Full Highlights: Oklahoma City Thunder 113-101 Denver Nuggets
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Post-game thoughts: OKC Thunder

Chris Paul continues to be a valiant leader for this frisky OKC team.  They have surpassed all expectations largely because of Paul and his elite point guard play.  SGA didn't shoot great tonight (4-14), but he contributed in everything else, almost getting a triple double with 9 rebounds and 9 assists.  Steven Adams was dominant in the paint with 19 points and 7 of his 10 rebounds coming on the offensive end, which really made the difference in this game.

Post-game thoughts: Denver Nuggets

A stellar game from Nikola Jokic could not save the Nuggets from their poor shooting all-around.  They shot 6-27 from the three point line (22.2%) in a night that felt like everything was clanging off of the rim.  The Nuggets also took ten less shots overall than OKC due to the force of nature that is Steven Adams.  A night of poor shooting is really to blame for Denver's lackluster performance and I believe they'll bounce back strong in the coming weeks.

Final

Oklahoma City beats the Nuggets at home 113-101.

4Q 0:40

Denver down by 10 with 40 seconds left.  Looking like it's over as the Nuggets begin to foul.

Gallinari

Gallo with the acrobatic and-one!

4Q 3.05

Chris Paul shakes Milsap, gets own offensive rebound from missed floater and lays it in.

4Q 3:57

Barton hits a three from the top of the key to bring Denver within five.

4Q 5:30

Jokic spins on Noel for the jam!

Noel slam

OKC taking advantage of the successful challenge

4Q 6:49

Gary Harris takes a hard fall after contact, gets up slowly to take free throws.

Michael Porter Jr

MPJ coming into the fourth strong

4Q 7:26

Ball called out on OKC, Billy Donovan challenges call; call is overturned, Thunder ball.

4Q

Swinging the momentum

4Q 9:54

Nader hits a three from the wing on the fast break from a pass from SGA; Denver timeout.

4Q 11:22

Adams with the first score of the fourth with a short floater.

End of third quarter

OKC leads 78-77

3Q 0:36

SGA with the TOUGH pull up over Plumlee.

CP4??????

3Q 2:46

Murray fast break layup with Chris Paul on him, goes behind the back to the lay in.

3Q 4:05

Chris Paul with the tough defensive rebound, step back three AND THE FOUL.

3Q 5:05

Schroder goes down with an apparent ankle energy, is subbed out.

3Q 5:40

Dort with the steal, breakaway dunk.

3Q 6:12

Nice short feed by Jokic, fadeaway by Murray

Jokic

Even Denver-doubter Ryen Russillo is taking notice 😂 

3Q 6:50

Jokic with the smooth jump hook against Adams; Thunder takes a timeout.

3Q 8:10

Jokic hits a three from the top of the key, only the third three of the night for Denver.

Gallo

Smoothest form 

3Q 9:39

Gallinari strokes a three over Jokic to take an 8 point lead; Denver takes a timeout.

3Q 10:00

Denver struggling to hit shots, yet to make a field goal since the start of the third quarter.

The Joker 🤡 

Jokic

Nikola Jokic with 19 points on 6-7 shooting and 7-7 from the free throw line at halftime.

Paul making his presence felt 💪 

Halftime

Game tied at 48.

2Q 0:03

Paul with the and-one floater over Milsap.

2Q 0:33

Paul ties it at 46 with a three.

2Q 1:46

Gilgeous-Alexander from the euro to the assist to Gallinari for a three.

Update

Murray seems to be alright and is back playing immediately.

Hoping Murray is okay.  Non contact injuries always seem to be troublesome.

2Q 3:50

Jamal Murray goes down and stays down from a non-contact injury to his right leg.

2Q 5:25

Murray with the three to take the lead for Denver 37-36!

2Q 5:37

Gallinari called with a flagrant for the elbow to Murray

2Q 6:00

Jokic with 17 points on 5-6 shooting with 6 minutes still left in the half!  Truly a star player worthy of the second best team in the west.

2Q 6:48

Jokic draws foul on Noel, really having his way with the Thunder big man for most of the game so far.

He's still got it!!

2Q 8:45

Paul with the tough leaning shot off of one foot

2Q 9:30

Adam already has 4 offensive rebounds, showing a lot of aggression boxing out.

2Q 10:00

Nuggets have gone 1-11 from deep tonight so far

2Q 11:10

Torrey Craig makes first 3 point shot of the night for Denver

End of first quarter

OKC leads 27-17

1Q 1:11

Schroeder draws blocking foul, slow to get up for free throws

1Q 2:05

Schroeder hitting a deep three for his first points of the game!

Jokic Footwork

Check out these moves by the All-NBA big man.  He is not your average center/

1Q 5:40

Great read by SGA to the cutting Noel

1Q 6:32

Jokic with the and-one, scoring well early

1Q 6:45

Nice turnaround shot by Murray at the end of the shot clock

Nice pass by Paul for the Adam's floater

 

Jokic really letting the game come to him, scoring twice already quite easily

 

Denver Startiing Lineup

With Barton back, this Nuggets team is absolutely lethal surrounding Jokic

Starting Lineup for OKC

Let's see how Dort continues his starting role at the Wing spot on a team that has lacked the depth in that position

Great to see MPJ in action considering where he was health-wise last year.

Love to see the Grant having some fun, enjoying his time in his former home stadium.

OKC outlook for the rest of the season

see if OKC can keep the same pace as they cap off an unexpectedly successful season

Will Barton ready to go

Barton is a huge part of the Denver roation as a scorer and defender and his presence is vital for success.

Center Matchup

Will be interesting to see how Steven Adams matches up with Jokic, who had a 28 point triple double the last time these teams faced off.

Game day Outfits

Love to see the style of todays players 👀 🌟

Jokic

1 of 2 players (the other being Giannis) to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists this season.

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Jamal Murray

Murray has often been a very hot-or-cold player.  Can he turn into a consistent scorer and second facilitator beside Jokic?

OKC: Expected Starting Lineup

Dort, Gilgeous-Alexander, Paul, Adams, Gallinari

Michael Porter Jr.

MPJ is making his return Friday night after sitting out with an ankle injury since January 31.  Will his role on the team continue to grow considering his staggering potential and production so early in his career?

Nikola Jokic

If you ignore the rough, plodding beginning of the season for the star big man, he is having an MVP caliber season.  Will he lead this Denver team to the two seed in the west?

Denver Nuggets: Expected Starting Lineup

Craig, Harris, Murray, Jokic, Grant

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Dennis Schröder

Schröder has turned into a real impact player off the bench.  Will his play push him to be a favorite for sixth man of the year?

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The star received in the Paul George blockbuster trade last summer has turned into a star for the Thunder.  Will he continue his breakout campaign to cap off the season and cement himself as the future of this franchise?

Chris Paul

Who will we see as the winner from the Chris Paul-Russell Westbrook trade?  Westbrook started the season off rough shooting-wise but has improved drastically these last few months while Chris Paul has been an extremely productive playmaker even when some thought he was past his days of elite point guard play.
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