It’s that time of the season when teams are gearing up for the playoff position and Denver, which is in a tight battle with Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference went into the game against the Rockets with high hopes on Thursday night at Toyota Center. But the Rockets featuring, James Harden and Chris Paul had other plans.
James Harden scored 38 points and added six rebounds and six assists to help the Houston Rockets annihilate the Denver Nuggets 112-85.
Houston reminded Denver how difficult it is to win on the road in the NBA against good teams with star power. And the Rockets have plenty of firepower. The Nuggets had the lead in the first-quarter but couldn’t sustain it and eventually lost it big time.
A 40-point second quarter by the Rockets made sure that Denver's 25-22 first-quarter advantage was negated. And after that the Nuggets were playing catch-up the remainder of the game against one of the NBA's best front-running teams.
Nikola Jokic collected 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Jamal Murray poured in 20 points for the Nuggets.
Harden had his expected big scoring game, accumulating 38 points. Paul took only 10 shots from the field, making three, for nine points.
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