Thunder vs. Nuggets: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Thunder vs. Nuggets: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Thunder vs. Nuggets: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Oklahoma City Thunder play against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena

The Oklahoma City Thunder are spending $142,587,417 per win while the Denver Nuggetshave not won any games

Game Time: 9:00 PM EDT on Monday October 3, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: N/A
Home TV: Altitude
Away TV: Thunder App
Home Radio: KKSE 92.5FM
Away Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Mark Daigneault said SGA is out the next 2 preseason games and that he’ll be re-evaluated in the next couple of days – 2:54 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Ousmane Dieng receiving some pointers from Chip Engelland pic.twitter.com/IlK0ZKWgMC2:52 PM

Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Here at the BOK center for Thunder practice pic.twitter.com/l2thn1DeVI2:38 PM

Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
MPJ back in the mix 😤
Scary hours pic.twitter.com/BIkSExvcZi2:32 PM

Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Thunder has signed forward Robert Woodard II. He saw action in 12 games with Sacramento last season and in 18 games (15 starts) with the Oklahoma City Blue, Austin Spurs and Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. Per Thunder PR. They waived Sacha Killeya-Jones to make room. – 2:22 PM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced they have waived Sacha Killeya-Jones. The Thunder also announced they have signed Robert Woodard II. – 2:01 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
The Thunder has signed forward Robert Woodard II in another minor roster move. Woodard is likely headed back to the Blue. – 1:52 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Thunder PR:
The Thunder has signed forward Robert Woodard II. He saw action in 12 games with Sacramento last season and in 18 games (15 starts) with the OKC Blue, Austin Spurs and Stockton Kings of the G League, averaged 13.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.5 minutes – 1:51 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
The Thunder announced it has waived Sacha Killeya-Jones. SKJ is likely to end up with the Blue. – 1:45 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Thunder has waived forward Sacha Killeya-Jones.
The roster churn will continue until the season starts. – 1:44 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Thunder PR:
The Thunder has waived forward Sacha Killeya-Jones. – 1:44 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray is back, after 539 days.
Inside his return in Denver’s preseason opener, the nerves, the emotion and the vintage Murray moment to end the 2nd quarter.
“I haven’t been in that mode in a while,” he said last night.
📝 https://t.co/2CkTzKZiWa pic.twitter.com/VfbxF4jHLo1:38 PM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
NEW, as Tua meets with NFL and NFLA people today about league’s ongoing Buffalo-Dolphins investigation: Lots of Teddy Bridgewater nuggets, including variations that create mystery about what to expect: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…1:29 PM
BasketNews
@BasketNews_com
International players dominated in many of the categories in the annual NBA GM’s survey
Luka Doncic was selected as the MVP, while Nikola Jokic was named as the best passer 👇
basketnews.com/news-178829-nb…1:05 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
The Nuggets are practicing today, the day after their first preseason game, which is objectively funny.
Probably a light day with mostly film and running thru some of the mistakes made.
Denver’s next preseason game is Friday in Chicago. – 12:52 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
Bones was not good in the first preseason game. That said, I just imagine MPJ listening to this and having fond flashbacks of being the other offense-first dynamo who’s found himself immediately in Malone’s doghouse after some gaffes. pic.twitter.com/Kb5oKExaoF12:19 PM

Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
A few Thunder mentions in the annual NBA GM survey: https://t.co/PIORi1r7Ko
Chet Holmgren finishes second to Paolo Banchero as the rookie who will be the best player in five years pic.twitter.com/eJhZJvCFLI12:13 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Last night consisted of high-energy from both teams right from the start with extra efforts on the perimeter and hard collisions in the paint.
@NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson share in-game notes from last night’s win in Denver.
nba.com/thunder/news/g…11:20 AM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Mornin’ Nuggets Nation
Let’s watch Jamal’s first bucket again 😊 pic.twitter.com/1VtESNzMCN11:16 AM

