The Nuggets lost to the Thunder last night by a score of 117-96. The Nuggets have been turning things around of late and are showing some bright spots late in the season. It is officially safe to say this has been a lost season for the Nuggs, but there is no reason to not think that the future is bright. The loss to the Thunder kills some of the momentum, but I was not that disappointed with the way the Nuggets performed.
Ty Lawson led the way for Denver by scoring 25 points to go along with 7 assists. He has been doing this all year long and it appears that it isn’t going to stop. Lawson will be an all-star next year and he is clearly going to be our best player for years to come. Another player who played well last night was Kenneth Faried. He has been on a tear and he posted a double-double. Faried is showing us more and more each game and the Nuggets have to be thankful they didn’t just let him leave.
Kevin Durant did his thing last night against the Nuggs. He posted 27 points and also had 8 assists. Durant has been unstoppable and is looking like he will win his first MVP award. Serge Ibaka also played well for the Thunder by scoring 15 points. The Thunder controlled most of the game and the Nuggets simply could not keep pace or take over.
The loss hurts, but the Nuggets have to stay positive. They have a solid nucleus to build around with Lawson and Faried and they will do a great job of filling in the rest soon enough. Up next for the Nuggets is the Spurs tomorrow night. The Spurs are winners of 14th straight, so the Nuggets better be ready to play.