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Nuggets fight back to steal victory away from Thunder


By Randy Renner, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday April 8, 2010 12:21AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder thought they had blown open a skin tight game with the Denver Nuggets with a 19-3 run that put them ahead 86-74 and got a sellout crowd roaring in the fourth quarter.

But instead of cracking under the pressure the Nuggets went on a 12-3 run of their own and then stopped the Thunder from scoring a field goal over the game's final 9:01 to win 98-94.

"That was a huge win for us," said Nuggets interim coach Adrian Dantley, "Basically we just got some stops on the defensive end, came up with some steals and Chauncey [Billups] made some big plays."

Billups scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter on 4-for-5 shooting.

"It was just guts in this game," Billups said. "The key was when we tightened up the defense because offensively this wasn't one of our prettier games."

"Our defense was back tonight," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. His team held Denver to just 40.2 percent shooting, but many of thoise misses came before the fourth quarter when Denver outscored Oklahoma City 25-14.

"We had opportunities to extend a lead in the fourth quarter but we couldn't do it," Brooks said. "Chauncey Billups made some timely 3s."

It was another critical Western Conference game for both teams and it might have been a case of too many games in too short a time for the young Thunder. Denver (51-27) came in well rested, having not played since a Saturday night win over the Clippers. Oklahoma City (48-30) though was playing its fourth game in five nights, the last of those, an overtime 140-139 heartbreaker in Utah, may have taken a toll on the team.

"We won't use that as an excuse," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks, "but yeah four games in five nights, that's tough. Every NBA team goes through those stretches. Our guys were excited to play. We just couldn't hit shots in the 4th quarter."

The Thunder missed 17 of the 20 shots they took in the last 12 minutes and were 0-for-8 on 3-pointers. For the entire game Oklahoma City was just 1-for-14 from long range. Even Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer, fell short in the last quarter. He scored 33 points but just five of those came in the last 12 minutes, all from the free-throw line. He was 0-for-6 from every where else.

Billups said the Nuggets tried to keep Durant guessing with what type of defense was going to be thrown at him late in the game.

"We switched up some looks on him. Sometimes it was me trying to pressure him and get up on him and not let him get into that rhythm. Sometimes it was Afflalo and sometimes it was 'Melo. There were a lot of different guys guarding him."

"We came up short on a lot of our 3-point shots," Brooks admitted. "We didn't have our 3s tonight but we still stood toe-to-toe with them."

For most of the night it was a back and forth battle that featured 22 lead changes and 16 ties. The stars shined too. Durant's 33 points marks the 43rd time this season he has gone over 30 points in a game. He also pulled down 11 rebounds.

Denver's duo of Carmelo Anthony and Billups scored 55 between them with Billups leading the way with 31. Arron Afflalo dropped in 17 and J.R. Smith added 10.

The game was delayed several minutes toward the end of the third quarter when Anthony took a blow to the head on a drive to the basket. Play continued as Anthony lay sprawled on the Ford Center floor. After time was called doctors attended to Anthony, who left the game briefly but returned to play the rest of the game.

In addition to Durant's 33, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook added 21 but none of those came in the fourth. He also had seven turnovers. Nick Collison contributed 12 and grabbed nine rebounds. Jeff Green added 11 points with 10 rebounds and five assists.

The Nuggets played without Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen, who are continuing to recover from injuries. Interim coach Adrian Dantley, filling in for George Karl, is suffering from kidney stones.

The Nuggets and Thunder continue with critical Western Conference games this week. Denver hosts the Lakers on Thursday and Oklahoma City hosting Phoenix on Friday.

