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Nuggets sloppy, but still have enough to top Thunder


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday December 15, 2009 1:35AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Wins are pretty no matter how they come, but chances are the Nuggets won't use Monday's game in their season-highlight DVD.

Denver beat the Thunder, 102-93, its fifth straight win against Oklahoma City, but it didn't come with many style points. Sure, Carmelo Anthony, the NBA's leading scorer, eclipsed 30 for the 16th time this season, but he was hit with his eighth technical foul of the year.

Chauncey Billups, the sure-handed point guard, had four turnovers, and the Nuggets had trouble shedding the pesky Thunder.

"It wasn't pretty, but it was a pretty solid win for me," Nuggets coach George Karl said.

It was also the first win for Denver since Karl decided to make game-day shootarounds optional for everyone. Citing sleep studies that claim morning activity "drains the battery," Karl is eliminating the practice/walkthrough in the month of December.

Anthony, for one, likes the idea but knows the Nuggets need to win in order to keep the privilege.

"I think he's trying to dabble with a couple of things and see if it works out for us," said Anthony, who led the Nuggets with 31 points. "If we don't do what we've got to do, if we don't get our rest, he'll take it from us."

In the first half, the experiment seemed to work. While not a crisp performance, Denver led by 55-40 at the break and held the Thunder to 36.4 percent shooting.

But the second half was a different story. Kevin Durant scored 12 of his game-high 32 points in the third quarter when Oklahoma City stayed within striking distance despite Denver's attempts to pull away.

So were the Nuggets too rested?

"I thought the shootaround procedure today was pretty good, and then the energy in the first half was pretty good, and I thought we slept through the second half," Karl said. "Were we tired in the second half or were we bored?"

Mostly sloppy. Denver had 12 turnovers in the second half and let the Thunder get within eight in the final minute. But Billups hit four free throws in the final 33.5 seconds to seal the win.

"Sometimes there were opportunities for us to break it open and we couldn't, but defensively we stayed focused," Billups said.

Monday's defensive effort was the reason Denver improved to 18-7, the best start in franchise history. The Nuggets, who are 11-1 at home, never let the Thunder get into a rhythm on offense, and although Durant got his points, he shot 9-for-20.

"It's all about making shots," Durant said. "We had opportunities. Give them credit, they contested some shots and blocked some shots."

Chris Andersen had three of those blocks, and the Thunder didn't seem to have an answer for him. The 6-foot-11 Andersen recorded his first double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and he picked up the slack when Nene fouled out.

"We didn't do a good job of keeping Chris Andersen's energy out of the game," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said.

Andersen's minutes have increased with Kenyon Martin out the past two games with a dislocated left pinkie, and he's made the most of them. Karl agreed with Brooks that Andersen's play made a difference Monday.

"He's getting a little more of a knack of getting the offensive rebound and getting the foul," he said.

Andersen, who has been bothered by a sore knee, had eight offensive rebounds, was 9-for-10 from the foul line and took some of the attention away from the Anthony-Durant matchup.

"I'm not trying to steal the show," he said. "I just do what I do. My tendonitis is starting to go away. My leg's getting stronger."

The Nuggets hope the absence of shootarounds will help them be stronger in the second half of the season. But Karl, an admitted gym rat, doesn't understand why players are averse to the game-day ritual.

"Shootarounds are fun. Shootarounds are where you giggle and laugh," he said. "Why you don't want to come to shootarounds is beyond me, unless you sleep until 12, which I can't do. I'd rather be with the boys."

Thunder
Nuggets
     
    • 39.2%

    • 40.0%

    • 38.5%

    • 28.6%

    • 83.9%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC DEN
Total Rebounds 10 16
Offensive Rebounds 12 14
Turnovers 20 17
Fast Break Pts: 14 5
Biggest Lead: 4 19
Points in the Paint: 40 38
OKC DEN
p Durant   32 Anthony   31
rb Durant   10 2 players   11
a Westbrook   6 Billups   7
s 2 players   2 Billups   4
b Green   3 Andersen   3
 
