Denver 118, Oklahoma City 124

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #14 Ed Malloy, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Denver 27 31 25 28 7 118
Oklahoma City 25 28 30 28 13 124

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 17-15 8-7 9-8 L3
Oklahoma City 24-7 12-1 12-6 W2

Recap

THUNDER 124, NUGGETS 118 (OT): Kevin Durant scored a career-high 51 points and Russell Westbrook tallied a season-best 40 points as host Oklahoma City notched an entertaining overtime victory over Denver.

Serge Ibaka added 14 points, matched a career-high with 15 rebounds and swatted away a career-best 11 blocked shots as Oklahoma City overcame a nine-point final-quarter deficit to improve to 12-1 at home this season.

Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 27 points and Andre Miller had 21 points and 10 assists for Denver, which has lost 10 of 13 games.

Durant made 19 of 28 field-goal attempts and was 5-for-6 from 3-point range. His previous career high was 47.

The Thunder trailed by five with 43 seconds left in regulation before Durant hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left and drove for a game-tying dunk with 4.4 seconds remaining.

Westbrook hit a 3-pointer 23 seconds into overtime and Oklahoma City led the remainder of the extra session.

The Thunder trailed by 13 with 90 seconds to go in the first half before erupting for 20 consecutive points to take a 65-58 lead just over eight minutes left in the third quarter. The Nuggets recovered as Miller scored 11 third-quarter points to tie the contest at 83-83 entering the final quarter. Al Harrington hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Denver a 93-84 advantage with 8:49 left.

The Thunder stormed back, with Westbrook tying the score at 104-104 on a 15-footer with 2:52 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 10-block game was Ibaka’s third of the month and the first triple-double involving blocked shots in franchise history, including the Seattle era. … Afflalo has four 20-point outings in six contests after having none prior to Feb. 9. … Durant has 12 30-point games this season. … Nuggets guard Rudy Fernandez (back) was scratched and Denver continued to be without forwards Nene (calf) and Danilo Gallinari (foot).

Top Game Performances

Denver   Oklahoma City
Arron Afflalo 27 Scoring Kevin Durant 51
Andre Miller 10 Assists Russell Westbrook 9
Al Harrington 11 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 15
Arron Afflalo 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 8
Corey Brewer 3 Steals Kevin Durant 4
Chris Andersen 3 Blocks Serge Ibaka 11

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 118 48.5 6-22 14-18 26 51 6 7 16
Oklahoma City 124 48.9 9-28 23-28 20 44 12 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Thunder have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .857 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .357 after a loss.
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