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Green scores 21 to help Spurs cruise past Nuggets


By RAUL DOMINGUEZ
Posted Apr 04 2015 12:30AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Denver Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt compared San Antonio's dominant start to a first-round knockout. However, the Spurs may have also taken a big blow early.

Danny Green scored 21 points, including 6-for-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and the Spurs cruised to a 123-93 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night after losing Tiago Splitter to a right calf injury in the first quarter.

San Antonio (50-26) extended its league record of consecutive 50-win seasons to 16 straight. The Spurs also moved into a tie with the Los Angeles Clippers for fifth in the Western Conference.

"They are like the old Mike Tyson," Hunt said. "They come out of that corner and they start throwing hay makers early. If you can weather that you'll be fine, but if you can't weather it, it's hard."

The Spurs led 45-25 after one quarter for their highest total in any period this season and just five shy of the league record for the opening quarter. San Antonio shot 79 percent from the field in the first quarter, including going 4 for 5 on 3s.

But Splitter's calf injury midway through the opening period could be tough blow for the Spurs, who struggled without the low-post scoring and fluid passing the starting center provides. They were 14-7 when the 6-11 post from Brazil missed over a month earlier in the season due to an injured right calf. Splitter's return to the starting lineup sparked the team's current run of 16 wins in 19 games.

"It would be big to miss him," San Antonio star Tim Duncan said. "But honestly, him healthy is what we want. He's gotten a rhythm right now and he's gotten a confidence. I think that would hurt him a lot more (to miss games) than it would hurt us."

Splitter exited with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter, departing immediately for the locker room with the team's trainer. His status was uncertain, but reporters did see him after the game walking without an apparent limp.

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points, including 15 in the opening quarter, and Aron Baynes added 18 points in 19 minutes for San Antonio, which has won six straight.

Danilo Galinari scored 20 points to lead Denver and Jameer Nelson added 14. The Nuggets trailed by as many as 37 points despite shooting 47 percent from the field for much of the game.

Splitter was key to the team's early run with seven points and two rebounds on 3-for-4 shooting.

The Spurs made nine of their first 10 shots, including two 3-pointers by Green. Their only miss came when Ty Lawson blocked Tony Parker's runner in the lane.

The run included all five San Antonio starters touching the ball in a matter of seconds. The possession started with Tim Duncan to Parker to Splitter, who whipped an underhanded pass in the paint from his waist to Leonard in the left corner and was quickly tossed to Green for an open 3-pointer.

"That was incredible," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. "I didn't want to play, I wanted to stay there watching and enjoying it. We knew we couldn't improve on what was going on in there. It was fun."

Leonard shot 7 for 9 while scoring 15 points in the first quarter, receiving a huge ovation when he exited with 2 minutes left in the period.

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TIP-INS

Nuggets: Denver F Darrell Arthur (right soleus strain) missed his fifth straight game after straining his right soleus March 22 against Orlando. ... Nuggets C J.J. Hickson (right knee soreness) was questionable, but he played 23 minutes, collecting four points and six rebounds. ... Denver's last victory in San Antonio was 99-94 on March 4, 2012.

Spurs: San Antonio's Big Three of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili have 534 career victories, placing them six behind the all-time record for a trio set by Boston's Hall of Fame triumvirate of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. ... The Spurs' previous high for points in a quarter this season was 41 against Phoenix in the final period Jan. 9. Their previous high in the first quarter was 37 against Detroit on Jan. 6.

GOING GREEN

Green has 30 games with at least five 3-pointers, breaking a tie he had with Ginobili as a Spur. "He made some tough ones," Ginobili said. "He was feeling it. it's great to see because we need him to shoot like that."

HUNT HAS YOUR BACK

Hunt was assessed a technical foul with 7:53 remaining in the third quarter after walking onto the court screaming "call a foul" after no call was made on Lawson's drive and missed shot.

Hunt yelled "call a foul" numerous times to no avail before walking onto the court and screaming "Hey," to get the officials' attention before making his plea.

FISH FRY

It's been nearly 17 years since Hunt lived in San Antonio while serving as an assistant for then-NCAA Division II University of Incarnate Word, but the Nuggets' interim coach is still familiar with the area. He used the local knowledge to spend the team's day off fishing on Thursday.

"So I got sun on my face and my right arm is a little tired from catching all those crappie," Hunt said. "It was a great time for me."

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

Spurs: Host Golden State on Sunday.


