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Notebook: Rockets 122, Nuggets 111


Matt Miller for NBA.com
Posted Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:10 AM - Updated Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:10 AM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets finally put a halt to Denver's dominance in their head-to-head series, snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Nuggets with a 122-111 win Saturday at Toyota Center.

THE LEAD: The Rockets had been waiting all season for a complete performance like tonight's wire-to-wire victory over Denver.

Dwight Howard led Houston (7-4), which has won three of its last four games, with 25 points and seven boards thanks in large part to a 17-for-24 effort at the free-throw line. Chandler Parsons added 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting and six rebounds. Terrence Jones matched his career highs in scoring and rebounding with 14 points and 12 rebounds, to go with three rejections.

Ty Lawson paced Denver (4-5), which also had a three-game win streak overall snapped, with a double-double of 28 points and a career-best 17 assists. Wilson Chandler came on strong in the fourth quarter to finish with 14 points, and J.J. Hickson chipped in with 14 points and eight boards.

QUOTABLE: "I felt today we really hung our hats on defense and moving the ball and playing unselfish. ... It's contagious once the ball is zipping around and finding guys. We ended up with so many good shots today. Whatever the percentage we shot, I don't really know and I don't really care."

-- Rockets guard Jeremy Lin on the rhythm his team found

THE STAT: Houston received contributions from practically every player who took the court Saturday, as seven different Rockets scored in double-figures, seven different players pulled down at least three boards and seven different Rockets blocked a shot.

TURNING POINT: Houston worked over the Nuggets in the opening minutes and never surrendered the lead, jumping out to a 10-2 advantage behind eight early points from Parsons. His attacking mentality quickly spread to his teammates, and the Rockets pushed their lead to as many as 23 behind quick decision-making and a barrage of shots near the rim. The Nuggets showed a bit of fight when they opened the second half on a 13-3 run to cut Houston's lead to 66-59, but the Rockets regained control of the battle with three consecutive defensive stops and transition buckets that stretched their lead to 73-59. Denver hung around long enough to force Houston's starters to remain on the floor for most of the fourth quarter, but the Rockets' advantage was never in serious jeopardy after that 7-0 third-period spurt.

QUOTABLE II: "That [third-quarter run] was huge, because the last couple of games [the opponents] cut it to seven, then they cut it to three, then it's a tie game. Instead of letting them do that again, we kept extending the lead, we got some big stops and we kept going in transition."

-- Chandler Parsons on the third-quarter surge.

HOT: Parsons has poured in at least 18 points in five consecutive games and at least 20 points four times in his last five outings, averaging 21.0 points on 40-for-74 (54.1 percent) shooting, 5.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists during this span. The third-year wing is still battling back spasms and has played the most minutes in the NBA season, which only makes his stellar run of late more impressive.

NOT: Denver guard Randy Foye could not bust out of his latest shooting slump, finishing 2-for-12 from the floor. Foye has hardly fit the bill at the shooting-guard position over his last five games, a stretch in which the eighth-year veteran has nailed only 23.1 percent (12-for-52) of his field-goal attempts.

GOOD MOVE: With the Nuggets playing on the second night of a back-to-back, the Rockets were ready to take full advantage of Denver's sluggish disposition at the beginning of the game. Houston carved up the weary Nuggets with aggressive drives toward the rim and solid floor spacing, netting 18 of its first 21 points in the paint as it built an early double-digit advantage.

QUOTABLE III: "It was all about the defense. We knew this team could score a lot of points. We talked about the fact that our defense needed to be on point tonight, and it wasn't."

-- Denver coach Brian Shaw

BAD MOVE: Howard was saddled with foul trouble at times and came up on the short end of his individual matchup with the undersized Hickson, free throws notwithstanding. Howard has attempted only 11 shots over his last two games, and his lack of assertiveness is placing more pressure on his teammates to create inside-out offense through dribble penetration. To Howard's credit, though, he delivered at the free-throw line by connecting on 17 of his 24 attempts (70.8 percent).

