Nuggets at Thunder player grades


The Denver Nuggets had some key performers despite the one point loss.

The Denver Nuggets had their hearts shattered against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thanks to a

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very questionable call which put Russell Westbrook at the free throw line to give the Thunder a one point win, Denver’s road struggles continued. However, there were still some bright spots from this loss. While some of the players on the Nuggets struggled, there were a few players who did step up. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at some player grades from Oklahoma City.

Torrey Craig- B+- Craig looked like a diamond in the rough in this game. The newly acquired G League player did a great job playing lock down defense and even had a 100% field goal percentage which resulted in 14 points. Despite the questionable foul at the end, Craig really showcased his potential in this game.

Trey Lyles- B+- Lyles had another impressive performance. He finished with a double double as he scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards. Not to mention, he shot an efficient 60% from the field. He continues to look more and more like a steal for the Denver Nuggets. This is starting to be a normal basis for the young stretch four.

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Gary Harris- B- Gary Harris scared many fans late in the game. He fell on the ground where hit knocked his head on the ground. He was taken out and studied for a potential concussion. That still did not stop him from having an efficient game. Gary finished with 17 points with six assists. The one aspect Harris seems to have really improved recently is his passing. While he has never really been a ball hog, he never racked up the assists like a point guard. This recent stretch has seen him facilitating the offense effectively.