Nuggets vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Nuggets vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Nuggets vs. Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Denver Nuggets (15-15) play against the Oklahoma City Thunder (19-19) at Paycom Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 22, 2021

Denver Nuggets 94, Oklahoma City Thunder 108 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets opened tonight with Aaron Gordon guarding Josh Giddey. Monte Morris, Will Barton, Jeff Green checked SGA for most of the first half. SGA only scored one basket with Gordon as his primary defender tonight. In the third, Gordon gave really good defensive effort. pic.twitter.com/PhYdQPMSGR1:47 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll, presented by @DKSportsbook:
The Nuggets embarrassed themselves with a poor showing on Wednesday after 4 days of rest, losing to OKC and having the starters pulled in the middle of the third quarter.
It’s all about pride. denverstiffs.com/2021/12/22/228…1:42 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone on the opening play of the game. Denver gave up an uncontested 3 after OKC won the tip: “I’ve never seen that. Right from the very beginning of the game, on a jump ball, I knew that we weren’t locked in.” pic.twitter.com/0L4AAbNSEM1:00 AM

Michael Singer @msinger
Austin Rivers said the two court side fans were chirping every time down the court. First it was about Doc, and then it was about his sister. Here’s why Austin had them tossed from Wednesday’s game:
denverpost.com/2021/12/22/nug…12:41 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Franz Wagner, 25 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Josh Giddey, 14 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, 14 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl
Alperen Sengun, 10 pts 8 reb, 4 ast
Josh Christopher, 9 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast
BJ Boston, 8 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast – 12:33 AM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Insane day. Felt like we were on it all day, and pumped for the double SGA and Time Lord flag plants!
Recorded 3 Ball a little early to rest up for the big day on Thursday.
Check it out!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/est…12:26 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic became the 6th Nuggets player in franchise history to score 9,000 points tonight and got benched in a loss to the Thunder. – 11:39 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Asked Austin Rivers if he was surprised when Adam Silver said there were no plans to pause the season:
“Yeah, I was surprised. … Look what’s going on. Guys are f****** dropping like flies right now, man.” – 11:30 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Austin Rivers on having two courtside fans ejected:
“I’ve been taking a lot of heat since I’ve been, what, eighth grade just because of who my father is, so people like to talk. You got little punks like that that sit courtside and get real bold because they feel special …” – 11:19 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA on if he was focused on trying to get a triple double when he needed 1 more rebound:
“Nah, not at all. I can’t keep track of stats while I’m playing. I’m just trying to win.”
Well it’s all I was focused on, Shai. pic.twitter.com/u2fO4GQGxO11:07 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey on the 3 game win streak: “After that Memphis loss… we took that personally and wanted to come out and prove that’s not who we are. We didn’t want to be remembered for that.” pic.twitter.com/B32l12Ru2F11:03 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Austin Rivers said he had the two courtside fans ejected because they were talking about his family constantly. Said first it started with his dad, and then the comments went to his sister.
Called them “punks.” – 11:00 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
We’ll look to bounce back tomorrow.
nba.com/nuggets/news/n…11:00 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Tonight was Will Barton’s third straight game of scoring in single digits.
He had just two other instances all season of scoring in single digits.
He’s shooting 8-of-29 (27.6%) from the field in his last three games. Really struggling to get back to where he was. – 10:51 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Talking heads gonna have to find a new team to bad mouth for tanking, cause OKC ain’t it. – 10:45 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
❝Playing my game, getting to my spots and trusting my work❞
@NickAGallo 🎤 @Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pic.twitter.com/gD5zXH5Dz310:42 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Malone on Bones Hyland’s ankle injury: “Got some treatment [at halftime], was able to play in the second half. Saw him limping out there and wanted to get him out of there.” – 10:32 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Darius Bazley
17 points
11 rebounds
1 assist
2 blocks
7-11 shooting
(28 minutes)
Nikola Jokic
13 points
7 rebounds
3 assists
2 blocks
5-9 shooting
(25 minutes)
OKC is 3-0 since Bench Bazley. – 10:32 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
📊
@Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 27 PTS, 11 REB, 12 AST
@BazleyDarius 17 PTS, 11 REB, 2 BLK
@luthebeast 15 PTS, 6 REB
@Josh Giddey 14 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
@Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 14 PTS, 9 REB
@dfavors14 10 PTS, 6 REB
@tre2mann3 7 PTS, 4 REB
@tyjerome_ 2 PTS, 3 REB
@roby_isaiah 2 REB
@aleksejpokusevs 1 REB, 1 STL pic.twitter.com/mRFuyzAERU10:30 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder have won three in a row.
