The Denver Nuggets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder at home Thursday night by a score of 101 -88. The Nuggets didn’t just win, they dominated. They controlled the game all night long, and got huge contributions from the bench. The win goes down as the Nuggets fourth in a row, and they are hot. Denver has scored over 100 points in each win, and they are now over .500 with a record of 18-17.
This is a fun team to watch. That is, when they are hot. We are always talking about how inconsistent the Nuggets can be, but they might be getting rid of that label pretty soon. Anyway, Evan Fournier came off the bench last night and looked great. He scored 19 points and hit from deep 4 times. Fournier has seen his minutes increase, and that trend should continue if he continues his impressive play.
The man of the night for the Nuggets was Randy Foye. Foye has been shooting lights out, and that continued last night. The shooting guard hit six 3’s and finished the game with 24 points. This is great for the Nuggs. Finally, Foye is contributing and showing us why Brian Shaw has started him all season long. Also having a big game was Ty Lawson. The star had 16 points and 14 assist. Lawson has been huge for the Nuggets this season, and he showed why he will be an all-star by stepping up in a big time game.
As for the Thunder, Kevin Durant did his thing, in the first half. Durant was unstoppable in the first half by posting 24 points. Basically, he did whatever he wanted with the Nuggets defenders. However, in the second half a completely different Durant showed up. He was only able to score 6 points. It was strange for sure, but the Nugget stiffened up on defense and made the adjustments that they needed to.
The Nuggets are making moves to get back in the top 8 in the West. Randy Foye’s hot shooting, and Ty Lawson’s consistent play will certainly help, but the big men will eventually need to step up. The 4 game win streak has helped fans forget about the brutal losing streak from a week ago. Up next for Denver is the Orlando Magic tomorrow night at 7. Be sure to check in for updates surrounding the game.
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