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Nuggets open with 89-79 win over Pistons


By DENNIS GEORGATOS
Posted Oct 30 2014 1:28AM

DENVER (AP) With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried.

Faried had 22 points and 17 rebounds and the Nuggets opened the season with an 89-79 victory over Detroit, spoiling Stan Van Gundy's first game at the Pistons' coach on Wednesday night.

"He was huge for us right from the beginning of the game," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "Aggressive, getting good position down low. Got their bigs in foul trouble. Once again it's a carryover from the way he played at the end of last season to the summer with the U.S. team, throughout training camp."

And it helped Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson, all coming off major injuries that cost them significant time last season, ease back into action.

"We're healthy but the guys coming back from injuries still need time to get back into the rhythm of the game," said Timofey Mozgov, who had in 13 points and 11 rebounds. "They're going to be better and we all will get better."

Arron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being acquired in an offseason trade with Orlando, had 15 points. Gallinari had seven points on 1-of-8 shooting in limited action in his first game since suffering an ACL injury in April 2013.

"Physically, I feel good. There is no pain. I'm not scared. I'm ready to go," Gallinari said. "I was a little rusty, but we all knew it. First game, you want to get the `W,' and go on to the next one."

Josh Smith, Detroit's leading scorer last season, had 25 points to lead the Pistons. D.J. Augustin added 15 points.

The Pistons managed only one basket in the last three minutes.

"We didn't get good shots," Van Gundy sad. "I thought most of the shots we had, we took a lot of difficult shots. We were trying to do everything on one pass. It's going to be tough. I thought we drove the ball pretty hard, drew help and then tried to force shots. We did not do a good job moving the ball."

Brandon Jennings did not play in the fourth quarter and was held to four points.

"You go with the guys you think give you the best chance to win," said Van Gundy, opting to stick with Augustin in the late going.

Said Jennings: "A little surprising. It never happened before in my career. It is what it is. I just have to push through it. I thought D.J. did a good job."

Afflalo hit consecutive baskets, including a 3-pointer, as part of a 9-0 third-quarter burst that put Denver in front 64-59. But the Pistons responded with a layup by Jonas Jerebko and a pair of free throws by Augustin and trailed 65-63 going into the fourth quarter.

Detroit went in front 68-67 on a hook shot by Jerebko before Randy Foye and Alonzo Gee each hit 3-pointers on successive Denver possessions as the Nuggets regained the lead midway through the final period.

The Pistons pulled to within 79-77 on Augustin's 5-foot floater. Denver, though, pulled away with eight straight points in the closing minutes, including a tip-in by Mozgov. Lawson connected on a 17-foot step-back jumper with 6.5 seconds left in the second quarter, allowing the Nuggets to go in front 42-40 at halftime.

Neither team led by more than six points in the first half, and each squad scored 19 points in the second quarter.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Rookie guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who missed his final 18 games at Colorado last season because of a knee injury before being drafted by the Pistons, had an assist in limited action in his return to Colorado. ... Greg Monroe served the first of a two-game suspension stemming from an arrest last February on a DUI allegation.

Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari, Nate Robinson and JaVale McGee, all coming off major injuries, will be eased back into action. Coach Brian Shaw said before the game that they'll be limited to about 20 minutes of playing time early on in the season. ... J.J. Hickson served the first of a five-game suspension related to a violation of the NBA's anti-drug program.

PIVOTAL MOMENT

With Denver trailing 68-67, Randy Foye and Alonzo Gee hit successive 3-pointers to give the Nuggets a 73-68 lead with 8:49 left to play. Denver never trailed the rest of the way.

STAR POWER

Chauncey Billups, who led the Pistons to a title and also starred for the Nuggets during a standout 17-year NBA career before retiring in the offseason, watched the game from a courtside seat.

UP NEXT

The Nuggets head to Oklahoma City, where they went 0-2 last season, to play the Thunder on Saturday night.

The Pistons continue their opening trip Thursday night at Minnesota.


