]
 
  06:45
[PHX 101-88]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (12 AST)  06:33
[DEN 90-101]
 
  06:05 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:36 Barbosa Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:35
[PHX 103-90]
Len Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Randolph 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (13 AST)  05:30
[DEN 93-103]
 
  05:10 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:08
[PHX 105-93]
Mark Morris Putback Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  04:49 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson  04:49  
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:49  
Team Rebound  04:49  
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:49
[DEN 94-105]
 
  04:30 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:28  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:01 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Len Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:44 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  03:42  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:33 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:11
[PHX 107-94]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  03:04
[DEN 96-107]
 
Robinson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:48 Team Rebound 
  02:48
[PHX 108-96]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:38
[DEN 98-108]
 
  02:20
[PHX 110-98]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:07 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:49
[PHX 112-98]
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:34 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA)  01:31  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Fournier  01:31  
  01:31 Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:31 Team Rebound 
  01:31
[PHX 113-98]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:28 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:28
[DEN 99-113]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:28
[DEN 100-113]
 
  01:06 Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  01:06 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:06
[PHX 115-100]
Marc Morris Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (14 AST)  00:58.9
[DEN 103-115]
 
  00:37.9
[PHX 117-103]
Len Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:26.7 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:02.9 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
4th Northwest
36
46
4-6
22-19
14-27
PHX
3rd Pacific
48
34
5-5
26-15
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
Lawson 17.6
Hickson 9.2
Lawson 8.8
McGee 1.4
Lawson 1.6
PHX
Dragic 20.3
Plumlee 7.9
Dragic 5.9
Plumlee 1.1
Bledsoe 1.6