  • 12/25 - DEN @ OKC
  • 01/19 - OKC @ DEN
  • 04/05 - OKC @ DEN
  • 04/08 - DEN @ OKC
Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 38:46 9-20 2-4 12-13 -4 1 9 10 3 4 2 5 1 1 32
J. Green F 36:48 3-9 1-3 1-1 -7 1 6 7 3 1 0 1 3 1 8
N. Krstic C 19:10 0-5 0-0 1-2 -6 2 2 4 2 4 1 1 2 1 1
T. Sefolosha G 24:18 4-8 1-1 2-4 -10 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 11
R. Westbrook G 37:49 5-15 0-2 4-5 -11 3 3 6 6 4 0 4 0 1 14
N. Collison   27:00 5-8 0-1 4-4 0 0 5 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 14
J. Harden   23:42 3-7 1-1 2-2 +1 2 1 3 5 4 0 4 0 2 9
S. Livingston   10:11 1-3 0-1 0-0 +2 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2
S. Ibaka   14:12 1-4 0-0 0-0 -14 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 2 0 2
D. White   08:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
E. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Wilks DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-79 5-13 26-31   12 29 41 23 29 7 20 9 7 93
  39.2% 38.5% 83.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 21
Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 38:01 12-22 1-2 6-6 +6 0 5 5 2 5 0 3 0 2 31
K. Martin F 37:11 3-12 0-0 0-0 +6 6 5 11 1 4 0 3 1 1 6
N. Hilario C 26:46 6-11 0-0 1-3 +4 4 5 9 3 6 1 1 2 0 13
A. Afflalo G 21:17 1-7 1-3 0-0 +9 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 3
C. Billups G 37:32 1-6 1-4 9-9 +1 0 1 1 7 2 4 4 1 1 12
C. Andersen   32:00 3-5 0-0 9-10 +8 3 8 11 0 3 3 0 3 0 15
J. Smith   32:32 5-14 1-5 8-10 +3 1 2 3 2 4 0 3 0 2 19
T. Lawson   14:41 1-3 0-0 1-2 +8 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 1 3
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-80 4-14 34-40   14 26 40 20 26 10 17 7 9 102
  40.0% 28.6% 85.0%   team rebs: 16 total to: 18

inactive

  • Thunder: Mullens, Ollie, Weaver
  • Nuggets: Balkman

technical fouls

  • Thunder: --
  • Nuggets: Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #58 Zach Zarba, #78 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 16022
  • Duration: 2:26
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Green (Billups gains possession)
  11:50 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:33 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Green Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  11:13  
  10:51 Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:51  
Westbrook Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:43 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32 Billups Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:30 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:30 Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
  10:29 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:25
[DEN 3-0]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  10:12
[OKC 2-3]
 
  09:54 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:53  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:42  
Krstic Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:19 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:14 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
Sefolosha Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  09:09
[OKC 4-3]
 
  08:53 Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Durant Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  08:43  
Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:30  
  08:30
[DEN 4-4]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:30
[DEN 5-4]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Green Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:19
[OKC 6-5]
 
  08:19 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:19
[OKC 7-5]
 
  08:04 Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:03  
Durant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:50 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:47  
Green Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  07:42
[OKC 9-5]
 
  07:22
[DEN 7-9]
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  07:09 Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50 Billups Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sefolosha (1 BLK) 
  06:49 Team Rebound 
  06:45 Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (1 BLK) 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:43  
Krstic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:31  
  06:18 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:17  
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  06:07
[OKC 11-7]
 
  05:55
[DEN 9-11]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:41 Team Rebound 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21
[DEN 12-11]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Krstic Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK)  05:05  
  05:03 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Durant Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:59  
  04:59
[DEN 13-11]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison  04:59  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  04:59  
  04:59
[DEN 14-11]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Collison Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  04:39
[OKC 13-14]
 
Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:23  
  04:23 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:11
[DEN 16-13]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:48 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:44
[DEN 18-13]
Andersen Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:37  
  03:37 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  03:32  
  03:17 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  02:59
[OKC 15-18]
 
  02:38
[DEN 20-15]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Collison Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:25  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:24  
Collison Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:17
[OKC 17-20]
 
  02:03 Martin Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:03 Martin Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Green Substitution replaced by Livingston  02:03  
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Ibaka  02:03  
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  01:46
[OKC 19-20]
 
Livingston Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:34  
  01:34
[DEN 21-19]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:34
[DEN 22-19]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST)  01:23
[OKC 21-22]
 
  01:11 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK) 
  01:10 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:09 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:07
[DEN 24-21]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (2 ST)  00:56.8  
  00:44.9 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:43.8  
  00:40.8 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:40.8 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:40.8
[OKC 22-24]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:40.8
[OKC 23-24]
 