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DET
DEN
     
    • 36.9%

    • 35.3%

    • 23.1%

    • 25.0%

    • 57.9%

    • 74.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET DEN
Total Rebounds 45 51
Offensive Rebounds 8 14
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 6 11
Biggest Lead: 6 10
Points in the Paint: 38 34
DET DEN
p Smith   25 Faried   22
rb Drummond   9 Faried   17
a 3 players   3 Lawson   5
s Drummond   2 2 players   2
b Smith   2 Mozgov   2
 
  • 10/29 - DET 79 @ DEN 89
  • 02/06 - DEN 88 @ DET 98
Detroit Pistons (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Singler F 29:53 3-7 2-4 0-0 -10 0 2 2 1 4 0 2 0 0 8
J. Smith F 35:50 9-22 0-3 7-11 -13 1 4 5 3 5 1 2 2 0 25
A. Drummond C 27:03 5-10 0-0 1-4 +3 3 6 9 1 6 2 1 1 0 11
K. Caldwell-Pope G 35:39 3-19 1-8 0-0 -4 2 5 7 3 1 0 1 1 3 7
B. Jennings G 19:48 2-4 0-0 0-0 -7 0 4 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 4
C. Butler   22:48 0-5 0-3 0-0 -3 1 5 6 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
S. Dinwiddie   07:40 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Anthony   20:57 1-1 0-0 0-0 -13 1 4 5 0 3 0 2 1 0 2
D.J. Augustin   28:12 5-10 2-6 3-4 -3 0 6 6 3 2 0 3 0 0 15
J. Jerebko   12:10 3-5 1-2 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 7
G. Datome DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Mitchell DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Monroe NWT - NBA Suspension
Total   240 31-84 6-26 11-19   8 37 45 15 27 4 15 5 4 79
  36.9% 23.1% 57.9%   team rebs: 14 total to: 16
Denver Nuggets (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 18:18 1-8 1-5 4-4 +5 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 7
K. Faried F 27:41 8-12 0-0 6-8 +4 7 10 17 4 4 0 3 0 1 22
T. Mozgov C 25:27 5-11 0-2 3-5 +9 4 7 11 0 3 0 2 2 0 13
A. Afflalo G 39:49 6-16 2-5 1-3 +19 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 15
T. Lawson G 33:03 1-7 0-3 1-2 +10 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 0 1 3
J. Nurkic   12:58 2-4 0-0 1-2 +1 1 6 7 0 3 0 1 0 0 5
W. Chandler   23:42 1-6 1-4 4-4 -1 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 7
R. Foye   15:29 2-6 1-2 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 7
D. Arthur   16:23 1-7 0-1 0-0 +3 1 3 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 2
N. Robinson   06:07 1-4 0-1 1-1 -8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. McGee   09:03 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
A. Gee   12:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-85 6-24 23-31   14 37 51 17 21 7 15 4 5 89
  35.3% 25.0% 74.2%   team rebs: 14 total to: 15

inactive

  • Pistons: Martin, Meeks
  • Nuggets: Green, Harris

technical fouls

  • Pistons: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 17136
  • Duration: 2:20
Detroit Pistons (28-46) Denver Nuggets (29-46)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Drummond (Caldwell-Pope gains possession)
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:38 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Mozgov 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:23 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:23
[DEN 2-0]
Faried Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jennings (1 AST)  11:11
[DET 2-2]
 
  10:55
[DEN 4-2]
Faried Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:41 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:31
[DEN 6-2]
Mozgov Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
  10:16 Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:16
[DET 3-6]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:16
[DET 4-6]
 
  09:55 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:55 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Caldwell-Pope (1 BLK) 
  09:55 Team Rebound 
  09:51
[DEN 8-4]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST) 
Jennings Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:39
[DET 6-8]
 
  09:32 Faried Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:57 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:54  
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:32
[DET 8-8]
 
  08:10 Faried Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:09  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:56
[DET 10-8]
 
  07:42 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:40  
  07:39 Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:31 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:31  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:31  
  07:29 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:19 Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:18  
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
Team Rebound  07:08  
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  07:02  
Team Rebound  07:02  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jennings (2 AST)  06:49
[DET 12-8]
 
Singler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:28  
  06:28
[DEN 9-12]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:28
[DEN 10-12]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Drummond Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:10 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:56
[DEN 12-12]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Singler Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Singler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:27  
  05:27
[DEN 13-12]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Singler Substitution replaced by Butler  05:27  
  05:27 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic 
  05:27
[DEN 14-12]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST)  05:13
[DET 14-14]
 
  04:49 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK)  04:42  
  04:40 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:31 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:29  
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  04:27  
  04:25 Gallinari Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  04:25 Gallinari Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:25 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  04:25 Lawson Substitution replaced by Foye 
Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  04:14
[DET 16-14]
 
