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Ty Lawson

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Biography

Background

2012-13 (Denver): Appeared in 73 games (71 starts), averaging 16.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.47 steals in 34.4 minutes . . . Posted 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists and hit-game winning shot with nine seconds left at MIL on 4/15 . . . Returned after missing eight of nine games with plantar fascia tear to post 13 points and three assists in 19 minutes at DAL on 4/12 . . . Season-high tying 32 points on 12-of-17 from the field and 4-of-4 from deep in 34 minutes vs. MIN on 3/9 . . . Posted 21 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and zero turnovers in 35 minutes vs. LAC on 3/7 . . . Had 24 points and seven assists in 35 minutes at SAC on 3/5 . . . Had 11 points, seven assists and hit the game-winning jumper with 0.2 seconds left vs. OKC on 3/1 . . . Recorded 30 points and six assists in 37 minutes at POR on 2/27 . . . Totaled 27 points (11-12 FT) and 12 assists in 38 minutes at WAS on 2/22 . . . Scored 26 points, six rebounds and six assists in 37 minutes vs. BOS on 2/19 . . . Posted 26 points (8-11 FG, 5-5 3FG) and nine assists in 37 minutes at BKN on 2/13 . . . Registered 29 points, nine assists and three steals in 39 minutes at TOR on 2/12 . . . Tallied 29 points, six boards and nine assists in 54 minutes at BOS on 2/10 . . . Registered 21 points, 13 assists and zero turnovers in 36 minutes vs. NOH on 2/1 . . . Had 18 points, seven assists and five steals in 41 minutes vs. IND on 1/28 . . . Scored 26 points (11-15 FG, 4-5 3FG) and had six assists and four steals in 26 minutes vs. SAC on 1/26 . . . Had 29 points (23 in third quarter) and six assists in 36 minutes vs. WAS on 1/18 . . . Tallied 24 points and 12 assists in 40 minutes vs. POR on 1/15 . . . Posted 21 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers in 33 minutes at LAL on 1/6 . . . Recorded 17 points, season-high 14 assists and zero turnovers in 34 minutes vs. LAL on 12/26 . . . Tallied 17 points and 11 assists in 37 minutes at MIN on 12/12 . . . Had 26 points, five rebounds, seven dimes and four steals in 40 minutes at DET on 12/11 . . . Posted 23 points, four rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes at NYK on 12/9 . . . Had a season-high 32 points (12-16 FG, 5-5 3FG), seven assists and season-high five steals in 37 minutes at ATL on 12/5 . . . Missed two games due to left Achilles injury and seven games due to right heel strain/contusion.


2011-12 (Denver): Appeared in 61 games (all starts) averaging career highs of 16.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.3 steals in 34.5 minutes . . . Had 25 points and five boards in 36 minutes at OKC on 4/25 . . . Recorded 29 points (5-5 3FG) and 10 assists in 37 minutes at PHX on 4/21 . . . Recorded 25 points, nine assists and five boards in 37 minutes at ORL on 4/1 . . . Posted season-high tying 27 points and career-high tying nine rebounds in 37 minutes at CHI on 3/26 . . . Recorded 21 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in 35 minutes vs. ATL on 3/13 . . . Tallied 16 points, 13 assists and seven boards in 43 minutes vs. SAC on 3/5 . . . Named Western Conference POW for week ending March 4 . . . Posted 22 points, a career-high 15 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes at HOU on 3/2 . . . Tallied 24 points, three rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes vs. MIA on 1/13 . . . Had 25 points, three assists and a career-high eight steals in 40 minutes at POR on 12/29 . . . Registered 27 points and four assists in 32 minutes at DAL on 12/26 . . . Missed two games due to left ankle sprain vs. SAS on 2/23 and at LAC on 2/22 . . . Missed two games due to right ankle sprain vs. LAC on 1/29 and vs. TOR on 1/27 . . . Missed one game due to a right foot sprain vs. NJN on 1/11.


