The Oklahoma City came roaring back in the second half to defeat the Denver Nuggets by a score of 103-90. The Thunder outscored the Nuggets 28-14 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Led by Kevin Durant's 24 points, the Thunder improve to a Western Conference best 33-10 with the victory.
Durant hit 8-15 field goal attempts and 7-8 free throws to account for his 24. Russell Westbrook added 23 points, six rebounds and five assists but was also saddled with seven turnovers. James Harden added 18 points off the bench.
Andre Miller led the Nuggets with 17 points on 7-9 shots. Danilo Gallinari had a quiet second half and finished with 15. Aaron Afflalo added 10 points in the loss.
The Nuggets were playing without starting center Nene who was traded to the Washington Wizards for center JaVale McGee as a part of a three-team trade prior to Thursday's deadline.
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