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ROCKETS VS. NUGGETS OVERALL RECORD
Houston Rockets 90   --   84 Denver Nuggets
REG SEASON: 86-82 PLAYOFFS 4-2

Rockets vs. Nuggets Regular Season
YEAR ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT   YEAR ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT
1977 Houston 0 - 3 Denver   1978 Houston 0 - 3 Denver
1979 Houston 3 - 1 Denver   1980 Houston 1 - 1 Denver
1981 Houston 4 - 2 Denver   1982 Houston 1 - 5 Denver
1983 Houston 1 - 5 Denver   1984 Houston 2 - 4 Denver
1985 Houston 4 - 2 Denver   1986 Houston 3 - 3 Denver
1987 Houston 3 - 3 Denver   1988 Houston 2 - 4 Denver
1989 Houston 2 - 4 Denver   1990 Houston 1 - 4 Denver
1991 Houston 5 - 0 Denver   1992 Houston 3 - 2 Denver
1993 Houston 3 - 2 Denver   1994 Houston 2 - 3 Denver
1995 Houston 4 - 1 Denver   1996 Houston 3 - 1 Denver
1997 Houston 3 - 1 Denver   1998 Houston 4 - 0 Denver
1999 Houston 4 - 0 Denver   2000 Houston 2 - 2 Denver
2001 Houston 1 - 3 Denver   2002 Houston 2 - 2 Denver
2003 Houston 4 - 0 Denver   2004 Houston 2 - 2 Denver
2005 Houston 2 - 1 Denver   2006 Houston 2 - 2 Denver
2007 Houston 2 - 1 Denver   2008 Houston 2 - 2 Denver
2009 Houston 3 - 1 Denver   2010 Houston 1 - 2 Denver
2011 Houston 2 - 2 Denver   2012 Houston 1 - 3 Denver
2013 Houston 0 - 4 Denver   2014 Houston 2 - 1 Denver
2015 Houston 0 - 0 Denver    

Rockets vs. Nuggets Playoff History
YEAR ROUND ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT
1986 Semifinals Houston 4 - 2 Denver Nuggets

Top Performances: Rockets VS. Nuggets

1999-2000 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 122, Nuggets 115 : Rockets Dunk Nuggets
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 20, 2000 IN HOUSTON
    Shandon scores 17 in 1st quarter, leads Rockets to 5th straight win
  • Nuggets 104, Rockets 98 : Rock Slide Grows
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 28, 2000 IN DENVER
    Balanced Nuggets attack too strong for Rockets in Denver
  • Nuggets 106, Rockets 97 : Nuggets Rough Up Rocks
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 24, 2000 IN HOUSTON
    Francis scores no points, ejected as Van Exel, McCloud cruise
  • Rockets 103, Nuggets 93 : Wizard's A Mile High
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | APRIL 11, 2000 IN DENVER
    Hot forward scorches Nuggets for 23, Rockets beat Nuggets in Denver

2000-2001 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 109, Nuggets 105 : KT's Trifecta Nips Nugs
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 30, 2000 IN DENVER
    KT, Dream, Mobley shine in OT as Rockets defeat Nuggets in Denver
  • Nuggets 102, Rockets 100 : Rocks Fall Just Short
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 16, 2000 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets can't nip Nuggets in final minutes, fall 102-100 at home
  • Nuggets 105, Rockets 100 : Downed in Denver
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 23, 2001 IN DENVER
    LaFrentz' late three breaks tie, wins game for Nuggets 105-100
  • Nuggets 100, Rockets 99 : Seeking Balls
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | APRIL 10, 2001 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets Lotto-bound after Nuggets pull off ref-aided 100-99 win

2001-2002 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 99, Nuggets 93 : Crispy Nuggets
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 6, 2001 IN HOUSTON
    Houston Burns Denver late in 4th behind Francis' near triple double
  • Nuggets 108, Rockets 81 : Nugs Slug Rockets
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 9, 2001 IN DENVER
    Low Energy Rockets flatline as Nuggets rout 108-81 in Denver
  • Rockets 98, Nuggets 86 : Fast Eddie Flourishes
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 12, 2002 IN HOUSTON
    Griffin goes for 25-8-5 off bench, Rockets beat Nuggets 98-86
  • Nuggets 101, Rockets 70 : Rocky Mountain Low
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 16, 2002 IN DENVER
    Rudy plays nothing but bench, Nuggets trounce Rockets in Denver