All of them against playoff teams.
Hey OKC can still get Banchero or Holmgren… via that Clippers pick. – 10:25 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
SGA tonight:
27 PTS
11 REB
12 AST
OKC has a win percentage of .530 when Shai plays — .167 when he doesn’t. pic.twitter.com/OFzZHyvrrm10:22 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Jokic led all Nuggets in scoring tonight with 13 points. – 10:22 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Final rotations for the Nuggets as they get freaking rolled by the OKC Thunder 108-94.
-Shai and Josh Giddey took turns dominating Monte Morris, Will Barton, and Aaron Gordon in pick and roll
-Zeke Nnaji gets pulled after first half cardio
-Bench earns credit for some fight late pic.twitter.com/9fbZAUlQto10:21 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The second triple-double of @Shai Gilgeous-Alexander‘s career.
27 PTS, 11 REB, 12 AST 📊 pic.twitter.com/TMQEc7jmHz10:20 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Shai was pretty damn good tonight. Completely dominated first 36 minutes of the game. – 10:19 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
A nice job by the #Nuggets bench of making a game of this in the 4th quarter, but the early rust of a 4-day layoff showed in that first quarter. They were never able to completely dig out of that hole. – 10:18 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander getting a triple double, Bazley put back slam, this is amazing. – 10:18 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
And now it’s a triple-double for SGA: 27 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. – 10:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Second career triple-double for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. – 10:17 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has his second career triple double and his first in front of an OKC crowd.
Only 182 more to catch Russell Westbrook. – 10:16 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets with the classic 38/28/57 shooting split as a team. – 10:16 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Davon Reed took a shot from the base of the hoop to his back. It took him a while to get back up. He’s staying in but that looked painful. – 10:12 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA stuck at 1 rebound away from a triple double.
Steven Adams would never. – 10:06 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Nuggets still don’t have one starter in. And it’s a nine-point game with 4:20 left. Odd. – 10:06 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA is 1-of-8 in the second half after going 9-of-14 in the first half. – 10:00 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Fascinating to watch this SGA drive past Aaron Gordon in slow motion. He waits until the instant Gordon begins crouches in his stance and THEN attacks.
That way, he catches Gordon before he can plant to cut off the driving angle. pic.twitter.com/Gd7wjCCVbK9:55 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Austin Rivers hit that three and then told officials the court side fans said something to him. At the timeout, security walked two fans off the court. pic.twitter.com/sgDIjiYVwU9:54 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
The Nuggets have been in OKC since Monday. Clearly took in too much of the nightlife here. – 9:52 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets using Vlatko as the roller instead of JaMychal shows where they’re at with this bench offense. It’s working much better. – 9:51 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Don’t care how much OKC is leading by, they gotta put SGA back in.
Thunder fans have been triple double blue balled enough this year. – 9:49 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
out the way 😤
@DevonEnergy 4th Quarter Commitment pic.twitter.com/YhcyVXc7YY9:46 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Hey OKC tried their best to tank tonight by benching the GOAT, err, the Moose. – 9:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Umm… how are we going to get an SGA game-winner if the Thunder are blowing out the Nuggets? – 9:41 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder’s 86-64 lead was its largest of the season. OKC led New Orleans by 21 on 11/10. – 9:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Derrick Favors is feeling it from the mid-range this evening. Keeps finding that soft spot. – 9:35 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
if Robin Lopez gets to 10 assists–he’s just one away–we have to call him the Trickster or something. Not quite the Joker, but in the same vein! (and both portrayed by Mark Hamill!) – 9:32 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Lu Dort misses a 3, dives out of bounds to save it and takes it from two Nuggets, swings it across court to Giddey, runs all the way to the other side of the court, catches a pass back from Giddey, splashes a 3.
Kids, this is the face of hustle and effort: pic.twitter.com/wgIFYuyoI39:32 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
My son started peeing across the room in the middle of a doctor’s appointment today.
1) I’ve never been more proud.
2) I reflexively caught the stream mid air like a young Pee Wee Reese and I’ve never been more proud of myself.
This account is no longer just NBA stat nuggets. – 9:32 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Denver should pull Morris, Barton, and Gordon right now. – 9:32 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Could see that timeout coming. #Nuggets are getting beat (let’s call it crushed) on the glass 37-24.
