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Gallinari's 23 points leads Nuggets over Rockets 105-85


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Oct 29 2015 12:01AM

HOUSTON (AP) If the Denver Nuggets play as well as they did in Wednesday night's opener they will be a much-improved team this season.

Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and the Nuggets never trailed in a 105-85 victory over the Houston Rockets in the season opener for both teams.

The Nuggets were 30-52 last season and Houston is coming off a trip to the Western Conference finals.

"We worked hard enough to come in here and expect to win a game," Denver coach Mike Malone. "This should not come as a shock. Everybody outside of our organization can pick us last if they want, but we feel we have a chance to do something special this year and I think the way we played tonight showed that promise."

The Nuggets were up by nine points with about 9 minutes remaining when they used a 6-0 run - with four points from rookie Emmanuel Mudiay - to extend the lead to 85-72 and send fans streaming to the exits.

James Harden led Houston with 22 points, but made just 6 of 21 shots and was 2 of 12 from 3-point range.

"They shot it much better than we did," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "They moved it better than we did. They executed better than we did. They played harder than we did. Really there wasn't anything I could look at in there and say we did better than they did."

Two free throws by Harden cut the lead to six late in the third quarter before Denver closed out the period with seven straight points, highlighted by a 3-pointer by Gallinari to make it 76-63.

Kenneth Faried added 18 points and nine rebounds for Denver while Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in this year's draft, had 17 points but also committed 11 turnovers.

The Nuggets scored 26 points off 16 turnovers by Houston.

Point guard Ty Lawson made his debut for the Rockets after being traded from the Nuggets this offseason. He finished with 12 points and six assists.

The Nuggets jumped to a 12-1 lead when Houston made its first field goal, a 3-pointer by Lawson with 7:28 left in the first quarter.

The Rockets got within two points after consecutive 3s by Patrick Beverley and Lawson early in the second quarter. But Denver scored the next six points to push the lead to 35-27.

Houston was playing without Dwight Howard who was serving a one-game suspension for getting a fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason. The suspension came when he made what the NBA called unnecessary contact with his forearm to the neck area of Golden State's Andre Iguodala in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals where Houston was eliminated.

TIP-INS

Nuggets F Wilson Chandler missed the game with a strained right hip. ... Houston rookie Montrezl Harrell had eight points. ... Beverley played in a regular-season game for the first time since having wrist surgery in March. ... Rockets F Donatas Motiejunas remains out indefinitely after back surgery in April.

EARNING THE TRIP BACK

Malone joked with Gary Harris, Jameer Nelson and Mudiay that if they didn't get five rebounds each they were walking back to Denver after the game. The trio answered his challenge grabbing five apiece. "So they can fly home tonight," Malone said. "They're good for tonight."

FILLING IN FOR HOWARD

Clint Capela got his first NBA start in place of Howard and had nine points and seven rebounds. Capela played 12 regular-season games as a rookie last season but appeared in each of Houston's 17 playoff games where he averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds.

STAR POWER

Harden's rumored girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, was at the game. Kardashian and Lamar Odom filed a court petition dismissing a divorce filing last week, but she said in a statement earlier Wednesday that the move doesn't mean they're reconciling in the wake of the former NBA star being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

REMEMBERING MOSES

The Rockets remembered Hall of Famer Moses Malone during a halftime ceremony on Wednesday night. Malone died on Sept. 13, at age 60. The three-time NBA MVP was honored with a video featuring his career highlights and his family took part in an on-court tribute. The Rockets have his No. 24 and the words "Moses Malone Chairman of the Boards" on the padding at the bottom of both baskets. Malone who is the NBA's all-time leader in career offensive rebounds with 6,731 played for the Rockets from 1976-82.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Denver hosts Minnesota on Friday.

Rockets: Houston hosts Golden State on Friday in a rematch of last year's Western Conference finals.


