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Foye scores 31 points, Nuggets bounce back to beat Suns



Posted Dec 24 2015 12:50AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Denver Nuggets' leading scorer was hurt. Another starter was out due to illness.

And the team had just suffered an embarrassing home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The response? A spirited 104-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

"Fifteen years in the league that is one of the better wins I have been a part of," Denver coach Michael Malone said. "We had every reason to go out there and feel sorry for ourselves and not show up."

Randy Foye scored a season-high 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers in 16 attempts, to lead Denver.

The Nuggets, losers at home to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, bolted to a 22-point lead in the first half, withstood a second-half Suns rally and pulled away.

"I told them after the game be proud how we were able to complete," Malone said. "Our bench was terrific tonight, our defense was terrific. That is a character win for a team that has been struggling. `'

Darrell Arthur had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, and Will Barton scored 17 points.

Brandon Knight scored 21 points, Ronnie Price had a career-high 20, including a career-best six 3-pointers in nine tries, and Jon Leuer added 18 for the Suns. They have lost three in a row and five of six.

Suns forward Markieff Morris threw a towel in the direction of coach Jeff Hornacek on the bench in the fourth quarter. Hornacek said he would look in to disciplinary action against the power forward, who wanted to be traded in the offseason after Phoenix dealt his twin brother Marcus. Morris long since has lost his starting job.

"He's mad about not playing," Hornacek said. "I look at the stat sheet, he's a minus-13 (points) in 12 minutes. So there I took him out. He thinks he is better than that. Well, show me."

Morris did not return to the game.

"I am not going to talk about this," Morris said. "It is between me and Coach Hornacek."

Hornacek was upset about a lot more than Morris.

"Our guards are getting lit up," Hornacek said. "It's as simple as that. Until they take some pride in stopping somebody, then it will continue."

The Nuggets were down five players, including two starters, and had just one point guard available. But they got off to a dominating start anyway.

A 16-1 run put Denver ahead 40-22 on Barton's 5-footer with 9:22 left in the half. A pair of 3s by Morris cut the lead to 42-28, but Denver scored the next eight to go up 50-28 6:50 before halftime. Phoenix outscored the Nuggets 22-6 the rest of the half, Price's 3-pointer just before the buzzer cutting the Denver lead to 56-50 at the break.

Phoenix took the lead at 62-61 on another 3 by Price with 8:48 left in the third quarter and was up 66-63 after Leuer's jumper with 6:51 to go in the period.

"We knew they were going to make a run on their home court," Foye said. "Our whole thing was to keep our composure and continue to play together. We knew if we played together and moved the ball we could get any shot we wanted."

Denver regained control and pulled away. Barton's 3-pointer and Kenneth Faried's inside basket put the Nuggets ahead 95-87 with 4:27 left.

"It seemed like every time we closed the gap to three, four or five points they would hit a three and we were down eight," Price said. "We would then come down and miss a shot then get down 10."

TIP INS

Nuggets: Were without leading scorer Danilo Gallinari (17.3 points) for the second game in a row with a left ankle sprain. ... Foye started in place of Jameer Nelson, who was out with an illness.

Suns: Eric Bledsoe was 2 of 11 shooting for nine points. ... Hornacek still needs one win to reach 100 for his career. ... Price's previous career high was 18.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: At San Antonio on Saturday night.

Suns: Host Philadelphia on Saturday night.


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DEN
PHX
     
    • 46.2%

    • 41.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 52.0%

    • 46.2%

    • 64.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN PHX
Total Rebounds 50 46
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Turnovers 17 16
Fast Break Pts: 12 16
Biggest Lead: 22 3
Points in the Paint: 42 36
DEN PHX
p Foye   31 Knight   21
rb Arthur   10 Tucker   13
a Foye   6 Knight   10
s Papanikolaou   2 Bledsoe   4
b Faried   3 2 players   1
 
