With 1.2 seconds left in the game and a 103-101 Denver Nuggets lead, Kenyon Martin made a bad pass that Andrei Kirilenko stole. Kirilenko missed the layup, grabbed the board and failed to get the shot off in time. The Nuggets defeated the Utah Jazz, 103-101.
In the final five minutes of play, Raymond Felton and Arron Afflalo each hit a key three-point shot. With 4:45 remaining, Felton's three tied the game at 90, while Afflalo hit a trey with 11 seconds left to put the Nuggets up, 102-98. The Jazz's recently acquired Devin Harris hit a three with less than two seconds left to bring the game to its final score (Felton added a free throw for Denver's final point).
Denver held a 58-51 lead at halftime, but 16 points in the third quarter left them down two points, 74-76, entering the final period. However, the Nuggets went to the free throw line 24 times in the fourth quarter, making 15 of them, while the Jazz shot from the line only three times.
Ty Lawson finished with a game-high 23 points, six rebounds and five assists. Nene contributed 13 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists. Kenyon Martin, outside of the bad in-bounds pass to end the game, chipped in 11 points eight rebounds and three steals. Chris Andersen added 13 points from off the bench.
For Utah, Al Jefferson scored 19 points, pulled down 10 boards and blocked six shots. Devin Harris added 21 points and a game-high nine assists. C.J. Miles had 22 points off the bench.
The Nuggets (37-26, 11-19 away) head to Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. MT.