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Notebook: Nuggets 117, Rockets 105


Posted Saturday March 3, 2012 12:42AM

By Matt Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: With key players still sidelined due to lingering injuries, the Denver Nuggets are using hustle and toughness to work their way back up the Western Conference standings.

Ty Lawson scored a team-high 22 points and dished out a career-high 15 assists, and rookie Kenneth Faried added a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds (six offensive) as the Nuggets snapped a four-game road losing streak with a 117-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday at Toyota Center.

Kevin Martin led the Rockets with a season-best 35 points, but he was limited to only three points in the fourth quarter. Kyle Lowry pitched in 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Houston (21-16), which has lost two games in a row.

Denver (20-17), which improved to 2-0 since the All-Star break, crushed Houston on the boards (49-35), in the paint (52-36), in steals (9-1) and on the fast break (19-7) while committing only six turnovers.

QUOTABLE: "I thought, for the first time in a while, I saw us wearing down a team a little bit with the constant attacking, the constant penetration, the constant pounding [the glass]. I thought it was more of a Nugget win tonight, and I haven't seen that same win probably in about a month."
-- Denver coach George Karl

THE STAT: The Nuggets overcame 44.3 percent shooting from the field by snatching offensive rebounds and pouring in second-chance points. Denver finished the game with a 19-10 advantage on the offensive glass and a 33-17 edge in second-chance points. The Nuggets have pulled down at least 19 offensive boards in back-to-back games.

TURNING POINT: The Rockets trailed 93-90 and appeared to have a chance to trim that deficit further after Faried misfired on a pair of free throws. But the rookie followed his second miss and converted a key tip-in to push the Nuggets' advantage to 95-90. Houston's deficit never dipped below three points after that play, which epitomized how much Denver out-worked Houston for offensive boards and second-shot opportunities.

QUOTABLE II: "They threw it up there, and then they threw us out of the lane and got it [the ball]. ... We've had two games in a row where they've [the opponent] out-toughed us."
-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale on his team's rebounding woes

HOT: Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo used a terrific second-half performance to turn a rough first-half effort (one point on 0-for-2 shooting, 0 rebounds, 0 assists) into a distant memory. After halftime, the Denver shooting guard netted 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go with three boards and two assists to help ignite the Nuggets' 66-point half.

NOT: Houston relies on reserve guard Courtney Lee for tough defense and instant offense off the bench, but he has been unable to find his shooting touch lately. Lee has averaged just 6.6 points on 28.1 percent (9-for-32) shooting overall, including 22.2 percent (4-for-18) shooting from 3-point range, and 0.8 assists over his last five games.

GOOD MOVE: Lawson's jumper and runner were not falling early in the game, but he showed no signs of frustration. Instead, Denver's crafty point guard concentrated on distributing the ball effectively with pinpoint passes and made intelligent decisions. Thanks mostly to Lawson's ball-handling and attention to detail, the Nuggets committed only six turnovers.

QUOTABLE III: "People were open, and I just gave them the shot with a good pass. I try to take care of the ball most of the time, but today I was on. ... Our team is working pretty well when we spread the ball around and attack, and I'm trying to be more aggressive and be a catalyst like coach [Karl] wants."
-- Lawson

BAD MOVE: Denver, which entered Friday shooting about 33 percent from 3-point range as a team, may have felt too confident about settling for the outside shot after making four of its first six attempts from beyond the arc. The Nuggets continued to fire away from the perimeter, even when they did not have a great look at the basket, and missed 12 of their next 16 3-point attempts (25.0 percent) to finish the game 8-for-22 from long distance.

NOTABLE: Karl said reserve guard Rudy Fernandez (back stiffness) will return to the rotation in Sunday's game at San Antonio. ... Karl said he would have to wait until the Nuggets' practice Saturday to determine when starters Nene (strained left calf) and Danilo Gallinari (sprained left ankle) can return to the lineup. ... Rockets forward Luis Scola retreated to the locker room less than two minutes into the game after taking an inadvertent Afflalo elbow to the face. Scola received five stitches in his lower lip and returned with more than three minutes remaining in the first quarter. ... The officials were not afraid to blow their whistles in the opening period as the teams shot a combined 29 free throws. ... The Nuggets bench outscored Houston's reserves 42-22. ... At least seven Denver players have scored in double figures in each of the Nuggets' last two games. ... Denver improved to 15-4 when it outrebounds its opponent. ... The Nuggets' 97 field-goal attempts set an opponent season high for the Rockets. ... Houston fell to 3-13 when allowing at least 100 points. ... Rockets forward Patrick Patterson grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds and match his career high with four blocks.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Sunday @ San Antonio (ESPN), Monday vs. Sacramento, Wednesday vs. Cleveland. For the Rockets, Sunday vs. L.A. Clippers, Tuesday @ Boston, Wednesday @ Toronto.