Harden Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:27.3  
  00:27.3 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.3 Team Rebound 
  00:27.3
[DEN 25-23]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Durant Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.3  
Team Rebound  00:03.3  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:03.3  
  00:03.3 Andersen Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  00:01.8 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Livingston (1 ST) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:46  
  11:24 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:23 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:16
[DEN 27-23]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:07 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:57 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:57  
  10:48 Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:48 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Livingston Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:34 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Harden Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:31  
  10:31 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:31 Team Rebound 
Harden Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  10:31  
  10:31
[DEN 28-23]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Sefolosha Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:12  
  10:01
[DEN 30-23]
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Collison Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:01  
Collison Substitution replaced by Krstic  10:01  
  10:01 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:54  
Ibaka Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST)  09:38
[OKC 25-30]
 
  09:17
[DEN 32-25]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Ibaka Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:55 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Sefolosha Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:52  
  08:52 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Livingston Substitution replaced by Westbrook  08:52  
  08:50 Hilario Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:50 Hilario Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Westbrook Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:35  
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:34  
  08:34 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:34
[OKC 26-32]
 
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:34  
  08:32 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:18 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:46 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:26 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK) 
  07:24 Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:16
[DEN 34-26]
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Ibaka Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:53  
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:52  
Sefolosha Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Andersen (3 ST)  06:49  
Ibaka Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:39  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Durant  06:39  
  06:39
[DEN 35-26]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:39
[DEN 36-26]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:26
[OKC 28-36]
 
  06:05
[DEN 38-28]
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Krstic (1 AST)  05:39
[OKC 31-38]
 
  05:21
[DEN 40-31]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:09 Hilario Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:09  
  05:09 Hilario Substitution replaced by Billups 
  05:09 Lawson Substitution replaced by Martin 
Westbrook Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:55 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:55  
Team Rebound  04:55  
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:55
[OKC 32-40]
 
  04:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:36  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  04:30  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:28  
Green Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  04:26  
  04:25 Team Rebound 
  04:07 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:06  
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:53 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:45
[DEN 42-32]
Andersen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Sefolosha Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Krstic (2 AST)  03:24
[OKC 34-42]
 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:06  
  03:06 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  03:06
[DEN 43-34]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:06
[DEN 44-34]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:54 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:54
[OKC 35-44]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:54
[OKC 36-44]
 
  02:29
[DEN 46-36]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Krstic Jump Bank Hook Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:04 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:55  
  01:55
[DEN 47-36]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  01:55  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Ibaka  01:55  
  01:55
[DEN 48-36]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:43
[OKC 38-48]
 
Ibaka Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[DEN 49-38]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:36
[DEN 50-38]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:20  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK)  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:18  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  01:15
[OKC 40-50]
 
  01:00
[DEN 53-40]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.6  
  00:50.6 Team Rebound 
  00:37.8
[DEN 55-40]
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Ibaka Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  00:29.5  
Ibaka Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:29.5  
  00:09.8 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:08.8 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:05.7 Anthony Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  11:32
[OKC 43-55]
 
  11:13 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
  11:06 Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:05  
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:57 Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:41 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (2 BLK) 
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:35
[DEN 57-43]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Sefolosha Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:13  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:11  
Sefolosha Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:08 Team Rebound 
Krstic Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:08  
  09:49 Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:49  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:21 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:16 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:15  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (1 AST)  08:58
[OKC 45-57]
 
  08:42 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Krstic (1 ST) 
  08:40 Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Sefolosha Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:40  
Team Rebound  08:40  
Sefolosha Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:40
[OKC 46-57]
 
  08:21
[DEN 59-46]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  08:06  
  08:03 Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (2 BLK) 
  08:02 Team Rebound 
Green Substitution replaced by Collison  08:02  
Krstic Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:57  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Ibaka  07:57  
  07:41 Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (1 ST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  07:33
[OKC 48-59]
 
  07:14 Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:13 Martin Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:11 Martin Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  07:10
[DEN 61-48]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:36 Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  06:32
[OKC 50-61]
 
Sefolosha Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:15  
  06:07
[DEN 63-50]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jump Ball Hilario vs Ibaka (Billups gains possession)  05:51  
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:31
[DEN 65-50]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  05:26  
  05:19 Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (2 ST) 
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:13  
Durant Tip Shot: Missed  05:13  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:11  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST)  05:04  
Collison Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  04:55  
  04:55
[DEN 66-50]
Billups Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  04:55 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:38 Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:38  
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:20
[OKC 52-66]
 
  04:01
[DEN 68-52]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  03:40 Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Sefolosha Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:40
[OKC 53-68]
 
