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Jokic, Nuggets bottle up Harden and Rockets in 105-95 win

DENVER (AP) Rule No. 1 in defending James Harden: Throw different looks at him.

Rule No. 2: See above.

At least, that was Denver's highly effective blueprint.

Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Denver played smothering defense on Harden and the Nuggets beat Houston 105-95 on Wednesday night to snap the Rockets' eight-game winning streak.

Standings - WC Southwest

Teams W L Pct GB L10 Stk
HOU 11 4 .733 - 8-2 L1
DAL 9 5 .643 1.5 6-4 W3
MEM 5 9 .357 5.5 4-6 L2
NO 5 9 .357 5.5 5-5 W2
SA 5 10 .333 6.0 1-9 L7

Team Leaders

Name Total
PTS James Harden 38.4
REB Clint Capela 13.7
AST James Harden 7.5
ST James Harden 1.7
BLK Clint Capela 2.2
FG% Clint Capela .643
FT% James Harden .873
3PT% P.J. Tucker .469
MIN James Harden 36.7
PF Tyson Chandler 1.3

Team Rankings

Total WC Rank NBA Rank
PF 117.9 1 3
PA 113.1 9 21
REB 55.9 4 7
FG% .441 13 23
3PTM 15.5 1 1
PF 21.7 7 11
ST/TO 0.5 4 9

Latest Game - Nov 20, 2019

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston(11-4) 22 29 22 22 95
Denver(10-3) 27 27 28 23 105

PTS REB AST
HOU Hartenstein (2) Tucker (1) Hartenstein (1)
DEN Morris (3) Plumlee (1) Morris (2)

Player News

Russell Westbrook PG: Westbrook provided 25 points... Nov 21, 12:48AM

James Harden SG,PG: Harden amassed 27 points... Nov 21, 12:42AM

Danuel House Jr. SG,SF: House hurt his shoulder... Nov 21, 12:00AM

Isaiah Hartenstein PF: Isaiah Hartenstein scored two... Nov 20, 10:36PM

P.J. Tucker PF,SF: P.J. Tucker scored five... Nov 20, 10:36PM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Danuel House Jr. SG,SF Shoulder Game-time decision 2019/11/22
Tim Bond SG Ankle Game-time decision 2019/11/20
Eric Gordon SG,SF Knee Out Indefinitely 2019/12/13
Gerald Green SG,SF Foot Out Indefinitely 2020/04/15
Nene Hilario C,PF Hip Out Indefinitely 2019/12/01

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2019/11/18 Ryan Anderson PF,C   Waived

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Wed, Nov 20 @Denver L, 105-95 Boxscore Recap
Mon, Nov 18 Portland W, 132-108 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Nov 16 @Minnesota W, 125-105 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Nov 15 Indiana W, 111-102 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Nov 13 LA Clippers W, 102-93 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Fri, Nov 22 @LA Clippers 10:30PM EST Preview
Sun, Nov 24 Dallas 3:30PM EST Preview
Wed, Nov 27 Miami 8:00PM EST Preview
Sat, Nov 30 Atlanta 8:00PM EST Preview
Tue, Dec 3 @San Antonio 8:30PM EST Preview