DEN
HOU
   
    • 44.3%

    • 47.4%

    • 36.4%

    • 34.5%

    • 65.7%

    • 79.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENHOU
Total Rebounds4935
Offensive Rebounds1910
Turnovers614
Fast Break Pts:197
Biggest Lead:125
Points in the Paint:5236
DENHOU
pLawson   22Martin   35
rbFaried   11Patterson   10
aLawson   152 players   5
s3 players   2Lee   1
b2 players   2Patterson   4
 
  • 02/06 - HOU 99 @ DEN 90
  • 03/02 - DEN 117 @ HOU 105
  • 04/15 - HOU 86 @ DEN 101
  • 04/16 - DEN 105 @ HOU 102
Denver Nuggets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. BrewerF31:486-162-61-2+821324200215
K. FariedF30:237-120-02-5+11651112202216
T. MozgovC17:541-20-03-4+24480310005
A. AfflaloG31:077-142-31-2+621334020117
T. LawsonG38:316-151-49-12+18167153210122
A. Miller 31:195-150-26-6+701142000116
A. Harrington 26:315-132-41-4+807714010213
K. Koufos 21:125-50-00-0+343714112010
J. Hamilton 10:251-41-20-0+10220101003
J. Stone 00:500-10-10-0-40000010000
C. AndersenDNP - Coach's Decision
D. GallinariDNP - Coach's Decision
NeneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24043-978-2223-35 19304927279649117
 44.3%36.4%65.7% team rebs: 17total to: 6
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF22:455-80-30-3-2101114011010
L. ScolaF31:096-110-01-2-413411020113
S. DalembertC25:393-70-12-2-140552302208
K. MartinG42:0110-156-99-10012344041035
K. LowryG29:204-113-86-6-1034755020117
P. Patterson 28:322-50-02-2+737100302406
C. Lee 30:364-111-50-0-81120210119
C. Budinger 04:200-20-11-2-90000000011
G. Dragic 25:382-60-22-2-11235301006
J. FlynnDNP - Coach's Decision
M. MorrisDNP - Coach's Decision
G. SmithDNP - Coach's Decision
T. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24036-7610-2923-29 102535182511494105
 47.4%34.5%79.3% team rebs: 11total to: 14

inactive

  • Nuggets: Fernandez
  • Rockets: Hill, Thabeet

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Brewer
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #20 Leroy Richardson, #29 Mark Lindsay
  • Attendance: 16879
  • Duration: 2:27
Denver Nuggets (20-17) Houston Rockets (21-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dalembert vs Mozgov (Scola gains possession)
  11:47 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:32 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:14 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03
[HOU 2-0]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dalembert (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:40  
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:27 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:27 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:27  
  10:21
[HOU 4-0]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
  10:11 Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:11 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:11  
Team Rebound  10:11  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:11
[DEN 1-4]
 
  09:54
[HOU 6-1]
Martin Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:29
[DEN 4-6]
 
  09:17 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:16  
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  09:12
[DEN 6-6]
 
  08:52 Dalembert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK)  08:37  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:36  
  08:32 Lowry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:32  
Team Rebound  08:32  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:32  
  08:32 Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:19  
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:08 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:55  
  07:55
[HOU 7-6]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Miller  07:55  
  07:55
[HOU 8-6]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK)  07:34  
Team Rebound  07:34  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:31
[DEN 8-8]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:13  
  07:13
[HOU 9-8]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:13
[HOU 10-8]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:59 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:59
[DEN 9-10]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:59
[DEN 10-10]
 
  06:48 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:46  
  06:46
[HOU 11-10]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:46
[HOU 12-10]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  06:32 Dalembert Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  06:32
[DEN 11-12]
 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:21 Jump Ball Martin vs Brewer (Lowry gains possession) 
  06:00 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:00 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:00
[HOU 14-11]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:35
[HOU 16-11]
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  05:12
[DEN 14-16]
 
  04:58 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:50  
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:47
[DEN 16-16]
 
  04:31
[HOU 18-16]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:15  
  04:15 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:15  
Team Rebound  04:15  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:15
[DEN 17-18]
 