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DEN
HOU
     
    • 50.6%

    • 34.5%

    • 48.1%

    • 22.9%

    • 66.7%

    • 65.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN HOU
Total Rebounds 49 44
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Turnovers 21 16
Fast Break Pts: 9 11
Biggest Lead: 20 0
Points in the Paint: 42 42
DEN HOU
p Gallinari   23 Harden   22
rb Faried   9 Beverley   8
a Mudiay   9 2 players   6
s Harris   3 Ariza   3
b 2 players   3 Capela   3
 
  • 10/28 - DEN 105 @ HOU 85
  • 11/13 - HOU 98 @ DEN 107
  • 12/14 - HOU 108 @ DEN 114
Denver Nuggets (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 35:36 7-15 3-5 6-6 +20 2 6 8 3 1 1 0 3 0 23
K. Faried F 30:50 8-10 0-0 2-6 +21 3 6 9 1 5 1 2 3 1 18
J. Lauvergne C 21:33 4-5 1-1 2-2 +16 2 5 7 1 3 0 1 1 1 11
G. Harris G 29:29 2-5 1-2 0-0 +23 0 5 5 5 4 3 1 1 0 5
E. Mudiay G 37:54 6-13 3-5 2-4 +13 0 5 5 9 4 0 11 0 2 17
J. Nelson   24:30 4-9 2-5 0-0 +6 0 5 5 3 6 1 3 0 1 10
W. Barton   19:34 5-10 1-2 0-0 +4 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 11
R. Foye   18:00 1-6 1-6 0-0 -5 0 4 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 3
D. Arthur   15:41 2-5 1-1 0-0 -3 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 2 2 5
N. Jokic   03:55 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
M. Miller   01:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Green   01:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-79 13-27 12-18   9 40 49 26 26 9 21 10 8 105
  50.6% 48.1% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 21
Houston Rockets (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 33:10 2-10 1-7 1-2 -13 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 0 6
T. Jones F 28:32 6-13 0-2 3-5 -18 4 2 6 0 4 1 2 1 4 15
C. Capela C 24:55 4-7 0-0 1-2 -16 6 1 7 0 2 2 1 3 3 9
J. Harden G 36:23 6-21 2-12 8-9 -20 1 5 6 6 2 2 3 2 0 22
T. Lawson G 36:42 3-10 2-3 4-6 -16 0 4 4 6 0 0 3 0 1 12
M. Harrell   15:50 4-4 0-0 0-0 +2 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 8
C. Brewer   29:25 2-12 1-3 0-2 -12 0 7 7 0 3 2 1 1 1 5
P. Beverley   21:16 3-9 2-7 0-0 -2 2 6 8 1 2 2 3 0 1 8
J. Terry   10:49 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
S. Dekker   01:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. McDaniels   01:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Howard DND - League Suspension
M. Thornton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-87 8-35 17-26   15 29 44 17 19 13 16 8 10 85
  34.5% 22.9% 65.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Nurkic
  • Rockets: Motiejunas

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #45 Brian Forte, #70 Brent Barnaky
  • Attendance: 18240
  • Duration: 2:12
Denver Nuggets (2-0) Houston Rockets (0-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Capela vs Lauvergne (Harden gains possession)
  11:38 Capela Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
  11:38 Team Rebound 
  11:33 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:32  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
Team Rebound  11:16  
Harris Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (1 AST)  10:59
[DEN 2-0]
 
  10:47 Jones Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  10:47 Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:29 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:21 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:21  
Faried Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (2 AST)  10:12
[DEN 4-0]
 
  09:44 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:42 Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Gallinari Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST)  09:32
[DEN 6-0]
 
Lauvergne Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  09:16  
  09:16
[HOU 1-6]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:16 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:58  
Lauvergne Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:57
[DEN 8-1]
 
  08:42 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
  08:42 Team Rebound 
  08:33 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:32  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  08:22  
  08:20 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Faried Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (3 AST)  08:16
[DEN 10-1]
 
  08:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:05 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:03  
  07:49 Jones Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 11-1]
 
  07:49 Jones Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:49
[DEN 12-1]
 
  07:28
[HOU 4-12]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
  07:17 Harrell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:17
[DEN 13-4]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:17  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:17  
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  07:11  
  07:04
[HOU 7-13]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Faried Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:42
[DEN 15-7]
 
  06:33 Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:26 Ariza Running Dunk Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Lauvergne Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  06:18
[DEN 17-7]
 
  06:03
[HOU 9-17]
Harrell Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Mudiay Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (D Crawford)  05:51  
Mudiay Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:51  
  05:51 Capela Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:51 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  05:38
[HOU 12-17]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  05:19  
  05:10 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:09  
Mudiay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  05:06  
  05:03 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:59 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:58 Harrell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  04:55  
  04:43 Brewer Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:42  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  04:27
[DEN 20-12]
 
  04:12 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:10  
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  04:00
[DEN 22-12]
 
  03:33 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:31  
Lauvergne Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Crawford)  03:29  
Lauvergne Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:29  
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Nelson  03:29  
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Barton  03:29  
  03:29 Ariza Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  03:22  
  03:22 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:22 Team Rebound 
  03:22
[HOU 13-22]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  03:09
[DEN 25-13]
 
