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Westbrook rallies Thunder past Nuggets, 122-112


By MURRAY EVANS
Posted Dec 27 2015 10:59PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Enes Kanter is listed at 6-foot-11 but is known as an "under-the-rim" player, teammate Kevin Durant says.

He sure overpowered the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Kanter, Oklahoma City's backup center, scored 11 of his 21 points in a five-minute span that featured two powerful dunks that gave the Thunder the momentum and helped lift them past the Nuggets, 122-112.

"I just want to help my team win," Kanter said. "It doesn't matter, off the bench, play one minute or 48. When I'm out there, Coach tells me to bring energy and just go after rebounds and I'm just trying to do that."

Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, just missing what would have been his fourth triple-double of the season, as the Thunder rallied from an 11-point, second-half deficit.

Durant recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 26 points and 10 assists for the Thunder, who have won 10 of their last 12 games but were coming off a Christmas Day loss at home to the Chicago Bulls.

Oklahoma City shot a season-best 57.8 percent from the field. The Thunder trailed as late as the 8:13 mark of the fourth quarter before taking control with an 11-2 run. Kanter's tip-in of a miss by Serge Ibaka put the Thunder ahead for good at 98-97 with 7:50 left.

Kanter then took a pass from Westbrook and dunked over 6-foot-10 Nikola Jokic while being fouled. Kanter hit the ensuing free throw, then two more free throws with 6:38 left. His final dunk came with 4:33 left and made it 109-102. He also grabbed eight rebounds, five offensive.

"Kanter was their MVP tonight," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "He dominated us. Every time we play this team, he dominates us. We just have to get in the weight room and get a little bit stronger."

Kenneth Faried had 25 points and 11 points for the Nuggets, who have lost five of their last six games. Denver has lost six straight trips to Oklahoma City.

"We didn't defend at all tonight," Malone said. "Our offense was terrific, but that is a losing proposition if you try to outscore the Thunder on their home court with the firepower they have. . We left our defense in the locker room at halftime."

The Thunder started slowly for the second straight game and trailed 61-53 at halftime.

Kostas Papanikolaou's 3-pointer to start the second half extended Denver's lead to 11 points, but Westbrook and Durant fueled a 20-9 run that pulled Oklahoma City even at 73-all with 5:07 left in the third quarter.

Randy Foye gave the Nuggets their last lead at 97-96 with 8:13 left. Will Barton scored 19 points and Joffrey Lauvergne added 18 for Denver.

TIP-INS:

Nuggets: Malone said Danilo Gallinari and Emmanuel Mudiay, both out with ankle sprains, probably won't return to action until at least Jan. 2 . After the Nuggets' loss in San Antonio on Saturday, Malone met former Denver coach Doug Moe for the first time and offered him an "open invitation" to visit the team in Denver. Moe coached the Nuggets from 1980-90 and took them to the Western Conference finals in 1985 . Foye and Jameer Nelson each are only four shy of reaching 1,000 3-pointers for their careers.

Thunder: Durant and Westbrook were the first teammates to each have at least 25 points and 10 assists in a regulation game since Utah's John Stockton (31 points, 11 assists) and Karl Malone (27 points, 10 assists) on Feb. 2, 1996 . The Nuggets were on the second night of a road back-to-back and so will the Thunder's next two opponents: Milwaukee on Tuesday and Phoenix on Thursday . As has become their habit this season for Sunday games, the Thunder wore their alternate orange jerseys.

KANTER'S BIG DUNK

Kanter's dunk over Jokic had the Thunder abuzz.

"That play he made over the big fellow kind of got us going," Durant said. "You never know who is going to make those plays and he made it tonight. . He's a below-the-rim player, but he got up on that one."

The dunk even surprised Kanter, who quipped, "I didn't know I had it in me. I was in shock. I turned around and everyone was just cheering."

Malone said Kanter "manhandled" the Nuggets.

UP NEXT:

Nuggets: Host Cleveland on Tuesday.

Thunder: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday.


