Rockets vs. Nuggets final score: Denver protects home court, 118-110

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The game in the Mile High City was tight through three quarters, but a dominant fourth quarter led the Nuggets to their 19th home win.

The Denver Nuggets scored 26 fast break points and used a dominant fourth quarter to defeat the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Pepsi Center, 118-110.

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Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points to lead the Nuggets (29-18) and added five rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 19 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Denver's dominance inside proved to make a big difference as they outscored Houston in the paint, 56-50.

The fourth quarter sealed the Rockets' fate as Denver pulled away and outscored the visitors, 35-24. The game was sloppy on both ends in terms of ball security with Denver committing 20 turnovers and Houston adding 21.

Jeremy Lin led the way for the Rockets (25-23), scoring 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and added five assists. Six Rockets players scored in double figures.

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