2010-11 (Denver): Appeared in 80 games (31 starts), averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.00 steals in 26.3 minutes . . . Started 31 games, averaging 14.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.35 steals in 32.1 minutes . . . Totaled 14 points, nine assists and six boards in 37 minutes vs. Golden State on 4/11 Totaled 14 points, nine assists and six boards in 37 minutes vs. Golden State on 4/11 . . . Poured in a career-high 37 points (career-high 10 threes) to go with a career-high tying seven rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes vs. Minnesota on 4/9 . . . Recorded 28 points and five assists in 37 minutes vs. Oklahoma City on 4/5 . . . Tallied 12 points, five rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes vs. San Antonio on 3/23 . . . Registered 23 points, eight assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes vs. Toronto on 3/21 . . . Recorded 16 points, a career-high tying seven rebounds and six assists in a career-high 44 minutes at Miami on 3/19 . . . Posted nine points, 10 assists and three steals in 26 minutes at Atlanta on 3/16 . . . Registered 23 points and 10 assists in 36 minutes at New Orleans on 3/14 . . . Tallied 15 points, a career-high tying 11 assists and four steals in 38 minutes vs. Detroit on 3/12 . . . Recorded 20 points, a career-high 11 assists and four steals in 36 minutes at Phoenix on 3/10 . . . Posted 11 points and eight assists in 33 minutes at L.A. Clippers on 3/5 . . . Notched 23 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3FG, 7-8 FT), six rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes at Utah on 3/3 . . . Registered his first career double-double with 14 points, 10 assists (2nd time) and two rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Charlotte on 3/2 . . . Dished out 10 assists vs. Boston on 2/24 . . . Posted 21 points (8-15 FG), seven assists, a career-high six steals and five rebounds in a career-high 39 minutes vs. Memphis on 2/22 . . . Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Golden State on 2/9vNotched 19 points (7-10 FT), six rebounds and five assists vs. Houston on 2/7 . . . Scored his 1,000th career point vs. Indiana on 1/23 . . . Totaled 16 points (4-5 FG, 7-8 FT), six rebounds and five assists vs. Phoenix on 1/11 . . . Posted 19 points and five assists at Oklahoma City on 12/25 . . . Notched 22 points (8-12 FG) at San Antonio on 12/22 . . . Totaled 23 points (8-16 FG, 6-7 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and three steals vs. Minnesota on 12/18 . . . Posted 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-7 FT) at New York on 12/12 . . . Registered 24 points (9-14 FG, 6-7 FT), seven assists and three steals at Boston on 12/8 . . . Totaled 17 points (7-14 FG, 3-6 3FG) vs. Chicago on 11/26 . . . Pitched in 17 points and five assists vs. L.A. Lakers in 11/11 . . . Scored 19 points at Indiana on 11/9.


2009-10 (Denver): Appeared in 65 games (eight starts), averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.74 steals in 20.2 minutes . . . In his eight starts, averaged 17.0 points, 5.9 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.13 steals . . . Notched 10+ points on 25 occasions, including five games with at least 20 points . . . Among rookies, ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring (8.3), eighth in assists (3.1) and fourth in FG percentage (.515) . . . He also ranked second among NBA rookies and 29th among all NBA players in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.48-to-1) . . . One of only five rookies in the NBA to average 20+ minutes per game for a team with a winning record in 2009-10 . . . Registered a career-high 25 points (8-13 FG, 8-11 FT), four rebounds and four assists at Utah on 2/6 . . . Notched 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3FG) and eight assists as a starter vs. Golden State on 1/5 . . . Finished with 23 points and a career-high-tying nine assists (2nd time) vs. Philadelphia on 1/3 . . . Posted 23 points, nine assists and a career-high three steals in a career-high-tying 38 minutes (2nd time) at Utah on 1/2 . . . With 23 points on 11/4, he became the first Nuggets rookie to score 20+ points in a regular-season game since Yakhouba Diawara had 23 vs. Philadelphia on 1/2/06 . . . His 17 points and six assists on 10/28 were the most points for a Nuggets rookie in his debut since Bobby Jackson vs. San Antonio on 10/31/97 (27) and the most assists since Jalen Rose vs. Minnesota on 11/4/94 (6) . . . Missed 10 games (3/1-3/18) due to left shoulder contusion (Inactive twice) and three games (1/8-1/11) due to a left ankle sprain (Inactive twice) . . . DNP-CD four times.


