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Nuggets survive shoe-toss technical, hold off Rockets


By PAT GRAHAM
Posted Dec 15 2015 12:51AM

DENVER (AP) Will Barton had an impressive one-handed dunk. He also scored 23 points, including two game-sealing free throws.

His most memorable moment, though, was a sneaker he tossed off the court that led to a late technical for delay.

The incident almost unlaced the Denver Nuggets as they nearly blew a big lead before holding off the Houston Rockets 114-108 on Monday night.

"That's how the game goes sometimes: Might have to make a 3-pointer - or throw somebody's shoe in the crowd," Barton said, grinning.

Houston's Trevor Ariza lost a sneaker with 4:53 remaining and his team trailing by 15. Barton picked it up and casually threw it off the court so as not to trip on it, leading to a technical for delay of game.

For some reason, that incident gave the Rockets some traction. They wound up cutting the deficit to 110-108 and had a chance to take the lead. But Jason Terry missed a 3-pointer with 15.9 seconds left and Barton wrapped up the win from the line as the Nuggets completed a three-game sweep of the Rockets in the season series.

"I've seen guys take that sneaker and throw it 15 rows into the stands," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "Will just threw it off the field of play."

After the game, Barton said he chatted with Ariza about the incident.

"We're cool. No hard feelings," Barton said. "Stuff happens during the game, man."

James Harden finished with 24 points for the Rockets, including five of the team's season-high 18 3-pointers.

The Nuggets outscored the Rockets 62-36 in the paint and out-rebounded them by a 52-26 margin.

"That's astonishing," Malone said.

And demoralizing for Rockets fans.

"Our defensive level needs to be at a point where it doesn't matter who our opponent is, we should be able to get stops," Houston interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "We didn't get the job done often enough."

Jameer Nelson started for rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who's out with a sprained right ankle. Nelson had 10 points and seven assists. Gary Harris added a career-high 21 points.

The jam of the night belonged to Barton. He blew past Ariza along the baseline in the second quarter and threw down a one-handed dunk over Donatas Motiejunas.

Asked if that was his best dunk ever, Barton said: "It's up there. But I've had some pretty nasty ones."

FAMILIAR FACE

Once again, ex-Nuggets player Ty Lawson was booed when he stepped on the court.

When he returned to town last month, he was the starting point guard. This time, he entered off the bench - and yet was still greeted by boos.

Lawson spent six seasons with Denver, but trouble away from the court, including multiple drunken driving arrest, soured his reputation with the fans and led to him being traded to Houston over the summer. He's embraced a fresh start.

"A change of scenery is always good for everybody, to see what things are like on the other side," Lawson said.

LIKE FATHERS, LIKE SONS

Malone and Bickerstaff have a big thing in common - both followed in their father's footsteps.

Malone's father, Brendan, has coached more than 27 years in the NBA, while Bickerstaff's dad, Bernie, has served as a general manager and coach in the league, including a stint with the Nuggets in the 1990s.

"Our fathers have had a tremendous impact on us," Michael Malone said. "Half the things I say I remember my father saying to me 15 or 20 years ago."

TIP-INS

Rockets: Center Clint Capela was a late scratch after battling a case of food poisoning most of the day. ... Terrence Jones suffered a laceration in his eye and didn't play much in the second half. "He wasn't an option to go down the stretch," Bickerstaff said.

Nuggets: Denver shot 68.2 percent in the first quarter and scored a season-high 36 points. ... Danilo Gallinari had 15 points and seven assists.

UP NEXT

Rockets: At Sacramento on Tuesday night.

Nuggets: At Minnesota on Tuesday night.


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HOU
DEN
     
    • 47.1%

    • 51.2%

    • 45.0%

    • 32.0%

    • 72.7%

    • 88.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU DEN
Total Rebounds 26 52
Offensive Rebounds 5 15
Turnovers 11 18
Fast Break Pts: 17 24
Biggest Lead: 10 16
Points in the Paint: 36 62
HOU DEN
p Harden   24 Barton   23
rb Howard   8 Lauvergne   11
a Beverley   8 2 players   7
s Howard   4 Barton   3
b Howard   1 2 players   2
 