Thunder lead up to 77-61. – 9:32 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bones is at the scorer’s table. – 9:30 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is must-see-tv every night right now. Just an elite improv ability with the ball. – 9:25 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC triple double watch, but not who you think:
SGA has 21-5-6 early in the 3rd quarter. – 9:21 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Jamal Murray got in on the #Nuggets halftime layup line. pic.twitter.com/dfu40rVQ1Z9:16 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
I’d like to think this is Josh Giddey fixing his hair while simultaneously defending an Austin Rivers drive. pic.twitter.com/umYKuoODdv9:12 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Numbers from the first 24 📊 pic.twitter.com/XqzOsNatb39:11 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
The Nuggets are down 60-52 at the half to the Thunder.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander cannot be stopped with 19/5/4, OKC is dominating inside with 42 points in the paint but Aaron Gordon looks solid as his connection with Jokic grows.
What’s your message to the team? – 9:10 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
So the Nuggets really need to shrink the floor and wall off the paint in the second half. Giving up 42 PITP to the Thunder in the first half is not a recipe for success. A halftime adjustment has to be making OKC score in other ways. – 9:09 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
This, my friends is waaaay too many buckets in the paint. OKC scored 42 points on 21/28 shooting (75 percent) in the paint in the first half. The #Nuggets must shut this off in the 2nd half. pic.twitter.com/duaZPaamFK9:07 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations as the Nuggets trail the Thunder 60-52.
-Shai is roasting Denver’s pick and roll coverage. Favors is setting good screens and Jokić is being put in 1-on-2’s every time
-Zeke Nnaji has 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 in 8 minutes, 0/4 shooting
-Nuggets have an 80 O RTG in 1H. pic.twitter.com/T9tLiZ2L9o9:06 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Got some work to do after the break pic.twitter.com/XSqDQcPrey9:04 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA with 19 first-half points on 9-of-14 shooting. He’s in attack mode. pic.twitter.com/OAom0pioWe9:04 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
This Thunder offense makes me happy. – 9:02 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
First time in a long time a team hasn’t thrown double teams at or swarmed SGA when he gets to the paint.
What’s he doing with all that space?
19 points in the first half.
That’s why OKC wants to add another elite talent next to Shai. He’s dangerous with more space. – 9:02 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Until Denver solves how to slow SGA, it might not matter how much they score. – 9:01 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
OKC has 42 PITP … in the first half. That’s a ghastly number. – 9:01 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
My god Denver has no answer for Shai. He’s just walking into floaters and layups. – 8:58 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
finding the open man, deflection that creates a fast break
serious broccoli 🥦 pic.twitter.com/siNnJi668G8:58 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I think Nikola Jokic realized he cannot be stopped. – 8:57 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Lmao, Jokić had Jeff Green on a back cut for a layup and Gordon stepped in front of the cutting lane for his own cut and and-1. – 8:57 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Aaron Gordon’s not dumb. One of the biggest reasons he came back to Denver, and loves it here, is because he knows he’s going to eat so many free meals playing alonside Nikola. – 8:56 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
With many more to come 💰
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/3PMziPLZbw8:55 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Starting to think Isaiah Roby can’t guard Nikola Jokic 1-on-1. – 8:55 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Zeke Nnaji can have very strong defensive possessions and yet he struggles with finishing the play. He was containing Bazley’s drive well but just got flat-footed at the last second and Bazley was gone. Hopefully that’s just being young and not a lack of athleticism hurting him. – 8:50 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets shooting 32% from the field against the Thunder. Blegh. – 8:50 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets are down 10 to the Thunder midway through the second. How many post/paint touches has Nikola Jokic had tonight? – 8:49 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Isaiah Roby checks in for the first time in two weeks and he’s gotta guard Jokic. Rough world. – 8:47 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Kenrich Williams stan checking in. – 8:47 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bones Hyland has a right ankle sprain and is questionable to return, I’m told. – 8:46 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
What a move by Austin Rivers. – 8:45 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
It looked like Bones twisted his right ankle again. He was holding it on the bench. The hits just keep on coming. – 8:43 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Bones comes up gimpy after hurting his right ankle, which he already sprained earlier this year.
Basically willed the Nuggets offense back in the second quarter. – 8:42 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Bones Hyland twisted his ankle again.
He just took a foul to pull himself out of the game. This has been a reoccurring injury for him. – 8:41 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Looks like another sprained ankle for Bones Hyland. It’s his right ankle again, which has already forced him to miss games this year. He tweaked it, then took a foul and went right to the bench. He’s already wearing braces on both ankles. – 8:41 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Bones just took a foul and appeared to ask out of the game. Monte Morris coming in. Trainers are looking at Bones on the bench. – 8:40 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
3 fouls drawn in a row by Bones. – 8:39 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The NBA gave the Nuggets five days off when they didn’t need it in order to save the Brooklyn Nets for their Christmas Day matchup and I’m SHOCKED they look rusty. – 8:35 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Too much time off from basketball is catching the Nuggets sleepwalking. – 8:35 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Two more blocks for Darius Bazley in the first quarter. He had four on Monday. – 8:34 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
There is some beautiful game stuff happening with the #Nuggets right now. But Facu made it a *little* too beautiful. Just take the layup. – 8:27 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Keys to the game
Nuggets vs OKC
Offense has been humming.
