Oklahoma City 104, Denver 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #67 John Goble, #42 Eric Lewis, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 17 25 22 25 89
Oklahoma City 17 31 27 29 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 48-31 31-8 17-23 L1
Oklahoma City 53-26 30-10 23-16 W3

Recap


Kevin Durant poured in 28 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the visiting Denver Nuggets 104-89 Friday night.

Russell Westbrook added 17 points and Nazr Mohammed had 15 in a reserve role for the Thunder (53-26), who beat Denver for the second time in less than a week. The win allowed Oklahoma City to remain one game behind Dallas in the race for third place in the conference after the Mavericks got past the L.A. Clippers 107-96.

Nene had 18 points to pace the Nuggets (48-31), who saw their lead over New Orleans shrink to two games in the race for fifth place in the conference. The Hornets earned a 109-97 victory over Phoenix on Friday.

Daequan Cook had back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second quarter as Oklahoma City slowly opened up a lead. The advantage grew to as many as 14 points before the half was out, and the Thunder weren't seriously challenged the rest of the way.


Top Game Performances

Denver   Oklahoma City
Nene 18 Scoring Kevin Durant 28
Ty Lawson 6 Assists Russell Westbrook 8
Kenyon Martin 13 Rebounds Nick Collison 8
Danilo Gallinari 10 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 8
Danilo Gallinari 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 6
Danilo Gallinari 2 Blocks Kendrick Perkins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 89 40.3 5-18 22-30 15 40 3 6 19
Oklahoma City 104 46.3 7-19 21-29 23 46 4 11 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Thunder have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .677 after a loss.
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