  03:40 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Sefolosha Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:25 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:24  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  03:20  
Team Rebound  03:19  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  03:19  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Billups (3 ST)  03:18  
  03:12
[DEN 70-53]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:04  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by White  03:04  
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  02:53
[OKC 56-70]
 
  02:28
[DEN 72-56]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
  02:23 Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:18 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Westbrook Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:13  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:13  
  01:57 Billups Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Durant Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:50  
Durant Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:50  
  01:32 Martin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Team Rebound 
Westbrook Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:32  
  01:32
[DEN 73-56]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:32
[DEN 74-56]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:03 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  00:59.9 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Durant (2 ST) 
  00:59.0 Anthony Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  00:59.0 Smith Technical 
Durant Free Throw Technical (22 PTS)  00:59.0
[OKC 57-74]
 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:59.0
[OKC 58-74]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:59.0
[OKC 59-74]
 
  00:43.9 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:42.9  
  00:39.8 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:39.8
[OKC 60-74]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:39.8
[OKC 61-74]
 
  00:18.9 Anthony Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK) 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:15.9  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.4  
  00:01.7 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Collison Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:46  
  11:46 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:46 Team Rebound 
  11:46
[DEN 75-61]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  11:39 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:29 Team Rebound 
White Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:29  
White Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:14  
  11:14
[DEN 76-61]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:14
[DEN 77-61]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Durant Substitution replaced by Green  10:53  
  10:41
[DEN 79-61]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  10:36 Smith Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Andersen Violation:Defensive Goaltending  10:24  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  10:24
[OKC 63-79]
 
  10:24 Hilario Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  10:24
[OKC 64-79]
 
  10:10
[DEN 82-64]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
White Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  10:08  
White Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:07  
  10:07
[DEN 83-64]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Livingston  10:07  
  10:07 Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:05  
Collison Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST)  09:45
[OKC 66-83]
 
  09:32 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: White (1 AST)  09:15
[OKC 69-83]
 
  08:54 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:53  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  08:45  
Harden Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:37  
  08:37 Timeout : Official 
  08:37
[DEN 84-69]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:37 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  08:23  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:22  
Harden Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:20
[OKC 71-84]
 
  07:55 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:54  
  07:47 Billups Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:36
[OKC 73-84]
 
  07:25
[DEN 86-73]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Livingston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:00 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
White Substitution replaced by Durant  07:00  
  06:50 Hilario Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
  06:50 Hilario Substitution replaced by Martin 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:50
[OKC 74-86]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:50
[OKC 75-86]
 
  06:34
[DEN 88-75]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  06:29 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:29
[OKC 76-88]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:29
[OKC 77-88]
 
  06:11 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (3 BLK) 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:10  
Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  06:09  
  05:59
[DEN 90-77]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:54  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:17 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:16  
Durant Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:07  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Westbrook  05:07  
Durant Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  05:04
[OKC 79-90]
 
Durant Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:51  
  04:51
[DEN 91-79]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  04:51 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
  04:51
[DEN 92-79]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Billups (4 ST)  04:33  
Durant Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:16  
  04:16
[DEN 93-79]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:16
[DEN 94-79]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:01 Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  04:01
[OKC 80-94]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  04:01
[OKC 81-94]
 
  03:38 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:23 Anthony Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  03:23 Anthony Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  03:23 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  03:07  
  03:05 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  03:00 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  02:44 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:44
[OKC 82-94]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:44
[OKC 83-94]
 
  02:25 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:24  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  02:16  
  02:14 Martin Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  02:04
[DEN 96-83]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
Durant Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  01:54
[OKC 85-96]
 
  01:39 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  01:38  
  01:34 Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:34
[OKC 86-96]
 
  01:11 Martin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  01:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Short  01:10  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:58.9  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:56.9
[OKC 88-96]
 
  00:36.5 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:35.7 Martin Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
Westbrook Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:33.5  
  00:33.5
[DEN 97-88]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:33.5
[DEN 98-88]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:33.5  
  00:28.6 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:28.6
[OKC 89-98]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:28.6
[OKC 90-98]
 
Harden Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:28.6  
  00:28.6
[DEN 99-90]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:28.6
[DEN 100-90]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST)  00:20.8
[OKC 93-100]
 
Westbrook Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:19.5  
  00:19.5
[DEN 101-93]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:19.5
[DEN 102-93]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  00:14.3  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
OKC
4th Northwest
50
32
6-4
27-14
23-18
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
2 players 25.0
2 players 7.7
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.7
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0

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