QUOTABLE IV: "If he goes 17-for-24, I promise I won't take him out [late in the game]."

-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale on playing Howard down the stretch

NOTABLE: Houston reserve big man Greg Smith (sprained right knee), who sat out Saturday's game after injuring himself on an awkward landing during Thursday's win over the Knicks, is expected to miss seven to 10 days. ... Lawson's 17 assists tied the opponent Toyota Center record set by Deron Williams, who dropped 17 dimes as a member of the Nets on Feb. 26, 2011. ... Lawson has averaged 21.9 points and 8.1 dimes in his last seven meetings with the Rockets. ... Houston's Donatas Motiejunas received his first significant playing time of the season and made quite an impression, finishing with 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting and three rebounds in 16-plus minutes. ... The Nuggets have reached 100 points in six straight games. ... ... Houston improved to 7-1 this season when it grabs more rebounds than its opponent. ... Former Rockets center Yao Ming is in town and watched Saturday's contest from a courtside seat.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets: Monday @ Oklahoma City, Thursday vs. Chicago, Saturday vs. Dallas. For the Rockets: Tuesday vs. Boston, Wednesday @ Dallas, Saturday vs. Minnesota.

DEN
HOU
     
    • 45.5%

    • 50.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 42.9%

    • 72.2%

    • 70.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN HOU
Total Rebounds 43 47
Offensive Rebounds 18 12
Turnovers 13 16
Fast Break Pts: 10 14
Biggest Lead: 0 23
Points in the Paint: 60 62
DEN HOU
p Lawson   28 Howard   25
rb 2 players   10 Jones   12
a Lawson   17 Harden   9
s Lawson   2 6 players   1
b Fournier   2 Jones   3
 
  • 11/16 - DEN 111 @ HOU 122
  • 04/06 - DEN 125 @ HOU 130
  • 04/09 - HOU 116 @ DEN 123
Denver Nuggets (4-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Hamilton F 14:26 4-8 0-3 0-0 -10 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 8
K. Faried F 25:20 4-11 0-0 0-0 -8 5 5 10 1 4 1 1 0 0 8
J. Hickson C 27:27 7-12 0-0 0-1 -2 5 3 8 1 4 1 0 1 2 14
R. Foye G 25:15 2-12 2-7 2-2 -14 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 1 8
T. Lawson G 39:22 11-19 2-4 4-6 -5 0 2 2 17 3 2 5 1 2 28
W. Chandler   28:34 5-10 2-6 2-2 +2 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 14
T. Mozgov   16:33 3-6 0-0 3-4 +1 6 4 10 0 2 0 0 1 0 9
D. Arthur   13:08 3-5 0-0 0-0 -7 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 6
E. Fournier   21:23 4-10 1-3 1-2 -3 1 1 2 0 6 0 1 2 1 10
A. Miller   15:33 0-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0
N. Robinson   11:53 1-2 0-0 1-1 -5 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3
Q. Miller   01:06 1-1 1-1 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
A. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-99 8-24 13-18   18 25 43 22 33 8 13 7 9 111
  45.5% 33.3% 72.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Houston Rockets (7-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 34:04 8-13 1-2 3-3 +9 2 4 6 3 0 1 3 0 0 20
T. Jones F 31:45 6-11 1-2 1-4 +13 4 8 12 2 2 1 3 3 0 14
D. Howard C 28:34 4-6 0-0 17-24 +12 0 7 7 1 5 0 4 1 1 25
J. Harden G 35:41 5-16 2-6 5-5 +11 2 3 5 9 5 1 3 1 3 17
P. Beverley G 27:02 4-7 3-4 0-0 +13 2 3 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 11
J. Lin   32:23 6-11 0-2 4-6 0 0 4 4 7 3 1 1 1 0 16
O. Casspi   18:23 3-9 1-3 0-0 +7 0 4 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 7
D. Motiejunas   16:12 5-6 1-1 1-2 -6 2 1 3 1 5 1 0 1 0 12
F. Garcia   13:56 0-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0
R. Brewer   01:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Brooks   01:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Asik DND - Ill
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-81 9-21 31-44   12 35 47 27 23 6 16 9 7 122
  50.6% 42.9% 70.5%   team rebs: 15 total to: 17