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DEN
SAS
     
    • 46.0%

    • 55.3%

    • 35.3%

    • 41.2%

    • 63.6%

    • 88.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN SAS
Total Rebounds 34 45
Offensive Rebounds 11 14
Turnovers 18 18
Fast Break Pts: 13 12
Biggest Lead: 1 37
Points in the Paint: 48 48
DEN SAS
p Gallinari   20 Green   21
rb Nurkic   9 Duncan   7
a Lawson   7 Parker   9
s Nurkic   3 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 12/14 - SAS 99 @ DEN 91
  • 01/20 - SAS 109 @ DEN 99
  • 03/06 - DEN 111 @ SAS 120
  • 04/03 - DEN 93 @ SAS 123
Denver Nuggets (28-48)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 28:04 3-8 0-1 1-2 -21 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 1 0 7
D. Gallinari F 30:11 8-12 1-2 3-3 -28 0 3 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 20
K. Faried C 20:35 5-9 0-0 0-0 -20 4 2 6 0 3 0 3 0 1 10
R. Foye G 19:57 4-7 3-4 0-0 -22 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 11
T. Lawson G 24:20 3-10 0-1 1-2 -24 0 1 1 7 0 0 3 1 2 7
J. Nelson   16:24 6-10 1-4 1-1 -14 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 14
J. Hickson   23:34 2-7 0-0 0-0 -8 2 4 6 2 0 0 3 0 1 4
J. Nurkic   26:24 3-3 0-0 0-2 -8 3 6 9 0 4 3 1 0 0 6
W. Barton   26:01 2-9 0-3 0-0 -11 0 2 2 1 1 2 3 0 1 4
G. Harris   13:58 3-6 1-2 1-1 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 8
E. Green   09:41 0-5 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
I. Clark   00:51 1-1 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Lauvergne DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-87 6-17 7-11   11 23 34 17 18 8 18 3 8 93
  46.0% 35.3% 63.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18
San Antonio Spurs (50-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 21:36 9-13 2-4 0-0 +27 0 2 2 4 3 1 1 1 0 20
T. Duncan F 19:56 1-1 0-0 2-2 +20 0 7 7 4 1 0 2 2 0 4
T. Splitter C 06:27 3-4 0-0 1-1 +12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
D. Green G 20:15 7-9 6-6 1-1 +18 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 21
T. Parker G 24:58 2-4 0-0 0-0 +24 0 0 0 9 1 1 1 0 1 4
M. Ginobili   19:01 2-6 0-4 0-1 +17 3 3 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 4
B. Diaw   25:37 5-11 1-4 2-2 +12 1 3 4 2 0 1 2 1 0 13
A. Baynes   18:38 6-8 0-0 6-6 +12 2 2 4 0 2 1 1 2 2 18
C. Joseph   17:06 3-4 0-0 1-2 +2 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 0 0 7
M. Belinelli   20:40 5-12 4-10 0-0 +8 2 4 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 14
M. Bonner   21:57 1-3 1-3 0-0 -1 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
P. Mills   14:23 1-7 0-3 0-0 +1 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 2
J. Ayres   09:26 2-3 0-0 2-2 -2 1 4 5 0 1 1 3 1 0 6
Total   240 47-85 14-34 15-17   14 31 45 33 15 11 18 8 3 123
  55.3% 41.2% 88.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 18

inactive

  • Nuggets: Arthur
  • Spurs: Anderson, Williams

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Hunt
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #59 Gary Zielinski, #54 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:05
Denver Nuggets (28-48) San Antonio Spurs (50-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Faried (Parker gains possession)
  11:41
[SAS 2-0]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:26
[DEN 3-2]
 
  11:08
[SAS 4-3]
Splitter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:08  
  11:08
[SAS 5-3]
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  10:55 Duncan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:55  
Team Rebound  10:55  
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:55
[DEN 4-5]
 
  10:47
[SAS 7-4]
Leonard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:29
[DEN 6-7]
 
  10:11 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK) 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:06  
  09:54
[SAS 9-6]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:50  
  09:35
[SAS 11-6]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Chandler Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:07  
Foye Violation:Kicked Ball  09:03  
  08:50
[SAS 14-6]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:31
[DEN 9-14]
 
  08:14
[SAS 16-9]
Leonard Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:03 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58
[SAS 19-9]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:50  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:26
[SAS 21-9]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:05
[DEN 11-21]
 
  07:05 Leonard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:05
[DEN 12-21]
 
  06:44 Green Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:43 Splitter Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:42
[SAS 23-12]
Splitter Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:11 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  06:06
[DEN 14-23]
 
  05:51
[SAS 26-14]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:33 Splitter Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Nelson  05:33  
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:20  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:20  
  05:09
[SAS 28-14]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:59
[DEN 16-28]
 
