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Denver Nuggets (30-13)


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vs. Ind
L 107-115
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W 107-100
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@ Hou
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Rockets grasping for straws, and boards, ahead of Nuggets

Before the Houston Rockets, set to host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, coughed up a 16-point, fourth-quarter lead on Monday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston coach Mike D'Antoni specifically addressed one of the pressing issues negatively affecting his team during this stretch of frustration and relative futility.

Defensively, the Rockets were a sieve in allowing 41 fourth-quarter points en route to their 112-107 loss, their fourth consecutive setback and fifth in six games. But the Thunder were aided in part by their 13-8 advantage on the glass in the final period, continuing for Houston a recent trend of surrendering crucial rebounds that in turn have brought its season to a halt.

The Rockets rank 16th overall in rebounding rate this season. However, Houston is just 22nd this month at 49.1 percent, a total that correlates to its inability to muster a fight when moments are dire and games in the balance.

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Leaders
Points: Nikola Jokic19.4
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic10.0
Assists: Nikola Jokic6.3
FG%: Nikola Jokic51.2%
Steals: Gary Harris1.46
Blocks: Jerami Grant0.70
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.6 (3)
Rebounds: 43.4 (6)
Assists: 24.5 (18)
FG%: 45.4% (13)
FT%: 75.9% (7)
3P%: 33.1% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.3 (19)
Rebounds: 44.8 (19)
Assists: 26.2 (4)
FG%: 46.3% (12)
FT%: 76.8% (17)
3P%: 34.6% (21)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 30 13 .698 --
Utah 30 13 .698 --
Oklahoma City 25 19 .568 5.5
Portland 19 26 .422 12.0
Minnesota 15 28 .349 15.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18/2019 Tyler Zeller Waived
10/17/2019 Tyler Cook Waived
10/9/2019 Elijah Millsap Waived
10/4/2019 Elijah Millsap Signed as Free Agent
9/15/2019 Tyler Zeller Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/15/2020 Jamal Murray Sore ankle
1/14/2020 Gary Harris Sore groin
1/8/2020 Paul Millsap Left knee contusion
10/7/2019 Bol Bol Sore foot
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