Oklahoma City Thunder
Transforming from a shot-blocker into a shot-maker, Serge Ibaka tied his career high with 22 points and sparked the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 97-94 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night that gave them a 3-0 lead in their best-of-7 playoff series.
Pronouncing his left hamstring fit after practice Friday, Arron Afflalo will take the court for the first time in two weeks when Denver hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder built a huge first-half lead on their way to a 106-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Durant scored 41 points, Russell Westbrook added 31 and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 107-103 win against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Scott Brooks was halfway through his second season as an NBA assistant when George Karl was hired in January 2005 to take over the Nuggets. It didn’t take long for Karl to recognize Brooks’ skills and aspirations.
The Nuggets went 18-7 with their reshaped and rejuvenated roster, but two of those losses came against Oklahoma City when Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant torched them for 60 points and 16 rebounds in a home-and-home sweep of Denver a week and a-half ago.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook added 17 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 104-89 Friday night for their second win this week over their potential first-round playoff opponent.
NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant had a season-high 44 points — 21 in the third quarter — and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 114-106 on Saturday night.