  04:39
[SAS 30-16]
Diaw Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:19  
Foye Substitution replaced by Nurkic  04:19  
  04:19 Duncan Substitution replaced by Baynes 
  04:06
[SAS 32-16]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Team Rebound 
  03:41 Diaw Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nurkic (1 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:35  
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:20  
  03:20
[SAS 33-16]
Diaw Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:20
[SAS 34-16]
Diaw Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:09
[DEN 18-34]
 
  03:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Barton  03:08  
  03:08 Parker Substitution replaced by Joseph 
  02:55 Leonard Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Gallinari Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:48
[DEN 20-34]
 
  02:36 Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:34 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:32
[SAS 36-20]
Ginobili Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:32  
  02:32 Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:31  
  02:15 Baynes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:15  
Team Rebound  02:15  
  02:15 Leonard Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:15  
  02:15 Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:57
[SAS 39-20]
Diaw 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST) 
Gallinari Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:35
[DEN 22-39]
 
  01:21
[SAS 41-22]
Diaw Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Diaw (1 BLK)  01:01  
  00:59.7 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:52.2
[SAS 43-22]
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Joseph (2 AST) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Baynes (1 BLK)  00:41.9  
Team Rebound  00:40.7  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.8 Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:09.7
[SAS 45-22]
Diaw Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  00:01.0
[DEN 25-45]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (28-48) San Antonio Spurs (50-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  11:46
[DEN 27-45]
 
  11:28 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:27  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:01 Diaw Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:00 Baynes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nelson (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  11:00  
Nelson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Joseph (1 ST)  10:51  
  10:46 Joseph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:38  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:55 Diaw Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  09:39
[DEN 29-45]
 
  09:11 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:10  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  09:09  
  09:05 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Belinelli Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:58
[SAS 47-29]
Diaw Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Joseph (3 AST) 
Nurkic Foul: Away From Play (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:58  
  08:58  
  08:58
[SAS 48-29]
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 1 (1 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:37
[DEN 31-48]
 
  08:22
[SAS 50-31]
Baynes Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Nurkic Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  08:09  
Nurkic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:09  
  08:09 Diaw Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gallinari  08:09  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Faried  08:09  
Barton Substitution replaced by Foye  08:09  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Lawson  08:09  
Faried Violation:Kicked Ball  07:59  
Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball  07:55  
  07:46 Joseph Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:46 Joseph Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST)  07:27  
  07:11 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:06
[SAS 52-31]
Joseph Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Faried Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:37 Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:29  
  06:29 Ginobili Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:29 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Green 
  06:29 Joseph Substitution replaced by Parker 
  06:29 Baynes Substitution replaced by Duncan 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  06:17  
  06:11 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:59 Belinelli Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:59  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:59
[DEN 32-52]
 
  05:38 Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:37  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:30  
Gallinari Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Team Rebound 
  05:02
[SAS 54-32]
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  04:44  
  04:43 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:37
[SAS 57-32]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:12
[SAS 60-32]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  04:03
[DEN 35-60]
 
  03:42 Green Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:31
[DEN 37-60]
 
  03:09 Leonard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:44
[DEN 39-60]
 
  02:32
[SAS 62-39]
Green Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:58
[SAS 65-39]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
  01:44 Leonard Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  01:43 Jump Ball Duncan vs Gallinari 
Gallinari Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:34
[DEN 41-65]
 
  01:29 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST) 
Chandler Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  01:24
[DEN 43-65]
 
Foye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:04  
  01:04
[SAS 66-43]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:04
[SAS 67-43]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  00:51.0
[DEN 45-67]
 
  00:33.9 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:32.4  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.8  
Team Rebound  00:25.7  
  00:25.7 Green Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.7  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  00:03.3
[DEN 47-67]
 
  00:00.0 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (28-48) San Antonio Spurs (50-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  11:46
[DEN 50-67]
 
  11:16 Green Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:12  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:01  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST)  10:58  
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:47  
  10:33
[SAS 70-50]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST) 
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  10:14  
  10:05
[SAS 72-50]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:05  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:48
[SAS 75-50]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Leonard (3 AST) 
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:33
[DEN 52-75]
 
  09:12 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:11  
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:06
[DEN 54-75]
 
  08:48
[SAS 77-54]
Parker Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Leonard (4 AST) 
Faried Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  08:36  
  08:35 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:25
[SAS 80-54]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Parker (8 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  08:12  
  08:10 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:03 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:03  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Hunt Technical  07:53  
  07:53
[SAS 81-54]
Green Free Throw Technical (21 PTS) 
Foye Substitution replaced by Barton  07:53  
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:47  
  07:38 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Gallinari Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK)  07:25  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:23  
  07:18 Parker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:14  
Faried Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:14  
  07:05
[SAS 83-54]
Leonard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:41  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:41
[DEN 56-83]
 