  • 11/14 - DEN 81 @ PHX 105
  • 11/20 - PHX 114 @ DEN 107
  • 12/23 - DEN 104 @ PHX 96
  • 03/10 - PHX 98 @ DEN 116
Denver Nuggets (12-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Papanikolaou F 32:37 2-6 2-3 3-6 +10 1 4 5 3 2 2 1 2 1 9
M. Miller F 17:43 0-2 0-2 0-0 -12 1 5 6 4 1 1 3 0 0 0
K. Faried C 27:13 5-7 0-0 1-3 -1 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 3 0 11
G. Harris G 37:39 2-13 0-5 0-0 -4 2 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 1 4
R. Foye G 40:19 12-27 7-16 0-1 +9 0 2 2 6 3 0 4 0 0 31
D. Arthur   28:24 9-14 1-2 0-0 +12 1 9 10 3 3 1 3 2 0 19
N. Jokic   21:32 5-7 1-2 2-2 +17 5 4 9 2 3 1 2 0 0 13
W. Barton   34:33 7-15 3-5 0-1 +14 0 9 9 5 3 1 3 0 0 17
D. Gallinari DND - Left Ankle Sprain
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Lauvergne DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Nelson DND - Illness
J. Nurkic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-91 14-35 6-13   13 37 50 26 20 6 17 7 2 104
  46.2% 40.0% 46.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 17
Phoenix Suns (12-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Warren F 24:18 2-7 1-2 0-0 -14 2 3 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 5
J. Leuer F 28:37 9-18 0-0 0-0 0 3 7 10 0 3 0 1 1 1 18
A. Len C 09:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
B. Knight G 40:46 8-18 1-5 4-6 -8 2 2 4 10 1 0 5 0 1 21
E. Bledsoe G 39:36 2-11 1-3 4-5 +2 0 5 5 7 3 4 4 0 1 9
T. Chandler   10:11 0-1 0-0 1-2 -19 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
M. Teletovic   09:53 1-3 1-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 3
A. Goodwin   07:30 2-3 0-0 1-2 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
M. Morris   12:17 2-8 2-2 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
P. Tucker   27:34 3-5 1-2 1-2 +11 2 11 13 0 3 1 1 0 0 8
R. Price   30:05 7-13 6-9 0-0 +12 2 2 4 1 4 0 1 0 2 20
D. Booker DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Weems DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-87 13-25 11-17   12 34 46 21 19 9 16 2 7 96
  41.4% 52.0% 64.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Mudiay
  • Suns: Cotton, Jefferson

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Suns: Tucker

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #18 Matt Boland, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 17034
  • Duration: 2:16
Denver Nuggets (12-17) Phoenix Suns (12-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Len vs Faried (Bledsoe gains possession)
  11:46 Len Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Foster) 
  11:46 Len Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:34
[DEN 3-0]
 
  11:07 Warren 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
Team Rebound  10:53  
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  10:47
[DEN 5-0]
 
  10:35 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Warren (1 ST)  10:23  
  10:18 Warren Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:16 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:16
[PHX 2-5]
Leuer Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:03 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:57 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:54  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  09:34
[DEN 8-2]
 
  09:18 Warren Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:16  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:53 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:51  
Foye Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:33 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:12
[PHX 4-8]
Leuer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Len (1 ST)  07:55  
  07:51
[PHX 6-8]
Leuer Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Knight (1 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:28 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:24 Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:19  
Harris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:05  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:03  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 Warren Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST) 
Harris Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:39 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:35
[PHX 8-8]
Leuer Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:33  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:13  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST)  06:03  
  05:59 Leuer Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (M Boland) 
  05:59 Leuer Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:51
[DEN 11-8]
 
  05:42 Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:40  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  05:21
[DEN 14-8]
 
  05:07 Leuer Hook Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:04  
Harris Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  05:02
[DEN 16-8]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Boland)  04:49  
Miller Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:49  
  04:49 Len Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  04:49 Leuer Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic  04:49  
  04:38
[PHX 10-16]
Knight Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:21  
  04:21 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin 
  04:04
[PHX 12-16]
Knight Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:53  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  03:41
[DEN 18-12]
 
  03:26 Teletovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST) 
Jokic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST)  03:18
[DEN 20-12]
 
  03:05
[PHX 14-20]
Knight Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jokic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Warren (2 ST)  02:48  
  02:44
[PHX 16-20]
Goodwin Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Warren (1 AST) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK)  02:29  
  02:27 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:24
[PHX 18-20]
Goodwin Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Knight (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:23  
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Foye Substitution replaced by Barton  02:23  
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST)  02:11
[DEN 22-18]
 
  01:57 Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:52
[DEN 24-18]
 
  01:40
[PHX 21-24]
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  01:21
[DEN 26-21]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Boland)  01:14  
  01:07 Teletovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:04  
Barton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:00
[DEN 28-21]
 
  00:47.8 Chandler Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:42.9  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  00:39.9
[DEN 31-21]
 
  00:32.9 Knight Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:29.9  
Jokic Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  00:11.9
[DEN 33-21]
 