Nuggets
Thunder
     
    • 40.2%

    • 43.8%

    • 41.2%

    • 7.1%

    • 86.2%

    • 74.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN OKC
Total Rebounds 6 9
Offensive Rebounds 15 10
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 13 29
Biggest Lead: 7 13
Points in the Paint: 36 56
DEN OKC
p Billups   29 Durant   33
rb Hilario   13 Durant   11
a Billups   4 Green   5
s
b Smith   2 Durant   3
 
  • 12/25 - DEN @ OKC
  • 01/19 - OKC @ DEN
  • 04/05 - OKC @ DEN
  • 04/08 - DEN @ OKC
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 38:54 7-21 0-1 10-11 +2 3 8 11 1 3 0 5 1 3 24
N. Hilario C 38:48 3-7 0-0 3-4 +7 4 9 13 3 4 0 1 1 1 9
J. Petro C 14:48 1-2 0-0 1-2 +3 4 1 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 3
A. Afflalo G 38:12 7-14 3-3 0-0 +17 1 4 5 3 3 0 1 1 2 17
C. Billups G 36:45 8-19 4-8 9-9 +7 1 7 8 4 4 0 4 0 2 29
J. Graham   15:37 3-4 0-0 0-0 -9 1 3 4 1 3 0 3 0 1 6
J. Smith   30:17 4-13 0-5 2-3 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 2 0 10
M. Allen   15:24 0-2 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
A. Carter   07:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Lawson   04:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Andersen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-82 7-17 25-29   15 35 50 15 26 0 17 6 9 98
  40.2% 41.2% 86.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18
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 44:58 9-21 1-5 14-15 +1 0 11 11 4 1 0 3 3 0 33
J. Green F 40:31 5-14 0-5 1-4 -7 0 10 10 5 3 0 2 1 0 11
N. Krstic C 17:41 1-1 0-0 2-2 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4
T. Sefolosha G 28:03 2-5 0-2 0-0 -15 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 4
R. Westbrook G 37:14 10-19 0-0 1-2 -3 3 1 4 4 2 0 7 2 2 21
N. Collison   28:58 4-7 0-0 4-6 -1 4 5 9 0 4 0 1 2 2 12
S. Ibaka   11:10 3-3 0-0 1-2 -1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
J. Harden   20:39 1-7 0-2 0-0 +10 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 2
E. Maynor   10:46 0-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Ollie DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Weaver DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-80 1-14 23-31   10 31 41 17 20 0 14 9 6 94
  43.8% 7.1% 74.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Nuggets: Martin
  • Thunder: Mullens, Shakur, White

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Afflalo
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 22
  • Times Tied: 16

arena stats

  • Arena: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #48 Scott Foster, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 18332
  • Duration: 2:28
Denver Nuggets (53-28) Oklahoma City Thunder (49-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Green vs Petro (Hilario gains possession)
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:57
[DEN 2-0]
 
Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:41  
  10:41
[OKC 1-2]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:41
[OKC 2-2]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Durant Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:15  
  10:12
[OKC 4-2]
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (1 AST) 
  09:56 Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:56
[DEN 3-4]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:56
[DEN 4-4]
 
  09:48 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:40  
Anthony Putback Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:37  
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:25
[DEN 6-4]
 
  09:15 Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:13  
Afflalo Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:08
[DEN 8-4]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:47  
  08:47
[OKC 5-8]
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:47
[OKC 6-8]
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:39  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:38  
Billups Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:38  
  08:27 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:26  
  08:25 Krstic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  08:09  
  08:05
[OKC 8-8]
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (2 AST) 
  07:50 Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:50 Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 9-8]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:50
[DEN 10-8]
 
  07:39 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:38  
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:23
[OKC 10-10]
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (3 AST) 
Petro Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:23  
  07:23
[OKC 11-10]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:00
[DEN 12-11]
 
  06:50
[OKC 13-12]
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  06:31  
  06:29 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:23 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:21  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:14
[DEN 14-13]
 
  06:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Petro Substitution replaced by Graham  06:05  
  05:56 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:55  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:44
[DEN 16-13]
 
  05:34 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:05
[OKC 15-16]
Durant Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  04:50 Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 17-15]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 18-15]
 
  04:41
[OKC 17-18]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:25  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:25  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:25  
  04:17
[OKC 19-18]
Westbrook Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  03:58
[DEN 20-19]
 
  03:48
[OKC 21-20]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:48  
  03:48 Green Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
  03:48 Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden 
  03:48 Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:47  
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  03:42  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:39  
Hilario Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:39
[DEN 22-21]
 
  03:24 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:21  
Graham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  03:11  
  03:05
[OKC 23-22]
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:47
[DEN 25-23]
 
