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Sunday, March 2nd (All times eastern)

Denver Nuggets (35-23) at Houston Rockets (38-20), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The red-hot Houston Rockets play the fourth of a five-game homestand when they host the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Toyota Center.

Houston has won 14 in a row, and is on its longest winning streak since it opened the 1993-94 season with a franchise-best 15 straight victories. On Friday, Tracy McGrady scored 25 points to lead the Rockets in a 116-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center.

Luis Scola, Luther Head and Carl Landry all scored 15 points for the Rockets, while Shane Battier scored 13 points and Rafer Alston netted 11 and dished out eight assists.

The Rockets will host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at the Toyota Center. Houston is 20-9 at home this season.

Denver goes for its third straight victory. Allen Iverson scored 38 points and handed out six assists, and keyed the Nuggets' eight-point run to end a 110-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at the Pepsi Center.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists for Denver, which has won two in a row. Marcus Camby pulled down 17 rebounds to go along with 12 points and six blocks, while Kenyon Martin chipped in 13 points fin the victory.

The Nuggets are 12-16 on the road this season. They return home to host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday and the San Antonio Spurs on Friday at the Pepsi Center.

This is the third meeting of the campaign between the squads. The teams split the first two contests.

Denver has lost two of three and three of its last five at Houston.

The Nuggets are scheduled to host Houston on April 13th at the Toyota Center.

03/02 10:51:56 ET

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