Posted: Feb 15, 2011 12:37 AM by Lee Douglas and Jordan Mason
HOUSTON (AP) - Courtney Lee scored 22 points, Shane Battier added 17 and the Houston Rockets shot well from 3-point range and controlled Carmelo Anthony in a 121-102 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Aaron Brooks had 18 points off the bench and Luis Scola added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, who shook off a bad offensive start to go 14-for-32 from 3-point range (44 percent) and beat the Nuggets for the second time in a week. Houston won 108-103 in Denver last Monday, despite Anthony's 50 points.
Anthony scored 16 points on 4-for-14 shooting in this one and didn't leave the bench in the fourth quarter, with the Rockets comfortably ahead. Anthony was held under 20 points for the first time in nine games.
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