Al Harrington scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Denver over Houston, 107-94, on Saturday at Toyota Center.
Denver won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 216.5.
Denver got 24 points from Carmelo Anthony and another 13 points from Chauncey Billups. Carmelo Anthony contributed 4 assists, while Nene Hilario cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Rockets got a 28-point performance from Luis Scola, who was supported by 21 points from Kevin Martin. Aaron Brooks had 5 assists in a losing cause for Houston, while Luis Scola grabbed 10 rebounds.
Denver trailed at halftime, 51-48.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 48 boards, while Houston only had 44.
Denver heads into a battle against the Mavericks. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.