Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/31/13
DENVER -- In a game in which they gave up 110 points, it was the Denver Nuggets' defense that was the difference. The Nuggets allowed Houston to shoot better than 50 percent for three quarters before clamping down in the fourth. Once their defense got going, the offense took over in a 118-110 win Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 19 and nine rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their fifth straight. "Our defense was not very good for the first three quarters and then we started to be more aggressive on defense," said Gallinari, who tied a career high with four blocks. "That was the key to win the game." It also capped off a great January for Denver, which went 12-3 in the homer-friendly month. After playing 22 of their first 32 games on the road, the Nuggets went 11-1 at home to start 2013. "It was a great month. We needed a special month and I think we got it," coach George Karl said. "It puts us in position to hopefully have a great seas...
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