James Harden appeared hot when the Houston Rockets faced the Denver Nuggets in the 2019-2020 NBA advanced match. He scored 35 points with a shot percentage of 58.8 percent. Rockets also shot. They won 130-104 at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 local time.
Besides Harden, Russell Westbrook is no less hot. He scored 28 points and 7 assists. Isaiah Hartenstein doubled 16 points and 12 rebounds from the bench. Clint Capela double 16 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Gordon 12 points.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets rely on Nikola Jokic. The Flashlight scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. However, made the most mistakes because he got six turnovers .
Monte Morris, another Nuggets player, helped him with an additional 18 points. Paul Millsap has 13 points and 9 rebounds. Jamal Murray has 12 points and 6 assists.
Will Barton is almost double with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Malik Beasley only 10 points. However, the additions apparently did not also save them from defeat. Rockets are too strong for Nuggets today.
The Houston-based team has even excelled from the start. They led 38-26 in the first quarter, then widened the distance with a score of 69-54. The first half is complete. Both teams halftime.
After the break, the Nuggets managed to score 37 points. The Rockets are only 23. However, they still excel at 92-91 points accumulation.
In the fourth quarter, the Rockets returned to heat. They left the Nuggets 38-15. Rockets also shot. They won 130-104. Difference reaches 26 points.
Furthermore, the Rockets will face the Philadelphia 76ers. The match takes place in three days at the Toyota Center. Meanwhile, the Nuggets play the day after tomorrow. They will fight Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. (put)