Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #13 Monty McCutchen, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 15 29 22 23 89
Oklahoma City 31 28 22 25 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 50-32 33-8 17-24 L3
Oklahoma City 55-27 30-11 25-16 W2

Recap


Kevin Durant had 23 points and Russell Westbrook added 21 as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past the visiting Denver Nuggets 106-89 Wednesday night in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Oklahoma City owned a double-digit lead for the majority of the first half and sustained it after the break, holding the Nuggets to 39 percent shooting to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Denver closed to within 86-76 with eight minutes remaining, but Durant and Westbrook answered by scoring the next eight points to put the game away.

James Harden added 18 points off the bench for the Thunder, who outrebounded Denver by a 54-31 margin.

Ty Lawson's 20 points paced the Nuggets, who host Game 3 on Saturday.

The Thunder wasted no time jumping all over the Nuggets, opening up a 31-15 lead after the first quarter. That advantage came courtesy of a 19-3 run capped by a thunderous Durant dunk with 47 seconds left in the first.

With the lead growing to 26 early in the second, Denver reserve Al Harrington hit a pair of 3-pointers as part of an eight-point spurt in the middle portion of the quarter as the Nuggets closed to within 12.

The Oklahoma City defense took over from there, limiting the Nuggets to just one field goal over the final 3:41 of the half to take a 59-44 lead into the break.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Oklahoma City
Ty Lawson 20 Scoring Kevin Durant 23
Ty Lawson 3 Assists Russell Westbrook 7
Nene 9 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 12
Nene 12 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 6
Danilo Gallinari 2 Steals Thabo Sefolosha 3
Ty Lawson 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 89 39.1 7-16 28-37 12 31 1 7 11
Oklahoma City 106 43.9 10-30 24-28 19 54 3 6 17

Upcoming Games

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