inactive

  • Nuggets: Gallinari, McGee
  • Rockets: Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #20 Leroy Richardson, #23 Jason Phillips, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 18147
  • Duration: 2:20
Denver Nuggets (4-6) Houston Rockets (8-4)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) [DEN] Team Violation : Delay Of Game
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Hickson (Beverley gains possession)
  11:45
[HOU 2-0]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  11:30
[DEN 2-2]
 
  11:15 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:55  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40
[HOU 4-2]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  10:40  
  10:40
[HOU 5-2]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  10:30 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  10:25  
  10:23 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16
[HOU 7-2]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:44
[HOU 9-2]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:44  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Chandler  09:44  
  09:44
[HOU 10-2]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:27  
  09:17
[HOU 12-2]
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:10
[DEN 4-12]
 
  09:01 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  08:50
[DEN 6-12]
 
Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:36  
  08:36 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:36 Team Rebound 
  08:36
[HOU 13-6]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:23 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK) 
  08:21 Team Rebound 
  08:09
[HOU 15-6]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:51  
Hickson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:51
[DEN 8-15]
 
Chandler Violation:Kicked Ball  07:40  
  07:30
[HOU 17-8]
Beverley Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
  07:20 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:48  
  06:40
[HOU 19-8]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:21  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:19  
Faried Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:19
[DEN 10-19]
 
  06:02 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:00
[HOU 21-10]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:48  
Faried Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:28  
  05:28 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:28 Team Rebound 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:28  
  05:28
[HOU 22-10]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  05:09
[DEN 12-22]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:50  
  04:50
[HOU 23-12]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:50 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  04:50 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:50  
  04:50
[HOU 24-12]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:34
[HOU 27-12]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:34  
  04:34
[HOU 28-12]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  04:14 Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:07 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:57 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:55  
Mozgov Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:45 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Foye Substitution replaced by Fournier  03:38  
  03:25 Parsons Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:12
[DEN 14-28]
 
  02:56 Parsons Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Parsons Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  02:56 Howard Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  02:46
[DEN 16-28]
 
  02:31
[HOU 30-16]
Motiejunas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
  02:21 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Fournier Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:09
[DEN 18-30]
 
  01:58 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:57
[HOU 32-18]
Harden Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:51
[DEN 20-32]
 
  01:33 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:31  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:22 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:54.9 Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.4  
  00:49.7 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:49.7  
Team Rebound  00:49.7  
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:49.7
[DEN 21-32]
 
  00:34.9 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:32.8  
Fournier Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:24.5
[DEN 23-32]
 
Fournier Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.1  
  00:05.1
[HOU 33-23]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:05.1 Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:04.9  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (4-6) Houston Rockets (8-4)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  11:38
[DEN 25-33]
 
  11:20
[HOU 35-25]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  11:01  
  10:59 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:45 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
Arthur Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:45  
  10:32 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:31 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:26
[HOU 38-25]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
  10:07 Beverley Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Robinson Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  10:07
[DEN 26-38]
 
Fournier Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:03  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:00  
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Missed  10:00  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:00  
  10:00 Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:00
[DEN 27-38]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:00
[DEN 28-38]
 
  09:41
[HOU 41-28]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:18  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:08
[HOU 43-28]
Motiejunas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:07  
Arthur Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:55  
  08:34
[HOU 45-28]
Casspi Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  08:17  
Arthur Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  08:13  
  08:13 Casspi Substitution replaced by Howard 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson  08:13  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  08:13  
  08:04 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:03  
Robinson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK)  07:45  
  07:42 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:32  
  07:24 Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Fournier Substitution replaced by Lawson  07:24  
  07:24 Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:24 Garcia Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:53
[HOU 47-28]
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  06:29  
  06:28 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:22 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
  06:21 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:58  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:33
[HOU 50-28]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:15
[DEN 30-50]
 
