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Tim Duncan, depleted Spurs fall to Nuggets 102-98


By PAT GRAHAM
Posted Apr 09 2016 12:59AM

DENVER (AP) Tim Duncan had to go to work while the rest of his starting cast took the night off.

Oh well, the San Antonio forward wasn't crying foul because he needed to polish a few things - his jumper, his shot blocking - with the postseason right around the corner.

With more shots to go around, Duncan finished with a season-high 21 points and the depleted Spurs lost 102-98 to Denver on Friday night, ending a 10-game winning streak against the Nuggets.

"Turnovers down the stretch killed us, but good effort all around, and such is life," Duncan said. "Everybody is ready to go."

This was the closest thing the Nuggets will get to the playoffs in a season in which they're 33-47. Jusuf Nurkic scored a career-high 21 points, Gary Harris had two pivotal defensive plays in the waning seconds and Denver knocked off San Antonio for the first time since April 10, 2013.

And the Nuggets always have this: They're the only team this season to beat both Golden State and San Antonio.

"That's a pretty cool accomplishment," Harris said. "But we still have a lot of ways to improve. I'm happy with the way everyone is progressing."

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave every starter except Duncan the night off following a loss at Golden State on Thursday. Duncan logged more than 34 minutes as the Spurs dropped two straight for the first time this season.

"Felt good to get some minutes, get some shots, get some touches," said Duncan, who played only 19 minutes against the Warriors.

Wanting to keep his regulars fresh and with the second seed in the Western Conference already secured, Popovich sat LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili also was out along with Boris Diaw, who's dealing with a sore right adductor.

That was nearly 72 percent of their scoring on the bench. David West and Kevin Martin helped pick up the slack as each had 17 points.

Popovich was a coach of few words after the game, simply saying, "I would have rather won," before leaving the scene.

Denver experimented with its lineup by starting twin towers Nikola Jokic (6-foot-10) and Nurkic (7-foot). It was effective as Jokic had eight points and 15 boards, while Nurkic also added nine rebounds.

"We have not practiced a lot together, haven't played a lot together," Nurkic said. "Looks good."

JaKarr Sampson came up big as he scored 14 of his 16 points in the third quarter, helping the Nuggets build a 10-point lead.

It wouldn't last as the Spurs stormed back to lead by four, 96-92, with 3:41 remaining. Denver tied it at 98 when West was whistled for goaltending on a jumper by Nurkic with 43.5 seconds remaining.

That's when Harris stepped up with his defense. He intercepted a pass and was fouled with 30.1 seconds left, making both free throws. Then he stole another pass and made a layup to seal the win and help Denver snap a three-game skid.

"We were all out there, trying to do whatever we could to stop them from scoring," Harris said.

TIP-INS

Spurs: Duncan played in career game No. 1,391, tying him with Jason Kidd for seventh on the NBA's all-time list. ... Popovich said the dislocated right pinkie Aldridge suffered Thursday is doing fine. ... West tied a career high with five blocks. ... In Duncan's last four games, he's had a combined 20 points on 7 of 26 shooting.

Nuggets: Darrell Arthur was tending to a family matter and wasn't with the team. "Hopefully, he'll be back as soon as possible," coach Michael Malone said. ... Malone is campaigning for Jokic and Emmanuel Mudiay to make the NBA's all-rookie squad. ... F Kenneth Faried got the night off.

"MEANINGLESS" STREAK

Popovich plans to go with his regular rotation Sunday when the Spurs host the Warriors. Still, he's not enamored with the fact San Antonio has won 48 straight regular-season games at home dating to last season. He said the streak is "absolutely meaningless" to him.

"What does that get you if you're defeated? Does it win you anything? That's why it's meaningless," Popovich said. "Maybe a cup of coffee or something. But that's about it."

AGE DISCREPANCY

Rookie Emmanuel Mudiay spent most of the first quarter guarding the 40-year-old Andre Miller. Their age difference is nearly 20 years. Mudiay had 12 of his 20 points in the first quarter. Miller finished with eight points.