  06:26 Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:25  
  06:14 Leonard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:14 Duncan Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Faried Substitution replaced by Nurkic  06:14  
  06:05 Leonard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 57-83]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 58-83]
 
  05:51
[SAS 85-58]
Baynes Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Nurkic Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  05:36
[DEN 60-85]
 
  05:16 Baynes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK) 
  05:14 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:14
[SAS 87-60]
Baynes Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  04:59
[DEN 62-87]
 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:41  
  04:41
[SAS 88-62]
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Nelson  04:41  
  04:41 Green Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  04:41
[SAS 89-62]
Baynes Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Chandler Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:24
[DEN 64-89]
 
  04:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:24 Leonard Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:13 Baynes Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:13 Baynes Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:13 Bonner Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Nelson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:50  
  03:41 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:39 Ginobili Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:26
[SAS 92-64]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (9 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Belinelli Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:51  
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  02:40
[DEN 66-92]
 
  02:23
[SAS 94-66]
Baynes Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:23  
  02:23 Parker Substitution replaced by Mills 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Hickson  02:23  
  02:23
[SAS 95-66]
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Nelson Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 68-95]
 
  01:58 Ginobili Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Harris  01:58  
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:40
[DEN 70-95]
 
  01:20 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
Barton Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:03  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:01  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Baynes (1 ST)  00:57.9  
  00:49.9 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:47.9 Mills Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:35.0
[SAS 97-70]
Mills Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:35.0  
Barton Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Baynes (2 BLK)  00:29.9  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:27.9  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:21.9 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:03.9
[SAS 100-70]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST) 
Barton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:01.9  
  00:00.0 Belinelli Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:49
[SAS 102-70]
Baynes Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mills (1 ST)  11:25  
  11:17
[SAS 104-70]
Baynes Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Mills (2 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Mills Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:43 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:41  
Nelson Driving Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:34
[DEN 72-104]
 
  10:34 Mills Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Nelson Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  10:34
[DEN 73-104]
 
  10:14
[SAS 107-73]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:59  
Hickson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:59
[DEN 75-107]
 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:41  
  09:41
[SAS 108-75]
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Green  09:41  
  09:41
[SAS 109-75]
Baynes Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Barton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:26
[DEN 77-109]
 
  09:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:26 Baynes Substitution replaced by Ayres 
  09:10
[SAS 112-77]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mills (3 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:42  
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:42
[DEN 79-112]
 
  08:27 Ayres Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:27 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Joseph 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00
[SAS 114-79]
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mills (4 AST) 
Hickson Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:22 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:21  
Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ayres (1 ST)  07:11  
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:07  
  07:07
[SAS 115-79]
Ayres Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:07
[SAS 116-79]
Ayres Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Barton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:52
[DEN 81-116]
 
  06:41 Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:40 Belinelli Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:33
[SAS 118-81]
Joseph Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Belinelli Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:04 Ayres Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nurkic (2 ST) 
  06:01 Belinelli Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  06:01 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Bonner 
Barton Substitution replaced by Clark  06:01  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:49  
Clark Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  05:43
[DEN 83-118]
 
  05:28 Diaw Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:27  
Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ayres (1 BLK)  05:21  
  05:18 Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:12 Joseph Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:11  
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:10
[DEN 85-118]
 
  05:10 Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:10  
Clark Substitution replaced by Barton  05:10  
Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:10
[DEN 86-118]
 
  04:53 Mills Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nurkic (3 ST) 
Harris Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:49
[DEN 88-118]
 
  04:29 Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:28  
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:20  
  04:10 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:00 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:00 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:48 Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:47  
  03:34 Ayres Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:14 Ayres Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:13  
Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mills (2 ST)  03:10  
  02:59 Mills Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:58 Joseph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:55 Joseph Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Barton (2 ST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:47 Joseph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Joseph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:41
[SAS 119-88]
Joseph Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Diaw (1 ST)  02:33  
  02:15 Mills Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  02:14  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  02:05
[DEN 90-119]
 
  01:50
[SAS 121-90]
Ayres Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hickson (2 AST)  01:29
[DEN 93-121]
 
  01:18 Mills Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:16  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:56.4 Ayres Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:56.4  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:14.9 Diaw Running Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
  00:14.6 Ayres Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:14.6
[SAS 123-93]
Ayres Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.7 Bonner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
4th Northwest
30
52
3-7
19-22
11-30
SAS
3rd Southwest
55
27
9-1
33-8
22-19
 
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SAS
2 players 20.3
2 players 11.1
2 players 4.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.3