February 29, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Rockets 104-83. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Rockets Vs. Nuggets: Houston Struggles In Second Half In Loss To Denver

The Houston Rockets look to bounce back from Wednesday's loss to the Jazz when they take on the Denver Nuggets.

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Rockets Vs. Nuggets Final Score: Houston's Offense Can Not Keep Up In Second Half, Lose 117-105

Kevin Martin led all players with 35 points, but it was not enough for the Houston Rockets who lost 117-105 to the Denver Nuggets. The Rockets offense did play well with four players scoring in double digits, but it was no match for the Nuggets who had seven players in double digits with Ty Lawson scoring with 22 points, dishing out 15 assists and grabbing seven rebounds. The Nuggets were able to get the win over the Rockets even though they were missing Nene, Danilo Gallinari , Chris Andersen and Rudy Fernandez,

The Rockets had a three point halftime lead, but the second half is where the Nuggets were able to come back and then take the lead for good by out rebounding the Rockets, and more importantly putting up 21 more shots which gave the Nuggets that many more scoring chances. What also helped the Nuggets is that Arron Afflalo scored 16 of his 17 points in the second half and a 15-5 run in the third quarter to put just enough distance between them and the Rockets.

The loss drops the Rockets to 21-16 on the year.

For more on the Rockets, visit The Dream Shake and for everything about the Nuggets go visit Denver Stiffs. Head over to SB Nation's NBA hub for more breaking news and notes.

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Rockets Vs. Nuggets Halftime Score: Houston Leads Denver 54-51

Kevin Martin is on his way to a career night for the Houston Rockets as he has 20 points so far and is the key reason that the Rockets are leading 54-51 at halftime over the Denver Nuggets. Marting has is 5-of-8 from the field with a pair of three-pointers, but he also has been agressive in getting to the free throw line and is 8-of-9. Luis Scola is the other Houston player in double figures with 10 points.

The Rockets tried to extend their lead late in the second half, but every time they got up by four points, the Nuggets would come back with a quick burst of three or four straight points to get right back in this game.

The Nuggets are being stifled by the Rockets defense and are being held to 34 percent shooting on the night, but they have been able to hang around by getting to the free throw line and made 15-of-23. Kenneth Faried and Andre Miller are pacing the Nuggets with 10 points each.

For more on the Rockets, visit The Dream Shake and for everything about the Nuggets go visit Denver Stiffs.

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Nuggets Vs. Rockets: Houston Looks To Respond From Wednesday's Loss To Utah

The Houston Rockets look to bounce back from Wednesday's loss to the Jazz when they take on the Denver Nuggets.

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