🔑 strong start
🔑 bench repeat Atlanta performance 51 points!!!
🔑 Jokic gonna Jokic – he has been GREAT vs OKC
pic.twitter.com/bKRgXlaP0M8:21 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Another early dime-dropping delight! pic.twitter.com/btTd6UdCBG8:20 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
standard.
@luthebeast | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/aGmGlENLGY8:17 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Left-handed slinger 🤯
The MVP does it all. pic.twitter.com/IjGcT2zk6b8:16 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
omg Nikola – 8:12 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic to Monte Morris. pic.twitter.com/mgbMO3ExfJ8:12 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Same starters ⚡️
Presented by @EnergyTransfer pic.twitter.com/c0yvwH4WSB8:00 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Glad to have ya back, @Jmyke1! pic.twitter.com/ARCjOHpHXp7:54 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
No new injuries for #Suns for Thursday’s game vs. #Thunder. – 7:42 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nuggets starters: Monte, Will, AG, Jeff and Nikola.
No surprises. – 7:41 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters: Morris, Barton, Gordon, Jeff Green, Jokic – 7:40 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Tonight’s starters vs. @Oklahoma City Thunder ⤵️
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/zahzPWzREF7:40 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Delaware Blue Coats win the G League Winter Showcase Cup with 104-98 win over the Oklahoma City Blue. Winners split $100,000. Players split $90K and coaching staff, led by head coach Coby Karl, $10K. pic.twitter.com/CiQUanEQLb7:32 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
After 5 days without a game, we are back in the pregame lounge. Come join!
✅ Jokic game? Bones game?
✅ What the Christmas slate SHOULD be
✅ Altitude TV update
✅ Best bets
youtube.com/watch?v=gh26Vy…7:30 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
This isn’t even all of the @BillHanzlik grandchildren.
But I’ve decided I’m going home and they can do the show tonight.
Nuggets vs OKC with breakdowns from the little ballers. pic.twitter.com/LSiI37asAk7:19 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
What to do with two off-days in OKC: Monday, Nuggets played Pickleball. Assistants Ryan Bowen and Jordi Fernandez were two standouts. Tuesday, Aaron Gordon rented out a movie theater. The team saw Spider-Man. Michael Malone fell asleep but notes he didn’t lose track of the plot. – 7:14 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Aaron Gordon and JaMychal Green are available tonight, #Nuggets say. – 7:03 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets say Aaron Gordon and JaMychal Green are available tonight in OKC. – 7:00 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
UPDATE: Aaron Gordon (left hamstring soreness) and JaMychal Green (right ankle sprain/left knee soreness) are available for tonight’s game.
#MileHighBasketball6:57 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault references Memphis trying to call Josh Giddey into the action to attack him late in the game saying “if you shy away from that now, you miss skills that will be critical.” says toughness is required in the games “we hope to be playing in at some point.” – 6:44 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Back at it 💧
#ULTRADrip x #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/RKvB9qmAFk6:44 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
When the #Nuggets arrived in OKC on Monday, a bunch of them spent three hours at “Chicken and Pickle” playing pickle ball.
Asked Malone how his dink game was: “Oh, I’ve got it all.” – 6:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said the second Blue game Aleksej Pokusevski played in was a “good blueprint.” adds “he looks older to me out there, he is growing into his body, more on balance, defensively it is showing up a little bit there.” – 6:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault calls Denver a “unique” defensive team, adding how big they are. Says they will see if they can handle it. – 6:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander vs Nuggets “I don’t know how they will match with Shai tonight. We have seen different looks with him. Dallas threw [Dorian] Finney-Smith on him” mentions some times throw size on SGA, some do not, like Aaron Gordon tonight for DEN. – 6:41 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault said Darius Bazley is going to be back in the starting five at some point, not necessarily permanently. – 6:33 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Malone said last night, Aaron Gordon organized a team movie night: Spider-Man. – 6:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault confirms Darius Bazley will be back in the starting lineup “at some point” maybe not “full time” – 6:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault mentions Darius Bazley at the five again, “it opens up minutes at the four, for Robinson-Earl, or Poku.” – 6:32 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Michael Malone: This has been the longest one-game road trip ever.
