The Oklahoma City Thunder had a career-high 51 points from Kevin Durant, 40 points from Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka had a triple double with 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks, but they still needed overtime to defeat the short-handed Denver Nuggets.
The Thunder scored the final five points with less than a minute left to send the game into overtime. Durant hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds left and then put down dunk with five seconds left to tie the game. The Nuggets Ty Lawson got an open look but the shot did not fall, so the game went into overtime.
In overtime with the Thunder up four points Ibaka blocked a driving Arron Afflalo with 22 seconds left to secure the game for the Thunder.
Even with that offensive explosion the Thunder had a tough time against the Nuggets. Outside of Durant, Russell and Ibaka the rest of the team combined for 19 points with another 10 of those coming from James Harden. The Nuggets were able to keep pace with a balanced scoring attack that had seven players score in double figures with Afflalo leading the way with 27 points.