The Houston Rockets fall to the Denver Nuggets 118-110. Houston is 0-3 against the Nuggets this season with one game remaining.
Turnovers have been the Rockets biggest problem so far this season. It was no different tonight as they finished with 21 and continue to lead the league.
Another key stat for tonight was missed free throws. The Rockets lost by 8 points while missing 11 free throws.
Jeremy Lin had a great night overall offensively finishing with 22 points, and 5 assists in 32 minutes. This is the Lin that needs to come to play every night. He was driving to the lane and stepping a few feet inside the three-point line where he is more comfortable. Outside of creating turnovers he still struggled a bit defensively staying in front of Ty lawson and Andre Miller.
James Harden had a good night as well finishing with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 42 minutes. He continues to struggle with turning the ball over, especially in crucial situations.
It was another monster night for Omer Asik as he racked up another double-double with 10 points and 18 rebounds. This guy has mastered the ability to rebound the ball and only continues to improve.
Chandler Parsons had an all-around good game with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 38 minutes.
It was just an all-around great game by the Nuggets, but also a little help from the referees. They continually kept getting bailed out after flopping on multiple plays. Flopping is something that was ruining basketball so the league decided to create rules to stop it. Tonight it looked like those rules went out the window.
With that being said Danilo Gallinari completely lit it up shooting 10-17 from the field and 4-9 from downtown for 27 points. He also chipped in 5 rebounds and 4 blocks.
The “Manimal” Kenneth Faried also came to play, finishing with 19 points and 9 rebounds.
The point guard position for the Nuggets came up very big tonight. Ty Lawson and Andre Miller combined for 28 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds.
The Houston Rockets will now get two days off before they face the Golden State Warriors Saturday night at home.