Denver 93, Houston 87

Date - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #75 Eric Dalen, #16 David Guthrie
Attendance - 13372

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 25 31 13 24 93
Houston 18 23 23 23 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 2-3 1-0 1-3 W2
Houston 2-2 0-2 2-0 L2


Nuggets 93, Rockets 87:
Ty Lawson led the way with 21 points and eight assists as visiting Denver jumped out early and held off Houston.

Kenneth Faried collected 16 points and 16 rebounds and Corey Brewer scored 14 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who have won on back-to-back nights after dropping their first three games of the season.

James Harden was bottled up by Team USA teammate Andre Iguodala and held to 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting while turning the ball over six times. Carlos Delfino scored 19 points, Patrick Patterson added 18 points and Omer Asik recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets.

Denver made its move late in the second quarter as Lawson took over. The point guard scored 14 points during a 21-8 run over the final 6:22 of the period to send the Nuggets into the locker room with a 56-41 advantage.

Houston chipped away in the third quarter and drew as close as 89-85 on Harden’s dunk with 2:11 left. But Iguodala responded with a dunk and then blocked Harden’s shot at the other end to stall the Rockets’ momentum.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston PG Jeremy Lin was held to six points on 2-of-9 shooting. He and Harden combined to shoot 0-for-9 from 3-point range. … The teams combined for 42 turnovers. … The Nuggets placed six of the eight players who saw time in double figures. The two that could not reach 10 points contributed in other ways, as Andre Miller grabbed seven rebounds and handed out five assists and Kosta Koufos had four boards and a steal.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Houston
Ty Lawson 21 Scoring Carlos Delfino 19
Ty Lawson 8 Assists Jeremy Lin 6
Kenneth Faried 16 Rebounds Omer Asik 13
Corey Brewer 4 Free Throws Made James Harden 5
Andre Iguodala 3 Steals Jeremy Lin 6
Corey Brewer 2 Blocks Cole Aldrich 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 93 45.1 7-18 12-21 20 49 5 9 22
Houston 87 36.9 8-33 17-23 18 43 2 15 20

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Rockets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Utah. The Nuggets have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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