UP NEXT

Spurs: Host Golden State on Sunday.

Nuggets: Host Utah on Sunday.


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SAS
DEN
     
    • 42.4%

    • 46.5%

    • 21.4%

    • 27.3%

    • 82.1%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS DEN
Total Rebounds 45 47
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Turnovers 10 11
Fast Break Pts: 15 16
Biggest Lead: 6 10
Points in the Paint: 50 50
SAS DEN
p Duncan   21 Nurkic   21
rb 2 players   7 Jokic   15
a Mills   7 Mudiay   5
s Miller   3 3 players   2
b West   5 Nurkic   2
 
  • 11/18 - DEN 98 @ SAS 109
  • 11/27 - SAS 91 @ DEN 80
  • 12/26 - DEN 86 @ SAS 101
  • 04/08 - SAS 98 @ DEN 102
San Antonio Spurs (65-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Anderson F 34:36 1-9 0-1 0-0 -8 1 5 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
T. Duncan F 34:27 9-15 0-0 3-6 -3 2 5 7 2 1 0 2 1 1 21
D. West C 32:14 6-12 0-1 5-6 -16 1 6 7 2 3 1 0 5 0 17
J. Simmons G 35:08 5-7 0-1 5-5 +3 1 4 5 0 3 0 2 0 1 15
A. Miller G 27:30 4-11 0-0 0-0 -5 1 3 4 5 1 3 2 0 3 8
B. Marjanovic   13:33 3-5 0-0 3-4 -1 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 9
P. Mills   23:05 2-12 1-5 2-2 -1 0 3 3 7 0 1 1 1 2 7
K. Martin   26:16 5-11 2-4 5-5 -3 1 5 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 17
M. Bonner   13:11 1-3 0-2 0-0 +14 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
L. Aldridge DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Leonard DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Parker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-85 3-14 23-28   8 37 45 20 12 6 10 8 7 98
  42.4% 21.4% 82.1%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10
Denver Nuggets (33-47)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Sampson F 24:37 6-8 1-2 3-4 +16 1 3 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 16
N. Jokic F 32:13 3-9 0-2 2-2 +24 3 12 15 4 2 1 0 1 0 8
J. Nurkic C 34:41 10-18 0-0 1-2 +9 3 7 10 1 4 2 2 2 2 21
G. Harris G 29:03 2-6 0-3 2-2 +19 0 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 6
E. Mudiay G 36:19 8-15 3-6 1-1 +23 0 6 6 5 1 1 3 1 2 20
J. Lauvergne   14:37 2-6 0-0 4-4 -7 1 4 5 3 4 0 4 1 2 8
W. Barton   32:34 5-12 0-4 1-2 -13 0 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 1 11
D.J. Augustin   13:58 2-5 0-1 0-0 -19 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4
A. Toupane   09:13 1-4 1-1 2-2 -14 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
M. Miller   12:44 1-3 1-3 0-0 -18 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
K. Faried DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Nelson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-86 6-22 16-19   8 39 47 21 23 9 11 7 8 102
  46.5% 27.3% 84.2%   team rebs: 4 total to: 11

inactive

  • Spurs: Diaw, Ginobili
  • Nuggets: Arthur, Chandler, Gallinari

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #59 Gary Zielinski, #37 Eric Dalen
  • Attendance: 16347
  • Duration: 2:09
San Antonio Spurs (65-15) Denver Nuggets (34-47)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Nurkic vs Duncan (Jokic gains possession)
  11:37 Sampson Hook Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mudiay (1 ST)  11:20  
  11:08 Jokic Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42 Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:41 Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:37 Jokic Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:37  
West Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  10:28
[SAS 2-0]
 
  10:14
[DEN 2-2]
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (1 AST) 
Duncan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nurkic (1 ST)  09:58  
  09:55
[DEN 4-2]
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer)  09:55  
  09:55
[DEN 5-2]
Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Sampson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23
[DEN 7-2]
Mudiay Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST) 
Duncan Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK)  08:57  
  08:55 Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:41 Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:40  
  08:32 Jokic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:32
[SAS 3-7]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:32
[SAS 4-7]
 
  08:15
[DEN 9-4]
Nurkic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  08:04
[SAS 6-9]
 
  07:41 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:33
[DEN 11-6]
Sampson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:15 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:07 Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
West Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42 Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Anderson Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:36  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:35  
Anderson Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:30 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:22 Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:21  
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  06:12  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:11  
Duncan Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[SAS 8-11]
 
  06:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Marjanovic  06:11  
  05:50
[DEN 13-8]
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
West Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Dalen)  05:20  
Simmons Substitution replaced by Mills  05:20  
Miller Substitution replaced by Martin  05:20  
  05:06 Mudiay Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:47
[DEN 15-8]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:24 Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mills (1 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:11 Jokic Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:09  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sampson (1 ST)  04:02  
  03:56 Harris Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
  03:56 Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:56 Sampson Substitution replaced by Lauvergne 
  03:56 Nurkic Substitution replaced by Barton 
West Substitution replaced by Bonner  03:56  
Mills Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lauvergne (1 BLK)  03:43  
  03:38 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:33
[DEN 17-8]
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Marjanovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST)  03:15
[SAS 10-17]
 
  03:02
[DEN 19-10]
Mudiay Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:40 Lauvergne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:34
[SAS 12-19]
 
  02:20
[DEN 22-12]
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Marjanovic Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:49 Lauvergne Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:49  
  01:49 Mudiay Substitution replaced by Toupane 
  01:49 Jokic Substitution replaced by Augustin 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Simmons  01:49  
Marjanovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mills (2 AST)  01:38
[SAS 14-22]
 
  01:14 Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:13  
  01:09 Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer) 
Simmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:00
[SAS 16-22]
 
  00:39.8 Barton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marjanovic (1 BLK) 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:38.6  
Mills Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:36.7
[SAS 18-22]
 
  00:36.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:36.7 Harris Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:22.4
[DEN 24-18]
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
  00:00.5 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (65-15) Denver Nuggets (34-47)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Marjanovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:23 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:22  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mills (3 AST)  11:16
[SAS 21-24]
 
  11:00
[DEN 26-21]
Barton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:40 Lauvergne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST)  10:31  
Simmons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  10:26  
  10:26
[DEN 27-21]
Lauvergne Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:26
[DEN 28-21]
Lauvergne Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:16 Toupane Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:16
[SAS 22-28]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:16
[SAS 23-28]
 
  10:03
[DEN 30-23]
Barton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST) 
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:44  
Marjanovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:41
[SAS 25-30]
 
  09:32 Lauvergne Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  09:32 Lauvergne Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Marjanovic Substitution replaced by Duncan  09:32  
Simmons Substitution replaced by Anderson  09:29  
  09:29 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Nurkic 
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:10 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:02 Augustin Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:01  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  08:39  
  08:39  
Mills Substitution replaced by Miller  08:39  
  08:39
[DEN 31-25]
Toupane Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:39
[DEN 32-25]
Toupane Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:21
[SAS 27-32]
 
  08:03 Nurkic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Toupane (1 BLK)  07:49  
  07:48 Toupane Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40 Barton Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:39  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:32
[SAS 30-32]
 
  07:16 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:15  
Anderson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:59
[SAS 32-32]
 
  06:43 Toupane Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:43  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:33
[SAS 34-32]
 
  06:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:33 Toupane Substitution replaced by Mudiay 
  06:33 Miller Substitution replaced by Harris 
Martin Substitution replaced by Mills  06:33  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Simmons  06:33  
  06:20 Nurkic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Miller (3 ST) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:12  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:11
[SAS 36-32]
 
  06:02 Augustin Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:46
[SAS 38-32]
 
  05:35
[DEN 34-38]
Augustin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:14 Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:59
[DEN 36-38]
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (2 AST) 
  04:44 Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Simmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:44
[SAS 39-36]
 
  04:44 Augustin Substitution replaced by Sampson 
Simmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:44
[SAS 40-36]
 
