The Denver Nuggets outlasted the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Monday night, coming away with a crucial 105-102 victory. The Nuggets entered the night in seventh place in the Western Conference standings, the Rockets entered in eighth. The win lifts George Karl's team to 34-27, while the Rockets fall to 32-29.
Shooting guard Arron Afflalo scored 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting and grabbed five rebounds to led the Nuggets. Point guard Ty Lawson had 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Al Harrington added 15 points and eight rebounds for Denver. Corey Brewer had 11 points for the Nuggets.
Goran Dragic scored 21 points and dished out seven assists to lead Houston. Courtney Lee had 18 points for the Rockets. Rookie forward Chandler Parsons ended with 21 points and three rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting.