Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/23/13
HOUSTON -- The Denver Nuggets were proficient in aspects the Houston Rockets frequently utilize to subdue opponents, and those skills helped the Nuggets to a 105-95 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night at Toyota Center. The Nuggets (26-18) dominated the Rockets (22-22) in both transition baskets and points in the paint during the decisive third quarter, expanding their two-point halftime lead into an 82-66 cushion heading into the fourth. The Nuggets outscored the Rockets 11-0 in fast-break points and tallied 20 of their 36 points in the third quarter in the paint. Houston worked itself into a corner by fouling early and often following the intermission, and the Nuggets generated momentum with proficiency at the line. Denver didn't waste that opportunity to pounce, flipping a three-point deficit into a 72-59 lead with a 20-4 blitz. Wilson Chandler opened the run with a game-tying 3-pointer at the 7:45 mark of the third before Danilo Gallinari sandwiched seven points ...
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