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Rose leads Bulls over Nuggets 106-101


By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Posted Jan 02 2015 12:15AM

CHICAGO (AP) Derrick Rose made up for all those misses with a bunch of big shots down the stretch.

There was a quite a struggle. Then there was quite a transformation.

Rose scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Denver Nuggets 106-101 on Thursday night.

Jimmy Butler scored 26 for Chicago, and Pau Gasol added 17 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine blocks. The Bulls rejected a franchise-record 18 shots in all on the way to their 11th win in 13 games, but the difference in the end was their superstar point guard.

Rose found his rhythm just in time after struggling the previous two games and for most of this one.

"My mentality is not going to change," he said. "I'm going to shoot the ball. I'm a scoring guard."

The 2011 MVP hit 7 of 25 shots after going 7 for 35 over the previous two games. But he came up with one big basket after another at the very end, hitting 5 of 11 in the fourth quarter. It was a strong finish after he missed his first eight shots overall - including all seven in a scoreless first half.

Wilson Chandler led Denver with 22 points. Ty Lawson scored 20, while Arron Afflalo had 19 points. Kenneth Faried added 18 points and 19 rebounds, but the Nuggets fell to 4-12 on the road.

"I don't think we've got that killer instinct yet as a team," Faried said. "We show glimpses of it, but then it fades away."

Chicago, which trailed by 13 early in the third, was clinging to a 100-97 lead after Denver's Jusuf Nurkic scored on a put-back layup with 46 seconds left.

Rose then nailed a 21-foot jumper, and the Bulls hung on after Faried dunked with 22 seconds remaining to get the Nuggets within three again. Chicago's Aaron Brooks hit two free throws to make it a five-point game before Nurkic hit two of his own after he got fouled trying to dunk on Taj Gibson with 11 seconds left. Rose then hit two more foul shots to make it 106-101, and the Bulls came away with a tight victory.

"It was important that he kind of broke off that slump," Gasol said. "He was effective and got himself going and scored big in the fourth quarter, helped us win the game. I think it's really important to have that kind of ending, carry that momentum into the next game."

BLOCKED OUT

The Bulls' previous high for blocks was 16 at Cleveland on Jan. 20, 2012. Gasol blocked eight shots in a game twice while with Memphis - against Phoenix on Feb. 20, 2004, and against Sacramento on Jan. 29, 2007.

TIP-INS

Nuggets: G Nate Robinson goes way back with Brooks, and they both entered with 1:35 left in the first quarter. Robinson, who flourished with the Bulls in 2012-13, got a huge round of applause from the crowd. Brooks, a former Nugget, is hoping for similar success after signing with the Bulls in the summer. "I've known Aaron and his family pretty much our whole lives. I'm proud of him," Robinson said.

Bulls: Coach Tom Thibodeau said he has seen some "good and bad" from Nikola Mirotic in short stretches at small forward. That the 6-foot-10 Mirotic is seeing some time there instead of his usual spot at power forward is noteworthy because Thibodeau said in the past he did not envision that happening. "We got to keep working at it," he said. "It's going to take some time. I think it's hard for him to pick up two positions right now. So when he does play at the three, it limits what you can do in terms of it's a very small package that we're using (offensively and defensively)." ... Kirk Hinrich scored 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting in 27 minutes after missing five games because of a strained left hamstring. ... Mike Dunleavy Jr. jammed his right ankle guarding Chandler with 7:42 left in the third and sat out the rest of the game, although he was cleared to return. He said X-rays showed no structural damage.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Host Memphis on Saturday.

Bulls: Host Boston on Saturday.


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DEN
CHI
     
    • 40.2%

    • 41.8%

    • 35.7%

    • 53.3%

    • 81.5%

    • 88.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN CHI
Total Rebounds 57 46
Offensive Rebounds 17 13
Turnovers 12 7
Fast Break Pts: 27 15
Biggest Lead: 13 8
Points in the Paint: 52 46
DEN CHI
p Chandler   22 Butler   26
rb Faried   19 Noah   11
a Lawson   7 2 players   8
s Faried   2 3 players   2
b 2 players   3 Gasol   9
 
