Denver was victimized by Kevin Martin for 37 points as the Rockets defeated the Nuggets 108-103 in NBA action on Monday.
Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 218.5.
Luis Scola had 25 points for Houston and Chuck Hayes chipped in with 12 points. Kevin Martin had 7 assists for the Rockets, while Chuck Hayes was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Denver got 50 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 19 points from Ty Lawson. Ty Lawson contributed 5 assists for the Nuggets, while Carmelo Anthony had 11 rebounds.
Houston led at halftime, 52-50.
Denver had a 47-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Timberwolves. The Nuggets will aim to get back on the winning track at Golden State.