The Thunder’s up three games to none over Denver. They walked into an incredibly hostile place and pulled out an unbelievably gritty win to put themselves in an excellent position to finish this series and move on to the second round.
But whoa boy, it did not come easy.
(Remember, the Thunder won the game. They’re up 3-0. Remember that.)
Oklahoma City did an unbelievable job of withstanding a barrage of free throws in the third quarter by Denver to which the Nuggets took a 73-71 lead into the fourth and every drop of momentum there could be into the fourth. The Thunder didn’t execute by any means, but behind four straight stops and holding Denver without a bucket for almost five minutes, OKC stretched out to a comfortable lead late in the game. Russell Westbrook dropped a big shot. The Thunder dominated the glass. It was a textbook close of a team on the road. Keep Reading…