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Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Nuggets, 108-96


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 14 2014 12:05AM

HOUSTON (AP) Dwight Howard isn't quite where he wants to be.

He was still good enough to lead the Houston Rockets to a win in his return from injury.

Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds, James Harden had a triple-double, and the Rockets overcame an early deficit for a 108-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

Howard, who missed the previous 11 games with a strained right knee, also reached a milestone, eclipsing 10,000 rebounds in his career.

"I didn't know what to expect," he said. "I just wanted to come there and give my teammates everything I had. I didn't play a perfect game, but I gave the hardest effort I could for my team."

Howard said he's still getting his conditioning back and that his knee got stiff when he'd return to the game after a break.

Harden had 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his third career triple-double. He almost didn't get it, grabbing his 10th rebound with less than a second left in the game. He almost had one a few seconds earlier, but teammate Troy Daniels swiped it from him.

"I almost tackled Troy out of bounds trying to get that rebound," Harden said with a laugh. "Everybody in the arena knew what was going on but Troy."

Ty Lawson had 19 points and 12 assists, and Darrell Arthur had a season-high 20 points for the Nuggets.

"We got dominated by their big guys inside," Denver coach Brian Shaw said. "Howard and (Donatas) Motiejunas we couldn't stop when they threw the ball in the post. They just backed us down and got whatever they wanted."

Houston trailed by 14 points in the first half before taking the lead with a big second quarter and keeping it the rest of the game. They led by seven points at the beginning of the fourth quarter and had extended the lead to 92-77 midway through the period.

Coach Kevin McHale was a bit worried about how Howard would do after last playing on Nov. 17. It was apparent there was no reason for concern with the All-Star center's dominant performance. McHale planned to limit him to 20-24 minutes, but kept him in for almost 30.

"Dwight did fantastic ... it's really hard to take that much time off, a month, and then come back and have any semblance of rhythm at all," McHale said. "He looked good and now we just have to build from here."

Howard also had three blocks, two assists and a steal.

About the only thing that slowed him down was a bloody nose he got early in the third quarter. He played several minutes after that with blood smeared on his crisp white jersey just above the `R' in Rockets and white paper stuffed up his right nostril.

He said he got hit in the nose, but refused to elaborate.

He went to the bench with about 4 minutes left in the quarter and changed into a fresh jersey.

JJ Hickson scored the first basket of the second half to get the Nuggets within four points. But the Rockets scored the next eight points, thanks to 3s by Harden and Trevor Ariza, to make it 62-50 with 10 minutes left in the third.

Howard made it 72-59 with a layup with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Denver outscored Houston 14-8 the rest of the quarter to cut the lead to 80-73 entering the fourth.

Houston trailed by 14 points about eight minutes before halftime when they went on a 21-4 run to take a 47-44 lead with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. Motiejunas got things going in that span, scoring the first nine points of the run.

TIP-INS

Nuggets: Lawson is the first player to have 10 or more assists against Houston this season. ... Danilo Gallinari (bruised knee) and JaVale McGee (leg strain) were out for Denver.

Rockets: Motiejunas added a career-high 25 points. ... Francisco Garcia (strained right calf/Achilles), Isaiah Canaan (sprained left ankle), Terrence Jones (nerve inflammation in left leg) and Kostas Papanikolaou (strained right knee) all sat out for Houston.

ROBINSON'S RETURN

Denver guard Nate Robinson (back) was cleared by a doctor to play on Friday, but Shaw wants him to go through some contact drills in practice or a shootaround before he returns. Robinson has missed four games with the injury.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Host San Antonio on Sunday.

Rockets: At Denver on Wednesday.


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DEN
HOU
     
    • 37.5%

    • 44.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 29.4%

    • 65.4%

    • 58.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN HOU
Total Rebounds 51 52
Offensive Rebounds 15 13
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 17 18
Biggest Lead: 14 15
Points in the Paint: 42 50
DEN HOU
p Arthur   20 Howard   26
rb Hickson   10 Howard   13
a Lawson   12 Harden   10
s Afflalo   3 2 players   2
b Nurkic   3 Howard   3
 
