3 turnovers per game. That has not seemed sustainable but especially could be difficult in the two games against the Nuggets, the best defensive rebounding team in the NBA. The Rockets average 18. 2 second-chance points per game. The Nuggets give up 12. 6. The Rockets probably could not count on scoring by missing as a long-range plan.
But four games against three teams ranked in the top 10 offensively, teams that are a combined 24-4 at home, will challenge that improvement with potential to bring reminders of the rough start to the season. 1. Center view Nikola Jokic is not only the two-time MVP, he is in many ways Alperen Sengun’s role model at the position. When Sengun discusses the centers, he considers to be challenges, he typically cites Jokic whether he is facing him or not. He will head to consecutive meetings with the Nuggets’ star coming off one of the best games of his career, scoring 21 points with a career-high 19 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocked shots.
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Houston (19-5) overcame an 8-for-28 performance from behind the arc with 37 free throws, including an 18-for-21 mark from Harden. Dwight Howard tallied 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Donatas Motiejunas chipped in 18 points and six boards. Wilson Chandler scored a Nuggets-high 23 points, Afflalo added 22 and Ty Lawson contributed 12 points and 16 assists. Denver committed 36 fouls, dropped its third consecutive game and seventh of the last eight. Bleacher Report provided scoring updates and analysis.
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Still, they needed to see evidence to support their faith in the process. In the six games since Rockets home games started to come more regularly than national holidays, the Rockets' defense has been ranked 11th in the NBA. It had been ranked 29th. That improvement keyed the fourth-quarter push to top the Hawks and the wins against the Thunder and Mavericks. It likely made Sunday’s off day more enjoyable, too.
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Rockets at Nuggets: 5 things to watchThe Rockets on Sunday headed back on the road feeling considerably better about things than they could when they previously packed the large suitcases. The improvement will be tested with a pair of games against the Nuggets before playing the Suns and Warriors in a back-to-back. With wins in consecutive games for the first time this season, in a back-to-back and with their first blowout win of the season no less, they have won three of their past five games, three of six since the brutal schedule to start the season with 10 of 13 games on the road. They believed they were playing hard enough and well enough to start winning on occasion once they finally stuck around at home for a few games and practice days.
No Rockets center had put up those numbers in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon in the 1995-96 season when he did it on a night he scored 46 points. The Thunder did not have a center to match up with Sengun, leading the Rockets to run much of their offense through him. The Nuggets have one of the league’s best players at the position, which could lead to a decision for Rockets coach Stephen Silas. Sengun was out on Friday in the first game with Bruno Fernando back from his knee injury. Fernando sat out on Saturday in the second game of a back-to-back. That put off the decision about whether to start Fernando, the starter before his injury, or Sengun, the starter since Fernando was hurt. Matching up with Jokic could call for Fernando’s physicality and defense, but the Nuggets don’t run a great deal of the pick-and-roll that teams often use to target Sengun. Either way, both will get plenty of playing time, with Fernando still working his way back and Sengun on Saturday seeming entirely over his groin issue.
Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets: Live Score, Highlights and ReactionGetty ImagesHouston 115, Denver 111—FinalSpearheaded by a 41-point, 10-assist effort from James Harden, the Houston Rockets outlasted the Denver Nuggets 115-111 in an overtime thriller at the Pepsi Center. Arron Afflalo buried a three-pointer as the fourth quarter expired to force extra time, but Denver (10-15) came up short in the final period.
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2. Go Green After scoring 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting on Saturday, Jalen Green is averaging 26. 8 ppg on 55. 3 percent shooting in the Rockets wins this season and 20. 1 points on 38. 8 percent shooting in losses. He has rarely looked more under control while still aggressive than in Saturday’s win when he had a career-high nine assists, using his early playmaking to set up some of his shooting. His playmaking has become an increasingly effective and reliable part of the Rockets’ offense. He has had at least four assists in eight-consecutive games, averaging six in that span, up from an average of 2.
6 assists in the first 78 games of his career. After the past two games, his passing also seems increasingly essential. When: 8 p. m. MondayWhere: Ball Arena, DenverTV: AT&T SportsNet SouthwestRadio: 790 AM 3. On boards The Rockets are second in the NBA in offensive rebounding percentage and in second-chance points scored per game. They score so well after missed shots, especially dominating through Friday’s win against the Hawks when they had their largest rebound differential (plus 31) since 1984, that the Rockets often seem to consider missing shots and chasing the rebound to be a part of their offensive gameplan. The Rockets get enough second shots to help make up for all the scoring opportunities they give away with their league-high 18.
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