  04:29
[DEN 38-40]
Mudiay Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Mills Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mudiay (1 BLK)  04:11  
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:10  
Simmons Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barton (2 ST)  04:08  
  04:05
[DEN 40-40]
Barton Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:05  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sampson (1 BLK)  03:59  
Team Rebound  03:58  
Miller Substitution replaced by West  03:58  
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:47
[SAS 42-40]
 
Duncan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  03:33  
  03:33
[DEN 41-42]
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:33 Harris Substitution replaced by Jokic 
  03:33 Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:32  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:11
[SAS 44-41]
 
  03:02 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:02  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mills (4 AST)  02:36
[SAS 46-41]
 
  02:15
[DEN 43-46]
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mills (5 AST)  01:57
[SAS 48-43]
 
  01:43
[DEN 45-48]
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST) 
  01:27 Nurkic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:27  
Team Rebound  01:27  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:27
[SAS 49-45]
 
  01:05 Jokic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:02
[DEN 47-49]
Nurkic Tip Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  01:01 Barton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Mills Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:01
[SAS 50-47]
 
Mills Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:01
[SAS 51-47]
 
  00:46.9 Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mills (1 BLK) 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:45.5  
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:40.8 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:29.3
[DEN 49-51]
Nurkic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jokic (3 AST) 
West Turnaround Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mills (6 AST)  00:07.9
[SAS 53-49]
 
  00:01.7
[DEN 51-53]
Barton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (65-15) Denver Nuggets (34-47)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Simmons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Nurkic (2 ST)  11:46  
Simmons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  11:43  
  11:43 Sampson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:43 Team Rebound 
  11:43
[DEN 52-53]
Sampson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:27
[SAS 55-52]
 
  10:58
[DEN 54-55]
Sampson Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Sampson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:31 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:30  
Simmons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jokic (1 BLK)  10:07  
  10:06 Sampson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:55 Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:54  
Duncan Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  09:48
[SAS 57-54]
 
  09:28
[DEN 56-57]
Jokic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:46
[DEN 58-57]
Sampson Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  08:33 Nurkic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Dalen) 
Simmons Substitution replaced by Martin  08:33  
Anderson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:18 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:01
[DEN 61-57]
Sampson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jokic (4 AST) 
Duncan Driving Hook Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:21
[DEN 63-57]
Jokic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:20  
  07:11 Sampson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:48 Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:48  
Miller Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  06:35
[SAS 59-63]
 
  06:12 Jokic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:11  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:27 Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:27  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:13 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:12  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sampson (2 ST)  04:59  
  04:55
[DEN 65-59]
Sampson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:55  
  04:55 Nurkic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne 
  04:55 Harris Substitution replaced by Barton 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:31 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:12 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:10  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:58  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:57  
West Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  03:54
[SAS 61-65]
 
  03:37
[DEN 68-61]
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (2 AST) 
  03:22 Lauvergne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:22  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Marjanovic  03:22  
Miller Substitution replaced by Simmons  03:22  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Mills  03:22  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:22
[SAS 62-68]
 
  02:58 Lauvergne Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
  02:58 Sampson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:54 Sampson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:53 Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  02:36 Lauvergne Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (2 BLK) 
  02:35 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:26
[DEN 70-62]
Lauvergne Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mills Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST)  02:22  
  02:16
[DEN 72-62]
Sampson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:16  
  02:16 Jokic Substitution replaced by Miller 
West Substitution replaced by Bonner  02:16  
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:57 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Simmons Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Mauer)  01:53  
  01:49 Lauvergne Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (K Mauer) 
  01:49 Lauvergne Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Martin Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mills (7 AST)  01:38
[SAS 64-72]
 
  01:25 Lauvergne Hook Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:24  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:21
[SAS 66-72]
 
  01:21 Barton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  01:21
[SAS 67-72]
 
Marjanovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:06  
  01:06
[DEN 73-67]
Sampson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:06
[DEN 74-67]
Sampson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bonner Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marjanovic (1 AST)  00:48.9
[SAS 69-74]
 
  00:32.9 Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:32.8  
  00:28.0 Mudiay Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Marjanovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:28.0
[SAS 70-74]
 
