National Basketball Association
Denver 121, Oklahoma City 118
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 20, 2013
Nuggets 121, Thunder 118 (OT)
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
#29 Mark Lindsay, #22 Bill Spooner, #33 Zach Zarba
: Corey Brewer scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and ended a wild overtime by blocking Russell Westbrook's potential game-tying 3-pointer as host Denver avenged Wednesday's loss in Oklahoma City.
Despite Brewer's efforts, the Nuggets lost an 11-point lead in the final three minutes of regulation and were forced to play overtime when Westbrook canned his only 3-pointer of the night with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Both Kevin Durant and Westbrook missed 3-pointers in the final three seconds of overtime.
Danilo Galinari scored 18 points and Kenneth Faried added 16 for Denver, including a basket with 46 seconds left in overtime that gave the Nuggets the lead for good at 117-116. Durant had 37 points and Westbrook 36 for Oklahoma City, which had won six in a row, including an overtime affair at Dallas on Friday.
After scoring the go-ahead hoop, Faried missed two free throws with 10 ticks remaining. However, Nick Collison committed an offensive foul on the other end and Andre Miller hit two free throws to make it 119-116. Durant made two of his own to make it a one-point game and Wilson Chandler also hit a pair of foul shots before the failed final possession for the Thunder.
Denver led by a point at halftime and by two after three quarters. Brewer's two free throws with 3:03 left in the fourth made it 107-96. Westbrook scored seven points and both Durant and Kevin Martin hit 3-pointers during Oklahoma City's fourth-quarter rally.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Martin scored 18 points off the bench and Serge Ibaka added 16 for the Thunder. ... Kosta Koufos had 10 points and 11 boards for Denver, which had a 50-39 advantage on the glass. ... Durant had made 39 straight free throws before missing one moments before Faried gave the Nuggets the lead in overtime. He was 20-of-21 from the line against Denver.
Top Game Performances
Kevin Durant 37
Corey Brewer 26
Russell Westbrook 9
Ty Lawson 9
Russell Westbrook 8
Kosta Koufos 11
Kevin Durant 20
||Free Throws Made
Corey Brewer 5
Kevin Martin 3
Danilo Gallinari 3
Serge Ibaka 2
Kenneth Faried 4
Team Stats Summary
Denver will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .579 after a loss.
Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Thunder have a W/L % of .758 after a win and .875 after a loss.