Denver 99, San Antonio 100

Date - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 20 34 21 24 99
San Antonio 22 29 32 17 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 49-24 32-3 17-21 L2
San Antonio 54-17 31-4 23-13 W1

Recap


Spurs 100, Nuggets 99: Tim Duncan recorded 23 points and 14 rebounds while Danny Green made six 3-pointers en route to 20 points as San Antonio extended its home winning streak to six games.

Tony Parker contributed 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who maintained their 1 1/2-game lead over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference.

JaVale McGee scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed 11 boards off the bench while fellow reserve Wilson Chandler added 15 for Denver, which has lost two in a row following its franchise record-tying 15-game winning streak.

San Antonio led by two after the first quarter, but Denver built a 14-point lead in the second before entering the break with a 54-51 advantage. Chandler scored 13 points in the quarter for the Nuggets, but Green countered for the Spurs with 13 of his own.

The Spurs attempted to pull away in the third as they outscored Denver 32-21 to take an eight-point lead into the fourth. The Nuggets refused to give in, however, and took an 89-88 lead on a jumper by Andre Miller with 7:51 remaining, but San Antonio scored the next six points and held on as Miller missed a driving layup at the buzzer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Denver PG Ty Lawson returned to the lineup after missing three games with a strained right heel but was a non-factor, scoring just two points on 1-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes. ... The Nuggets have lost consecutive games for the first time since dropping three in a row from Feb. 10-13. ... San Antonio was 10-for-15 from 3-point range, while Denver missed all 10 of its attempts from beyond the arc. Green was 6-for-8 for the Spurs.


 

Top Game Performances

Denver   San Antonio
JaVale McGee 21 Scoring Tim Duncan 23
Andre Miller 8 Assists Tony Parker 11
JaVale McGee 11 Rebounds Tim Duncan 14
Danilo Gallinari 6 Free Throws Made Tiago Splitter 6
Ty Lawson 2 Steals Kawhi Leonard 2
JaVale McGee 3 Blocks Tim Duncan 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 99 47.7 0-10 15-17 26 41 3 8 15
San Antonio 100 46.1 10-15 20-27 20 38 8 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Spurs have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .882 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .735 after a win and .542 after a loss.