  • 12/13 - DEN 96 @ HOU 108
  • 12/17 - HOU 115 @ DEN 111
  • 03/07 - HOU 114 @ DEN 100
  • 03/19 - DEN 108 @ HOU 118
Denver Nuggets (10-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 31:15 4-13 1-5 0-0 -22 1 8 9 2 3 0 2 0 0 9
J. Hickson F 22:04 5-7 0-0 4-8 -6 2 8 10 2 4 0 2 2 1 14
T. Mozgov C 14:09 0-1 0-0 0-0 -15 3 1 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 0
A. Afflalo G 37:26 4-17 1-7 3-3 +2 0 4 4 2 2 3 3 0 2 12
T. Lawson G 39:13 7-13 1-3 4-5 -11 0 4 4 12 0 0 2 0 0 19
J. Nurkic   18:23 3-9 0-0 3-6 +7 2 3 5 1 6 2 0 3 1 9
K. Faried   20:08 3-7 0-0 1-2 +2 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 1 1 7
D. Arthur   24:03 7-14 4-9 2-2 +3 3 3 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 20
E. Green   10:18 2-7 0-1 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
G. Harris   13:11 0-4 0-1 0-0 -19 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
A. Gee   09:50 1-4 0-2 0-0 -2 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 2
D. Gallinari DND - Right Knee Contusion
N. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-96 7-28 17-26   15 36 51 24 26 7 15 7 7 96
  37.5% 25.0% 65.4%   team rebs: 13 total to: 16
Houston Rockets (18-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 41:43 4-14 3-11 2-4 +24 3 5 8 2 3 2 0 0 1 13
D. Motiejunas F 32:03 11-19 2-4 1-2 +8 2 3 5 1 3 1 1 0 3 25
D. Howard C 29:36 9-11 0-0 8-17 +35 3 10 13 2 3 1 2 3 0 26
J. Harden G 37:59 7-20 2-5 8-9 +8 0 10 10 10 3 1 3 2 2 24
P. Beverley G 34:33 4-9 1-4 0-0 +22 0 2 2 3 5 2 3 1 1 9
T. Black   07:14 0-1 0-0 1-2 -6 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
J. Dorsey   15:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 -20 3 5 8 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
J. Terry   25:25 3-9 2-8 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 8
N. Johnson   14:25 1-5 0-2 0-0 +2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
T. Daniels   01:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Canaan DND - Sprained Left Ankle
C. Capela DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-88 10-34 20-34   13 39 52 20 21 8 14 7 7 108
  44.3% 29.4% 58.8%   team rebs: 16 total to: 15

inactive

  • Nuggets: Foye, McGee
  • Rockets: Garcia, Jones, Papanikolaou

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Rockets: McHale

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #65 Sean Wright, #79 Kevin Scott, #40 Leon Wood
  • Attendance: 18136
  • Duration: 2:23
Denver Nuggets (28-47) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Mozgov (Motiejunas gains possession)
  11:45 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  11:37
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:24
[HOU 2-2]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  11:09  
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:00  
  10:53 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
  10:38 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:38
[DEN 3-2]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:38  
  10:38 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:23  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:16 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:10
[HOU 5-3]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Hickson Running Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  09:50
[DEN 5-5]
 
  09:28 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:25  
  09:21 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:21  
Team Rebound  09:21  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:21  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:18  
Chandler Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:04
[DEN 7-5]
 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:48  
  08:48 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:48 Team Rebound 
  08:48 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Chandler Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  08:36
[DEN 9-5]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:25  
  08:25 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:25 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:25 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:23 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
  08:21 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:10 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:09  
Chandler Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:54 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:50 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:47 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:46 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:22  
  07:22
[HOU 6-9]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  07:22  
  07:22
[HOU 7-9]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:05 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  07:00
[DEN 11-7]
 
  06:47 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:46 Motiejunas Tip Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:44  
  06:43 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 12-7]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:43  
Team Rebound  06:43  
  06:43 Motiejunas Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:43  
Team Rebound  06:43  
  06:43 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Black 
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:43
[DEN 13-7]
 
  06:28
[HOU 10-13]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:15  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:59 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:51  
  05:51
[HOU 11-13]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:51
[HOU 12-13]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:39 Howard Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:39  
Team Rebound  05:39  
  05:39 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:39  
  05:39 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:25
[HOU 15-13]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  05:13
[DEN 15-15]
 
  05:01 Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Nurkic Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hickson (2 AST)  04:50
[DEN 17-15]
 
  04:40 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:38  
  04:38
[HOU 16-17]
Black Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:38 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Faried  04:38  
  04:38 Black Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:38  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  04:25
[DEN 19-16]
 
