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Nuggets Down Houston 117-105 - Match Report

Houston was victimized for 22 points and 15 assists by Ty Lawson as the Nuggets defeated the Rockets 117-105 in NBA action on Friday.

Denver won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 203.5.

Arron Afflalo had 17 points for Denver and Kenneth Faried chipped in with 16 points. Ty Lawson had 15 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Houston got 35 points from Kevin Martin in a losing cause and another 17 points from Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry contributed 5 assists for the Rockets, while Patrick Patterson had 10 rebounds.

The Nuggets hit the break trailing 54-51 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 49 boards, while Houston only had 35.

Denver heads into a battle against the Spurs. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.