  • 11/25 - CHI 109 @ DEN 114
  • 01/01 - DEN 101 @ CHI 106
Denver Nuggets (13-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 33:35 8-16 2-5 4-4 -1 1 2 3 2 6 0 2 0 2 22
K. Faried F 35:56 7-14 0-0 4-4 +5 7 12 19 3 2 2 1 3 2 18
T. Mozgov C 24:45 1-4 0-0 2-2 +4 1 5 6 1 6 0 0 0 3 4
A. Afflalo G 39:56 8-14 1-3 2-2 0 1 3 4 1 1 1 4 1 2 19
T. Lawson G 39:52 8-16 1-1 3-4 -6 0 7 7 7 3 1 2 0 2 20
J. Hickson   13:50 0-5 0-0 1-2 -12 2 3 5 0 3 0 2 0 3 1
J. Nurkic   21:24 3-9 0-1 4-6 -7 4 6 10 1 1 0 1 3 2 10
G. Harris   16:32 2-7 1-3 2-2 -5 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
N. Robinson   14:11 0-7 0-1 0-1 -3 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 2 0
D. Arthur DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Gee DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-92 5-14 22-27   17 40 57 19 27 4 12 7 18 101
  40.2% 35.7% 81.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13
Chicago Bulls (23-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 17:25 2-6 2-3 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 6
P. Gasol F 35:16 7-17 0-0 3-4 +1 5 4 9 4 1 0 1 9 3 17
J. Noah C 30:31 3-6 0-0 0-0 -6 4 7 11 1 3 0 0 3 1 6
J. Butler G 39:49 8-14 1-2 9-9 -3 1 7 8 8 1 2 3 1 0 26
D. Rose G 31:34 7-25 1-3 2-2 +1 0 3 3 8 1 2 1 2 2 17
K. Hinrich   26:53 4-4 2-2 0-0 +14 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
T. Gibson   19:21 3-8 0-0 3-4 +8 3 4 7 0 6 0 1 2 1 9
A. Brooks   23:07 3-9 2-4 4-4 +14 0 4 4 0 2 2 1 1 0 12
T. Snell   05:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Mirotic   10:48 1-2 0-1 1-2 +5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
C. Bairstow DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-91 8-15 22-25   13 33 46 22 19 7 7 18 7 106
  41.8% 53.3% 88.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 7

inactive

  • Nuggets: Foye, Gallinari, McGee
  • Bulls: McDermott

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #42 Eric Lewis, #76 Steven Anderson
  • Attendance: 21794
  • Duration: 2:14
Denver Nuggets (28-47) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Mozgov (Rose gains possession)
  11:46 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Mozgov Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  11:27
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:14 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:05  
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:46 Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:45  
Faried Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:36
[DEN 4-0]
 
  10:16 Butler Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:15 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:15
[CHI 2-4]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:01  
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Team Rebound 
  09:42 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:37
[DEN 6-2]
 
  09:25 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:24  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:14
[DEN 8-2]
 
  08:51
[CHI 4-8]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Chandler Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  08:27  
  08:25 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:20
[CHI 7-8]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  08:00  
  07:59 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:45 Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:44  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:39
[DEN 10-7]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:20  
  07:20
[CHI 8-10]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:20 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:18  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:47 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:46  
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  06:32  
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:30  
  06:17 Gasol Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:16  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:06  
Mozgov Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  06:06  
  06:04 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:53 Rose Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:52  
Faried Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  05:45  
  05:43 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:40
[CHI 10-10]
Butler Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:39  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:39  
Afflalo Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  05:29
[DEN 12-10]
 
  05:00 Rose Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:59  
  04:55 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:55
[DEN 13-10]
 
  04:55 Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  04:55 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:55
[DEN 14-10]
 
  04:37
[CHI 12-14]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Hook Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  04:19  
  04:17 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:05
[CHI 15-14]
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:46
[DEN 16-15]
 
  03:30
[CHI 18-16]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Butler (4 AST) 
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:18
[DEN 18-18]
 
  03:04 Butler Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:03
[CHI 20-18]
Gasol Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:43  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
Team Rebound  02:41  
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  02:41  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Harris  02:41  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:08 Gibson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  02:07 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:07 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  02:06 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  01:54
[DEN 21-20]
 
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Robinson  01:35  
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:25  
  01:25
[CHI 21-21]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:25
[CHI 22-21]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:12 Gibson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:12 Butler Substitution replaced by Snell 
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:00 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:47.8 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:46.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  00:45.9 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:44.9  
  00:40.6 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:40.6
[DEN 22-22]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:40.6
[DEN 23-22]
 