  05:15 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:15  
  05:15 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Miller Substitution replaced by Foye  05:15  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Chandler  05:15  
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:15  
  05:15 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:52 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:32
[HOU 52-30]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:20  
  04:13 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:13  
Team Rebound  04:13  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:13
[DEN 31-52]
 
  03:57 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:50
[HOU 54-31]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  03:36
[DEN 33-54]
 
  03:23 Jump Ball Harden vs Foye (Jones gains possession) 
  03:11
[HOU 56-33]
Lin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:06  
  02:57 Howard Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:57 Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:57 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  02:51 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:51
[DEN 34-56]
 
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:51
[DEN 35-56]
 
  02:33
[HOU 58-35]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  02:06
[DEN 37-58]
 
  01:46 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:45  
Chandler Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:38
[DEN 39-58]
 
  01:19
[HOU 61-39]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  01:04
[DEN 42-61]
 
  00:46.1
[HOU 63-42]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:34.0
[DEN 44-63]
 
  00:28.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  00:06.9  
Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:05.8  
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:05.8
[DEN 46-63]
 
Foye Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:04.7  
  00:00.0 Lin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (4-6) Houston Rockets (8-4)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:48  
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  11:47  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Foye Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  11:18  
  11:04 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:03  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:58  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:55  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  10:55  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  10:55  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  10:55  
Team Rebound  10:55  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:50  
Hamilton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:48
[DEN 48-63]
 
  10:31
[HOU 66-48]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:19
[DEN 50-66]
 
  09:54 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:53  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:45
[DEN 52-66]
 
  09:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:23 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Hamilton Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:19
[DEN 54-66]
 
  09:07 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  08:55
[DEN 57-66]
 
  08:40 Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  08:40 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  08:40 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Hamilton Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  08:27
[DEN 59-66]
 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:17  
  08:17 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:17 Team Rebound 
  08:17 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:16 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:07 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:06  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  07:54  
  07:52 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:49
[HOU 68-59]
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Faried Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:42  
Faried Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:42  
  07:28
[HOU 71-59]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  07:16  
  07:12
[HOU 73-59]
Jones Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:12  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Chandler  07:12  
Chandler Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  06:57
[DEN 61-73]
 
Delay Technical - DEN  06:56  
  06:56
[HOU 74-61]
Harden Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:50  
  06:39
[HOU 76-61]
Jones Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  06:25  
  06:23 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:16
[HOU 78-61]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:47
[HOU 80-61]
Casspi Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
  05:38 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:38
[DEN 62-80]
 
Foye Substitution replaced by Fournier  05:38  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:38
[DEN 63-80]
 
  05:26 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Fournier (1 BLK) 
  05:26 Team Rebound 
Faried Substitution replaced by Miller  05:26  
  05:17 Harden Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Fournier (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
Fournier Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  05:05  
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:04  
Fournier Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:53  
  04:53
[HOU 81-63]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:53
[HOU 82-63]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Fournier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:36  
Hamilton Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:33  
  04:33 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  04:07 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:06 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:04 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:02 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:02
[HOU 84-63]
Parsons Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  03:56 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:56  
  03:56 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Fournier Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  03:51  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:49  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:46 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:39 Lin Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:36  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (12 AST)  03:27
[DEN 66-84]
 
  03:12 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Fournier Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:08  
  03:08 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:08  
  03:08
[HOU 85-66]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Fournier Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:48
[DEN 68-85]
 
  02:29
[HOU 88-68]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  02:18  
  02:14 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  02:01  
Mozgov Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:01
[DEN 70-88]
 
  01:53 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:53 Casspi Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:53 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  01:41 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:41
[DEN 71-88]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:41
[DEN 72-88]
 
  01:28 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:27  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  01:24  
  01:20 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  01:20 Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  01:20 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.8  
  00:54.9 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:40.9 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:39.8  
Fournier Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  00:22.3  
  00:22.3 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Fournier Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:22.3
[DEN 73-88]
 