  03:55
[HOU 18-19]
Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:44
[DEN 22-18]
 
  03:18 Black Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:11 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:07 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:00 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:58  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:54
[DEN 24-18]
 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:45 Ariza Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:33 Harden Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:32  
Hickson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:32  
Hickson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:32  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:32  
  02:22 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:20 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:14
[HOU 21-24]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
  01:59 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:59
[DEN 25-21]
 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Nurkic  01:59  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:59
[DEN 26-21]
 
  01:47 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:45  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  01:33
[DEN 29-21]
 
  01:03 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:01  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:53.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:49.9 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:47.9  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:39.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:30.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:28.9  
Nurkic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:02.9  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  00:00.8
[DEN 31-21]
 
  00:00.8 Black Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (2 ST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (28-47) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [HOU] McHale Technical
(12:00) [DEN 32-21] Afflalo Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)
(12:00) [DEN] Afflalo Substitution replaced by Harris
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:43 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:35 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:35 Team Rebound 
Arthur Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:35  
  11:21 Terry Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:21 Terry Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dorsey (1 BLK)  11:08  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:06  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:42
[HOU 24-32]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:10 Dorsey Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:10 Dorsey Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST)  09:57
[DEN 35-24]
 
  09:45 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:44  
  09:44 Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST)  09:35
[DEN 37-24]
 
  09:13
[HOU 26-37]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:44 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  08:44  
  08:44 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Howard 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:19  
Green Substitution replaced by Lawson  08:19  
Harris Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:19  
  08:13 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nurkic (1 ST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  08:06
[DEN 40-26]
 
  07:50 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
Faried Violation:Kicked Ball  07:47  
  07:34
[HOU 29-40]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:05
[HOU 31-40]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Chandler  06:58  
  06:58 Jump Ball Ariza vs Faried 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:44 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Nurkic Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:44  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Mozgov  06:44  
  06:35
[HOU 33-40]
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:23  
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:04  
  06:04
[HOU 34-40]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  06:04  
  06:04
[HOU 35-40]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  05:49
[DEN 42-35]
 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39
[HOU 37-42]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:23  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  05:15  
  05:14 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:13  
  05:13
[HOU 38-42]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:13
[HOU 39-42]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:47 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Team Rebound 
Hickson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:46  
  04:46 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:46 Team Rebound 
  04:46 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:46  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:21
[HOU 42-42]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
  04:09 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Hickson Running Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:09
[DEN 44-42]
 
  03:54 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:53  
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:43 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:43  
  03:43
[HOU 43-44]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Faried  03:43  
  03:43
[HOU 44-44]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:31  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur  03:31  
  03:18 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:17  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:06 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:06  
  03:06
[HOU 45-44]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:06 Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:06  
Arthur Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  02:52  
  02:45
[HOU 47-44]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
  02:39 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
  02:39 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  02:25 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  02:25
[DEN 46-47]
 
  02:15
[HOU 49-46]
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  02:00  
  01:53 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Afflalo Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:31  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:31  
  01:22 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:21  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  01:11  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:10  
Chandler Tip Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:08 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:03
[HOU 51-46]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.7 Team Rebound 
  00:43.7 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  00:43.7 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:30.8
[HOU 53-46]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:30.8  
  00:30.8 Terry Substitution replaced by Black 
  00:30.8
[HOU 54-46]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  00:11.1
[DEN 48-54]
 
  00:03.9 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:03.6  
  00:03.6 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (28-47) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  11:44  
  11:33 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (3 ST) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  11:27
[DEN 50-54]
 
  11:12
[HOU 57-50]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  10:47  
Team Rebound  10:47  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:42 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:27
[HOU 59-50]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  10:11  
  10:03
[HOU 62-50]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  10:03  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  09:47  
  09:45 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:40 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:39  
  09:39 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:39 Team Rebound 
  09:39 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:39  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:59 Beverley Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:47  
  08:47 Harden Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  08:39 Ariza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:39
[DEN 51-62]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:39
[DEN 52-62]
 
  08:22
[HOU 64-52]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Lawson Running Bank shot: Missed  08:07  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:04  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  08:00  
Team Rebound  08:00  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:49  
  07:49 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 53-64]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:49  
  07:49 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:34  
  07:34
[HOU 65-53]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  07:34  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur  07:34  
  07:34
[HOU 66-53]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  07:27
[DEN 55-66]
 
