Houston 106, Denver 113

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 3, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #72 Kevin Cutler, #26 Bob Delaney
Attendance - 17136

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 21 31 29 25 106
Denver 25 27 29 32 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 16-18 10-5 6-13 L2
Denver 20-13 15-3 5-10 W4

Recap

Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and rookie Gary Forbes had all seven of his points in the fourth quarter Monday as the host Denver Nuggets outlasted the Houston Rockets, 113-106, for their fourth straight victory.

Anthony, playing his second game since missing five contests following the death of his sister, also had 11 rebounds and five assists for the Nuggets (20-13), who have won four of their last five vs. the Rockets.

Forbes did his damage in a 3:35 span early in the fourth quarter when the Nuggets took the lead for good.
The teams were tied 52-52 at halftime and 81-81 after three quarters.

Luis Scola scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Rockets (16-18), who have lost three of their last four games.

Nene had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Kenyon Martin added 11 and six as the Nuggets held a 50-42 advantage on the glass and improved to 18-6 when they score 100 or more points.

Arron Afflalo scored nine of his 15 points when the Nuggets went on a 19-7 third-quarter run to turn a six-point deficit into a six-point lead.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Denver
Luis Scola 24 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 33
Aaron Brooks 5 Assists Carmelo Anthony 5
Brad Miller 11 Rebounds Carmelo Anthony 11
Kyle Lowry 7 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 13
Kyle Lowry 3 Steals Chauncey Billups 3
Patrick Patterson 3 Blocks Arron Afflalo 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 106 42.9 13-30 15-21 27 42 8 6 11
Denver 113 46.9 3-8 34-40 20 50 7 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Portland. The Rockets have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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