Denver 117, Houston 105

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 2, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #29 Mark Lindsay, #23 Jason Phillips, #20 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 16879

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 26 25 31 35 117
Houston 25 29 24 27 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 20-17 10-8 10-9 W2
Houston 21-16 15-5 6-11 L2

Recap


NUGGETS 117, ROCKETS 105: Ty Lawson had 22 points and a career-high 15 assists, and Arron Afflalo scored 11 of his 17 points in the third quarter as visiting Denver snapped a five-game road losing streak.

Rookie Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double as the Nuggets placed seven players in double figures and outrebounded the Rockets 48-34.

Andre Miller had 16 points and Corey Brewer scored 15, including five in the fourth quarter, for Denver.

Kevin Martin tallied a season-high 35 points for Houston, which has lost two straight after winning four in a row.

Houston led 54-51 at halftime, but Denver opened the third with a 15-5 run. The Rockets responded and led 78-76 before the Nuggets scored the final six points of the quarter, capped by Kosta Koufos’ dunk, to take the lead for good.

Lawson scored seven points in the final period, including a jumper with 2:10 remaining to give the Nuggets a 109-97 lead. He added seven rebounds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Denver’s Timofey Mozgov left the game midway through the third quarter and did not return after re-injuring his left ankle. Mozgov missed seven games earlier this season. … Houston’s Patrick Patterson left in the fourth quarter after landing hard on his back. … The Nuggets improved to 3-8 against the Southwest Division. … The Rockets have been outrebounded in nine straight games. … Denver won its league-high ninth game when its opponent reaches 100 points.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Houston
Ty Lawson 22 Scoring Kevin Martin 35
Ty Lawson 15 Assists Goran Dragic 5
Kenneth Faried 11 Rebounds Patrick Patterson 10
Ty Lawson 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 9
Corey Brewer 2 Steals Courtney Lee 1
Kenneth Faried 2 Blocks Patrick Patterson 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 117 44.3 8-22 23-35 27 49 4 9 6
Houston 105 47.4 10-29 23-29 18 35 9 1 14

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Rockets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .650 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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