  04:02 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:01 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:00  
  04:00
[HOU 19-17]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:00
[HOU 20-17]
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:43  
  03:43 Patterson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:43  
  03:43 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Lee 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:43
[DEN 18-20]
 
  03:25 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:24  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK)  03:15  
Team Rebound  03:15  
  03:15 Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola 
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:02 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:51 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  02:47  
  02:47 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:47 Team Rebound 
  02:47 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:47  
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:23 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:23  
  02:23
[HOU 21-18]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Koufos  02:23  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:23  
  02:23
[HOU 22-18]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:05 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:05  
  02:05 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:05
[DEN 19-22]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:49  
  01:49 Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:49 Team Rebound 
  01:49
[HOU 23-19]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[DEN 21-23]
 
  01:25 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:24  
Lawson Driving Jump shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:11
[HOU 25-21]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  01:05 Lowry Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:05
[DEN 22-25]
 
  01:05 Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:05
[DEN 23-25]
 
  00:41.9 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:40.5  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST)  00:25.4
[DEN 26-25]
 
  00:04.9 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  00:02.9  
  00:00.0 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (20-17) Houston Rockets (21-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
Team Rebound  11:45  
  11:36 Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:36
[DEN 27-25]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:36
[DEN 28-25]
 
  11:24 Budinger Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Hamilton Layup Shot: Missed  11:18  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:17  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  11:09
[DEN 31-25]
 
  10:50
[HOU 27-31]
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:45
[DEN 33-27]
 
  10:29 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:28  
Afflalo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:12  
Harrington Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:01  
  09:58 Dalembert Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:58 Dalembert Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  09:58 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:45 Team Rebound 
Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:45  
  09:45 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  09:34
[HOU 29-33]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (2 BLK)  09:15  
  09:14 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:07
[HOU 32-33]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:57  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:36 Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:34  
  08:16 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:16  
Team Rebound  08:16  
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:16  
  08:16 Team Rebound 
Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:16  
  08:07 Patterson Illegal Screen Turnover : (1 TO) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:52  
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[DEN 35-32]
 
  07:42
[HOU 34-35]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:20 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:03 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:02  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:53 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:45
[HOU 36-35]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:29 Patterson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:29  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Faried  06:29  
Afflalo Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  06:26  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:26  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:26  
  06:13 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:10  
Harrington Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:00
[DEN 37-36]
 
  05:40
[HOU 38-37]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (3 BLK)  05:29  
Team Rebound  05:29  
  05:29  
  05:29 Lee Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Harrington Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:06 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
Hamilton Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  05:00  
Hamilton Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:00  
  04:44
[HOU 40-37]
Scola Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:13 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:11  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
Team Rebound  04:00  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Miller  03:58  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:58  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:43  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:41 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:41  
  03:41 Patterson Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  03:28
[HOU 42-37]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
Team Rebound  03:11  
  03:11 Parsons Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:59
[DEN 39-42]
 
  02:59 Parsons Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59 Parsons Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  02:59
[DEN 40-42]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:49  
  02:49 Martin Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  02:49 Team Rebound 
  02:49
[HOU 43-40]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS) 
  02:49
[HOU 44-40]
Martin Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS) 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:33  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:31  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:24
[DEN 42-44]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:15  
  02:15
[HOU 45-42]
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:15 Lowry Substitution replaced by Lee 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Koufos  02:15  
  02:15
[HOU 46-42]
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  02:07
[DEN 44-46]
 
  02:07 Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  02:07
[DEN 45-46]
 
  01:49 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:47  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  01:40
[DEN 47-46]
 
  01:28
[HOU 48-47]
Dragic Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:10  
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:08
[DEN 49-48]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Stone  00:50.0  
  00:50.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:46.2
[HOU 51-49]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.9 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:26.9
[HOU 54-49]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
  00:07.3 Patterson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:07.3
[DEN 50-54]
 
  00:07.3 Patterson Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:07.3
[DEN 51-54]
 
  00:02.0 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Stone (1 ST) 
Stone 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (20-17) Houston Rockets (21-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  11:45
[DEN 53-54]
 
  11:28
[HOU 56-53]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  11:13
[DEN 55-56]
 
  11:02
[HOU 59-55]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:37
[DEN 57-59]
 
  10:22 Scola Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:08  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:07  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:59  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  09:53
[DEN 60-59]
 
  09:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:35 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
  09:30 Lowry Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  09:13
[DEN 63-59]
 
  08:56 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
  08:56 Lowry Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  08:56 Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  08:40
[DEN 66-59]
 
