NBA Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder Top Nuggets, 108-101: What To Take Out Of The Win


Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder improved to 3-2 in the preseason with a win last night over the Denver Nuggets, 108-101. The Thunder were led by Kevin Durant who had 16 points, five assists and six rebound on the night. Serge Ibaka and James Harden both had 16 points themselves.

There wasn’t much to take out of the win last night besides for a few notes:

-          KD and Westbrook looked real unselfish last night, creating for not only themselves but for others, getting everyone involved.

-          Kendrick Perkins looked real smooth last night, going after loose balls, and making the smart play.

-          After the game last night, the Thunder released Walker Russell.

-          The Nuggets have a really strong young core, and it seems as if Gallinari is trying to be a leader in Denver. He had all of the Nuggets eight points to start the game, and finished the game with 26.


Scott Brooks on how he thought his team played:

“I thought we passed the ball well.  It was another step in the right direction for us.  The last three games now our passing has been really good.  We’re moving it. We’re sharing, we’re coming off our screens hard.  We’ve had good spacing so it’s allowed us to make easy decisions.  I thought our passing was really good tonight.”

Durant on the game:

“I think we did a good job of moving the ball against a team that is very hard to stop and has lead the league in points in the last few years.”

Harden on the game:

“It feels great to be back out there. We’ve got two more preseason games that we can get more of a feel for each other before the regular season.”