The Denver Nuggets had to sweat it out during the final minutes of Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they pulled off a 104-101 victory. Danilo Gallinari played a huge role in this win, scoring all 18 points in the second half of the game. He pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists.
Ty Lawson was also instrumental with his 24 points. He came up big at the free throw line, making all nine of his attempts. The team sank 70.5 percent of their total attempts at the charity line. Raymond Felton shot just 20 percent from the field, but he made 6-of-9 free throws, making four during the final minute of the game.
Kenyon Martin and Nene each fell a rebound short of a double-double to go with the 13 points and 10 points, respectively. Still coming back from injury, Arron Afflalo played just 19 minutes, but J.R. Smith helped with 15 points off the bench.
Despite the win, the Nuggets still haven't been able to stop Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They scored 31 and 30 points, respectively. Serge Ibaka had another double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
The Nuggets had a six-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but were tied at 45 during halftime. But once Smith nailed a three with 35 seconds left in the third quarter, the Nuggets never trailed again in the game.
The series will now shift back to Oklahoma City for Game 5 on Wednesday, April 27.
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