  00:22.3 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Fournier Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:22.3  
  00:22.3 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:08.8  
  00:08.8
[HOU 89-73]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:08.8
[HOU 90-73]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Robinson Floating Jump shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:00.0
[DEN 75-90]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Beverley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Robinson (1 BLK) 
  11:36 Team Rebound 
  11:36 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:06
[HOU 92-75]
Howard Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Garcia (2 AST) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:06  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  11:06  
  11:06
[HOU 93-75]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (13 AST)  10:48
[DEN 77-93]
 
  10:33 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fournier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:31  
Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:26 Team Rebound 
Miller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:03  
  10:03
[HOU 94-77]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  10:03 Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  10:03  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  09:49  
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:45  
  09:36 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Mozgov Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:32
[DEN 79-94]
 
  09:19 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:17  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:08
[DEN 81-94]
 
  08:53
[HOU 96-81]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Fournier Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:43 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:38 Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  08:38  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Foye  08:38  
Miller Substitution replaced by Hickson  08:38  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:13 Garcia Jump Shot: Missed Block: Foye (1 BLK) 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
  08:13 Jump Ball Garcia vs Foye 
Foye Violation:Jump Ball  08:13  
Fournier Foul: Personal (4 PF)  08:07  
  07:56
[HOU 98-81]
Howard Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:29 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Chandler  07:29  
Fournier Substitution replaced by Faried  07:29  
  07:29 Garcia Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (14 AST)  07:16
[DEN 84-98]
 
  07:04 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:03 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:56 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  06:55  
Chandler Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  06:50
[DEN 86-98]
 
  06:37 Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:33 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
  06:33 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Hickson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:07 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:50 Parsons Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  05:49  
  05:49 Howard Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lawson Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  05:41  
Faried Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:37  
  05:37 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:37 Team Rebound 
  05:37
[HOU 99-86]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  05:25
[DEN 89-99]
 
  05:14
[HOU 101-89]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:04
[DEN 92-101]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:59  
  04:59 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:59 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:59 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Hickson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:54  
  04:54
[HOU 102-92]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:54
[HOU 103-92]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  04:39  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:37 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Hickson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:37  
  04:37
[HOU 104-92]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:37 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  04:36  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (15 AST)  04:29
[DEN 95-104]
 
Foye Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:26  
  04:26
[HOU 105-95]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:26
[HOU 106-95]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  04:20 Harden Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:20  
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:09 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:06
[HOU 108-95]
Parsons Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST) 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (1 FTA)  04:06  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hamilton  04:06  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Fournier  04:06  
  04:06 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:06  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:57
[DEN 97-108]
 
Fournier Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:56  
  03:56 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:56 Team Rebound 
  03:56
[HOU 109-97]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Hamilton Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46
[HOU 110-97]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:46
[HOU 111-97]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:37
[DEN 99-111]
 
Hamilton Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:34  
  03:34
[HOU 112-99]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  03:34
[HOU 113-99]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Chandler Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:22  
  03:22
[HOU 114-99]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Foye Substitution replaced by Hickson  03:22  
  03:22
[HOU 115-99]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Hamilton Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:09
[DEN 101-115]
 
  02:51
[HOU 118-101]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:42
[DEN 103-118]
 
  02:33 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:32  
Lawson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:21
[DEN 105-118]
 
  02:02 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:01  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:33
[HOU 120-105]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Hickson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (16 AST)  01:24
[DEN 107-120]
 
Fournier Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  01:06  
Fournier Substitution replaced by Miller  01:06  
  01:06
[HOU 121-107]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:06 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  01:06 Howard Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Robinson  01:06  
  01:06
[HOU 122-107]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:59.8 Lin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:59.8
[DEN 108-122]
 
  00:59.8 Lin Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:59.8 Harden Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:59.8  
  00:58.8 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:37.9 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.9  
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (17 AST)  00:19.4
[DEN 111-122]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
4th Northwest
36
46
4-6
22-19
14-27
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
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apg
bpg
spg
DEN
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HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0