Thunder Can’t Climb the Mountain in Loss at Denver
The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied on the road, but couldn’t catch the Denver Nuggets in a 107-100 loss at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday night.
The Thunder trailed by as many as 16 points in the third quarter, but made a surge, and when Serge Ibaka hit a three-pointer, the Denver lead was just three, 101-98.
The Nuggets responded with back-to-back three-pointers from Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo to make it 107-98 and clinch the win for Denver.
Chandler led the Nuggets with 21 points.
OKC shot 46 percent from the field and made 10 three-pointers, but Denver made 10 three’s as well, and shot 49 percent from the field for the game.
Turnovers were an issue as well for the Thunder, as Denver outscored OKC 18-9 off turnovers.
Ibaka led the Thunder with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Sebastian Telfair had a perfect shooting night.
Telfair made all seven of his field goal attempts, including four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points.
Reggie Jackson scored 16 points, but made just 5 of 20 from the floor, while Anthony Morrow added 10 points.
The Thunder have lost four in a row and dropped to 3-10 on the season.
Denver avenged an earlier loss to the Thunder in OKC to improve to 4-7.
The Thunder return home Friday night to host Brooklyn at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.