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Notebook: Nuggets 105, Rockets 102


Posted Tuesday April 17, 2012 12:00AM

By Matt Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: The Denver Nuggets became latest team to boost its postseason outlook with a road victory over the slumping Houston Rockets.

Arron Afflalo scored 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting to go with five assists, and Ty Lawson added 25 points and four rebounds as the Nuggets defeated the Rockets 105-102 on Monday at Toyota Center. With the victory, Denver (34-27) remained tied with Dallas in the loss column for sixth place in the Western Conference while building a two-game cushion in the loss column over Houston and Phoenix.

Rookie Chandler Parsons poured in a season-high-tying 21 points and collected three steals to lead Houston (32-29), which has lost four consecutive games overall and four straight at home to slip into a deadlock with Phoenix for eighth in the West. Goran Dragic chipped in with 21 points and seven assists for the Rockets, who also lost to Denver on Sunday in Colorado.

QUOTABLE: "We could have came in here and settled [for a split in the home-and-home series]. ... It definitely showed some character coming in here with this effort, and it's tough beating a team that's fighting for a playoff spot in back-to-back games."
-- Nuggets guard Andre Miller.

THE STAT: The Nuggets turned it around after shooting just 12-for-30 (40.0 percent) in the paint in the first half, connecting on 13-of-21 shot attempts (61.9 percent) in the paint during the second half.

TURNING POINT: After Parsons nailed a mid-range jumper to cut the Nuggets' lead to 101-100, Lawson answered with a corner 3-pointer to push Denver's advantage to four. Houston made another shot before Al Harrington bricked a wide-open corner trey, but Luis Scola's potential game-tying shot off a post-up on Harrington did not fall.

QUOTABLE II: "This [loss] does [hurt] because we had the lead throughout most of the game, and a couple of mental breakdowns at the end is what cost us. ... It's frustrating. We were clicking. We were winning. We won those four games [on the road], then we come back here and we lose four games at home."
-- Rockets guard Courtney Lee on the losing streak, which has taken away Houston's ability to control its playoff destiny.

HOT: Afflalo averaged 23.0 points on 19-for-31 (61.3 percent) shooting during the home-and-home series with the Rockets. He has netted at least 21 points in five of nine games this April.

NOT: Rockets forward Patrick Patterson, who has been up and down with his shot all season, has hit another offensive slump. The second-year forward has averaged only 5.3 points on 7-for-23 (30.4 percent) shooting and 2.7 turnovers over the last three games.

GOOD MOVE: After outscoring Houston 60-26 in the paint during Sunday's win, Denver knew the Rockets' defense would be sagging toward the rim for much of the game. With crisp ball movement against sloppy defensive rotations, the Nuggets found themselves open on the perimeter throughout the game. Denver drilled nine of 18 attempts (50.0 percent) from behind the arc.

BAD MOVE: Houston center Samuel Dalembert protected the rim valiantly with a season-best seven blocked shots in the first three quarters. But head coach Kevin McHale opted for smaller lineups in the fourth period, providing the Nuggets with the opportunity to shoot a high percentage inside.

QUOTABLE III: "Dalembert was the dominant personality. ... His blocks caused a lot of bad offense, which was created by his presence."
-- Denver head coach George Karl on Dalembert's effect on the Nuggets' offense.

NOTABLE: Rockets center Marcus Camby (sore lower back) sat out for the first time since he was traded to Houston, while Denver played without forward Wilson Chandler (strained left hip) for the eighth time in the last nine games. Both players are listed as day-to-day moving forward. ... Scola finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds to record his 100th career double-double. The Rockets' four-game home losing streak is their longest of the season at Toyota Center. ... The Rockets have lost three consecutive games decided by four points or less. ... Denver's Corey Brewer netted 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting in the fourth period. ...The Nuggets trailed at halftime in each game of their home-and-home sweep of the Rockets. ... Houston matched a season high with 32 points first-quarter points. ... Denver improved to 10-1 this season when Kenneth Faried blocks at least two shots. ... The Nuggets improved to 30-3 when leading after three quarters. ... Miller, who dished out a season-high 13 assists, has come off the bench and handed out at least six assists in five consecutive games. ... Houston blocked a season-high 11 shots.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Wednesday vs. L.A. Clippers, Saturday @ Phoenix (ESPN), Sunday vs. Orlando. For the Rockets, Wednesday @ Dallas, Thursday @ New Orleans, Saturday vs. Golden State.