  02:32
[OKC 25-25]
Durant Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  02:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
  02:21 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Maynor 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen  02:21  
Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:14  
  02:14
[OKC 26-25]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:14  
  02:14
[OKC 27-25]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Smith Driving Jump shot: Missed  01:55  
Team Rebound  01:54  
Billups Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:50
[DEN 27-27]
 
Afflalo Technical  01:47  
  01:47
[OKC 28-27]
Durant Free Throw Technical (14 PTS) 
  01:31
[OKC 30-27]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Maynor (1 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  01:13
[DEN 30-30]
 
  00:52.9
[OKC 32-30]
Ibaka Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.8  
  00:38.9 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:17.6  
  00:17.6 Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:17.6 Team Rebound 
  00:17.6
[OKC 33-30]
Ibaka Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (53-28) Oklahoma City Thunder (49-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Graham Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:20
[DEN 32-33]
 
  11:05 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:02 Harden Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:00
[OKC 35-32]
Collison Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:46  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  10:40
[DEN 34-35]
 
  10:25 Maynor Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:23 Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:23
[OKC 37-34]
Ibaka Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Graham (1 AST)  10:13
[DEN 36-37]
 
  09:51 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  09:36
[DEN 39-37]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:24  
  09:13 Maynor Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:09 Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:08  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:58  
  08:58 Timeout : Official 
Graham Substitution replaced by Hilario  08:58  
  08:58 Harden Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  08:58 Maynor Substitution replaced by Durant 
  08:41
[OKC 39-39]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST) 
Carter Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:19  
  08:05
[OKC 41-39]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:40 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:39  
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:21
[DEN 41-41]
 
  07:01
[OKC 43-41]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:35 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:32 Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  06:26
[DEN 43-43]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:09  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:09  
Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:04  
  06:04
[OKC 44-43]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:04 Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:04  
  05:52 Ibaka Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Collison Substitution replaced by Sefolosha 
Anthony Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 44-44]
 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:43 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:34
[OKC 46-44]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:16
[DEN 46-46]
 
  04:59 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:58  
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  04:58  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:40  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Westbrook (1 BLK)  04:38  
Team Rebound  04:38  
  04:38 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Krstic 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:27
[DEN 48-46]
 
  03:59
[OKC 48-48]
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Team Rebound 
  03:41 Green Substitution replaced by Harden 
  03:22 Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:21  
  03:20 Sefolosha Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:00  
  02:46 Harden Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
Smith Substitution replaced by Graham  02:46  
Allen Substitution replaced by Afflalo  02:46  
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:46
[DEN 49-48]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:32
[OKC 50-49]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Westbrook (2 BLK)  02:11  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:10  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:05  
  01:50
[OKC 52-49]
Durant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:10 Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Graham Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:06
[DEN 51-52]
 
  00:43.9 Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:42.7  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.9 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:21.9 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:20.9  
  00:03.8 Westbrook Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (53-28) Oklahoma City Thunder (49-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:42 Team Rebound 
  11:20 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:19  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:55
[OKC 54-51]
Green Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:55  
  10:55 Green Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:54  
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:36
[DEN 53-54]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:32  
  10:15 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:14  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  09:56
[DEN 56-54]
 
  09:44 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:43  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:34 Team Rebound 
Petro Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  09:34  
  09:28
[OKC 56-56]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:09  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  08:58  
Petro Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:58  
  08:58 Krstic Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Petro Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:58
[DEN 57-56]
 
Petro Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:40 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:39
[OKC 58-57]
Westbrook Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Petro Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  08:26
[DEN 59-58]
 
  08:11 Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) 
  08:06 Green Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:06
[DEN 60-58]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:06
[DEN 61-58]
 
  07:55
[OKC 60-61]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  07:33 Green Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (13 PTS)  07:33
[DEN 62-60]
 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST)  07:27
[DEN 65-60]
 
  07:10 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:10  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  07:04
[DEN 67-60]
 
  07:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:45
[OKC 62-67]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:45  
  06:45
[OKC 63-67]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:05 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  06:05 Team Rebound 
  05:54 Westbrook Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:54 Westbrook Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Petro Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:49  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  05:41
[DEN 70-63]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:23  
  05:23
[OKC 64-70]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  05:23
[OKC 65-70]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Petro Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:11  
  04:56
[OKC 67-70]
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST) 
  04:38 Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:38
[DEN 71-67]
 
