Apr 6, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) is defended by Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets Vs. Rockets Preview

The Nuggets will be taking on the Rockets tonight. They last faced the Rockets on Sunday where they lost by 5 points. The Nuggets were without Ty Lawson, but the Rockets were also missing some key pieces in the game. This game has the chance to be a good one once again, but if Ty Lawson can play, I can see the Nuggets coming away with a win.

The Nuggets need Ty Lawson to play in tonights game. Lawson has been the teams leader all year and they need him to play if they want to win. Lawson and Aaron Brooks in the back-court together could be a joy to watch, and it is something that I would like to see for years to come. Randy Foye will need to step up in this game. Foye has been really struggling lately, and the Nuggets need his three point shooting. Evan Fournier will likely be factor off the bench with his 3 point shooting. The Nuggs will need him to step up again and I see him stepping up to the occasion.

The Nuggs will need to shut down James Harden somehow. That is not an easy task usually, but someone has to step up and shut him down. Also, the Nuggets will need to crash the boards considering Omer Asik ripped down 23 himself in the last meeting. Guys will need to get a body early and often, and if Dwight Howard doesn’t play the Nuggets will be catching a break. Look for the Nuggets to contain Asik this game, but Harden will likely have himself another great game.

The Nuggets have been playing a little bit better lately, but they can still improve. It is hard to predict this game since it is still unknown who is out and who is in. However, I am predicting the Nuggets to steal one against Houston and win 129-122. Be sure to follow along and check in for game updates.

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