Denver 103, Oklahoma City 107

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #29 Steve Javie, #55 Bill Kennedy, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 33 27 22 21 103
Oklahoma City 24 35 27 21 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 50-32 33-8 17-24 L2
Oklahoma City 55-27 30-11 25-16 W1

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 25 of his playoff career-high 41 points in the second half and Russell Westbrook also had a playoff career high with 31 as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the visiting Denver Nuggets, 107-103, in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Durant shot 13 of 22 and had nine rebounds. Westbrook was 12 of 23, made three of his four 3-point attempts and had seven assists.

The three other Oklahoma City starters were just 3 for 13 for nine points. Game 2 is Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

Nene scored 22 for the Nuggets on 9-of-11 shooting and had eight rebounds. Danilo Gallinari scored 18 and Raymond Felton scored 12.

Denver jumped on the Thunder early, leading by 13 in the first quarter before reserve point guard Eric Maynor (12 points) helped the Thunder rally.

Oklahoma City chipped away at the lead and finally went ahead early in the third quarter. But the Nuggets were not about to fold and regained the lead on a dunk by Nene with 3:49 remaining in the game. Durant answered but Gallinari gave Denver a 101-100 lead.

A tip-in by Kendrick Perkins made it 102-101 with 1:06 left, but the play likely should have been waved off as a Thunder player put his arm through the inside of the net.
 

Top Game Performances

Denver   Oklahoma City
Nene 22 Scoring Kevin Durant 41
Raymond Felton 8 Assists Russell Westbrook 7
Wilson Chandler 8 Rebounds Kevin Durant 9
Raymond Felton 4 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 12
Ty Lawson 3 Steals Kevin Durant 1
Chris Andersen 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 103 50.6 4-16 21-33 23 34 4 9 11
Oklahoma City 107 49.4 9-19 22-28 15 37 8 4 11

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Denver. The Thunder have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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