  02:54 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Faried Substitution replaced by Foye  02:54  
Harris Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:54  
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:27 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:20  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:18  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:16 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:14 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:08  
  02:08 Beverley Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Arthur Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Crawford)  02:05  
Arthur Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:05  
  01:57
[HOU 15-25]
Harrell Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:35  
Gallinari Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Harrell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:02
[HOU 17-25]
Harrell Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Barton Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  00:52.0
[DEN 27-17]
 
  00:41.1
[HOU 19-27]
Harden Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:27.2
[HOU 21-27]
Harrell Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  00:05.9  
  00:02.9 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-0) Houston Rockets (0-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nelson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  11:46
[DEN 29-21]
 
  11:35
[HOU 24-29]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Foye Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  11:20  
  11:05
[HOU 27-29]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harrell (1 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Nelson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  10:38  
  10:23 Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
  10:15 Harrell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:15  
Team Rebound  10:15  
  10:15 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:15
[DEN 30-27]
 
  09:50 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Mudiay Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:36  
Arthur Tip Layup Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Harrell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:13 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
Arthur Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (4 AST)  09:00
[DEN 32-27]
 
  08:49 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:49  
  08:49 Harrell Substitution replaced by Capela 
Barton Substitution replaced by Jokic  08:49  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (5 AST)  08:29
[DEN 35-27]
 
  08:16 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:14  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
Team Rebound  08:04  
  08:04 Capela Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:38
[HOU 29-35]
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  07:18  
  07:13
[HOU 31-35]
Jones Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:13  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Harris  07:13  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  07:13  
Jokic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Capela (2 ST)  07:00  
  06:56 Capela Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:38  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:37  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:23  
  06:23 Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:23 Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:23 Jump Ball Terry vs Mudiay (Capela gains possession) 
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:15 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  06:15 Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:15 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Foye Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  06:15  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  05:54
[DEN 37-31]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  05:40  
  05:40
[HOU 32-37]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:40 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:39 Team Rebound 
  05:21
[HOU 34-37]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:50
[HOU 36-37]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:40  
Mudiay Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Faried Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Crawford)  04:26  
  04:11 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:05 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:04  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  03:59  
  03:57 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:52 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:52  
Faried Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST)  03:47
[DEN 39-36]
 
  03:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:36 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (2 BLK) 
  03:33 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:17 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:17  
Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  03:07
[DEN 42-36]
 
  02:45
[HOU 38-42]
Jones Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  02:26
[DEN 45-38]
 
  02:17
[HOU 40-45]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte)  02:17  
  02:17 Jones Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  02:17 Capela Substitution replaced by Harrell 
  02:17 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  02:17
[HOU 41-45]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
  02:02 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (6 AST)  01:46
[DEN 47-41]
 
  01:32 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:30  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:21  
Harris Substitution replaced by Foye  01:21  
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Barton  01:21  
  01:09
[HOU 44-47]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (7 AST)  00:52.8
[DEN 50-44]
 
  00:47.5
[HOU 46-50]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  00:24.8
[DEN 53-46]
 
  00:01.8
[HOU 49-53]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-0) Houston Rockets (0-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  11:44  
  11:38 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
  11:34 Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:34  
Team Rebound  11:34  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:34  
  11:34 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harris (5 AST)  10:53
[DEN 55-49]
 
  10:43 Lawson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:42 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  10:41
[HOU 51-55]
Capela Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Faried Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:20
[DEN 57-51]
 
  10:08 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:07  
  09:51 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
Faried Cutting Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (8 AST)  09:45
[DEN 59-51]
 
  09:34 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK) 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:32  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:17  
  09:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:10 Ariza Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:57 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harris (3 ST) 
  08:50 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Barnaky) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (2 BLK)  08:29  
  08:28 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Harris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Barnaky)  08:26  
  08:11 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:10  
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  08:02  
  07:39 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:39 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:39
[HOU 53-59]
Jones Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mudiay Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:22
[DEN 61-53]
 
  07:12 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lauvergne (1 BLK) 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:10  
Mudiay Turnover : Traveling (7 TO)  07:03  
  06:50
[HOU 55-61]
Jones Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:50  
  06:50 Capela Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:25  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:15 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:13  
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (8 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  06:04  
  05:58
[HOU 57-61]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  05:43 Harrell Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 62-57]
 
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Nelson  05:43  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:43
[DEN 63-57]
 
  05:27
[HOU 59-63]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
  05:11 Harrell Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
Lauvergne Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:11
[DEN 64-59]
 
