Thunder 117, Nuggets 97: Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting as host Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to five games while ending Northwest Division-rival Denver's season-high six-game run.
Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin contributed 20 points apiece as the Thunder shot 51.8 percent from the field while improving to 19-3 at home.
Kosta Koufos had 16 points and nine rebounds while JaVale McGee added 15 points off the bench for the Nuggets, who fell to 9-15 on the road.
Oklahoma City opened the game with an 11-2 run during which Westbrook scored eight of his 16 first-quarter points. Martin scored the first seven points of a period-ending 8-0 spurt as the Thunder carried a 34-18 lead into the second.
Division-leading Oklahoma City pushed the lead to 24 before finishing the first half with a 67-47 advantage. Down by 25 after three quarters, Denver used an 11-0 burst to climb within 17 with 7:20 remaining in the fourth but was unable to get any closer.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Thunder improved to 13-1 against Western Conference opponents this season. ... Denver coach George Karl remained tied with Larry Brown for sixth place on the all-time wins list with 1,098 triumphs. ... Oklahoma City, which just returned home from a perfect three-game trek, begins a six-game road trip Friday at Dallas.