  08:20 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (4 PF)  08:05  
  08:05 Parsons Substitution replaced by Lee 
  07:57
[HOU 61-66]
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:42  
  07:42
[HOU 62-66]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:42
[HOU 63-66]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:23 Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  07:05  
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  06:46
[DEN 68-63]
 
  06:26 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:24  
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  06:21
[DEN 70-63]
 
Brewer Hanging Technical  06:21  
  06:21 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:21
[HOU 64-70]
Martin Free Throw Technical (24 PTS) 
  05:56 Lee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:52  
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:43 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:34
[HOU 66-70]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Dalembert (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:26  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Koufos  05:26  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (2 BLK)  05:09  
  05:07 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:07  
  04:52 Scola Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:50  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Miller  04:39  
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 72-66]
 
  04:15
[HOU 69-72]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Miller Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  04:09
[DEN 74-69]
 
  04:07 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  03:51
[HOU 71-74]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Koufos Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  03:42  
Koufos Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:42  
Faried Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:42  
  03:42 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson 
  03:29 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:29  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:23  
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:20  
Koufos Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:20
[DEN 76-71]
 
  03:05 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:03
[HOU 73-76]
Patterson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:36 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:29
[HOU 75-76]
Patterson Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:58 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:56  
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:49 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:49  
  01:49 Scola Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
  01:39
[HOU 78-76]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  01:14  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:13  
Afflalo Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:09
[DEN 78-78]
 
  00:55.9 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:54.9  
  00:53.1 Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:53.1
[DEN 79-78]
 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:53.1  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:53.1
[DEN 80-78]
 
  00:30.9 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:30.9 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:26.5 Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Koufos Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  00:08.0
[DEN 82-78]
 
  00:03.7 Dalembert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:03.7  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.3 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Harrington Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  11:52  
  11:52
[HOU 79-82]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:52
[HOU 80-82]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:23 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:16 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:15  
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (12 AST)  11:12
[DEN 84-80]
 
  10:50 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (13 AST)  10:46
[DEN 86-80]
 
  10:24 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
  10:21 Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:21
[DEN 87-80]
 
  10:21 Lee Substitution replaced by Martin 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:21  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:21  
  10:21 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  09:55
[HOU 83-87]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:27  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  09:23  
  09:22 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Harrington Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:07  
  08:51 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:50  
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:35
[DEN 89-83]
 
  08:23  
  08:23 Dragic Substitution replaced by Lee 
Harrington Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF)  08:08  
  08:08
[HOU 84-89]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:08
[HOU 85-89]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Koufos Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  07:54
[DEN 91-85]
 
  07:39 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:38  
Harrington Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  07:26
[DEN 93-85]
 
  07:14
[HOU 87-93]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Harrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:47  
  06:47 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Scola 
Koufos Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:41  
  06:31
[HOU 90-93]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Miller Substitution replaced by Faried  06:23  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:23  
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (4 BLK)  06:11  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  06:10  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  06:09  
Team Rebound  06:08  
  06:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08 Patterson Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  06:08 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:08  
Team Rebound  06:08  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:08  
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  06:06  
Faried Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:06
[DEN 95-90]
 
Faried Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:55  
  05:55
[HOU 92-95]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:55  
  05:55 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:51  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lawson (14 AST)  05:37
[DEN 97-92]
 
  05:17 Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Faried (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:17  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:01
[DEN 99-92]
 
  04:44
[HOU 94-99]
Parsons Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (4 AST) 
  04:22 Parsons Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:22  
Team Rebound  04:22  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:22
[DEN 100-94]
 
  04:12
[HOU 96-100]
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:52
[DEN 102-96]
 
Afflalo Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:39  
  03:39
[HOU 97-102]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Miller  03:39  
  03:39 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:39  
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:19
[DEN 104-97]
 
  03:05 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  03:04  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  02:55
[DEN 107-97]
 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:53 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
  02:37 Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:35  
  02:18 Martin Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:10
[DEN 109-97]
 
  02:00
[HOU 100-109]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (15 AST)  01:46
[DEN 111-100]
 
  01:34 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:32
[HOU 102-111]
Lee Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:08  
  00:49.3 Martin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:49.3
[DEN 112-102]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:49.3
[DEN 113-102]
 
  00:44.9 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:42.8 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:38.4
[HOU 105-113]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
  00:34.4 Lowry Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:34.4
[DEN 114-105]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:34.4
[DEN 115-105]
 
  00:27.9 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  00:07.4
[DEN 117-105]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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