Drummond Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:11  
Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Dinwiddie  04:11  
  04:01
[DEN 16-16]
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST) 
  03:48 Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:48
[DET 17-16]
 
  03:48 Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:48  
  03:45 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:26
[DEN 18-17]
Nurkic Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST) 
  03:15 Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:15  
Team Rebound  03:15  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dinwiddie Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:08  
Drummond Substitution replaced by Anthony  03:08  
  02:56 Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:55  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:41 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:35
[DEN 21-17]
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:13  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:09
[DET 19-21]
 
  02:00 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:58  
Jennings Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST)  01:52  
  01:49
[DEN 23-19]
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:49  
Jennings Substitution replaced by Augustin  01:49  
  01:49 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:46  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:10 Chandler Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Augustin Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:52.8 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:41.9 Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.9  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dinwiddie (1 AST)  00:26.0
[DET 21-23]
 
  00:04.8 Foye Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:03.8  
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (28-46) Denver Nuggets (29-46)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:52 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:51  
Augustin Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:35
[DET 23-23]
 
  11:17 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
  11:00 Nurkic Substitution replaced by McGee 
Dinwiddie Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:55 Team Rebound 
  10:41 Robinson Layup Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:40  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:31 Arthur Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Foye (2 ST)  10:16  
  10:07
[DEN 25-23]
Foye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:52
[DET 26-25]
 
  09:26
[DEN 27-26]
McGee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arthur (2 AST) 
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:12
[DET 28-27]
 
  08:53
[DEN 29-28]
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
Jerebko Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK)  08:32  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:31  
  08:31  
Dinwiddie Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  08:31  
  08:31 Jump Ball Arthur vs Butler 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:05  
  07:51 McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:51
[DET 29-29]
 
Butler Substitution replaced by Singler  07:51  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Drummond  07:51  
  07:51 Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried 
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:35
[DEN 31-29]
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST) 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:35  
  07:35
[DEN 32-29]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST)  07:15
[DET 32-32]
 
  06:57 McGee Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  06:44 Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:44  
Team Rebound  06:44  
  06:44 Foye Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  06:44 McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:44
[DET 33-32]
 
  06:27 Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Drummond (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Drummond (1 AST)  06:22
[DET 35-32]
 
  06:09 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:07  
Singler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (2 AST)  05:59
[DET 38-32]
 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53 Robinson Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Smith  05:53  
  05:37 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:36 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:31 Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:14  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:14  
  05:14 Chandler Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Augustin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:06  
  05:06 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  05:06
[DEN 33-38]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Smith Running Hook Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:24 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:20
[DEN 35-38]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:50 Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK) 
  03:48 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:42 Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:41  
  03:39 Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Drummond Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:21  
  03:14 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:12  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:05 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:05  
Drummond Substitution replaced by Anthony  03:05  
  02:50
[DEN 37-38]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Faried (3 AST) 
  02:41 Afflalo Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
Team Rebound  02:31  
Anthony Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:18  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:18  
  02:07 Mozgov Turnover : Illegal Assist Turnover (1 TO) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:53 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:49 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:47  
Singler 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:39  
Augustin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:31  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jerebko  01:31  
Jerebko Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  01:13  
  01:13
[DEN 38-38]
Mozgov Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  01:00
[DEN 40-38]
Faried Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Singler Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  00:45.4  
Singler Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:45.4  
Singler Substitution replaced by Butler  00:45.4  
  00:30.9 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:28.9  
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:26.9
[DET 40-40]
 
  00:06.5
[DEN 42-40]
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (28-46) Denver Nuggets (29-46)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:48  
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:32 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:19 Faried Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:17  
Drummond Hook Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:58  
  10:41
[DEN 44-40]
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  10:23  
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:22  
Drummond Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
Team Rebound  10:20  
  10:20 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Singler Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:07
[DET 42-44]
 
  09:53 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:52  
Singler 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:39  
Drummond Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:35
[DET 44-44]
 
  09:27 Lawson Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  09:26
[DEN 46-44]
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:02 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:52 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:51 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:45 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:44  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:35 Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  08:21
[DEN 49-44]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Faried (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:21  
Drummond Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:06
[DET 46-49]
 
Drummond Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:51  
  07:51
[DEN 50-46]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:51 Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:49  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Singler (1 AST)  07:31
[DET 49-50]
 
  07:15
[DEN 52-49]
Faried Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:51
[DET 51-52]
 
  06:42 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:41  
  06:31 Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:31
[DET 52-52]
 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:31  
  06:31 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  06:31 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:31
[DET 53-52]
 