DEN
HOU
   
    • 47.5%

    • 42.6%

    • 50.0%

    • 27.6%

    • 69.0%

    • 82.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENHOU
Total Rebounds4148
Offensive Rebounds915
Turnovers1312
Fast Break Pts:1915
Biggest Lead:411
Points in the Paint:5048
DENHOU
pAfflalo   262 players   21
rbHarrington   9Scola   13
aMiller   132 players   7
sHarrington   3Parsons   3
bFaried   2Dalembert   7
 
  • 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
D. GallinariF34:213-92-33-4+1205522130011
K. FariedF22:082-50-00-002241311214
K. KoufosC13:360-40-00-0-33471300130
A. AfflaloG42:1910-161-25-6+1103352000426
T. LawsonG35:389-152-25-8-1213411221225
A. Harrington 27:424-113-94-4+709913320015
A. Miller 25:392-80-00-0+211213214004
J. McGee 16:484-50-01-4-32130100009
C. Brewer 17:554-51-22-3+802211010011
T. Mozgov 03:550-20-00-0-70221000010
C. AndersenDNP - Coach's Decision
J. HamiltonDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StoneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24038-809-1820-29 932412618813411105
 47.5%50.0%69.0% team rebs: 12total to: 13
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF34:058-162-73-3+1103330311121
L. ScolaF42:236-150-12-2-1581374020014
S. DalembertC24:261-50-03-5+53691210725
C. LeeG-F35:538-152-60-0014523021018
G. DragicG38:248-192-73-3+222475120121
P. Patterson 29:064-100-01-2-94372513009
C. Budinger 15:552-50-20-0-130552001004
K. Lowry 19:483-92-62-2-1002212012010
E. BoykinsDNP - Coach's Decision
M. CambyDND - Sore Lower Back/Left Wrist Sprain
K. MartinDNP - Coach's Decision
M. MorrisDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24040-948-2914-17 1533482521612114102
 42.6%27.6%82.4% team rebs: 7total to: 12

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Fernandez
  • Rockets: Fortson, Simpson, Smith

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #47 Bennie Adams, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 15988
  • Duration: 2:15
Denver Nuggets (34-27) Houston Rockets (32-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dalembert vs Koufos (Lee gains possession)
  11:41 Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  11:33
[DEN 3-0]
 
  11:16
[HOU 2-3]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:54  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  10:49  
  10:42 Scola Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:40 Jump Ball Dalembert vs Koufos (Parsons gains possession) 
  10:25 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:24  
  10:09 Dragic Violation:Kicked Ball 
Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST)  10:04  
  09:59
[HOU 4-3]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dalembert (1 AST) 
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:30 Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:30  
  09:30 Scola Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:16  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:08
[DEN 5-4]
 
  08:49
[HOU 6-5]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:49  
  08:49
[HOU 7-5]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:32  
  08:16 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  08:11
[DEN 7-7]
 
  07:52 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:43 Dragic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:40  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  07:37  
  07:34
[HOU 9-7]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK)  07:20  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:18  
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST)  07:12
[DEN 9-9]
 
  06:54
[HOU 12-9]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Lawson Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 11-12]
 
  06:12
[HOU 14-11]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  05:59  
  05:57 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:54 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK) 
  05:54 Team Rebound 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:48
[HOU 16-11]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  05:32
[DEN 14-16]
 
  05:16 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:15  
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  05:10
[DEN 16-16]
 
  04:50
[HOU 18-16]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:36  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:34  
Koufos Tip Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:26 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:25  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:04
[HOU 20-16]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (2 BLK)  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:47  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:47  
Faried Substitution replaced by Miller  03:47  
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  03:47  
Miller Hook Shot: Missed  03:40  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:37  
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:34 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:20 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:10 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:07
[HOU 22-16]
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
  02:51 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:51  
Team Rebound  02:51  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:51
[DEN 17-22]
 