  00:00.9 Goodwin Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (12-17) Phoenix Suns (12-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jokic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:33 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:26 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:24  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:11  
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:09  
Jokic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  10:59
[DEN 36-21]
 
  10:41 Morris Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:29 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:24 Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST)  10:13
[DEN 38-21]
 
Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  10:00  
  10:00
[PHX 22-38]
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:00 Chandler Substitution replaced by Len 
  10:00 Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:59  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:41  
Barton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:22
[DEN 40-22]
 
  09:06
[PHX 25-40]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  08:52  
  08:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:51 Goodwin Substitution replaced by Price 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  08:51  
  08:39 Bledsoe Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  08:32 Jump Ball Tucker vs Papanikolaou (Faried gains possession) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:26
[DEN 42-25]
 
  08:17
[PHX 28-42]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST) 
  07:58 Len Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster) 
  07:58 Len Substitution replaced by Knight 
Foye Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:45
[DEN 44-28]
 
  07:33 Knight Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:31  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barton (4 AST)  07:08
[DEN 47-28]
 
  06:57 Morris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:54  
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST)  06:50
[DEN 50-28]
 
  06:31
[PHX 30-50]
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Barton Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:05 Morris Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:02  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  05:41  
  05:41  
  05:41 Morris Substitution replaced by Leuer 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Miller  05:41  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Harris  05:41  
  05:41 Knight Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:41 Knight Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:40  
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST)  05:24  
Foye Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Boland)  05:22  
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  05:10  
  05:10
[PHX 31-50]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:10
[PHX 32-50]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:38
[PHX 34-50]
Leuer Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Knight (3 AST) 
Barton Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:18  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:16  
Faried Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:16
[DEN 52-34]
 
  04:16 Leuer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Boland) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:08 Bledsoe Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:05  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:45
[PHX 37-52]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:26 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:18 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:16  
  03:06 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Warren 
Foye Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:51  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:49  
Barton Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:44
[DEN 54-37]
 
  02:32
[PHX 39-54]
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Harris Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
  02:17 Leuer Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  02:06  
  02:06
[PHX 40-54]
Knight Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:06
[PHX 41-54]
Knight Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Foye Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (D Richardson)  01:58  
Foye Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:58  
Foye Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  01:58  
  01:47 Knight Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:46 Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:33
[PHX 43-54]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:17  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  01:17  
  01:09
[PHX 46-54]
Warren 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Knight (4 AST) 
  00:59.3 Price Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Arthur Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Barton (5 AST)  00:52.9
[DEN 56-46]
 
Arthur Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (D Richardson)  00:36.2  
  00:36.2
[PHX 47-56]
Bledsoe Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  00:36.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:29.9 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:27.9  
  00:06.3 Price Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:06.3  
Team Rebound  00:06.3  
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:06.3  
Team Rebound  00:05.4  
Arthur Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Foster)  00:05.0  
Arthur Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:05.0  
  00:00.1
[PHX 50-56]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Knight (5 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (12-17) Phoenix Suns (12-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:47 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:38
[PHX 52-56]
Leuer Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST) 
  11:25 Price Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (D Richardson) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:10 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:58
[PHX 55-56]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST) 
  10:45 Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Boland) 
  10:45 Tucker Technical (D Richardson) 
Foye Free Throw Technical Missed  10:45  
Team Rebound  10:45  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:36
[DEN 59-55]
 
  10:25
[PHX 57-59]
Leuer Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Knight (6 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:05 Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (1 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:02  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:48 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:45
[PHX 59-59]
Tucker Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:44  
  09:29 Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster) 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:16
[DEN 61-59]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Boland)  09:02  
  08:48
[PHX 62-61]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST) 
  08:29 Knight Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Foye Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  08:21
[DEN 63-62]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  08:10  
  08:10
[PHX 63-63]
Knight Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Barton  08:10  
  08:10
[PHX 64-63]
Knight Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  07:56  
  07:42 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Barton Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (S Foster)  07:40  
Barton Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:40  
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson)  07:36  
  07:30 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Knight Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:26 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:24  
Foye Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:12 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:09 Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Arthur  07:09  
Arthur Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  06:59  
  06:59 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Warren 
  06:51
[PHX 66-63]
Leuer Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Knight (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic  06:51  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 65-66]
 
  06:20 Leuer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:18 Warren Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:14  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:02 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Jokic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson)  05:50  
  05:50 Tucker Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  05:36 Leuer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:33  
Barton Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  05:14
[DEN 67-66]
 
