Oklahoma City 117, Denver 97

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #26 Pat Fraher, #55 Bill Kennedy, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 18 29 23 27 97
Oklahoma City 34 33 28 22 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 24-17 15-2 9-15 L1
Oklahoma City 31-8 19-3 12-5 W5

Recap


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.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Oklahoma City
Kosta Koufos 16 Scoring Russell Westbrook 32
Andre Miller 10 Assists Reggie Jackson 7
Kosta Koufos 9 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 6
Anthony Randolph 6 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 8
Anthony Randolph 3 Steals Kevin Durant 5
JaVale McGee 3 Blocks Serge Ibaka 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 97 45.2 2-15 29-37 21 35 8 7 21
Oklahoma City 117 51.8 9-19 20-26 24 35 11 11 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Thunder have a W/L % of .774 after a win and .875 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Washington. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .588 after a loss.