  04:38 Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  04:38  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:38  
Petro Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:37  
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO)  04:33  
  04:28 Durant Layup Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  04:26  
Petro Hook Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:02
[OKC 69-71]
Green Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO)  03:37  
  03:29 Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK)  03:25  
  03:24 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:07  
Petro Substitution replaced by Graham  03:07  
  03:07 Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:07
[OKC 70-71]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:07 Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:06  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:53
[OKC 72-71]
Durant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53
[OKC 73-71]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS) 
  02:36 Collison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:36
[DEN 72-73]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:36
[DEN 73-73]
 
  02:23
[OKC 75-73]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:02  
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  02:02  
  01:46 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:45 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:44 Collison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:42  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  01:27  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:25  
Anthony Tip Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:18
[OKC 78-73]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  00:53.9  
  00:52.7 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:49.9
[OKC 80-73]
Westbrook Slam Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Green (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:49.9  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen  00:49.9  
Anthony Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  00:34.6  
  00:31.9 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:23.5  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:23.5  
Jump Ball Green vs Graham (Lawson gains possession)  00:23.5  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.2 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:55 Maynor Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Graham Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:45  
Graham Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:45  
  11:34 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:33  
Graham Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  11:23  
Graham Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  11:23  
Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony  11:23  
  11:05 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:04  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  10:47 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:46  
  10:30 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:30  
  10:30 Collison Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Collison (1 BLK)  10:16  
  10:14 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  10:09
[OKC 82-73]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (5 AST) 
  09:49 Harden Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups  09:49  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:49  
Team Rebound  09:49  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:49
[DEN 74-82]
 
  09:37
[OKC 84-74]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:18  
Allen Tip Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:12 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (2 BLK)  09:07  
  09:05 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  09:01
[OKC 86-74]
Green Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Durant (4 AST) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:01  
Allen Substitution replaced by Hilario  09:01  
  09:01 Green Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  08:59  
  08:51 Maynor Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:51  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  08:51
[DEN 75-86]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  08:51
[DEN 76-86]
 
  08:33 Maynor Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Collison Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  08:19 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:18  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (2 BLK)  08:07  
  08:06 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:03  
  08:03
[OKC 87-76]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  08:03
[OKC 88-76]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:21  
  07:21 Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:21 Team Rebound 
  07:21
[OKC 89-76]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:12 Harden Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  07:12
[DEN 77-89]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:12
[DEN 78-89]
 
  06:48 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:48 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:38
[DEN 81-89]
 
  06:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:37 Harden Substitution replaced by Sefolosha 
  06:37 Maynor Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  06:25 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:25  
Anthony Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (5 TO)  06:25  
  06:16 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  06:14  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:00
[DEN 83-89]
 
  05:41 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:40 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:32 Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  05:29
[DEN 85-89]
 
  05:29 Durant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  05:29
[DEN 86-89]
 
  05:12 Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Collison Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:53  
  04:53
[OKC 90-86]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  04:53
[OKC 91-86]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:44
[DEN 88-91]
 
  04:29 Jump Ball Collison vs Anthony (Afflalo gains possession) 
  04:29 Collison Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:11
[DEN 90-91]
 
Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[OKC 92-90]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:50
[OKC 93-90]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:20 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:01  
  03:01 Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:01 Team Rebound 
  03:01
[OKC 94-90]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  02:26 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:24  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Anthony Turnaround Bank shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:09
[DEN 92-94]
 
  01:49 Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:46  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  01:32
[DEN 94-94]
 
  01:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:11 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:09  
  00:52.7 Green Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:52.7
[DEN 95-94]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:52.7
[DEN 96-94]
 
  00:41.9 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:39.9  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Durant (3 BLK)  00:16.9  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:15.8  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:15.8  
  00:15.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.9 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:08.9 Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:06.8 Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) 
  00:06.8 Collison Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:06.8
[DEN 97-94]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:06.8
[DEN 98-94]
 
  00:06.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:06.8 Collison Substitution replaced by Harden 
  00:04.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:02.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE2 Local 8:00 pm ET
-- FSOK Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
OKC
4th Northwest
50
32
6-4
27-14
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0
OKC
2 players 25.0
2 players 7.7
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.7

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