  • 10/28 - DEN 105 @ HOU 85
  • 11/13 - HOU 98 @ DEN 107
  • 12/14 - HOU 108 @ DEN 114
Houston Rockets (12-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 42:04 6-12 4-9 0-0 +6 0 5 5 4 2 3 2 0 1 16
T. Jones F 12:35 0-3 0-0 0-0 -9 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
D. Howard C 32:41 6-10 0-1 1-2 +15 1 7 8 0 4 4 4 1 0 13
J. Harden G 34:23 9-20 5-8 1-3 +10 1 2 3 6 1 3 2 0 3 24
P. Beverley G 34:00 6-11 2-6 0-0 +17 1 0 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 14
D. Motiejunas   21:46 7-11 3-4 2-2 -14 1 1 2 2 5 0 1 0 0 19
T. Lawson   13:02 1-5 0-3 0-0 -22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
C. Brewer   16:00 1-4 1-3 2-2 -9 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 5
M. Thornton   20:46 4-8 3-4 2-2 -23 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 13
J. Terry   12:43 1-3 0-2 0-0 +4 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
C. Capela DND - Illness
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-87 18-40 8-11   5 21 26 26 22 14 11 1 5 108
  47.1% 45.0% 72.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11
Denver Nuggets (10-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 32:03 4-8 1-3 6-7 +2 0 5 5 7 0 2 2 0 0 15
K. Faried F 19:48 5-8 0-0 1-2 -12 5 4 9 1 1 0 1 2 0 11
J. Lauvergne C 21:05 7-11 0-1 0-0 -12 4 7 11 1 4 0 2 0 1 14
G. Harris G 39:49 8-11 1-2 4-4 +11 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 21
J. Nelson G 37:13 4-13 2-6 0-0 +8 2 3 5 7 3 0 4 0 0 10
N. Jokic   22:05 3-3 0-0 3-3 +24 0 7 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 9
W. Barton   33:07 8-18 2-6 5-5 +10 2 7 9 3 1 3 2 0 0 23
R. Foye   12:17 0-3 0-2 3-4 -1 0 3 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 3
K. Papanikolaou   13:48 2-4 1-2 0-0 -1 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 0 5
M. Miller   08:45 1-3 1-3 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
D. Arthur DND - Right Knee Soreness
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-82 8-25 22-25   15 37 52 26 15 8 18 5 1 114
  51.2% 32.0% 88.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker, Harrell
  • Nuggets: Chandler, Mudiay, Nurkic

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #11 Derrick Collins, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 12022
  • Duration: 2:13
Houston Rockets (12-13) Denver Nuggets (10-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lauvergne vs Howard (Jones gains possession)
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:34  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:33  
Jones Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK)  11:23  
  11:21 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03 Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:50
[HOU 3-0]
 
  10:29 Harris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  10:10  
  10:08 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01
[DEN 2-3]
Lauvergne Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  09:39  
  09:34 Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:32  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:04 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  09:01  
Beverley Violation:Kicked Ball (H Workman)  08:59  
  08:49
[DEN 4-3]
Lauvergne Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST) 
Howard Hook Bank Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:15
[DEN 6-3]
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
  08:07 Lauvergne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  08:07  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  07:59
[HOU 5-6]
 
  07:45 Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  07:39
[HOU 7-6]
 
  07:26
[DEN 9-7]
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  07:11
[HOU 9-9]
 
  07:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:11 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (T Brothers) 
  06:58
[DEN 11-9]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  06:42
[HOU 11-11]
 
  06:28 Nelson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  06:27 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  06:25  
  06:25 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:25 Team Rebound 
  06:25
[DEN 12-11]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:50 Faried Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (H Workman) 
  05:50 Faried Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Jones  05:50  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:50  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:39 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:31 Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:21 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  05:13  
  05:13
[DEN 13-11]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:13
[DEN 14-11]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
Team Rebound  04:56  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  04:52
[HOU 14-14]
 
  04:34
[DEN 16-14]
Faried Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
  04:31 Nelson Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:31  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:10 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:07
[DEN 18-14]
Faried Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST)  03:57  
  03:46
[DEN 20-14]
Harris Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:46  
Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton  03:46  
  03:46 Faried Substitution replaced by Barton 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:29 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:24
[DEN 22-14]
Gallinari Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  03:03
[HOU 17-22]
 
  02:47
[DEN 24-17]
Jokic Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:35 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:21
[DEN 26-17]
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:59
[DEN 29-17]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  01:46
[HOU 20-29]
 
