Houston 94, Denver 107

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #46 Matt Boland, #72 Kevin Cutler
Attendance - 18161

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 24 24 24 35 107
Houston 27 24 18 25 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 2-1 1-0 1-1 W1
Houston 0-3 0-1 0-2 L3

Recap

Al Harrington had 28 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, and Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 107-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

Luis Scola’s jump hook brought Houston to within 90-89 with 5:25 left, but the Nuggets put the game way with a 9-0 run, capped by Harrington’s put back basket.

Nene had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets (2-1), who finished the game with a 17-5 run.

Yao Ming had 14 points and six rebounds in 22:33 of action. The Rockets will limit Yao, who missed last season with a broken bone in his left foot, to 24 minutes or less per game this season, and he will not play on consecutive nights.

Harrington scored seven points during a 20-7 run, including a 3-pointer with 9:35 left to give the Nuggets an 85-76 lead. Eight of J.R. Smith’s 10 points came during that stretch.

The second quarter featured eight lead changes as the Rockets led 51-48 at halftime.

Scola finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Martin scored 21 for the Rockets (0-3). Martin is 30 for 30 from the free-throw line this season.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Houston
Al Harrington 28 Scoring Luis Scola 28
Carmelo Anthony 4 Assists Aaron Brooks 5
Nene 12 Rebounds Luis Scola 10
Chauncey Billups 10 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 6
Shelden Williams 3 Steals Chase Budinger 3
Carmelo Anthony 2 Blocks Yao Ming 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 107 37.8 10-27 29-33 16 48 4 9 12
Houston 94 45.7 3-19 17-21 19 44 7 4 19

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Rockets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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