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DEN
OKC
     
    • 48.9%

    • 57.8%

    • 36.0%

    • 53.3%

    • 73.3%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN OKC
Total Rebounds 37 43
Offensive Rebounds 17 13
Turnovers 10 14
Fast Break Pts: 11 22
Biggest Lead: 11 12
Points in the Paint: 66 68
DEN OKC
p Faried   25 Westbrook   30
rb Faried   11 Westbrook   9
a 2 players   5 Westbrook   12
s 2 players   2 Roberson   2
b Faried   2 Ibaka   3
 
  • 11/01 - DEN 93 @ OKC 117
  • 12/27 - DEN 112 @ OKC 122
  • 01/19 - OKC 110 @ DEN 104
  • 04/05 - OKC 124 @ DEN 102
Denver Nuggets (12-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Papanikolaou F 13:20 1-2 1-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 3
K. Faried F 28:48 12-20 0-0 1-2 -8 8 3 11 1 2 0 1 2 1 25
J. Lauvergne C 30:39 8-15 0-1 2-2 -14 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 18
G. Harris G 30:47 6-13 2-5 2-4 -14 0 2 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 16
J. Nelson G 42:32 5-11 3-6 2-2 -13 1 7 8 5 4 0 2 0 0 15
W. Barton   34:40 8-16 1-6 2-3 -2 2 3 5 5 2 0 0 0 1 19
D. Arthur   19:12 1-5 1-2 2-2 -2 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5
R. Foye   22:41 2-5 0-2 0-0 +6 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 4
N. Jokic   17:21 3-7 1-1 0-0 +4 1 2 3 2 4 1 2 0 0 7
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Mudiay DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Nurkic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-94 9-25 11-15   17 20 37 24 18 6 10 2 5 112
  48.9% 36.0% 73.3%   team rebs: 3 total to: 10
Oklahoma City Thunder (21-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 38:56 11-21 3-5 1-1 +12 1 3 4 10 3 0 2 1 1 26
S. Ibaka F 31:27 9-13 0-1 1-1 +19 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 3 0 19
S. Adams C 21:56 0-1 0-0 2-2 +6 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 2
A. Roberson G 27:26 4-7 1-1 1-1 -3 4 2 6 0 1 2 2 0 0 10
R. Westbrook G 38:06 11-18 2-3 6-6 +14 1 8 9 12 0 1 4 0 1 30
D. Waiters   18:55 2-5 0-1 0-0 +11 2 3 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
E. Kanter   25:04 7-8 0-0 7-8 +6 5 3 8 0 0 1 1 1 0 21
D.J. Augustin   05:48 0-1 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Collison   14:35 0-2 0-0 0-2 -5 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
C. Payne   12:08 2-4 2-2 0-0 -5 0 4 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 6
A. Morrow   05:38 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
S. Novak DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Singler DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-83 8-15 18-21   13 30 43 27 17 5 14 5 2 122
  57.8% 53.3% 85.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Gallinari
  • Thunder: Huestis, McGary

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Barton
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #4 Sean Wright, #67 Brett Nansel
  • Attendance: 18203
  • Duration: 2:11
Denver Nuggets (12-20) Oklahoma City Thunder (22-10)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Adams vs Lauvergne
Faried Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST)  11:39
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:19 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST) 
Lauvergne Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK)  11:05  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:03  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  11:03  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:02  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:45
[OKC 2-2]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harris Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  10:24
[DEN 4-2]
 
  10:00 Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Faried Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:38
[DEN 6-2]
 
  09:14 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (2 ST) 
Harris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST)  09:10
[DEN 8-2]
 
  09:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:57 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
  08:56 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:55 Westbrook Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:53 Roberson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:47
[OKC 5-8]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  08:30
[DEN 10-5]
 
  08:17
[OKC 7-10]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Roberson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:47 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:46  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:40
[DEN 13-7]
 
  07:17
[OKC 9-13]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST) 
  07:10 Durant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright) 
Lauvergne Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST)  06:58
[DEN 15-9]
 
  06:36
[OKC 11-15]
Westbrook Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST) 
Faried Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:20
[DEN 17-11]
 
  06:07
[OKC 13-17]
Ibaka Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST) 
Lauvergne Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:52  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:51  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:51
[DEN 19-13]
 
  05:39
[OKC 15-19]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:36  
Papanikolaou Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  05:24  
  05:00 Roberson Layup Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:00  
Lauvergne Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK)  04:49  
  04:48 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:35
[OKC 17-19]
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST)  04:18  
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  04:15  
  04:15
[OKC 18-19]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:15 Roberson Substitution replaced by Waiters 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Barton  04:15  
  04:15
[OKC 19-19]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  03:56  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  03:47
[DEN 22-19]
 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  03:23  
  03:23
[OKC 20-22]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:23
[OKC 21-22]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:09  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:58
[OKC 23-22]
Ibaka Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Nansel)  02:58  
  02:58 Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter 
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  02:58  
  02:58
[OKC 24-22]
Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:33  
Lauvergne Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:27
[OKC 26-22]
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:12 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:06
[OKC 28-22]
Ibaka Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
  02:04 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Augustin 
  02:04 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Foye  02:04  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Jokic  02:04  
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:47
[DEN 24-28]
 
  01:27 Collison Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:25
[OKC 30-24]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:09
[DEN 26-30]
 
