The Houston Rockets lead by three, 27-24, at the end of the first quarter. Carmelo Anthony leads the Nuggets with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting (2-for-2 on three-pointers). Shelden Williams has four rebounds in nine minutes of play. Shooting guard Arron Afflalo has yet o score a point, but has an assist and a steal.
Luis Scola leads the Rockets with eight points. Yao Ming has six points.