  05:11 Harrell Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:11 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Lauvergne Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:11
[DEN 65-59]
 
Lauvergne Violation:Kicked Ball (D Crawford)  04:52  
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  04:46  
  04:46
[HOU 60-65]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Barton  04:46  
  04:46
[HOU 61-65]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:34  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:13 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Nelson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Barnaky)  04:13  
  03:51 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (3 BLK) 
  03:50 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:45 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:31 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Nelson Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  03:16  
  03:14 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:11 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:04 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:02  
Gallinari Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:46
[DEN 67-61]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (B Barnaky)  02:33  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:33  
  02:33 Jones Substitution replaced by Capela 
Harris Substitution replaced by Foye  02:33  
  02:21 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Barton Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  02:17
[DEN 69-61]
 
  01:59 Capela Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (2 BLK) 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:57  
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  01:53  
  01:51 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Nelson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  01:50  
  01:50
[HOU 62-69]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:50 Ariza Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  01:50
[HOU 63-69]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  01:38
[DEN 72-63]
 
  01:21 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Foye (2 ST) 
Barton Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  01:17
[DEN 74-63]
 
  00:50.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:49.6  
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.8  
  00:38.6 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:31.1 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:12.6
[DEN 76-63]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (2-0) Houston Rockets (0-2)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:48 Capela Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  11:48
[HOU 65-76]
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (3 BLK)  11:37  
Team Rebound  11:37  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:24 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  11:24  
  11:04 Lawson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Team Rebound 
Nelson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Crawford)  11:04  
  10:53 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nelson (1 ST) 
  10:51 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Barnaky) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:35 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:31
[HOU 67-76]
Brewer Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:31  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:14 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:06 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:04  
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:41
[DEN 79-67]
 
  09:22
[HOU 70-79]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Barton Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mudiay (9 AST)  09:07
[DEN 81-70]
 
  08:58 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:58  
  08:58 Capela Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte) 
Mudiay Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:34
[DEN 83-70]
 
  08:24 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Capela Rebound (Off:6 Def:1) 
  08:23
[HOU 72-83]
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:02
[DEN 85-72]
 
  07:48 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:47  
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  07:32  
Nelson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (B Forte)  07:29  
  07:29 Capela Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:29 Beverley Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:22 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:06 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:00 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:59  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Barton Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:42  
Mudiay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  06:33  
  06:33
[HOU 73-85]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Foye Substitution replaced by Faried  06:33  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Harris  06:33  
  06:33
[HOU 74-85]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:11 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:09  
Mudiay Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:37 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:36  
Mudiay Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  05:23  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:22  
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:21
[DEN 87-74]
 
  05:11  
  05:11 Terry Substitution replaced by Jones 
  05:00 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (3 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (9 TO)  04:37  
  04:25 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:24  
  04:06 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:06
[DEN 88-74]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:06
[DEN 89-74]
 
Mudiay Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  03:59  
  03:59 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:59 Team Rebound 
  03:59
[HOU 75-89]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:53 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
Mudiay Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:53
[DEN 90-75]
 
Mudiay Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:53  
  03:53 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:45 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:43
[HOU 77-90]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (B Barnaky)  03:43  
  03:43 Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:43  
Mudiay Turnover : Lost Ball (10 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  03:34  
Mudiay Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  03:34  
  03:34 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:34 Team Rebound 
  03:34 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:34  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:15
[DEN 93-77]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59
[HOU 78-93]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:59
[HOU 79-93]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:35
[DEN 96-79]
 
  02:26
[HOU 81-96]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  02:15 Jones Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:15  
Team Rebound  02:15  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 97-81]
 
  02:04 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:03  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:41
[DEN 100-81]
 
  01:34 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mudiay Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:31  
Mudiay Turnover : Bad Pass (11 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  01:29  
Nelson Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  01:29  
  01:29 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:29 Harden Substitution replaced by Dekker 
  01:29 Lawson Substitution replaced by McDaniels 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Miller  01:29  
Faried Substitution replaced by Barton  01:29  
Harris Substitution replaced by Jokic  01:29  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Green  01:29  
  01:29
[HOU 82-100]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Mudiay 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  00:54.0  
  00:54.0
[HOU 83-100]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:54.0 Ariza Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Mudiay Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  00:54.0  
  00:54.0
[HOU 84-100]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Jokic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:36.5
[DEN 102-84]
 
Lauvergne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:31.0  
  00:31.0
[HOU 85-102]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:31.0 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:31.0  
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  00:16.2
[DEN 105-85]
 
  00:01.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
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DEN
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HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6