2002-2003 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 83, Nuggets 74 : Cat Fuels Rockets
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 1, 2002 IN DENVER
    Ugly offenses square off as Mobley leads Rockets past Nuggets
  • Rockets 87, Nuggets 85 : Posey Burns Former Team
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 11, 2003 IN HOUSTON
    Yao exits game with sprained knee; Rocks squeak by Denver 87-85
  • Rockets 102, Nuggets 89 : Cato Comes Through
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | MARCH 29, 2003 IN HOUSTON
    Mo, Cato combine to hit 13-15 shots, Rockets beat Nuggets 102-89
  • Rockets 89, Nuggets 84 : Win Puts Lid On Season
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 16, 2003 IN DENVER
    Rockets finish season with 43-39 record after 89-84 win in Denver

2003-2004 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 102, Nuggets 85 : Balanced Attack Fuels Opening Win
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | OCTOBER 30, 2003 IN HOUSTON
    Mobley, Yao, Francis combine for 57 in 102-85 season-opening win over Denver
  • Nuggets 95, Rockets 94 : Carmelo Burns Rockets
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 26, 2003 IN DENVER
    Mobley fouls three-point shooter late as Nuggets edge Rockets 95-94
  • Nuggets 110, Rockets 100 : Camby, Nuggets Rough Up Rockets
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 2, 2004 IN DENVER
    Rockets lose 4th game in 5 tries as Nuggets roll 110-100 in Denver
  • Rockets 106, Nuggets 103 : Francis Helps Rockets Clinch Playoffs
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 9, 2004 IN HOUSTON
    Guard scores 33, dishes 11 dimes as Rocks top Nuggets, secure playoff berth

2004-2005 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Nuggets 82, Rockets 76 : Rockets Lacking In Heart
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 27, 2004 IN HOUSTON
    Yao, Rockets put up dismal showing at home, fall 82-76 to Nuggets
  • Rockets 116, Nuggets 98 : T-Mac Trounces Nuggets
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 9, 2005 IN DENVER
    McGrady pops off for 45 points, dominates 4th quarter as Rockets score 116
  • Rockets 115, Nuggets 87 : Rockets Cool Off Nuggets
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 16, 2005 IN HOUSTON
    McGrady, James explode as Rockets crush hottest team in basketball, 115-87

2005-2006 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Nuggets 108, Rockets 86 : Denver Drills Depleted Rockets
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 23, 2005 IN DENVER
    T-Mac shut down by Nuggets as Houston shoots 31.7%, falls 108-86 on road
  • Nuggets 92, Rockets 90 : Rockets Lose Game, T-Mac
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 8, 2006 IN HOUSTON
    Double whammy: T-Mac out with back spasms, Anthony hits buzzer-beater
  • Rockets 89, Nuggets 78 : Bouncing Back Swiftly
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 3, 2006 IN HOUSTON
    Stromile comes off the bench to aid Yao, T-Mac in 89-78 win over Nuggets
  • Rockets 86, Nuggets 83 : Draft Pick Drops
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 17, 2006 IN DENVER
    Rockets blow draft pick by making huge run late, beating Nuggets 86-83

2006-2007 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 90, Nuggets 86 : Battier Saves Rockets
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 12, 2007 IN DENVER
    Forward scores 10 points in late 12-3 burst as Rockets win in Denver 90-86
  • Nuggets 121, Rockets 113 : Skipped Over
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 20, 2007 IN HOUSTON
    Rafer goes ice cold down the stretch as Rockets fall to Nuggets 121-113 in OT
  • Rockets 108, Nuggets 97 : Mutombo, Rockets Rebound
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 2, 2007 IN DENVER
    Deke grabs 22 boards, Battier hits 5-6 threes as Rockets topple Nuggets 108-97

2007-2008 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 109, Nuggets 81 : Rockets Trounce Nuggets, Snap Skid
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 24, 2007 IN HOUSTON
    6-game slide mercifully ends as McGrady's 35 fuels Rockets 109-81
  • Nuggets 112, Rockets 111 : Rockets Show Heart in Double OT Loss
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 20, 2007 IN DENVER
    Atkins hits jumper with 0.8 seconds left to beat T-Mac-less Rockets 112-111
  • Rockets 103, Nuggets 89 : 15 Straight - Again
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 2, 2008 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets roll to record 15th straight win, knock off Denver 103-89
  • Nuggets 111, Rockets 94 : Denver Cruises Past Houston
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 13, 2008 IN DENVER
    5-game winning streak snapped as Nuggets roll past Rockets 111-94

