Danilo Gallinari went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds leading Denver over Houston, 118-110, on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.
Denver won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 216.5.
Denver got 19 points from Kenneth Faried and another 16 points from Ty Lawson. Andre Iguodala contributed 6 assists, while Kenneth Faried cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Houston got 22 points from Jeremy Lin in a losing cause and another 21 points from James Harden. Jeremy Lin contributed 5 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik had 18 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 57-56 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 42 boards, while Denver only had 40.
Denver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hornets. The Rockets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Charlotte.