Houston 102, Denver 105

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #14 Ed Malloy, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 15988

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 21 23 31 30 105
Houston 32 19 23 28 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 34-27 19-12 15-15 W2
Houston 32-29 20-11 12-18 L4

Recap


NUGGETS 105, ROCKETS 102:
Arron Afflalo scored 26 points and Ty Lawson added 25 as visiting Denver won both games of a home-and-home set and improved its standing in the Western Conference playoff picture.

The Nuggets, who are 4-1 in their last five games, won the season series 3-1 and moved one-half game ahead of Dallas into sixth place in the Western Conference.

Lawson put the Nuggets ahead by four points on a deep corner 3-pointer with 44 seconds remaining.

Afflalo, who scored 17 points in the first half, had a chance to make it a two-possession game but missed the second of two free throws, giving Houston a chance to tie with three seconds left. Chandler Parsons came up short on a deep 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded.

The Rockets lost their fourth straight game and fell into a tie with Phoenix for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

Parsons and Goran Dragic led Houston with 21 points each. Courtney Lee chipped in with 12 of his 18 points in the first half.

Al Harrington, who has been playing on a torn meniscus in his knee, scored 15 points off the bench for Denver, including three 3-pointers.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
A night after scoring 29 fast-break points, Denver netted 19 points on the fast break. … Houston has lost four straight for the third time this season. … Denver’s bench outscored Houston’s 39-23.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Houston
Arron Afflalo 26 Scoring Goran Dragic 21
Andre Miller 13 Assists Goran Dragic 7
Al Harrington 9 Rebounds Luis Scola 13
Arron Afflalo 5 Free Throws Made Samuel Dalembert 3
Al Harrington 3 Steals Chandler Parsons 3
Kenneth Faried 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 7

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 105 47.5 9-18 20-29 26 41 4 8 13
Houston 102 42.6 8-29 14-17 25 48 11 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Rockets have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .517 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .593 after a loss.
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