The Denver Nuggets waited until their third and final game of the regular season against the Oklahoma City Thunder to come out on top, and that's what happened in Wednesday's 106-101 victory on the road. The Nuggets overcame a two-point deficit at the start of the final quarter to inch closer to the sixth spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
This was a solid all-around team effort with nine players scoring at least 10 points each. Ty Lawson led the way with 25 points as well as five rebounds, four assists and two assists. Kenneth Faried added 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, six on the offensive glass. Arron Afflalo and Danilo Gallinari added 15 and 14 points, respectively.
However, the Nuggets couldn't do it without its bench, which scored 35 points. Al Harrington, Corey Brewer and JaVale McGee each scored 10 points.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook added 32 and 30 points, respectively, but only Serge Ibaka with 15 points joined them in double-digit scoring. Westbrook dished out the ball for nine assists, grabbed six rebounds, blocked four shots and stole the ball three times. The team had 13 blocks.
The Thunder had an advantage at the free throw line, hitting 86.7 percent of its shots, but that was on 13-of-15 shooting. The Nuggets went to the line 30 times and connected on 18 of them.
The Nuggets (37-28) close out the season on Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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