  07:14 Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  07:14 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed  07:02  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:01  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  07:00  
Team Rebound  07:00  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:53 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:37
[HOU 68-55]
Motiejunas Running Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:15  
  06:10 Beverley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 56-68]
 
  06:10 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 57-68]
 
  05:56
[HOU 70-57]
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  05:43
[DEN 59-70]
 
  05:29 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:25
[HOU 72-59]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  05:12 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nurkic (2 ST) 
Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:03 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:01  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:29 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK) 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:27  
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  04:26  
  04:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:20 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Faried  04:20  
  04:11 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Dorsey Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:57 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:56  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:37  
Nurkic Tip Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:35 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:31 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:28  
Nurkic Hook Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:12 Dorsey Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:00 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:59  
Arthur Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  02:55
[DEN 61-72]
 
  02:40
[HOU 74-61]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  02:32
[DEN 64-74]
 
  02:14 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (3 BLK) 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
  02:14 Ariza Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Gee  02:14  
  02:09 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
  02:05 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:05
[DEN 65-74]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:05  
Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:04  
Lawson Running Bank shot: Missed  01:58  
Team Rebound  01:58  
  01:58 Motiejunas Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nurkic Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:58
[DEN 66-74]
 
Faried Substitution replaced by Green  01:58  
Nurkic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:58
[DEN 67-74]
 
Nurkic Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:46  
  01:36
[HOU 76-67]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:15  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Team Rebound 
  00:45.9 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:43.8  
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Arthur Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:38.9  
Arthur Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:37.9
[DEN 69-76]
 
  00:27.9 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:26.8  
  00:26.8 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:26.8
[DEN 70-76]
 
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:26.8
[DEN 71-76]
 
  00:26.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:26.8 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Harris  00:26.8  
  00:07.8
[HOU 78-71]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO)  00:06.9  
  00:06.7
[HOU 80-71]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:01.2
[DEN 73-80]
 
  00:00.0 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  11:46  
  11:46 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:46 Team Rebound 
  11:46
[HOU 81-73]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harris Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:27 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  11:19 Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Green Layup Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:11 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Nurkic Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA)  11:10  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Mozgov  11:10  
  11:10 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:10 Team Rebound 
  11:10
[HOU 82-73]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:00
[DEN 75-82]
 
  10:49
[HOU 84-75]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:24  
  10:01
[HOU 86-75]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[DEN 77-86]
 
  09:27 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:26  
Gee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  09:19  
  09:14 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST) 
Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  09:10  
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  09:06  
  09:06
[HOU 87-77]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson  09:06  
Green Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:06  
Harris Substitution replaced by Afflalo  09:06  
  09:06 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  09:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:41  
Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:21  
  08:21  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:21  
  08:10
[HOU 89-77]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38
[HOU 92-77]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:19  
  07:01 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:59  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:32 Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed Block: Gee (1 BLK) 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:30  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:16 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:14  
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gee Substitution replaced by Harris  06:09  
  06:09 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  06:09 Johnson Substitution replaced by Harden 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:00
[DEN 79-92]
 
  05:34 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:33  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  05:28
[DEN 81-92]
 
  05:13
[HOU 94-81]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:04
[DEN 83-94]
 
  05:04 Beverley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  05:04
[DEN 84-94]
 
  04:49
[HOU 96-84]
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:39
[DEN 86-96]
 
  04:20
[HOU 98-86]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (12 AST)  04:09
[DEN 89-98]
 
  03:44 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:41  
  03:41 Terry Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:31 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Faried  03:29  
  03:29 Johnson Substitution replaced by Howard 
  03:29
[HOU 99-89]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:12
[HOU 101-89]
Motiejunas Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
Chandler Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:57
[DEN 91-101]
 
  02:39
[HOU 103-91]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
  02:39 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:39
[HOU 104-91]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  02:29  
  02:28 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  02:25
[HOU 106-91]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:11
[DEN 93-106]
 
  01:59 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  01:58
[HOU 108-93]
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Team Rebound 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Green  01:45  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Gee  01:45  
  01:45 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  01:45 Ariza Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Arthur  01:45  
  01:41 Jump Ball Harden vs Faried (Dorsey gains possession) 
  01:32 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:31  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  01:22
[DEN 96-108]
 
  00:59.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:57.9  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.9 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:22.2 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Team Rebound  00:12.0  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:04.9  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
  00:00.1 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
4th Northwest
30
52
3-7
19-22
11-30
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
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DEN
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HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4