  02:39
[HOU 24-17]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (3 BLK)  02:19  
  02:17 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:02
[HOU 26-17]
Patterson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
  01:55 Patterson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:55  
Team Rebound  01:55  
  01:55 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Scola 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:55  
  01:55 Lee Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:55  
  01:55 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:42 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:41  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:23  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:22  
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:20
[DEN 19-26]
 
  01:06 Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  01:04 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:01
[HOU 28-19]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Miller Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:41.6 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:35.0
[HOU 30-19]
Parsons Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  00:16.5 Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:16.5
[DEN 20-30]
 
  00:16.5 Dragic Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:16.5
[DEN 21-30]
 
McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:06.4  
  00:06.4
[HOU 32-21]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (34-27) Houston Rockets (32-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:30 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:29  
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:22
[DEN 23-32]
 
  11:04 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:02 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:02
[HOU 34-23]
Patterson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McGee Running Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:41
[DEN 25-34]
 
  10:26
[HOU 36-25]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:53 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:52  
  09:46 Lowry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  09:40
[DEN 27-36]
 
  09:16 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:08
[HOU 38-27]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:40 Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (2 ST) 
  08:37 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:37  
McGee Substitution replaced by Gallinari  08:37  
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:37
[DEN 28-38]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:37
[DEN 29-38]
 
  08:23 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:22  
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:01 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:43 Patterson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:41  
Miller Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:33  
Miller Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:33  
  07:26 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
  07:20 Lee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  07:12
[DEN 31-38]
 
  06:53 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:52  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  06:46
[DEN 33-38]
 
  06:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:40 Lee Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  06:40 Budinger Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  06:24 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:23  
  06:16 Lowry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:16
[DEN 34-38]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:16
[DEN 35-38]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:10  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:10  
  06:01 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:01  
  05:52 Patterson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:52  
Team Rebound  05:52  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 36-38]
 
  05:41
[HOU 41-36]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Patterson (1 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:13 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:12  
Miller Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  05:04  
Miller Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:04  
Miller Substitution replaced by Faried  05:04  
  05:04 Patterson Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
  04:45 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:44  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  04:36
[DEN 39-41]
 
  04:15 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:14  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:03
[DEN 41-41]
 
  03:55 Team Timeout : Short 
Harrington Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:55  
  03:55 Lowry Substitution replaced by Lee 
  03:54 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK)  03:49  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:47  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (4 BLK)  03:42  
  03:40 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:37
[HOU 43-41]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:11 Team Rebound 
  02:52
[HOU 45-41]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  02:41 Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:41
[DEN 42-45]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:18
[HOU 48-42]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:38 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (5 BLK)  01:16  
Team Rebound  01:16  
  01:16 Dragic Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:08 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:06  
Gallinari Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  01:00
[DEN 44-48]
 
  00:48.9 Dalembert Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:47.9  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:41.9 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:34.8
[HOU 51-44]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.9 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:00.7 Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (34-27) Houston Rockets (32-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:37
[DEN 47-51]
 
  11:20
[HOU 53-47]
Dragic Driving Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
  11:05 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:05
[DEN 48-53]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  11:05
[DEN 49-53]
 
  10:47
[HOU 55-49]
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:47  
  10:47
[HOU 56-49]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST)  10:33  
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:31  
Gallinari Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:25  
  10:21
[HOU 58-49]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:10
[DEN 51-58]
 
  09:51 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:49  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (6 BLK)  09:38  
Team Rebound  09:38  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  09:36
[DEN 53-58]
 
  09:16 Dalembert Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:11
[DEN 55-58]
 
  08:47 Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
  08:45 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:43 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:42 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:37
[HOU 59-55]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:37 Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:36  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:22
[DEN 57-59]
 
  08:10 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:09 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
  08:09 Scola Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:45  
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (7 BLK)  07:36  
  07:34 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:15
[HOU 62-57]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
  07:11 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Gallinari Illegal Screen Turnover : (3 TO)  07:02  
  06:42 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:37  
  06:37 Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:37 Team Rebound 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Harrington  06:37  
  06:37 Parsons Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  06:37  
  06:37
[HOU 63-57]
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:49 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:48  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  05:39
[DEN 60-63]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:17  
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:17
[HOU 64-60]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:17
[HOU 65-60]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  05:05
[DEN 62-65]
 
