Denver Nuggets Vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game-Preview

Nov 18, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) attempts a shot against Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler (21) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Denver Nuggets will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at home. The Nuggets are fresh off a win, but tonight’s game is going to be much more difficult. The Thunder are winners of 6 straight, and are on fire. They are second in the Western Conference, and beat the Nuggets by two back in November. The Nuggets will be looking to even the series at 1 by the nights end.

Ty Lawson will once again be a major factor for the Nuggs in this one. He bounced back from his poor performance Friday by scoring 12 points on Sunday, but it will be interesting to see how the hamstring holds up tonight. We will find out if he is definitely 100%, like he has been claiming he is. Also, shooting guard Randy Foye missed practice yesterday with a sore ankle after rolling his ankle on Sunday. He should be good to go, and will be needed if the Nuggets want to take down the Thunder.

Wilson Chandler has been playing great for the Nuggets and I can’t wait to see how he plays against Durant. Chandler has led the Nuggets in scoring the last few games, while Durant has led his team all season. The two will likely be matched up together all night, so it will be interesting to see if Chandler can keep up his terrific play. Hopefully, Chandler can continue his scoring surge and play good defense on Durant all night.

Kevin Durant is going to obviously be a problem for the Nuggets. The forward is averaging 28 points per game, and 8 rebounds. Stopping him is difficult, and the Nuggets couldn’t handle him last time around. KD dropped 38 and 8 against the Nuggets in November as they were unable to contain him. It is extremely important for the Nuggets to limit the all-star’s scoring for them to come out with the win.

It will certainly not be easy, but I see the Nuggets stealing one at home tonight. The Nuggets will have the revenge factor going, and will be playing with momentum from their win on Sunday. Also, the Nuggs have played well at home all year long, so look for the crowd to help get them going, My final predication is a Nuggets win with a score of 112-110. Follow along with us on twitter for updates and on the site during the game!

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