Says the team went to a place called “Chicken and pickle” during their long stay in OKC. Also said Aaron Gordon rented out a movie theater and the team watched Spider-Man. – 6:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Darius Bazley “I am seeing what I was hoping to see. He is embracing the circumstances, rolling with the punches…his energy has been solid and consistent. We know what he is capable of, how do we try to tap into that more consistently?” – 6:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said they want to continue to see what Jeremiah Robinson-Earl looks like as a four. “Hopefully we get off to a good start with it tonight.” – 6:30 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder starters vs Nuggets:
SGA
Dort
Giddey
JRE
Favors
Tre Mann is available. Moose is out. – 6:29 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann (toe sprain) is available tonight, per Mark Daigneault.
Starters same as Monday:
– SGA
– Giddey
– Dort
– Robinson-Earl
– Favors – 6:29 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault announces that the team will start:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Josh Giddey
Lu Dort
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
Derrick Favors – 6:29 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Tre Mann is available. – 6:28 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Scheduling quirk: Coming into the Nuggets game tonight, the Thunder has played a league-low two divisional games, both against the Jazz.
Lots of Nuggets, Blazers and Wolves games coming up for OKC. – 5:59 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Darius Bazley, speaking pregame, on coming off the bench: “Me and coach had already talked in his office beforehand. We were just trying to come up with something that would help the team and myself.”
We’ll have more on this postgame. – 5:55 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
that Final feeling 😄
Tune in now on ESPNews and follow @okcblue as they tip off in the #ATTWinterShowcase Cup Championship Game 🏆 pic.twitter.com/wNGQkdflFx4:59 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder list Tre Mann as questionable (great toe sprain) and Mike Muscala as OUT (rest). The Nuggets are without PJ Dozier, Bol Bol, MPJ, Jamal Murray, and Markus Howard. JaMychal Green, and Aaron Gordon are questionable. – 4:38 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
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Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Going for 🖐 in a row against OKC!
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#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/b62pKeGULC4:26 PM

Will Barton @WillTheThrillB5
Nobody wanna see Astronaut Kid, Super Future, fire-marshal-Future, Future Hendrix, King Pluto when it come to that music. You gon get ya issue. & I ain’t going back & forth bout it. Yo really da 1! – 4:22 PM
Will Barton @WillTheThrillB5
Monster, beast mode, 56 nights, DS2, purple reign, hndrxx, beast mode 2, the wizrd all undeniable classics! He didn’t miss on none of them! Joint tapes what a time to be alive & super slimey undeniable classic projects. It can really get spooky! – 4:15 PM
Will Barton @WillTheThrillB5
Pluto catalog too deep, got plenty hits, plenty anthems, classic mixtapes, classic albums. However you want it he can give it to you. I promise it’ll get ugly for anybody standing in front of him on a stage! The more songs it go the scarier it’s gonna get for any opponent! – 4:02 PM
Will Barton @WillTheThrillB5
He can go from thought it was a drought(what you gonna play to match that?) to my collection(what you gonna play to match that?) it’s nothing nobody can do with him. It’s a reason YE said he the most influential artist in the last 10 years! – 3:51 PM
Will Barton @WillTheThrillB5
Nobody can beat Future in a versus! Future is the 🐐. He got too many energy changers! His range too much for any rapper. Yo got too many gears he can shift to. Too many tempos. He can control & dominate the room with too many differeht sounds. – 3:45 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Gordon Hayward is on the floor for the end of #Hornets practice. He’s available for tomorrow’s game against Denver. pic.twitter.com/A3GmyQLO4M3:20 PM

Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets at DEN 12/23
Cody Martin (H&S protocols) is out
#AllFly3:17 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Pretty excited to watch Nuggets basketball today. It’s been a long time. – 3:09 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets are staring at a critical three-game stretch: at Thunder, vs. Hornets, at Clippers. That leads into a home-in-home with the Warriors next Tuesday/Thursday. Three games Denver should win before visiting Golden State. – 3:06 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
File → Save → Set as Wallpaper ⚡
#ThunderUp | #WallpaperWednesday pic.twitter.com/pITFhT5Yar2:48 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On: Live Mailbag: Most Promising Rebuilding Teams; Most Important Stats; Jokic/Steph/KD’s Seasons in Context w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm
Listen: omny.fm/shows/duncd-on…2:30 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
There are five teams with worse records than the Nuggets that also don’t have the reigning MVP that will be playing on Christmas this year.
And now, Luka’s in protocol anyway. – 2:28 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Move Thunder/Pelicans to Christmas Day you cowards – 2:20 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
‘Tis the season ❄️
#WallpaperWednesday pic.twitter.com/MbqCOD0KzC2:00 PM

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