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Oklahoma City 119, Denver 107
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Officials: #61 Courtney Kirkland, #18 Matt Boland, #21 Dedric Taylor
Attendance: 15167

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 26 points and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 119-107 on Wednesday night.

Tre Mann scored 13 points and Darius Bazley added 12 for Oklahoma City, which got its first win in Denver since April 9, 2017.

Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Bones Hyland scored 19 and Bryn Forbes had 18 for the Nuggets, who had their six-game winning streak snapped. The Denver starters finished 1-for-25 from behind the 3-point arc.

The Thunder led by as many as seven in the first quarter but Denver's reserves came through at the end of the first and into the second.

Hyland scored eight straight points on a pair of 3-pointers and two free throws to help the Nuggets tie it going into the second.

Denver surged ahead by 11 but Oklahoma City went on a 14-2 run to go take a 44-43 lead. The Nuggets recovered and took a 57-55 lead into intermission.

The score was tied at 65 when the Thunder got hot. Roby and Bazley hit 3-pointers, Gilgeous-Alexander made a layup and Roby hit another one from deep during a 13-4 run that put Oklahoma City ahead 78-69 with 4:47 left in the third quarter.

Denver came alive after a timeout. Hyland hit two 3-pointers and Forbes was fouled on a 3-point make and hit the free throw to put the Nuggets back in front. The Thunder answered with an 8-0 run to close the third and lead 86-79.

The lead grew to 10 on a jumper but Forbes and Hyland hit 3-pointers to cut the deficit to four with 8:16 left. After an Oklahoma City bucket, JaMychal Green had a putback dunk and Forbes hit his fifth triple of the game to get Denver within 99-98.

The Thunder scored the next seven points to lead 106-98 with five minutes remaining. Aaron Gordon dunked to get Denver within seven, and the Nuggets had two chances to get closer but Oklahoma City held them off and finished its second win in three games.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Oklahoma City   Denver
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 29 Scoring Nikola Jokic 22
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 5 Assists Will Barton 5
Aleksej Pokusevski 11 Rebounds Nikola Jokic 16
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6 Free Throws Made Will Barton 4
Darius Bazley 3 Steals Monte Morris 3
Aleksej Pokusevski 2 Blocks DeMarcus Cousins 1
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 119 50.6 16-29 15-21 24 50 6 11 15
Denver 107 44.4 12-46 15-17 25 47 2 11 16
Upcoming Games
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Houston. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Thunder have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .279 after a loss.