  06:22 Faried Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:22 Faried Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  06:22 Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:03 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:53
[DEN 55-53]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Arthur (3 AST) 
  05:37 Arthur Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
Team Rebound  05:23  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:23  
  05:13 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:11  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:57
[DET 55-55]
 
  04:57 Nurkic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  04:57
[DET 56-55]
 
  04:41 Chandler Dunk Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Team Rebound 
Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Butler  04:41  
  04:39 Nurkic Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:39 Nurkic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Singler 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  04:20
[DET 59-55]
 
  04:09 Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:06
[DEN 57-59]
Nurkic Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jennings Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST)  03:49  
Butler Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:49  
  03:38
[DEN 60-59]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:08  
Jennings Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Chandler (2 ST)  02:52  
  02:46
[DEN 62-59]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Jennings Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:23  
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jennings Substitution replaced by Augustin  02:23  
  02:23
[DEN 63-59]
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:23
[DEN 64-59]
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:59 Lawson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:59 Lawson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:31 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:30  
  01:20 Nurkic Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:20
[DET 60-64]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Jerebko  01:20  
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:20
[DET 61-64]
 
  01:08 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:07  
Singler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  00:56.9  
  00:52.0 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  00:51.0 Team Rebound 
  00:41.9 Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustin (2 AST)  00:20.1
[DET 63-64]
 
  00:01.7 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.7 Team Rebound 
Anthony Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.7  
  00:01.7
[DEN 65-63]
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:01.7 Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:01.1  
Butler 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
Augustin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  11:58  
  11:52 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:50  
  11:45 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:23 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:17 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:16  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:57 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jerebko Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:54  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Drummond  10:54  
  10:47 Foye Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:46  
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:38
[DET 66-65]
 
  10:21 McGee Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:19 Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:11 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Drummond (2 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:04  
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:56  
  09:56
[DEN 66-66]
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:56 Arthur Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  09:56
[DEN 67-66]
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jerebko Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (3 AST)  09:35
[DET 68-67]
 
  09:16
[DEN 70-68]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST) 
Caldwell-Pope Layup Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:49
[DEN 73-68]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:48  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Smith  08:48  
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:23
[DET 70-73]
 
  08:09 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:08  
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS)  07:56
[DET 72-73]
 
  07:37 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:36  
  07:27 Chandler Violation:Kicked Ball 
Augustin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  07:16  
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:13  
  07:13
[DEN 74-72]
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:13 McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  07:13
[DEN 75-72]
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:45 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:44 Foye Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  06:36 Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:34
[DEN 77-72]
Mozgov Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:19 Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:19  
Team Rebound  06:19  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  06:19
[DET 73-77]
 
  06:04 Mozgov Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:00 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:00 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF)  06:00  
  06:00 Chandler Substitution replaced by Faried 
  05:48
[DEN 79-73]
Faried Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  05:30  
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  05:25
[DET 75-79]
 
  05:13 Mozgov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:11  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:57  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:43 Mozgov Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Drummond Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  04:26  
  04:15 Lawson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:14  
Butler Substitution replaced by Singler  04:14  
Drummond Layup Shot: Missed  03:52  
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:51  
Caldwell-Pope Tip Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:48 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:42 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:41  
Augustin Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:19
[DET 77-79]
 
  03:00 Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:59 Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
Drummond Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA)  02:58  
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Anthony  02:58  
  02:58
[DEN 80-77]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  02:58
[DEN 81-77]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  02:17 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:16  
Singler Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:55 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:55  
  01:55 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:55 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[DEN 82-77]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:42 Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  01:25 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  01:25
[DEN 84-77]
Mozgov Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:25  
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  01:20  
  01:18 Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  01:12 Gee Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
  01:09 Faried Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
Anthony Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:06  
  01:06
[DEN 85-77]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:06 Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:05  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.8  
  00:49.8 Team Rebound 
Singler Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:38.4  
  00:38.4 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:38.4 Team Rebound 
  00:38.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:38.4
[DEN 86-77]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:38.4  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:38.4  
Augustin Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:37.8  
  00:37.8 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:37.8 Team Rebound 
  00:37.8
[DEN 87-77]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Anthony Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustin (3 AST)  00:33.1
[DET 79-87]
 
Smith Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.3  
  00:32.3
[DEN 88-79]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:32.3 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Foye 
  00:32.3
[DEN 89-79]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.2  
Team Rebound  00:21.2  
  00:21.2 Foye Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:15.9 Faried Rebound (Off:7 Def:10) 
End of 4th Quarter
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