  01:09 Durant Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Nansel) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:09
[DEN 27-30]
 
  00:48.6 Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:48.6 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:48.6
[OKC 32-27]
Waiters Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:41.3 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:21.9 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
Harris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  00:17.8
[DEN 29-32]
 
  00:17.8 Collison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:17.8  
Arthur Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:13.8  
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:03.3
[DEN 31-32]
 
  00:00.0 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (12-20) Oklahoma City Thunder (22-10)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  11:38  
  11:38 Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:38 Team Rebound 
Harris Substitution replaced by Nelson  11:38  
  11:38 Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Jokic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:08 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:07  
  10:57 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Nansel) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Collison Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:26
[DEN 33-32]
 
  10:16 Payne Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  10:16 Payne Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Barton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:00
[DEN 35-32]
 
  09:35
[OKC 34-35]
Kanter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST) 
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:20
[OKC 36-35]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST) 
Arthur Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Nansel)  09:20  
  09:20 Waiters Substitution replaced by Roberson 
  09:20 Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
  09:20
[OKC 37-35]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Jokic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  08:56
[DEN 38-37]
 
  08:33
[OKC 39-38]
Ibaka Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
Team Rebound  08:16  
  08:16 Ibaka Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (S Wright) 
  08:16  
  08:16 Augustin Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:05  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  07:45
[DEN 41-39]
 
  07:25
[OKC 41-41]
Kanter Driving Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roberson (1 ST)  07:11  
  07:07
[OKC 43-41]
Roberson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST) 
  06:55 Roberson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:55
[DEN 42-43]
 
  06:55 Kanter Substitution replaced by Durant 
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:55  
  06:53 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:36 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:35  
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:23
[DEN 44-43]
 
  06:11 Westbrook Turnover : Double Dribble (3 TO) 
  05:56 Ibaka Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Adams 
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
Arthur Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:41  
Jokic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:30  
  05:16 Payne Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:15 Roberson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:15 Roberson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:14  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:58 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Barton Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:48
[DEN 46-43]
 
  04:34 Adams Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  04:28  
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Foye Violation:Kicked Ball (S Wright)  04:10  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  04:10  
  04:08 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:07  
  03:58 Payne Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Nelson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:58
[DEN 47-43]
 
  03:58 Payne Substitution replaced by Collison 
Nelson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:58
[DEN 48-43]
 
  03:50
[OKC 46-48]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Roberson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:32 Roberson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  03:21
[DEN 50-46]
 
  03:05 Durant Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:05  
Lauvergne Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  02:59
[DEN 52-46]
 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:42
[OKC 49-52]
Roberson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST) 
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  02:17
[DEN 54-49]
 
  02:05 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:05  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  01:46
[DEN 57-49]
 
  01:30
[OKC 51-57]
Durant Turnaround Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST) 
Faried Running Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST)  01:06
[DEN 59-51]
 
  00:54.2 Adams Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  00:54.2 Adams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:41.7  
Barton Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:24.1
[DEN 61-51]
 
Foye Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (S Wright)  00:07.1  
  00:00.3
[OKC 53-61]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (12-20) Oklahoma City Thunder (22-10)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  11:50  
Harris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  11:40  
  11:28 Roberson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:03
[DEN 64-53]
 
  10:52 Westbrook Driving Bank shot: Missed 
  10:49 Team Rebound 
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright)  10:49  
  10:38
[OKC 55-64]
Ibaka Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST) 
  10:27 Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:27
[DEN 65-55]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:27  
  10:27 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:12 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:11  
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roberson (2 ST)  10:05  
Nelson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (B Nansel)  10:04  
  09:56 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:55  
Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (3 BLK)  09:49  
  09:46 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:42
[OKC 57-65]
Durant Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:58
[OKC 59-65]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  08:41  
Faried Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:40
[DEN 67-59]
 
  08:28
[OKC 61-67]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:26  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:45
[OKC 63-67]
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Durant (4 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:24 Team Rebound 
  07:24 Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter 
  07:06 Durant Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
  07:04 Roberson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:04
[OKC 65-67]
Roberson Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  06:49 Roberson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Wright) 
Lauvergne Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 69-65]
 
  06:39
[OKC 68-69]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
Team Rebound  06:25  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Barton  06:25  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  06:09
[DEN 71-68]
 
  05:59
[OKC 70-71]
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (10 AST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:43 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:34 Roberson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:33 Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  05:33  
Lauvergne Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  05:25
[DEN 73-70]
 
  05:07
[OKC 72-73]
Roberson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Durant (5 AST) 
Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy)  05:07  
  05:07
[OKC 73-73]
Roberson Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Nelson Layup Shot: Missed  04:45  
Faried Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  04:43  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:42  
Faried Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST)  04:34
[DEN 75-73]
 