PLAYOFFS
Has appeared in 24 career playoff games (all with Denver), averaging 16.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals in 31.8 minutes. 2013: Averaged 21.3 points, 8.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds in six games (all starts) during Denver's first-round series against Golden State . . . Recorded double-doubles in Games 2, 3 and 5 . . . Scored career playoff-high 35 points and added 10 assists in Game 3 on 4/26 . . . Scored 26 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Game 4. 2012 (Denver): Started all seven games vs. L.A. Lakers, averaging 19.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.00 steals in 34.6 minutes . . . Scored 20+ points in four games and handed out six-plus assists in six games . . . Posted a then career playoff-high 32 points while shooting 13-of-18 from the field and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc (all career playoff-highs except FGA) and also collecting five rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes in GM 6 vs. LAL. 2011 (Denver): Started all five games, averaging 15.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 33.4 minutes . . . Had 27 points in 36 minutes while going 9-of-9 (both career playoff-highs) from the free throw line in GM 4 on 4/25/11vs. OKC . . . Registered 20 points, four rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes in Game 2 on 4/20/11 at Oklahoma City. 2010 (Denver): Appeared in all six games of Denver's first-round playoff series against Utah, averaging 7.8 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes . . . Scored 11 points and handed out six assists in his playoff debut in Game 1 . . . Registered 10 points and three assists in Game 6.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round (18th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft . . . Draft rights traded by Minnesota to Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future first-round pick (6/25/09) . . . Signed multiyear contract extension with the Nuggets on Oct. 30, 2012.


COLLEGE
Winner of the 2009 Bob Cousy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate point guard . . . Named to Final Four All-Tournament Team after helping lead UNC to the NCAA championship . . . Finished seventh in UNC history with 608 assists . . . His 2.78 career assist-to-turnover ratio is the second-best mark in ACC history. Junior (2008-09): ACC Player of the Year and USWBA District Player of the Year . . . An All-America First Team selection by the NABC and Second Team by the AP . . . Set an ACC single-season record with a 3.49 assist-to-turnover ratio . . . Also led the league in assists (6.6) and steals (2.14), finished fourth in field goal percentage (.532) and was Carolina's second-leading scorer (16.6) . . . Shot 47.2 percent from three-point range and 79.8 from the free throw line . . . Recorded 17 points, eight assists, zero turnovers and career-high seven steals in win over Michigan State . . . Had 21 points, nine rebounds and hit the game-winning three at Florida State . . . Scored 25 points and dished out five assists in win at Duke . . . Named NCAA South Regional Most Outstanding Player . . . Averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and shot 43.3 percent from three-point range in the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore (2007-08): All-ACC Honorable Mention pick . . . NABC All-District First Team . . . Averaged 12.7 points and a team-high 5.2 assists (ranked third in the ACC) . . . Led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.36) and ranked sixth in free throw percentage (.835) . . . Missed seven games and made only brief appearances in two more due to two separate ankle injuries . . . Posted a career-high 26 points at Rutgers . . . Registered a double-double of 23 points and 10 assists at Miami (Fla.) . . . Notched 21 points, four assists and four steals vs. Mount St. Mary's in NCAA Tournament first round . . . Recorded 19 points and seven assists vs. Arkansas in second round . . . Tallied 11 points and nine assists vs. Louisville in the Regional Finals on his way to earning All-East Regional Team honors. Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 assists (ranked third in the ACC) . . . Led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.57) . . . Recorded a season-high 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting at NC State . . . Registered 14 points and six assists vs. Tennessee in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off . . . Tallied 14 points and eight assists vs. Boston College in ACC Tournament semifinals . . . Earned All-ACC Tournament honors . . . Scored 20 points and dished out eight assists vs. Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


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