  05:14 Warren Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:58 Knight Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:54  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:44  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:32  
Jokic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  04:31  
Jokic Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:31  
Jokic Tip Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:30
[DEN 69-66]
 
  04:13 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:12  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Team Rebound 
Jokic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  04:02  
  04:02 Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
Harris Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  04:02  
  04:02
[PHX 67-69]
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:45 Warren Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 70-67]
 
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:45
[DEN 71-67]
 
  03:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:45 Leuer Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  03:45 Price Substitution replaced by Morris 
  03:26 Bledsoe Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:20 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:18  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:01
[DEN 74-67]
 
  02:47 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:45  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:38
[DEN 77-67]
 
  02:28 Bledsoe Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  02:28 Chandler Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:59 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:57  
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:48  
Arthur Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:32
[PHX 69-77]
Warren Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Arthur Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  01:09
[DEN 79-69]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (D Richardson)  01:08  
  00:59.1 Foul : Double Personal - Teletovic (1 PF), Barton (3 PF) (D Richardson) 
  00:59.1 Knight Substitution replaced by Price 
  00:52.9
[PHX 72-79]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Warren (2 AST) 
Barton Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Jokic Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:40.9  
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:19.8 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:14.9 Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:11.7  
Barton Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Teletovic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Jokic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST)  11:25
[DEN 81-72]
 
  11:13
[PHX 75-81]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Arthur (2 AST)  10:50
[DEN 84-75]
 
  10:35 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:33  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:20 Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:07 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  10:05  
Jokic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST)  09:52  
  09:48 Warren Layup Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (2 BLK) 
  09:47 Team Rebound 
  09:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:47 Warren Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  09:47 Teletovic Substitution replaced by Leuer 
  09:47 Morris Substitution replaced by Knight 
  09:39
[PHX 77-84]
Knight Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:19 Leuer Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  09:14
[PHX 80-84]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Knight (8 AST) 
Arthur Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST)  08:59
[DEN 86-80]
 
  08:48 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:46 Leuer Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:42
[PHX 83-86]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Knight (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:40  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Foye  08:40  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Faried  08:40  
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Arthur Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson)  08:24  
  08:08 Knight Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:06 Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:06 Price Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Price Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:04 Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:02  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:54 Price Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:41 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:31 Leuer Hook Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  07:27  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:08 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  07:03 Price Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:44 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Foye (4 AST)  06:33
[DEN 88-83]
 
  06:14 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:13 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:09
[PHX 85-88]
Tucker Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Leuer (1 BLK)  05:52  
Team Rebound  05:52  
Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (4 ST)  05:48  
  05:44
[PHX 87-88]
Knight Running Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (7 AST) 
Faried Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Foye (5 AST)  05:27
[DEN 90-87]
 
  05:14 Knight Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Foye (6 AST)  04:54
[DEN 93-87]
 
  04:38 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Arthur (3 AST)  04:27
[DEN 95-87]
 
  04:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:14
[PHX 89-95]
Leuer Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  03:52 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson) 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  03:36 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:34  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:16 Knight Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:57 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (2 BLK) 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:55  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:41  
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:38 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Arthur Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Foster)  02:34  
  02:30 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Leuer Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  02:15 Knight Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:57
[DEN 98-89]
 
  01:45 Knight Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Faried (3 BLK) 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  01:45  
  01:34 Price Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Richardson) 
  01:32 Tucker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:32  
Team Rebound  01:32  
  01:32 Tucker Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:32
[DEN 99-89]
 
  01:21
[PHX 92-99]
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Knight (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:21  
Faried Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  01:21  
  01:21 Teletovic Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Barton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST)  01:07  
  01:00 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:59.5  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS)  00:42.9
[DEN 101-92]
 
  00:42.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:42.7 Tucker Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
  00:35.9 Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (2 ST) 
  00:34.2 Bledsoe Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:34.2
[DEN 102-92]
 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:34.2
[DEN 103-92]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  00:30.5  
  00:30.5
[PHX 93-103]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:30.5 Teletovic Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Jokic  00:30.5  
  00:30.5 Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:30.5 Team Rebound 
Jokic Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Boland)  00:30.5  
  00:30.5 Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:30.5 Team Rebound 
  00:30.5
[PHX 94-103]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO)  00:17.2  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  00:17.2  
  00:13.9 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Knight Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:07.9
[PHX 96-103]
Price Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  00:04.8 Leuer Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:04.8
[DEN 104-96]
 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:04.8  
  00:04.7 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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4th Northwest
33
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3-7
18-23
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4th Pacific
23
59
3-7
14-27
9-32
 
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