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Houston Rockets Game 25 of 2015-16 Season vs Nuggets

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 10, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) dribbles the ball in the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) dribbles the ball in the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Rockets Game 25 of 2015-16 featured yet another loss to the Denver Nuggets who swept the season series.

Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game 25 versus the Denver Nuggets.

Nov 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) guards Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson (3) in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets added draft picks and signed free agents to improve upon an especially mediocre 41-41 campaign. Big man Dwight Howard left for Atlanta while free agents Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene Hilario and Pablo Prigioni joined Houston in free agency.

Hopes are these additions and the growth of existing assets will translate into a season similar to 2014-15. While fans wait for opening night on October 26th versus the Lakers hopefully this series will appease your cravings.

To that end, this series showcases the Rockets 82 games noting the pregame analysis, post game grades, and relevant video. Furthermore, SCS will highlight significant changes made by their opponents this summer. So, here it is – – enjoy all 82 posts as SCS takes you back over the 2015-16 season.

Game 25 – Denver Nuggets

In their third and final meeting vs Denver the Nuggets made it a clean sweep beating Houston  114-108.

169. . 114. 73. 108

Pregame Analysis:

In the pregame analysis SCS noted how Denver had become the measuring stick of their mediocre season.

If there was ever a team who the Rockets will want to beat it’s the Nuggets who’ve been the constant reminder of their problems all season. A win tonight could provide a psychological extra which might not seem important given the Nuggets 9-13 record, but in truth it could help bolster confidence that the squad is moving in the right direction.

For the full pregame analysis visit  the article Houston Rockets Seek Nuggets Revenge Part Deux

Post Game Analysis:

So much for learning from mistakes as the Rockets were swept by the lottery bound Nuggets. In the two previous games the Nuggets beat Houston by an average of 14 points. Despite the loss the Rockets improved their score, but still lost the game.  Most former players save their best games for games against their prior teams. So, when Ty Lawson posted just 2 points on his box score it served to add insult to injury.

Stat Leaders:

Houston’s top player of the night was reserve Donatas Motiejunas:

A. Although Jones was Capela’s replacment, Motiejunas was the Rockets’ best player this game. For the first time all season, DeMo was able to showcase the improvements he has made to his game since the summer. His three-point shot looks amazing, and has also added a solid hookshot to his game which will make him more versatile on the offensive end for Houston. He finished with 19 points, 7-11 FG.  . PF-C. Houston Rockets. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS

Denver had 6 players score in double digits with Will Barton posting the overall best effort:

With the few all-star caliber players the Nuggets have on their team, why do the Rockets struggle to slow down this guy. He is not even that good of a player. However, Barton is averaging his highest point per game versus Houston this season. Okay, he may have shot over 50 percent for the game, but most of his points came from dunks and layups. 23 points, 9 rebounds. SF. Denver Nuggets. WILL BARTON. B+

Coty Davis provided the full player grade break down and post game review.

Full NBA.com box score can be viewed via this link.

Rockets Games vs Nuggets in 2016-17

Houston Rockets play the Denver Nuggets 4 times this season:

  • December 2nd in Denver at Pepsi Center
  • March 18th in Denver at Pepsi Center
  • March 20th at home
  • April 5th at home

Draft Picks

Notably the Denver Nuggets have a deep roster full of young talent including 4 rookies .

Round 1: Jamal Murray (7), Juan Hernangomez (15), Malik Beasley (19)

Round 2: Petr Cornelie

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

More Free Agent News

Next: Updated Free Agency Report

Next: Free Agency Profiles for all 30 Teams

Due to the large Houston Rockets fan base, SCS is always looking to add new talent to our writing team. To that end, we’re looking for individuals with a specialized focus.  Specifically, the first area  is perfect for someone who constantly surfs for breaking news on injuries, trades, insider info. Consequently this individual would select top news items providing timely quick hits to keep SCS readers in the loop.

The other writer would possess an especially strong social media background and would like to interact with Clutch City Fans. Therefore this person will promote SCS team content on facebook and twitter. As a result the successful candidate will  make sure to promote the best content coming from H-Town fans. In conclusion, if you’re a budding writer who possesses these qualities vist the SCS link, and fill out an application.

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