  04:42 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Patterson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  04:40 Patterson Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Faried Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:34  
  04:34 Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:34 Team Rebound 
  04:34
[HOU 66-62]
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST)  04:21
[DEN 65-66]
 
  04:04 Budinger Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:02  
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST)  03:49
[DEN 67-66]
 
  03:34 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:23
[HOU 68-67]
Lee Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  03:09 Lee Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Faried Substitution replaced by McGee  03:09  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:44 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:43 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Scola 
  02:43 Dragic Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:43  
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:08 Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Miller (9 AST)  02:04
[DEN 69-68]
 
  01:55
[HOU 70-69]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (10 AST)  01:41
[DEN 71-70]
 
  01:21 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:20  
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:11
[DEN 73-70]
 
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:52.0  
  00:52.0
[HOU 71-73]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:52.0
[HOU 72-73]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Patterson (1 ST)  00:44.9  
  00:41.4
[HOU 74-73]
Lee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Patterson (2 AST) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:26.4
[DEN 75-74]
 
  00:04.5 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Lawson  00:04.5  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:02.7  
  00:00.0 Scola 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (34-27) Houston Rockets (32-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (3 ST) 
Harrington Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  11:45  
Harrington Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:45  
  11:30
[HOU 77-75]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST) 
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (11 AST)  11:10
[DEN 77-77]
 
  10:48
[HOU 79-77]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (5 AST) 
  10:25 Patterson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:25
[DEN 78-79]
 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:25
[DEN 79-79]
 
  10:12 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:12  
  10:02 Scola Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:02
[DEN 80-79]
 
  10:02 Budinger Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:02
[DEN 81-79]
 
  09:45
[HOU 82-81]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Scola (6 AST) 
  09:36 Scola Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:36  
Team Rebound  09:36  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:36  
  09:36 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:22
[HOU 84-81]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (12 AST)  09:07
[DEN 84-84]
 
  08:42
[HOU 87-84]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Scola (7 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Parsons (3 ST)  08:31  
  08:26 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:16 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  08:15
[HOU 89-84]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:14  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Gallinari  08:14  
Miller Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:14  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:59
[DEN 86-89]
 
  07:43 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:42  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (4 AST)  07:36
[DEN 89-89]
 
  07:18 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:17  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (1 BLK)  07:09  
  07:07 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:05
[HOU 91-89]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:05  
  07:05
[HOU 92-89]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:39  
  06:28 Parsons Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:25  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (2 BLK)  06:22  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:21  
  06:17 Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 90-92]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  06:17
[DEN 91-92]
 
Brewer Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Patterson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:59  
  05:59 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:59 Jump Ball Patterson vs McGee (Lawson gains possession) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:37
[DEN 93-92]
 
  05:27 Patterson Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:27 Patterson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Harrington  05:27  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:09
[DEN 95-92]
 
  04:45 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:44
[HOU 94-95]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Harrington Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  04:33  
Harrington Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:33  
  04:33 Lowry Substitution replaced by Lee 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Miller  04:33  
  04:24 Patterson Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) 
  04:24 Patterson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Patterson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:37 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:36  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:03  
  03:03
[HOU 95-95]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:03
[HOU 96-95]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Miller (13 AST)  02:52
[DEN 97-96]
 
  02:27 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:26  
  02:21 Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  02:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:21
[DEN 98-96]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:21
[DEN 99-96]
 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:06  
  02:06
[HOU 97-99]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  02:06
[HOU 98-99]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  01:38 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:37  
Harrington Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (5 AST)  01:19
[DEN 101-98]
 
  01:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:02
[HOU 100-101]
Parsons Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  00:44.9
[DEN 104-100]
 
  00:41.0
[HOU 102-104]
Patterson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.8 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:05.9 Scola Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:04.6  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:04.6  
  00:04.6 Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  00:03.9 Dragic Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:03.9
[DEN 105-102]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.9  
  00:03.2 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:03.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:03.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.9 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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2nd Northwest
38
28
8-2
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HOU
4th Southwest
34
32
3-7
22-11
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