2008-2009 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Nuggets 104, Rockets 94 : Defense Falters In Denver
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 30, 2008 IN DENVER
    Artest continues to badly struggle as Rockets fall 104-94 to Nuggets on the road
  • Rockets 108, Nuggets 96 : Yao Powers Rockets Past Denver
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 16, 2008 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets topple red-hot Nuggets 108-96 behind Yao Ming's 32 points
  • Rockets 115, Nuggets 113 : Yao, Rockets Outduel Nuggets
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 19, 2009 IN HOUSTON
    Yao's 31 points, key rebound save Rockets in high-scoring 115-113 win
  • Rockets 97, Nuggets 95 : Battier, Hayes Stop Nuggets Rally
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 9, 2009 IN DENVER
    Duo makes key defensive stop as Artest, Brooks fuel offense in 97-95 win in Denver

2009-2010 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Nuggets 111, Rockets 101 : Carmelo's 38 Powers Nuggets
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 16, 2009 IN DENVER
    Rockets can't top Carmelo, Nuggets, fall 111-101 -- T-Mac rusty again
  • Nuggets 97, Rockets 92 : Cooked At Home
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 27, 2010 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets lose 4th home game in last 5, Anthony-less Nuggets cruise 97-92
  • Rockets 125, Nuggets 123 : Fourth Quarter Comeback
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 15, 2010 IN HOUSTON
    Brooks, Rockets rally from 11 down in fourth to nip Nuggets 125-123

2010-2011 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Nuggets 107, Rockets 94 : Nuggets Drop Rockets to 0-3
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | OCTOBER 30, 2010 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets go cold from three while Al Harrington pops off for 28 and 10
  • Nuggets 113, Rockets 106 : Melo, Nuggets Ground Rockets
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 3, 2011 IN DENVER
    Martin ice cold, Carmelo scores 33 to push Nuggets past Rockets 113-106
  • Rockets 108, Nuggets 103 : Martin, Scola Pound Nuggets
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 7, 2011 IN DENVER
    Martin scores 37, Scola 25 to overcome Carmelo's 50 in 108-103 road win
  • Rockets 121, Nuggets 102 : Rockets Erupt In Middle Quarters
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 14, 2011 IN HOUSTON
    Houston outscores Denver 69-36 in 2nd, 3rd periods to cruise to 121-102 rout

2011-2012 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 99, Nuggets 90 : Rockets Take Advantage Of Nuggets
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 6, 2012 IN DENVER
    Depleted Denver can't shoot straight - Lowry, Scola lead Rockets to 99-90 win
  • Nuggets 117, Rockets 105 : Lawson, Faried Scorch Rockets
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 2, 2012 IN HOUSTON
    McHale fumes as Rockets get dominated on the boards, fall 117-105 to Nuggets
  • Nuggets 101, Rockets 86 : Nuggets Crush Rockets 101-86
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 15, 2012 IN DENVER
    Third straight loss. but this one is a blowout as Rockets lose Camby, game
  • Nuggets 105, Rockets 102 : Playoffs In Peril
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 16, 2012 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets blow fourth straight, fall 105-102 at home to Nuggets. Playoff picture bleak.

2012-2013 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Nuggets 93, Rockets 87 : Nuggets Leave Rockets Cold
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 7, 2012 IN HOUSTON
    20 turnovers, ice-cold shooting from deep drops Rockets to 2-2 after 93-87 loss
  • Nuggets 105, Rockets 95 : More Of The Same
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 23, 2013 IN HOUSTON
    23 Rocket turnovers and a brutal third quarter costs Rockets in 105-95 Nuggets win
  • Nuggets 118, Rockets 110 : Winning Streak Snapped
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 30, 2013 IN DENVER
    22-2 run by Nuggets in the fourth does Rockets in as they fall 118-110 in Denver
  • Nuggets 132, Rockets 114 : Nuggets Sweep Rockets
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 6, 2013 IN DENVER
    Injuries don't faze Denver as they puts up 132 to complete season sweep of Rockets

2013-2014 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE NUGGETS:

  • Rockets 122, Nuggets 111 : Hack-A-Howard Fails
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 16, 2013 IN HOUSTON
    Dwight hits 17-24 free throws as Rockets end Denver's domination of Houston
  • Rockets 130, Nuggets 125 : Rockets Steal One
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 6, 2014 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets come from 14 down late to steal one in OT, beating Nuggets 130-125
  • Nuggets 123, Rockets 116 : Where's The 'D'?
    BOX SCORE | APRIL 9, 2014 IN DENVER
    Former Vipers stage late rally, but Rockets can't stop Nuggets in 123-116 loss

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