The Denver Nuggets found themselves down six points to the Houston Rockets at halftime, but a huge second half propelled them to a surprisingly comfortable win, 101-86. The Nuggets came out and set the tone by out-scoring Houston 37-19 in the third quarter, and it was that period of play that ultimately proved the difference.
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Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo paced the Nuggets with 20 points apiece, Andre Miller had 11 assists and Kenneth Faried picked up a 10-point, 11-rebound double double.
The win moved the Nuggets into sole possession of seventh place in the West, one game ahead of the eighth-place Rockets and two games ahead of ninth-place Phoenix. Denver will get another shot at Houston on Monday night.
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