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Rockets overtime win not only key in the first half of a back-to-back, it lasted long enough to see the sunrise from the plane.
Easy to overlook with everything else that went on, but Rockets held Denver to 35.5 % shooting in the second half and OT.
James harden is cold blooded!!
Harden on hitting another last minute shot. "I couldn't throw a rock in the ocean in the first 47 minutes. I still had the confidence."
McHale said the Rockets should have fouled the Nuggets before they got it to halfcourt on the final play in regulation (Afflalo 3P to tie).
FINAL: Rockets 115, Nuggets 111 (OT). Rockets now 19-5 and the James Harden MVP Tour (41 points, 10 assists) continues.
Beverley with a career-high 12 rebounds. His two fts give the Rockets a five point lead and a season-high 35 fts.
Wow. Nuggets couldn't have asked for a better look there. Gallinari wide open in the corner.
Raise your hand if your heart sank when Gallinari got a wide open three look.
James Harden now has 41 points after hitting 2 free throws, putting the Rockets up 3 w/ 23.9 sec left. I'll try not to say that "sealed it."
Afflalo misses his second free throw as Harden did at end of regulation. Harden back to line up 1, 23.0 left. Rockets fans start MVP chant.
Really close, late call on offensive goaltending on Howard, but I think the right call. Can be reviewed.
It's a shame that Faried just fouled out because he's exactly who we want guarding D-Mo right now. Rockets up 103-101.
Afflalo 3 at the buzzer to tie it. Overtime. Lots of credit to Lawson for getting ball up the floor so quickly.
Have no idea why the Rockets didn't foul there.
Of course that happened. Afflalo hits a three to tie it. We're going to overtime.
Ok I spoke too soon. Wow, Afflalo.
Harden was 0 for the fourth quarter and 0 for 6 on 3s in the gm . Naturally, he knocks down a 26-footer with 10.4 secs left. Rockets up 2.
Harden for three!!
Strong defense twice by the Rockets and they call timeout, down one, with 21.4 seconds left.
What a steal of the board and pass by Beverley. The high altitude doesn't hurt him -- that guy's energy is nonstop. 96-95 DEN, 1:01 left.
The offensive rebound that set up Howard for a pair of free throws was Beverley's 10th, one shy of his career high. Had 10 vs. Sac.
Strange call by Joey Crawford to not allow continuation on that basket/foul by Dwight. Seemed neither foul nor whistle was before the move.
In a tie game, Howard going to line with 2:45 left. Not sure how Rockets should feel about that. He's 7 of 9 from line.
Looks like Harden needs to sit for just a minute or two, but Rockets can't pull him now, with 4:44 left, while Howard sits.
Nuggets swarming to Harden in the lane. He's finding shooters, but can that make enough 3s? Nuggets up 3 heading to fourth.
McHale going with Nick Johnson in backcourt with Harden, rather than Canaan. Canaan was stretching ankle on bench in 1st half.
Harden pocket pass to Tarik Black dunk gives Rockets bench their first points of the game. There's 5 min left in 3rd.
Rockets apparently left their defense in the locker room, found it at halftime. Nuggets 2 of 10 to start half. Tie game.
That pass by Harden to D-Mo for the corner three was absolutely spectacular.
Rockets cut 16-point lead to five at half by adding Howard's scoring to Harden's. Still looking for their defense.
60-55 Nuggets at half. Strong close -- 17-6 run by the Rockets to end half. Harden has 23 to lead all scorers, Dwight has 13-6-3 blocks.
The Vets had so much fun Surprising their 'Little Sisters' tonight!
"(The Rockets) have a different approach than we do... We think chemistry matters," said Mark Cuban... now trying to trade for Rajon Rondo.
Rockets playing 1st half of back-to-back as if it's 2nd night. Getting outworked, blown out. And they land at 4:30 a.m. to play Pels tmrw.
At this rate, Nick Johnson might foul out before he gets sweaty.
Harden stays in to take FT after Arthur T, giving him 15, then sits. Johnson back in on Arthur.
Rockets pretty badly outplayed in 1st quarter, but late D-Mo 3 and 4 Harden free throws cut lead to 29-25. Darrell Arthur adds another T.
Nuggets went on a 17-4 run before D-Mo hit a three. It all started when Dwight Howard came out. Defense went south.
Afflalo was whipping Nick Johnson. Beverley back in, playing with Canaan.
Rockets giving Harden little help. He's 3 of 5 for 10p. Rest of Rockets 3 of 16 for 6. D-Mo long way from Saturday's 25. He's 0 for 3 for 0.
New way to mispronounce Motiejunas tonight. PA guy went with Moo-tee-oo-nas.
Nuggets, Rockets shoot a ton of fts. (Rockets take 6th most but will move way up with Howard back.) Expect another midnight madness game.
Brian Shaw said the Nuggets "want some get back" for Motiejunas' career-high 25 on Saturday. Faried returns to starting lineup against him.
Nuggets a different team at home. Three-point shooting jumps from 30 % to 36.1 %, ppg from 99.9 to 105.8 compared to road games.
Officials for Rockets-Nuggets: Joe Crawford, Eric Lewis and James Williams.
McHale said he "would be shocked if (Howard) doesn't play. We'll see after warmups. I hate to be like that but it's kind of where we're at."
Having some bonding time playing Pictionary! Casey's team guessed right: Crazy In Love. One of our dances! http://t.co/3yKSQT555f
Pajama Christmas Party & Clutch! It doesn't get any better than this! Happy holidays everyone
Hey Houston Friday, December 19th I'm hosting a Christmas toy drive at Cullen Middle School. 6-7:30 PM http://t.co/ReksoHW0Z8
Kostas Papanikolaou also listed as "doubtful," but since he's not in Denver, I'm going to take it upon myself to downgrade him to "out."
Howard said "it wasn't a concern." Expected some swelling. Still, stiffness after light workout on Mon. makes 2nd half of back to back iffy.
Dwight Howard: "They said the recovery process would be a little slow since this is my 1st couple games coming back."
Dwight Howard went through shootaround. Listed as questionable, depending on how things go today.
Many Nuggets changes since Saturday in Houston. Gallinari, Robinson back: Faried back in starting lineup.
Charlie Brown Christmas is on. For the next 50 minutes, all is right with the world.
Rockets assigned Clint Capela to Vipers.