The Houston Rockets took advantage of 13 first half turnovers by the Denver Nuggets and take a 47-45 lead into halftime. Houston struggled shooting the basketball but took advantage of the extra opportunities provided by Denver's miscues.
Luis Scola leads the Rockets with 16 points and four rebounds at the intermission. Kyle Lowry added 12 points and three assists while Courtney Lee added five points off the bench. Leading scorer Kevin Martin was held in check in the first half with five points on just 1-7 shooting.
Danilo Gallinari leads the Nuggets with 10 points while Ty Lawson added seven points and four assists. Chris Anderson and Rudy Fernandez each added six points off the bench. Denver hit 51 percent of its shots in the first half but couldn't take advantage due to their turnovers which led to 11 points for the Rockets in the first half.