The Oklahoma City trails the Denver Nuggets 58-53 at halftime after closing the half on an 8-0 run. Kevin Durant is leading the way for the Thunder with 20 points.
Russell Westbrook has 13 points and six assists and has a couple of amazing dunks including the one above. Westbrook is noticeably passing better in this game and already past his season average in the game.
The Thunder usually have a huge advantage with their second unit but that isn’t the case against Denver. The Nuggets pulled away with their bench in there led by Kosta Koufos who has 11 points and eight rebounds. Chris Andersen is plus-16 in 12 minutes so far.
The Thunder have turned the ball over seven times and this isn’t a good thing when playing an opponent like Denver that is so good on the fast break. The Nuggets have 16 fast break points to the Thunder’s 12 in the first half.
Corey Brewer has played solid defense on Durant and is doing a little bit of everything so far with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The Nuggets are showing how they can be so deadly spreading the wealth on offense and having 17 of their 25 field goals assisted.
The Thunder will need to ride the momentum they created just before the half to comeback some more in the second half. Denver cannot matchup with Durant but he needs some help. Westbrook has missed some jumpers and James Harden is 1-of-4 from deep so far.