  01:30
[DEN 31-20]
Jokic Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers)  01:30  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard  01:30  
  01:30 Harris Substitution replaced by Foye 
  01:30 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Jones Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:30  
  01:30
[DEN 32-20]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:20 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:14
[DEN 34-20]
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST)  01:00  
  00:53.4 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:53.4  
  00:53.4 Barton Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Collins) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (H Workman)  00:45.3  
Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:45.3  
  00:23.9 Barton Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.9  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Barton (2 ST)  00:21.7  
  00:21.1
[DEN 36-20]
Barton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:02.1
[HOU 22-36]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (12-13) Denver Nuggets (10-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:45 Team Rebound 
  11:33 Papanikolaou Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:32 Team Rebound 
Brewer Violation:Kicked Ball (D Collins)  11:18  
  11:12 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  11:02
[HOU 24-36]
 
  10:37 Barton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  10:26
[HOU 27-36]
 
  10:04
[DEN 38-27]
Barton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:41 Barton Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:40  
  09:37 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (H Workman) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:37
[HOU 28-38]
 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley  09:37  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:37
[HOU 29-38]
 
  09:27 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (3 ST) 
  09:19 Jokic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  09:06
[HOU 32-38]
 
  09:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:50 Barton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:49  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:35 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  08:30  
  08:30 Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:30 Team Rebound 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  08:30  
  08:30
[DEN 39-32]
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Howard Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  08:12
[HOU 34-39]
 
  07:58 Jokic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
  07:55 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:55
[HOU 35-39]
 
  07:55 Foye Substitution replaced by Nelson 
  07:55 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Harris 
  07:55 Jokic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:55
[HOU 36-39]
 
  07:41 Lauvergne Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:40  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:27
[DEN 42-36]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (T Brothers)  07:18  
Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  07:18  
  06:56
[DEN 44-36]
Barton Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins)  06:56  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Jones  06:56  
  06:56
[DEN 45-36]
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:39
[HOU 38-45]
 
  06:28 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:28  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:18  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:17
[HOU 40-45]
 
  06:00
[DEN 47-40]
Lauvergne Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST) 
  05:51 Nelson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (H Workman) 
  05:51  
  05:51 Miller Substitution replaced by Faried 
  05:46 Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:46  
Team Rebound  05:46  
  05:46 Barton Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:31 Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Beverley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  05:26
[HOU 42-47]
 
  05:01 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:56 Faried Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK)  04:50  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:48  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:39 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:33 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:29
[DEN 49-42]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:08 Lauvergne Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:08
[HOU 43-49]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Howard  04:08  
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:08
[HOU 44-49]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (D Collins)  03:56  
  03:55 Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:37  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  03:37  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  03:29
[HOU 47-49]
 
  03:29 Team Timeout : Short 
Jones Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:29  
Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) (H Workman)  03:12  
  03:12
[DEN 50-47]
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  03:12 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Barton 
  03:01 Nelson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:52 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:52  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  02:45
[HOU 50-50]
 
  02:21 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:13  
Howard Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:07
[HOU 52-50]
 
  01:57 Nelson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  01:52
[DEN 52-52]
Faried Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  01:35
[HOU 55-52]
 
  01:12 Barton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:11  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:03
[HOU 58-52]
 
  01:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:50.9
[DEN 54-58]
Gallinari Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.8  
  00:34.9 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:24.9 Faried Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:23.8  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.0 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (12-13) Denver Nuggets (10-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:34 Nelson Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:33 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:28 Lauvergne Hook Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  11:27 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  11:27  
  11:27
[DEN 55-58]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  11:27
[DEN 56-58]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:12
[HOU 60-56]
 
  10:47 Lauvergne Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:46  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  10:37
[HOU 63-56]
 
  10:18
[DEN 58-63]
Lauvergne Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (4 AST) 
Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:54
[HOU 65-58]
 
  09:34 Lauvergne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:29
[HOU 67-58]
 
  09:14
[DEN 60-67]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (5 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  09:07
[HOU 70-60]
 
  09:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  08:54  
  08:43
[DEN 62-70]
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST) 
  08:30 Lauvergne Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Collins) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST)  08:19
[HOU 72-62]
 
  08:06 Gallinari Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  07:55 Lauvergne Foul: Personal (4 PF) (T Brothers) 
  07:55 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Barton 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:25
[DEN 64-72]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nelson (5 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:09 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (D Collins)  07:09  
Howard Substitution replaced by Thornton  07:09  
  06:50 Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:49  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 74-64]
 
