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Houston Rockets 130 Denver Nuggets 125(OT)-Recap

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Apr 6, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Isaiah Canaan (1) drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph (15) during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

After 3 and a half quarters, The Houston Rockets had fallen victim to the Denver Nuggets in a classic trap game, but an incredible 16-3 run to end regulation tied the game at 117 at the end of regulation.  A stretch of 3 consecutive 3-pointers made by Francisco Garcia and Chandler Parsons helped the Rockets close the game out on a 29-11 run.

James Harden continued his streak of scoring at least 25 points, finishing with 32 points and 10 assists, while Jeremy Lin scored 19 points and dished out 5 assists. Omer Asik, starting for Dwight Howard once again, scored 18 points and grabbed a season high 23 rebounds, and Parsons added 15 points. 

Isaiah Canaan scored a career high 15 points, while Terrence Jones added 14 points and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes.

The Rockets caught on fire in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Nuggets 47-25 to take a 17 point lead at halftime. The 3rd quarter would turn out to be the complete opposite, however, as the Nuggets outscored the Rockets 36-19 to tie the game heading into the 4th quarter.

Trailing 114-101 with 3:55 left in the game, Harden scored 9 of the last Rockets’ 16 points, including a 3-pointer that tied the game at 117 with 10 seconds left. Randy Foye would then airball a fadeaway at the buzzer.

Denver Nuggets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Kenneth Faried

38

7-17

0-0

2-2

3

10

13

1

1

2

2

4

-15

16

Quincy Miller

34

8-14

3-5

0-0

1

5

6

3

1

4

2

1

+14

19

Timofey Mozgov

27

6-9

1-1

2-4

4

3

7

0

2

1

4

1

0

15

Aaron Brooks

47

11-24

2-7

0-0

2

6

8

15

3

0

7

5

-1

24

Randy Foye

35

4-11

2-4

1-2

0

1

1

2

0

0

3

3

-12

11

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Darrell Arthur

19

3-9

0-4

1-2

2

7

9

1

1

0

1

4

-3

7

Jan Vesely

19

2-4

0-0

1-1

1

4

5

1

0

1

0

1

+5

5

Anthony Randolph

6

1-3

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

-8

2

Evan Fournier

39

9-16

6-10

2-2

1

3

4

4

0

0

2

3

-5

26

Wilson Chandler

DNP LEFT GROIN STRAIN

J.J. Hickson

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Nate Robinson

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Ty Lawson

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   22Points in the paint:   60Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   21 (27)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Terrence Jones

24

6-16

0-1

2-2

1

4

5

0

2

3

1

1

-17

14

Chandler Parsons

42

5-11

2-6

3-5

2

1

3

3

2

1

3

3

+22

15

Omer Asik

43

6-11

0-0

6-11

7

16

23

1

3

3

2

1

+11

18

Jeremy Lin

34

7-12

1-4

4-4

2

0

2

5

3

0

3

2

+9

19

James Harden

43

9-23

3-10

11-12

0

4

4

10

4

0

5

3

+1

32

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Donatas Motiejunas

16

0-3

0-0

0-2

1

2

3

1

1

1

0

2

-9

0

Omri Casspi

11

2-3

2-3

0-0

0

3

3

1

0

0

1

1

+9

6

Isaiah Canaan

19

5-8

4-7

1-2

1

0

1

2

0

1

0

2

-4

15

Francisco Garcia

32

5-11

1-5

0-2

1

5

6

1

0

1

0

4

+3

11

Greg Smith

DNP RIGHT KNEE SURGERY

Jordan Hamilton

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Dwight Howard

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Patrick Beverley

DNP

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   36Points in the paint:   54Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   15 (25)

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