Scoring at a high rate is nothing new for the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets, but their production during their respective winning streaks has jumped even higher.
Both teams have also improved on the defensive end.
Denver goes for a fifth straight victory overall and sixth in a row in this series Wednesday night when they host the Rockets, who will try to remain undefeated since last week's home loss to the Nuggets.
Fourth in the NBA with 103.5 points per game - Houston ranks second with 104.9 - Denver is averaging 112.3 since its last defeat.
The Nuggets (28-18) have also forced an average of 21.2 turnovers during their four-game run, while holding their last three opponents to 96.3 points per game after allowing at least 105 in seven of the previous eight contests.
That strong defensive stretch started last Wednesday when Denver forced 23 turnovers in a 105-95 win at Houston (25-22).
Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala came up big on both ends Monday, making a defensive stop in...