Thornton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  06:17  
  06:17 Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic 
  06:04 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Nelson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:57
[DEN 66-74]
Nelson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (H Workman)  05:33  
  05:33
[DEN 67-74]
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:33  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  05:33  
  05:33
[DEN 68-74]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  05:11
[HOU 77-68]
 
Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (H Workman)  04:53  
  04:53 Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:53 Team Rebound 
  04:53
[DEN 69-77]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thornton Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  04:32  
  04:32
[DEN 70-77]
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:32
[DEN 71-77]
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST)  04:10  
Ariza Violation:Defensive Goaltending (H Workman)  04:07  
  04:07
[DEN 73-77]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:07  
Jones Substitution replaced by Howard  04:07  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  03:52
[HOU 80-73]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  03:34  
  03:34
[DEN 74-80]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:34
[DEN 75-80]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:06
[DEN 78-80]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nelson (6 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Nelson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:38
[DEN 80-80]
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  02:18  
Harden Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:18  
  02:06
[DEN 83-80]
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Nelson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:25
[DEN 86-80]
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nelson (7 AST) 
  01:06 Nelson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (H Workman) 
  01:06 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:01 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:45.2
[DEN 88-80]
Nelson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Harden  00:44.0  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Terry  00:44.0  
  00:44.0 Nelson Substitution replaced by Foye 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  00:24.9
[HOU 82-88]
 
  00:05.3 Barton Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (1 BLK)  00:01.2  
  00:00.2 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barton (3 ST)  11:45  
Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (H Workman)  11:43  
  11:33 Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  11:27
[HOU 84-88]
 
  11:08 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:07  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:39 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:38  
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:17
[DEN 90-84]
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:57 Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:51
[DEN 93-84]
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:49  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza  09:49  
  09:49 Harris Substitution replaced by Miller 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST)  09:25
[HOU 86-93]
 
  08:58 Barton Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:57 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:55
[DEN 95-86]
Barton Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  08:32
[HOU 89-95]
 
  08:13 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:09
[DEN 97-89]
Papanikolaou Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:36
[DEN 99-89]
Jokic Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  07:17  
  07:13 Foye Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  07:13  
  07:13
[DEN 100-89]
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:13 Jokic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Harden  07:13  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Howard  07:13  
  07:13 Miller Substitution replaced by Harris 
  07:13
[DEN 101-89]
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harris (2 BLK)  06:45  
  06:44 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:36
[DEN 103-89]
Barton Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
  06:34 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:34  
Team Rebound  06:34  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:34
[HOU 90-103]
 
  06:12
[DEN 106-90]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
Team Rebound  06:02  
  06:02 Papanikolaou Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (H Workman) 
  06:02 Foye Substitution replaced by Nelson 
Howard Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:32 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (7 AST)  05:26
[HOU 93-106]
 
  05:05 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:00 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:55
[DEN 108-93]
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  04:53 Delay Technical - DEN (T Brothers) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  04:53
[HOU 94-108]
 
  04:53  
  04:53 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:39
[HOU 96-108]
 
  04:20 Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  04:12
[HOU 99-108]
 
  04:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Collins)  03:51  
  03:37
[DEN 110-99]
Harris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (7 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Lauvergne Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  03:07 Lauvergne Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:03  
  02:47 Nelson Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:47  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:39 Nelson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:16 Gallinari Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:15  
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  02:06  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:06  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:01
[HOU 102-110]
 
  01:43 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:43  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (8 AST)  01:35
[HOU 104-110]
 
  01:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:35 Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic 
  01:27 Nelson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Howard (4 ST) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:24
[HOU 106-110]
 
  01:06 Gallinari Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:05  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:51.8
[HOU 108-110]
 
  00:37.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:28.9 Barton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:27.9  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.9 Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Terry Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (H Workman)  00:14.5  
Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:14.5  
Brewer Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  00:13.5  
  00:13.5
[DEN 111-108]
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  00:13.5  
  00:13.5
[DEN 112-108]
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:13.5  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  00:13.5  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.8  
  00:05.8 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  00:04.4  
  00:04.4
[DEN 113-108]
Jokic Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:04.4
[DEN 114-108]
Jokic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.4  
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.6  
  00:00.2 Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6
DEN
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