  00:24.9 Brooks Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:23.9  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  00:01.9  
  00:00.1 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (28-47) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Team Rebound 
  11:28 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:27  
  11:18 Gibson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:04  
Robinson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:45  
  10:45 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:45
[CHI 23-23]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:32 Gibson Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Robinson Free Throw Technical Missed  10:32  
Team Rebound  10:32  
Hickson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  10:29  
Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:29  
  10:13 Brooks Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:12  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:57 Team Rebound 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Faried  09:57  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Chandler  09:57  
  09:45 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK) 
  09:44 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:33 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Chandler Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  09:26
[DEN 25-23]
 
  09:01
[CHI 26-25]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  08:44 Gibson Violation:Kicked Ball 
  08:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:44  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:08  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:56 Gibson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Harris Substitution replaced by Afflalo  07:56  
  07:56 Snell Substitution replaced by Butler 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK)  07:49  
  07:48 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:36  
  07:36 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Noah 
  07:34 Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (2 ST) 
Chandler Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  07:29
[DEN 27-26]
 
  07:16 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:16  
  07:16 Gibson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:16 Gibson Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Mozgov  07:16  
  07:16 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose 
Robinson Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:03  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:01  
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:01
[DEN 29-26]
 
  06:42
[CHI 29-29]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:19  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK)  06:12  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:11  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:59 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:58  
  05:52 Noah Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 30-29]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 31-29]
 
  05:32 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:31  
Chandler Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST)  05:26
[DEN 33-29]
 
  05:11
[CHI 31-33]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brooks (1 BLK)  05:00  
  04:58 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:55  
  04:55
[CHI 32-33]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:55
[CHI 33-33]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:41 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:41  
  04:24 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:23  
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  04:17  
  04:14
[CHI 35-33]
Brooks Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:59
[DEN 35-35]
 
  03:40 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:39  
Faried Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:36  
Faried Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:36  
  03:36 Brooks Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
  03:24 Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  03:10
[DEN 38-35]
 
  02:55 Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  02:54  
Chandler Running Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  02:51
[DEN 40-35]
 
  02:35 Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:34  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  02:29
[DEN 43-35]
 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:09 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:08 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:08
[CHI 37-43]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:45 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 44-37]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:45
[DEN 45-37]
 
  01:35
[CHI 39-45]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:23
[DEN 48-39]
 
  01:08
[CHI 41-48]
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  01:08  
  01:08
[CHI 42-48]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  00:54.3 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:54.3
[DEN 49-42]
 
  00:54.3 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:54.3
[DEN 50-42]
 
  00:40.0 Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  00:40.0  
Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:32.6
[DEN 52-42]
 
  00:19.9 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:18.7  
  00:05.4 Butler Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:05.4  
Team Rebound  00:05.4  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Harris  00:05.4  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:05.4
[DEN 53-42]
 
  00:00.0 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (28-47) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  11:46
[DEN 55-42]
 
  11:27 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:26  
Chandler Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  11:17  
Chandler Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:17  
  11:02
[CHI 44-55]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (3 BLK)  10:45  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  10:44  
  10:44 Noah Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:44
[DEN 56-44]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:44
[DEN 57-44]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (4 PF)  10:32  
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  10:22  
  10:22
[CHI 45-57]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  10:22  
  10:22
[CHI 46-57]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  10:02
[CHI 48-57]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:44 Rose Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:44
[DEN 58-48]
 
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:32
[CHI 50-58]
Rose Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK)  09:12  
  09:10 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Chandler Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:09  
  09:01 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:00  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:56
[DEN 60-50]
 
  08:41 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (2 BLK) 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:39  
Nurkic Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  08:28
[DEN 62-50]
 
  08:10
[CHI 53-62]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:46  
Chandler Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:46
[DEN 64-53]
 
  07:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:42 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  07:17
[CHI 55-64]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST)  07:01  
  06:44 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:43  
Chandler Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  06:37
[DEN 66-55]
 
  06:29
[CHI 57-66]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rose (2 BLK)  06:06  
Team Rebound  06:06  
Nurkic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:57 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  05:56
[CHI 59-66]
Gasol Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:56  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:22 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:12)  05:22  
  05:22 Noah Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed  05:12  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:12)  05:11  
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:11
[DEN 68-59]
 
Nurkic Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:48  
  04:48
[CHI 61-68]
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  04:24 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:23  
Afflalo Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO)  04:22  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  04:22  
  04:22 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  04:06
[CHI 63-68]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Butler (5 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST)  03:51
[DEN 70-63]
 
  03:31
[CHI 65-70]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (5 BLK)  03:20  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:19  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (6 BLK)  03:18  
  03:15 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:07  
  03:07
[CHI 66-70]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Harris  03:07  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:07  
  03:07
[CHI 67-70]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:55 Gasol Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:38  
Nurkic Tip Shot: Missed  02:38  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:36  
  02:36 Gibson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:36
[DEN 71-67]
 
  02:36 Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  02:36 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:36  
  02:34 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:23  
  02:23
[CHI 68-71]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:23
[CHI 69-71]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  02:06 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:06
[DEN 72-69]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:46 Gasol Driving Hook Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (3 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:45  
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Team Rebound 
Robinson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:41  
  01:41
[CHI 70-72]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:41 Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:39  
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  01:17
[DEN 74-70]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
  01:05
[CHI 71-74]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:05
[CHI 72-74]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (7 BLK)  00:48.9  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:46.9  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (8 BLK)  00:42.9  
  00:41.5 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hickson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[CHI 73-74]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:41.5  
  00:41.5
[CHI 74-74]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Nurkic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mirotic (1 ST)  00:33.9  
  00:16.0
[CHI 77-74]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (6 AST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.1 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[CHI 79-74]
Gasol Driving Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Butler (7 AST) 
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:17
[DEN 76-79]
 
  10:54 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:53  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:42 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  10:28 Brooks Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:27  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST)  10:24  
  10:16
[CHI 81-76]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:14  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  10:14  
Harris Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  10:04
[DEN 78-81]
 
  09:43 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  09:40 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:39  
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (9 BLK)  09:31  
Team Rebound  09:31  
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  09:26
[DEN 80-81]
 
  09:09 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Afflalo Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:05
[DEN 82-81]
 
  08:40
[CHI 83-82]
Mirotic Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Robinson Running Layup Shot: Missed  08:22  
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:12)  08:19  
Faried Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:19
[DEN 84-83]
 
  08:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:12 Gasol Substitution replaced by Noah 
  08:12 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  08:12  
  08:01 Butler Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  07:49 Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 85-83]
 
  07:49 Butler Substitution replaced by Rose 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 86-83]
 
  07:31 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:30  
Afflalo Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:28  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  07:28  
  07:11 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:10  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:47 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:46
[CHI 85-86]
Noah Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:14
[CHI 87-86]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK)  05:55  
  05:54 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:43
[CHI 89-86]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:43  
Harris Substitution replaced by Chandler  05:43  
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  05:30  
  05:19 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:17 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:17
[CHI 91-86]
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
Faried Rebound (Off:7 Def:12)  04:58  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:54  
  04:54 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Butler 
  04:43 Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
  04:39 Jump Ball Rose vs Faried (Lawson gains possession) 
Team Rebound  04:39  
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Faried (3 AST)  04:34
[DEN 88-91]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:22  
  04:12 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  04:00
[CHI 94-88]
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Butler (8 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rose (2 ST)  03:37  
  03:34
[CHI 96-88]
Butler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:17
[DEN 90-96]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (6 PF)  03:02  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  03:02  
  02:54 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:54  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:21
[CHI 98-90]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  02:03
[DEN 93-98]
 
  01:38 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:38
[CHI 100-93]
Gibson Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  01:32 Brooks Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:32 Brooks Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:20  
  01:20 Gibson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:20
[DEN 94-100]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:20
[DEN 95-100]
 
  01:01 Noah Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Faried (3 BLK) 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:59.6  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:45.9  
Nurkic Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:45.9
[DEN 97-100]
 
  00:24.2
[CHI 102-97]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:24.2  
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  00:21.9
[DEN 99-102]
 
  00:21.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:21.7 Gibson Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Chandler Foul: Personal Take (5 PF)  00:20.1  
Chandler Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:17.4  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Harris  00:17.4  
  00:17.4
[CHI 103-99]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:17.4
[CHI 104-99]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.4  
  00:17.4 Brooks Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:11.5 Gibson Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:11.5 Gibson Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:11.5
[DEN 100-104]
 
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:11.5
[DEN 101-104]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:11.2  
  00:11.2
[CHI 105-101]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:11.2
[CHI 106-101]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.3 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
4th Northwest
30
52
3-7
19-22
11-30
CHI
2nd Central
50
32
7-3
27-14
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
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CHI
Butler 24.8
Gasol 11.8
3 players 6.5
Gasol 2.3
Butler 2.5