Houston 122, Denver 125

December 30, 1985

Regular Season

McNichols Sports Arena (Denver, Colorado)

Attendance: 17,022

Officials: Bill Oakes, Jack Madden

Team Rebounds: Houston (0) Denver (0)

Technicals: Houston (0) Denver (0)

  1 2 3 4 Final
HOU (20-12) 33 25 34 30 122
DEN (19-12) 30 33 30 32 125

Advanced Poss ORtg DRtg
HOU 111 109.6 112.3
DEN 111 112.3 109.6

Four Factors eFG% TO% OR% FTR
HOU .500 0.198 0.316 0.208
DEN .469 0.108 0.368 0.351

Houston Rockets

# Player Status Pos Min FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A FIC Off Def Reb Ast PF STL BLK TO PTS
32 Lewis Lloyd Starter SG 35:00 7-13 0-0 5-6 16.5 3.0 6 9 4 4 2 0 2 19
10 John Lucas Starter PG 35:00 7-15 0-3 0-4 15.0 1.0 3 4 13 3 1 0 2 14
22 Rodney McCray Starter SF 26:00 5-12 0-0 1-1 10.1 5.0 6 11 1 2 1 2 4 11
34 Hakeem Olajuwon Starter C 31:00 10-18 0-0 4-6 12.2 0.0 6 6 1 5 0 2 1 24
50 Ralph Sampson Starter PF 33:00 8-13 0-0 3-3 15.4 2.0 11 13 2 6 1 1 4 19
3 Craig Ehlo Bench SG 01:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
20 Steve Harris Bench SG 02:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 -0.8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Allen Leavell Bench PG 13:00 3-6 1-2 0-0 1.5 0.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 7
43 Jim Petersen Bench C 24:00 1-5 0-1 3-6 7.5 5.0 4 9 3 1 1 1 4 5
33 Robert Reid Bench PF 24:00 5-10 0-0 5-5 7.9 1.0 1 2 3 5 0 1 1 15
31 Granville Waiters Bench C 03:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1.8 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
15 Mitchell Wiggins Bench SG 13:00 4-7 0-0 0-0 1.2 1.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 8
  Team                                
        240 50-101 1-7 21-31 115.4 18 39 57 28 33 7 7 22 122
          49.5% 14.3% 67.7%                    

Denver Nuggets

# Player Status Pos Min FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A FIC Off Def Reb Ast PF STL BLK TO PTS
42 Wayne Cooper Starter C 16:00 2-6 0-0 2-2 4.5 3.0 1 4 0 4 0 2 0 6
23 T.R. Dunn Starter SG 29:00 3-4 0-0 1-1 8.6 1.0 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 7
2 Alex English Starter SF 44:00 17-33 0-0 8-11 26.4 5.0 5 10 6 3 3 1 4 42
12 Fat Lever Starter PG 28:00 4-8 1-1 3-4 7.8 0.0 3 3 2 0 1 0 2 12
33 Calvin Natt Starter PF 28:00 4-17 0-0 4-4 7.5 2.0 7 9 4 3 0 0 0 12
5 Mike Evans Bench PG 20:00 3-6 0-0 0-1 8.4 0.0 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 6
24 Bill Hanzlik Bench SF 15:00 4-4 0-0 2-2 5.8 0.0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 10
34 Danny Schayes Bench C 30:00 4-11 0-0 13-14 10.2 2.0 3 5 0 3 0 0 0 21
21 Elston Turner Bench SG 15:00 3-6 0-0 0-0 3.2 1.0 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 6
10 Willie White Bench SG 14:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 2.0 0.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 3
31 Pete Williams Bench SF 01:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Team                                
        240 45-97 1-1 34-41 99.4 14 24 38 25 25 11 5 12 125
          46.4% 100.0% 82.9%                    

Houston Rockets Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters John Lucas
15.7p, 2.3r, 8.2a
Lewis Lloyd
19.5p, 5r, 3.6a
Rodney McCray
11.9p, 6r, 3.1a
Ralph Sampson
18.1p, 11.9r, 3.4a
Hakeem Olajuwon
24p, 11.8r, 1.9a
Rotation Allen Leavell
4.9p, 0.6r, 2.1a
Mitchell Wiggins
5.7p, 1.6r, 1.4a
 
 
Robert Reid
10.1p, 3.5r, 2a
Jim Petersen
5.1p, 4.4r, 1a
Lim PT  
 
Steve Harris
3.5p, 0.8r, 0.7a
 
 
 
 
Granville Waiters
0.5p, 0.7r, 0.2a
Lim PT  
 
Craig Ehlo
3p, 1.3r, 0.5a
 
 
 
 
 
 

Denver Nuggets Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters Fat Lever
15.4p, 6.3r, 7.1a
T.R. Dunn
4.5p, 5.2r, 2.4a
Alex English
30.2p, 4.7r, 4a
Calvin Natt
17.1p, 6.6r, 2.3a
Wayne Cooper
14.2p, 6.7r, 0.9a
Rotation Mike Evans
11.3p, 1.6r, 2.3a
Elston Turner
5p, 2.4r, 2.4a
Bill Hanzlik
10.9p, 2.9r, 3.8a
 
 
Danny Schayes
8.2p, 5.5r, 1a
Rotation  
 
Willie White
4.9p, 1.5r, 1.9a
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lim PT  
 
 
 
Pete Williams
1.9p, 2.4r, 0.5a
 
 
 
 

Houston Rockets Leaders

MPG Hakeem Olajuwon 36.7
FG% Lewis Lloyd .551
3P% Craig Ehlo .500
FT% Steve Harris .929
ORPG Hakeem Olajuwon 5.4
DRPG Ralph Sampson 8.6
RPG Ralph Sampson 11.9
SPG Lewis Lloyd 1.5
APG John Lucas 8.2
BPG Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2
PPG Hakeem Olajuwon 24.0

Denver Nuggets Leaders

MPG Alex English 38.2
FG% Pete Williams .520
3P% Calvin Natt .667
FT% Alex English .846
ORPG Alex English 2.2
DRPG Wayne Cooper 4.7
RPG Wayne Cooper 6.7
SPG Fat Lever 2.7
APG Fat Lever 7.1
BPG Wayne Cooper 3.7
PPG Alex English 30.2

Today's Games

Cleveland Cavaliers 117
Chicago Bulls 121

Denver Nuggets 125
Houston Rockets 122

Los Angeles Clippers 103
Boston Celtics 125

Milwaukee Bucks 121
Detroit Pistons 110

New Jersey Nets 123
New York Knicks 111

Portland Trail Blazers 125
San Antonio Spurs 110

Sacramento Kings 84
Philadelphia Sixers 87

Utah Jazz 107
Seattle SuperSonics 105

Washington Wizards 80
Indiana Pacers 97