  04:20
[OKC 75-75]
Westbrook Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Lauvergne Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:01
[DEN 77-75]
 
  03:49
[OKC 78-77]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (11 AST) 
Nelson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:29  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
Faried Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  03:17  
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  03:12
[DEN 79-78]
 
  03:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:02 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:02 Roberson Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Faried Substitution replaced by Foye  03:02  
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Jokic  03:02  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Arthur  03:02  
  02:53
[OKC 80-79]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (6 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST)  02:33
[DEN 82-80]
 
  02:07 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:05 Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Harris Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:03
[DEN 84-80]
 
  02:03 Morrow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:51
[OKC 82-84]
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Durant (7 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:40 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:30
[OKC 84-84]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (8 AST) 
Jokic Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Nansel)  01:15  
Jokic Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:15  
  01:15 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Payne 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  01:03  
  01:03 Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  01:03
[OKC 85-84]
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:54.9 Payne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:54.9
[DEN 85-85]
 
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:54.9
[DEN 86-85]
 
  00:43.9
[OKC 88-86]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jokic Hook Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  00:32.7
[DEN 88-88]
 
  00:22.5
[OKC 91-88]
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Durant (9 AST) 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.3  
Jokic Tip Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:00.0
[DEN 90-91]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Arthur Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kanter (1 ST)  11:49  
  11:27
[OKC 94-90]
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:48 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:35 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:35  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:18 Collison Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (B Nansel) 
  10:18 Collison Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST)  10:02
[DEN 93-94]
 
  09:40 Payne Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:40  
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
Team Rebound  09:30  
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:24
[DEN 95-94]
 
  09:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:24 Morrow Substitution replaced by Roberson 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  09:09  
  09:09
[OKC 95-95]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:09 Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
  09:09 Payne Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  09:09
[OKC 96-95]
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Nelson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  08:58  
  08:41 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:40 Roberson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  08:27 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST) 
  08:20 Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright) 
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 97-96]
 
Foye Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Kennedy)  08:01  
  08:01 Roberson Substitution replaced by Durant 
  07:50 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Kanter Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:49
[OKC 98-97]
Kanter Tip Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:17
[OKC 100-97]
Kanter Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (12 AST) 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wright)  07:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:17  
Jokic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  07:17  
  07:17
[OKC 101-97]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Foye Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:42 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Lauvergne Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  06:42  
  06:38 Durant Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:38 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  06:38  
  06:38
[OKC 102-97]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  06:38  
  06:38
[OKC 103-97]
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Foye Substitution replaced by Harris  06:25  
Lauvergne Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Barton (4 AST)  06:16
[DEN 99-103]
 
  06:03
[OKC 105-99]
Westbrook Driving Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:29 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:28  
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:14 Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:09
[OKC 107-99]
Ibaka Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Durant (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:09  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barton (5 AST)  04:58
[DEN 102-107]
 
  04:32
[OKC 109-102]
Kanter Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (1 AST) 
Nelson Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:12
[DEN 104-109]
 
  03:50 Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:49  
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kanter (1 BLK)  03:33  
Faried Rebound (Off:8 Def:2)  03:32  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:32
[DEN 106-109]
 
  03:14
[OKC 111-106]
Durant Driving Bank shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Nelson (5 AST)  03:02
[DEN 108-111]
 
  03:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:02 Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams 
  02:44
[OKC 113-108]
Durant Driving Bank shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:26 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Nelson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  02:24  
  02:24
[OKC 114-108]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  02:24
[OKC 115-108]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  02:11  
  02:06
[OKC 117-108]
Waiters Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK)  01:53  
  01:53 Team Rebound 
Barton Technical (S Wright)  01:53  
  01:53
[OKC 118-108]
Durant Free Throw Technical (26 PTS) 
  01:39 Adams Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:8 Def:3)  01:38  
  01:18 Adams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:18
[DEN 109-118]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:18
[DEN 110-118]
 
Barton Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  01:18  
  01:18
[OKC 119-110]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:18
[OKC 120-110]
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Nelson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:46.5
[OKC 122-110]
Westbrook Driving Dunk Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
  00:39.5 Durant Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Lauvergne Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:39.5
[DEN 111-122]
 
  00:39.5 Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter 
Lauvergne Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:39.5
[DEN 112-122]
 
  00:17.9 Westbrook Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:17.5 Kanter Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  00:15.9 Kanter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.8  
  00:07.8 Waiters Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
OKC
1st Northwest
55
27
5-5
32-9
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
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OKC
Durant 30.0
Adams 11.8
Westbrook 11.3
Durant 1.7
Westbrook 3.7