  00:28.0 Sampson Substitution replaced by Augustin 
Marjanovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:28.0
[SAS 71-74]
 
  00:09.1
[DEN 77-71]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (3 AST) 
  00:00.4 Augustin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Marjanovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:00.4
[SAS 72-77]
 
  00:00.4 Miller Substitution replaced by Jokic 
Marjanovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.4  
  00:00.2 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  11:36  
  11:36
[DEN 78-72]
Lauvergne Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:36
[DEN 79-72]
Lauvergne Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:23 Barton Foul: Personal (4 PF) (E Dalen) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Marjanovic (2 AST)  11:15
[SAS 75-79]
 
  10:55
[DEN 82-75]
Toupane 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST) 
  10:54 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (E Dalen) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:34 Toupane Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:32  
  10:28 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Simmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:28
[SAS 76-82]
 
Marjanovic Substitution replaced by Duncan  10:28  
Martin Substitution replaced by Anderson  10:28  
Bonner Substitution replaced by West  10:28  
Simmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:28
[SAS 77-82]
 
  10:13 Toupane Hook Shot: Missed Block: West (3 BLK) 
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:11  
West Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  10:04
[SAS 79-82]
 
  10:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:03 Toupane Substitution replaced by Nurkic 
  09:48
[DEN 84-79]
Nurkic Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustin (2 AST) 
  09:27 Miller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:27  
Team Rebound  09:27  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  09:27
[SAS 80-84]
 
  09:07 Augustin Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:07  
Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:48  
Simmons Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  08:45
[SAS 82-84]
 
  08:45 Nurkic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (E Dalen) 
  08:45 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic 
Mills Substitution replaced by Miller  08:45  
Simmons Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:45
[SAS 83-84]
 
  08:29 Jokic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:29  
West Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  08:11
[SAS 85-84]
 
  07:55 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:54  
Simmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:49
[SAS 87-84]
 
West Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  07:35  
  07:35 Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:35 Miller Substitution replaced by Mudiay 
  07:35 Augustin Substitution replaced by Harris 
  07:35
[DEN 85-87]
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Miller Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:10 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:00 Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:59  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:36
[DEN 87-87]
Nurkic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (2 BLK)  06:17  
  06:16 Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:06 Barton Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:06  
Simmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  06:00
[SAS 89-87]
 
  05:47
[DEN 89-89]
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
  05:24 Jokic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
  05:24  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Martin  05:24  
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:24
[SAS 90-89]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:24
[SAS 91-89]
 
  05:05 Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:57
[DEN 92-91]
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
  04:33 Nurkic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:33  
Team Rebound  04:33  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:33
[SAS 92-92]
 
  04:22 Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Simmons Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  04:14
[SAS 94-92]
 
  04:06 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:05  
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:41
[SAS 96-92]
 
  03:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:22 Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:21  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  02:48 Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:47  
Martin Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:31  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:30  
Martin Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:27 Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  02:22 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:21  
West Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:02 Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:54 Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (4 BLK) 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:45
[DEN 94-96]
Nurkic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (5 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Jokic Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
West Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:14  
  01:14
[DEN 95-96]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Simmons Substitution replaced by Anderson  01:14  
Miller Substitution replaced by Mills  01:14  
  01:14
[DEN 96-96]
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:01 Harris Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:01
[SAS 97-96]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:01
[SAS 98-96]
 
  00:45.5 Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (5 BLK) 
  00:44.5 Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
West Violation:Defensive Goaltending (E Dalen)  00:43.5  
  00:43.5
[DEN 98-98]
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Martin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  00:30.1  
Martin Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:30.1  
  00:30.1
[DEN 99-98]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:30.1
[DEN 100-98]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.3  
  00:17.3 Barton Substitution replaced by Sampson 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  00:12.9  
  00:10.3
[DEN 102-98]
Harris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:04.7 Nurkic Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
SAS
1st Southwest
67
15
6-4
40-1
27-14
DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Aldridge 26.8
Aldridge 8.5
Parker 5.7
Leonard 2.8
Leonard 2.8
DEN
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