Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/23/13
HOUSTON - The Denver Nuggets proved more proficient in aspects the Houston Rockets frequently utilize to subdue opponents, extending their series win streak to five games with 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 to 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. "The Rockets are high scoring and they love transition but they don't like guarding," Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson said. "Coach (George Karl) made a big point about that, so whenever they scored or even when we got the rebound I made a point in the third quarter to push it. "I was trying to get easy points. They didn't really run back too much, and that's what we did." Houston worked it...
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