Denver 118, Houston 110

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #71 Rodney Mott, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 17399

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 29 28 29 24 110
Denver 29 27 27 35 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 25-23 15-8 10-15 L1
Denver 29-18 19-3 10-15 W5

Recap

Nuggets 118, Rockets 110: Danilo Gallinari scored nine of his 27 points in a decisive run to begin the fourth quarter as host Denver knocked off Houston to earn its fifth straight win.

Kenneth Faried added 19 points and Ty Lawson scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter for the Nuggets, who improved to 19-3 at home. Denver is 3-0 against the Rockets this season, including a 105-95 triumph in Houston eight days ago.

Jeremy Lin scored 22 points and James Harden and Chandler Parsons had 21 apiece as the Rockets had a three-game winning streak come to an end.

Houston entered the fourth quarter with an 86-83 lead but quickly watched it vanish as the Nuggets caught fire. Faried started the 18-4 burst to open the quarter with a bucket and a steal, and Gallinari hit a pair of 3-pointers in the run before Lawson capped it with another from beyond the arc.

The Rockets scored seven straight points to pull back within 101-95 but Gallinari hit a 3-pointer to end that surge and Lawson scored nine points in the final 2:18 to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Nuggets have averaged 113.4 points during their current winning streak. … Houston C Omer Asik recorded 10 points and 18 rebounds and is averaging 17.7 boards over the last three contests. … The Rockets missed 11 free throw attempts and went 8-of-27 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Denver
Jeremy Lin 22 Scoring Danilo Gallinari 27
Jeremy Lin 5 Assists Andre Iguodala 6
Omer Asik 18 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 9
James Harden 8 Free Throws Made Kenneth Faried 7
Toney Douglas 2 Steals Kenneth Faried 2
Omer Asik 1 Blocks Danilo Gallinari 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 110 48.1 8-27 24-35 22 42 6 11 22
Denver 118 51.2 8-28 26-36 21 40 7 9 20

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Rockets have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .409 after a loss.