Barry Jackson
@flasportsbuzz
ESPN’s Miami assignments this week: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek on UM-UNC at 4 Saturday on ESPN2; Mike Breen, Doris Burke on Heat-Nets Thursday night… Breen, universally liked and respected, returning to work quickly after his Long Island home was tragically destroyed in fire. – 11:12 AM
Keith Smith
@KeithSmithNBA
11 teams are currently over the luxury tax line (ordered by how far over, not by total tax bill):
1. LAC $41.7M
2. GSW $40.2M
3. BKN $33.0M
4. MIL $26.4M
5. BOS $21.9M
6. LAL $18.3M
7. PHX $16.2M
8. DAL $14.6M
9. DEN $10.5M
10. PHI $5.9
11. TOR $41K (will be under after waivers) – 10:30 AM
Michael Singer
@msinger
In the NBA’s annual GM survey, the #Nuggets were predicted to finish 4th overall. Re. MVP likelihood, Nikola Jokic didn’t even crack the top four this season. That went to Luka, Giannis, Embiid and Curry. – 10:22 AM
Chris Sheridan
@sheridanhoops
Josh Giddey of the OKC #Thunder nearly triple-doubled last night (one assist shy), and he is on the board this morning at 50-1 at some sportsbooks for Most Improved Player. That will not last. More on this later today. – 9:18 AM
BasketNews
@BasketNews_com
Who else missed Nikola Jokic’s NBA assists? 🤩
🎥@NBATV pic.twitter.com/Wwx9RJ7ujq4:48 AM

BasketNews
@BasketNews_com
After 539 days Jamal Murray scores his first bucket 😊
🎥@NBATV pic.twitter.com/9PtuvmhNGT3:18 AM

Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Aaron Gordon with the Mile High Salute after his 1st quarter dunk tonight. pic.twitter.com/aUblUmPxmU1:30 AM

Katy Winge
@katywinge
I missed this. Good night Nuggets Nation. – 1:24 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Sharing their immediate thoughts after the preseason opener, @NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson breakdown how an intense week of training camp transcended to a win tonight for the Thunder. pic.twitter.com/FHKqlcN3zQ1:01 AM

Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– The returns of Jamal Murray, Kawhi, Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard
– First impressions
– Overreactions permitted
– The rookies
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Join us!
📺 youtube.com/watch?v=osyg7G…12:59 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
❝It felt like 2K.❞🎮
@NickAGallo caught up with @JdubPSCEO after a preseason win from Denver. pic.twitter.com/ExZX9ouTwk12:34 AM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Asked MPJ whether he felt tonight was a good reminder of what he can do: “I decided not to play for other people anymore… You can have an amazing season, and there will still be critics. I don’t think I was really trying to remind people as much as for my team and for myself.” – 12:28 AM
Michael Singer
@msinger
MPJ, on if it’s hard to balance his shot-making vs. distribution:
“I remember my rookie year, they would be so upset with some of the shots I would take. Eventually, they learned, that’s my game, that’s how I’ve always played. There’s definitely a balance …” – 12:22 AM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Michael Porter Jr. on taking and making tough shots outside of the flow of the offensive system:
“I remember my rookie year, they would be so upset with some shots I would take. Eventually they learned at the end of the day that that’s my game. That’s how I’ve always played.” – 12:17 AM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Watch Jamal Murray, Kawhi Leonard score first buckets in returns nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/04/wat…12:08 AM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Thunder postgame takeaways are back.
Here’s what I saw and learned from OKC’s preseason win in Denver: oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…12:03 AM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray after his first game back in 18 months: “It’s a check mark for sure. It’s one of those mental checks…Got my feel. Felt the crowd. Felt the team, the ball moment, moving on the floor. It’s different than practice. Way different. It was just a lot of fun.” – 11:53 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray said he was laughing after Joker told him to go shoot the technical free throw. He said he knew he was gonna miss it because all eyes were on him, and he was cracking up.
“It was too much anticipation.” – 11:50 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray admitted after he hit the jumper to end the 2nd Q, he said: “That’s what I do.” – 11:47 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray, with a big smile: “I felt like a rookie out there.”
Said the game was faster than he remembered. – 11:46 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray:
“I felt like a rookie out there.” – 11:45 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Michael Malone: “Bones has to do a better job of running his team.”
Added he felt he “took a couple plays off.”
Said that can’t happen and is confident Bones will be better. – 11:40 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Michael Malone says the second unit struggled. On Bones Hyland: “I thought he took some plays off, which is unacceptable.” – 11:40 PM
Vinny Benedetto
@VBenedetto
Michael Malone says there zero concern about Nikola Jokic’s right hand/wrist, which had a wrap on it after halftime. Says he hasn’t heard anything about an injury. – 11:39 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Michael Malone postgame: “We didn’t get better. The only silver lining of the game was the close to the 2nd quarter.” He also said it was great to see Jamal Murray return and make some shots. – 11:37 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Three players from the 2021 Thunder draft class led OKC in scoring tonight.
Tre Mann
17 points
6-11 shooting
3-6 from 3
Aaron Wiggins
15 points
5-8 shooting
4-4 from 3
Josh Giddey
14 points
6-11 shooting
2-2 from 3
Combined
46 points
17-30 shooting
9-12 from 3 – 11:34 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams postgame said this felt like 2k and he is glad he doesn’t have to go go class after games anymore. We must protect JDUB at all cost. – 11:26 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Water(s) power 💦
@LindyWatersIII | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/m1wmAftsDI11:26 PM

Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Thunder without SGA, Lu Dort, Moose or Chet Holmgren beat the full strength Nuggets 112-101.
Pouring one out for Victor Wembanyama to OKC. pic.twitter.com/BwtErutx8L11:26 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Jalen Williams on his NBA preseason debut: “It felt like 2K.” – 11:25 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
First NBA bucket from @Peyton Watson 👏
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/2zhCZIugB211:25 PM

Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Huge game from Zeke Nnaji off the bench: 15 points in 17 minutes, shot 6-11 from the floor with 6 rebounds. Didn’t play with the second unit — that was DeAndre Jordan tonight. – 11:24 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Alright, that’ll do it for the first preseason game of the year.
Murray and Porter looked back.
Joker looked disinterested (as he should be).
Bench looked subpar.
Lots to evaluate tonight. Recap article up soon. Podcast tonight. – 11:24 PM
Jon Hamm
@JonMHamm
Jaylin Williams tried to take a charge – 11:21 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Sacha Killeya-Jones checks in late in the fourth, making his unofficial Thunder debut. SKJ, a training camp invitee, is likely headed to the OKC Blue. – 11:20 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
free safety making the play with a pick and score 💪
#EugeneOmoruyi | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/2RcYhbQgGq11:15 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Refined mechanics and all, Zeke Nnaji buries a 3 from the top of the arc. He’s got a team-high 13 on 5-of-7 shooting. Think the goal/hope is that he pushes DJ all preseason for that backup 5. – 11:13 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
this ball movement is unmatched 🤌 pic.twitter.com/hX5baaOjWm11:08 PM

Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey preseason shoulda been triple double:
14 points
12 rebounds
9 assists
1 block
2 steals
2-2 from 3 (!)
25 minutes
Feel pretty confident saying if Giddey played the 4th quarter, he would’ve got it. – 11:07 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
David Nwaba is getting some fourth-quarter minutes. As reported earlier, he’s the only player from that Rockets trade who’s with the Thunder tonight. – 11:04 PM
Brian Mahoney
@briancmahoney
Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray back among NBA happy returns (from @AP) apnews.com/article/18c301…11:04 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
David Nwaba checks in – 11:01 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
David Nwaba the veteran. – 11:01 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic has had a wrap around his right wrist/hand on the bench throughout the 2nd half. He’s fine, I’m told. Nothing to worry about. pic.twitter.com/lx4piqbJQz10:55 PM

Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
There were not 54 better players than Aaron Wiggins in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Wiggins almost went undrafted. In a re-draft, I bet he’s closer to a 1st rounder. – 10:50 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Rooks livin’ out their dream tonight 🙌 pic.twitter.com/bOHgVgcfOP10:49 PM

Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
On official David Nwaba watch now – 10:47 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Aaron Wiggins is 4-of-4 from three. – 10:46 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
We advise hoopers to not jump with Zeke – 10:45 PM
Vinny Benedetto
@VBenedetto
Zeke with a powerful dunk over a pair of Thunder defenders. – 10:44 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Chip Engelland sitting so close to Josh Giddey on the bench we should call him Chip Australia. – 10:43 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Really nice three by Ousmane Dieng and ball movement to set up the long 3. – 10:41 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann last season➡️ Tre Mann this season pic.twitter.com/IuMt49WkON10:40 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nuggets getting deeper into their bench. Zeke Nnaji’s getting his first minutes of the night right now. Christian Braun’s in at small forward. Ish Smith getting even more run too — didn’t look like Michael Malone was pleased with Bones Hyland’s play tonight. – 10:40 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Jamal Murray first game in 539 days:
10 PTS
2 AST
4-7 FG
2-3 3P
in 15 MINS
Welcome back. pic.twitter.com/cPGNnOvkaL10:39 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
defense fueling the offense ⛽️ pic.twitter.com/ERYl8h0gis10:37 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Michael Malone calls a timeout and has some words for Bones Hyland. Bones likely done for the night. – 10:35 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Another Triple for Josh Giddey. Chip Engelland deserves a raise already. – 10:35 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Giddey sure does love him some cross court passes lol – 10:34 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Zeke Nnaji enters for the first time at the 5:17 mark in the third quarter. – 10:33 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey hits his first 3 of the night.
He’s shooting 100% in the Chip Engelland era. – 10:33 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
That Giddey pass def had some velo – 10:32 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey is one assist away from a preseason triple-double. – 10:32 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Aaron Wiggins is a really good NBA player. Finding a rotational piece at 55 is insane value. – 10:29 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Nikola Jokic emerged from the locker room with a wrap on his right wrist. Am told he’s fine. Still, can almost guarantee the starters are done tonight. – 10:28 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Final lines for Denver’s starters:
– Jamal Murray: 10 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts
– Michael Porter Jr: 12 pts (2-4 3FG’s)
– Aaron Gordon: 10 pts, 4 rebs
– Nikola Jokic: 2 pts (0-1 FG’s), 5 rebs, 3 asts
– Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 2 pts (1-8 FG’s) – 10:27 PM
Tas Melas
@TasMelas
JAMAL MURRAY IS BACK – 10:21 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Aaron Wiggins is starting the second half in place of Kenrich Williams. – 10:20 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Michael Malone starting the second unit in the 3rd quarter. Looks like that’s it from the starters.
Joker finishes (I assume) with 2 points, Murray with 10 and MPJ with 12. – 10:20 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Numbers from the first half pic.twitter.com/SAxX9qdYKs10:19 PM

Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters are done for the night after one half. – 10:19 PM
NBA on ESPN
@ESPNNBA
Jamal Murray feelin’ it 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/22HbtYH9E210:15 PM

Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey on triple double watch at halftime.
4 points
7 rebounds
6 assists
*Scheduled Tweet* – 10:15 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
No stagger of any kid from Michael Malone in tonight’s 1st half. Pretty much played the starters together and then a five-man bench. A talking point at camp was getting Jamal Murray and Bones Hyland on the floor together. We’ll see if that happens later on. – 10:13 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
I’m fine if Denver’s starters sit the whole second half. I dunno if Malone will go that way, but you’ve seen everything you need to see – especially from MPJ and Mal. You’ve got 20 players, get em some run. – 10:11 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray’s 2nd quarter: 10 points on 4-5 shooting. Nuggets’ starters went +4 in their second stint. – 10:10 PM
Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Denver had plenty of sloppy moments but go into the half with a 52-51 lead.
Michael Porter Jr. & Jamal Murray returned to the court & both look great in their returns. MPJ has 12 points & Murray has 10 points & a buzzer beater.
Couldn’t ask for a better confidence start. – 10:08 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann is the player of the half by far. Really improved defensively, effective scoring. Year 2 is off to a great start. – 10:07 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
Murray’s step back bank shot at the buzzer to put Denver up at the half… pic.twitter.com/LQHqQmjYC410:07 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Almost sounds like Thunder assistant Dave Bliss is mic’d up tonight. Can pretty clearly hear him from the bench. – 10:06 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray kisses one off the glass to end the 2nd quarter and then soaks it in for an extra beat or two. He had 10 points in the 2nd quarter alone, and is enjoying every second of it. – 10:05 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Tre Mann with 13 points in 15 1st-half mins – 10:05 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
So MPJ can play a little I guess. – 10:05 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Jamal fade away at the buzzer to close the half
Book it under things you love to see – 10:05 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
And Murray hits a buzzer beater to give the Nuggets a 1-point lead heading into halftime. Ugly first half but starters looked like they found a rhythm over the final 5 minutes. – 10:05 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
KCP has been wide open all half. He’ll be wide open all year. Just gotta hit the shots, and he will. He and Bruce Brown are gonna be sliding around these screens all year and that’s just as pretty. Murray hitting the straight-away 3 is a beautiful thing tho. – 10:04 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
MPJ COOKIN’ – 10:04 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Playoff teams gotta be annoyed watching Kenrich Williams and knowing he signed long term and wants to retire in OKC. – 10:03 PM
Jon Hamm
@JonMHamm
Caldwell-Pope has decided to velcro himself to Tre Mann – 10:02 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Innovative pass there by Tre Mann to Kenrich Williams for the easy under-the-basket layup – 10:02 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray looks a lot more comfortable during this second stint. – 10:01 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann splashes a 3 from Mile High Stadium.
Mann is the leading scorer tonight for either team. – 9:58 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
Jokic might as well be playing this game in flip-flops. I support it – don’t strain yourself big guy, preseason is meaningless. Take it easy, make some passes, sit by the pool in the second half. – 9:58 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
The back-to-back MVP isn’t interested in scoring tonight. He had an OKC defender on a string a few feet away from the basket, and he kicked it to the corner instead. It’d pretty much be peak Jokic for him not to score tonight. (He’s still sitting on 0). – 9:56 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
Jokic is only shooting tonight if he has to. – 9:56 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
I think Joker’s goal tonight is to not take a shot. – 9:55 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
All smiles from Jamal after his first bucket 🥹 pic.twitter.com/iiME6g2UCZ9:55 PM

Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
The GRIN on Jamal Murray’s face as he hits his first shot – a 3 – in 539 days is terrific. Crowd gave a huge cheer. – 9:53 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
Jamal Murray knocks down his first 3. Really cool moment. Crowd was ready for that one. Great to have him back. – 9:52 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Ish Smith finds Jamal Murray in the corner, and he buries it, with a little smile on his face. OKC takes a TO and team rushes onto the floor to congratulate him. – 9:51 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray’s first bucket of the preseason is a 3 from the left corner. A huge smile from him after that one went down. – 9:51 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
JAMAL FROM DEEEP – 9:51 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Ousmane Dieng is a plus defender tonight. That’s the kind of stuff that get him NBA minutes soon rather than later. – 9:48 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Bruce’s first bucket as a Nugget, and it was from deep 🎯 pic.twitter.com/o7J3cwiGP29:47 PM

Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Don’t want to take too much away from one preseason game, but it’s notable that Darius Bazley has almost exclusively played the five. Maybe that explains why Poku got the start. Baze, appropriately sporting No. 55, could be the backup center behind JRE. – 9:46 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Former Thunder, Wizard, Piston, 76er, Hornet, Pelican, Sun, Buck, Magic, Warrior, Grizzly, Rocket, Wizard again and 76er again Ish Smith checks in for the Nuggets. – 9:45 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Ish Smith in for Bones Hyland early in the 2nd quarter. Seems like Bones got the early hook. – 9:43 PM
Michael Pina
@MichaelVPina
might have to watch every nuggets game this year – 9:42 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
intensity and awareness on both ends of the floor 😤 pic.twitter.com/SR2HKGCSUa9:41 PM

Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Thunder first quarter observations
– Tre Mann remains fun. And really fought defensively.
– Swarming defense all around, especially by preseason standards.
– Jalen Williams ran point with the second unit.
– Aaron Wiggins can be a steady two-way contributor. – 9:41 PM
Jon Hamm
@JonMHamm
Have you folks seen the new Thunder Team Edition jerseys yet? pic.twitter.com/yuvQMrcYRs9:40 PM

Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
OKC looks this good without two of their three best players (Chet Holmgren and SGA) and best defender (Lu Dort). Look, it’s one preseason game sure, but my point is don’t let anyone tell you OKC’s future isn’t incredibly bright. This is going to be a fun ride. – 9:38 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
End of the 1st quarter score update.
OKC’s Summer League team minus Chet: 30
Denver’s 2020 WCF team plus Aaron Gordon: 21 – 9:38 PM
Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
That was an extremely preseason first quarter for the Nuggets. The transition points allowed will be the most frustrating part for Malone. Nuggets trail 30-21. – 9:38 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
One down, three to go
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/N3rARI1L0O9:37 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
#Nuggets turn it over 8 times, give up 30 points to OKC after 1. Malone has already taken a couple frustration timeouts, which means the season can officially begin. – 9:37 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
Bones has been careless with the ball early, and I would like to see if they have more than a Bones Make Something Up offense for the bench. – 9:37 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
A Thunder team missing SGA, Chet & Dort scored 30 points in the 1Q against the Nuggets regulars 😳 – 9:36 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nuggets give up 30 points to the Thunder in the 1st quarter. Let’s call that top-5 defense a work in progress. – 9:36 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
The first DeAndre Jordan minutes in Denver haven’t been stellar, and that’s all I’m gonna say about that. – 9:36 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
JDub has 7 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in 4 minutes.
The Jalen Williams All-Rookie Team campaign is off to a fast start.
(Had to delete my last tweet cause JDub scored again as soon as I sent it.) – 9:35 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams truly is special. 3 level scorer that can be that active and defend like that plus his playmaking. Going to be fun to watch his career. What a tough elbow jumper right there. – 9:35 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Jalen Williams is so damn good. – 9:35 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
look out, here comes DeAndre Jordan. – 9:34 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Thunder second unit tonight: Jalen Williams, Aaron Wiggins, Lindy Waters III, Ousmane Dieng, Darius Bazley – 9:33 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
First bench unit of the preseason:
Bones
Bruce Brown
Davon
Jeff Green
DeAndre Jordan – 9:32 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
I believe that was Tre Mann who on his block just now said “give me that sh—“. I’ll never forget you, old friend. pic.twitter.com/eZmdBAj4449:30 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Michael Malone’s second unit right now (all five are in): Bones Hyland, Bruce Brown, Davon Reed, Jeff Green, DeAndre Jordan – 9:29 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Ousmane Dieng checks in – 9:29 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Malone going to Davon Reed and DeAndre Jordan off the bench. For now, 2nd unit is Bones, Bruce, Davon, Jeff and DJ. – 9:29 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann, one of the most buzzed about OKC players during training camp, in the first 8 minutes:
8 points
3-6 shooting
2-3 from 3
1-1 smooth stepback 3s – 9:27 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters go -3 in their first stint. Really sloppy. – 9:27 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Talked about it on Today’s Locked on Thunder, Tre Mann is the best pure scorer OKC has right now without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, can he look effective in that role? So far he is 3-6 with 8 points. – 9:27 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
The Tre Mann hype train isn’t losing any steam through the first eight minutes of preseason ball. – 9:27 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams in one word: active. – 9:24 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray exits at the 4:23 mark of the first. Fans roar at his first stint, even if he’s still searching for his first point. – 9:24 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Tre Mann forcing the miss on a 1v1 👀 – 9:24 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
THEY CALL HIM AIR GORDON FOR A REASON pic.twitter.com/5EFXacTUUl9:24 PM

Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
First sub of the night: Jalen Williams for Josh Giddey. – 9:23 PM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
The Thunder are running. Just sprinting up and down the court like they’re completely at home at altitude. Porter and Gordon are throwing down so far though. – 9:23 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams is on the floor for the first time, as Giddey leaves. Already setting up the offense. – 9:23 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Jalen Williams checks in – 9:23 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey stops and puts his hands up before lightly brushing a Nugget defender on a dish to JRE… and gets hit with a charge.
Then got hit with a tech for waving his hands.
Jamal Murray misses the freebie.
In Michael Cage’s church league, they call that ball don’t lie. – 9:22 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey remains unbelievable. Hit ahead pass by Poku turned into a fantastic and strong bounce pass to Kenrich. Ball movement is fun. – 9:22 PM
Katy Winge
@katywinge
Jamal Murray stepped up to shoot that free throw and looked at his dad and smiled while he pulled his jersey, joking that he needed a sub 😂 – 9:18 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey carried over his summer league animation. Gets a T early in preseason. – 9:17 PM
Katy Winge
@katywinge
POV: You’re announced as a starter for the Denver Nuggets for the first time in 539 days.
Welcome back, Jamal Murray. pic.twitter.com/sypG7aokbz9:17 PM

Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Really good finish at the rim by Josh Giddey. Loved the pass fake on the way to the rim. With his playmaking ability that can be a real tool. – 9:17 PM
Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Sharing the ball, knocking down the open 3-ball and dunking on people and celebrating.
Nuggets are having fun. – 9:16 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
J-Will already rubbing off on the guys. Tre Mann drew a charge from Jamal Murray. – 9:14 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Giddey with a new pocket pass for Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who finished STRONG. – 9:13 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
MPJ looks off a Joker post up for a contested midrange that he makes.
We truly are back. This is awesome. – 9:12 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
Let’s ball – 9:10 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Getting things started from Denver
#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/MvLFDKWYeJ9:10 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Folks, starting lineup intros were something else.
Jamal Murray received a big ovation. So did Michael Porter. pic.twitter.com/0bG9v4xKp29:10 PM

Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray introduced last during Denver’s pregame introductions — Nikola Jokic was first like usual — and was mobbed by his teammates after his name was called. After, 18 months, he’s back. – 9:10 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray was just mobbed by his teammates after he was announced for pre-game introductions. Really cool moment. – 9:09 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
OKC starters vs Nuggets:
Giddey
Mann
Kenny Hustle
Poku
JRE
I repeat… Poku. This is not a drill. – 9:07 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
You can stream Thunder-Nuggets here: nba.com/thunder/presea…9:06 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Thunder starters in Preseason Game No. 1
– Josh Giddey
– Tre Mann
– Kenrich Williams
– Aleksej Pokusevski
– Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 9:04 PM
Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
Cage back on the TV. Feels good. Can’t wait to be back in the compound on Thursday! It’s here! Thunder basketball! – 9:02 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
First (but not last) tunnel huddle of the year 👊 pic.twitter.com/sqQ86WIL7E8:58 PM

Nick DePaula
@NickDePaula
Jamal Murray is back at it in the New Balance Two Wxy 3 🏹 pic.twitter.com/pVBOnNy02k8:51 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Jamal Murray: 2/3 from half court. pic.twitter.com/7csw0fkUpz8:40 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
#Nuggets starters vs. OKC: Jamal Murray, KCP, MPJ, AG, Joker. – 8:36 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nuggets starters vs. Thunder:
Jamal Murray
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Michael Porter Jr.
Aaron Gordon
Nikola Jokic – 8:35 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
JM27 on the court
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/cfEyppicDR8:30 PM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray and Darrell Arthur pregame with Aaron Gordon in the back.
The vibes are crazy. pic.twitter.com/wcLXMuH4zU8:23 PM

Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray just wrapped up his workout pregame here at Ball Arena. It looked pretty identical to the workout he typically went through prior to his ACL injury. Lots of shooting and 1-on-1 work. He and Denver’s starters are expected to play 16-22 minutes tonight. – 8:21 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Jamal Murray ahead of his first NBA game in 18 months. pic.twitter.com/2DVPpIxGLP8:15 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Coach Daigneault speaks with media ahead of tonight’s preseason opener in Denver 🎥 pic.twitter.com/5Gy8WKKfH88:12 PM

Katy Winge
@katywinge
A very smiley Jamal Murray warming up at Ball Arena 👀 pic.twitter.com/WXttx8gPlc8:03 PM

Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Bones Hyland locked in pregame. pic.twitter.com/Nz1H7AmTq27:56 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Been missin’ these candids 📸 pic.twitter.com/IlBUgV9Wq17:39 PM

NBA on ESPN
@ESPNNBA
After almost two seasons, Jamal Murray is set to make his NBA return 👏
(via @Jamal Murray) pic.twitter.com/NmSzAyrWXD7:25 PM

Katy Winge
@katywinge
According to Coach Malone, the plan for tonight is to play the starters for 16-22 minutes. Continue to build that chemistry for the Nuggets. pic.twitter.com/uX2O9A3Swy7:17 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
Malone: Nuggets will play their regular starters. Said in the ballpark of 16-22 minutes. Said he wants to get a good look at the second unit. – 7:17 PM
Vinny Benedetto
@VBenedetto
Plan for the starters tonight, per Michael Malone “to play.” Sounds like 16-22 minutes for the starters tonight vs. OKC. – 7:16 PM
Michael Singer
@msinger
The #Nuggets have picked up Bones Hyland’s third-year option, league source tells @denverpost. – 7:14 PM
Harrison Wind
@HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic isn’t a fan of the Nuggets’ new shooting shirts. pic.twitter.com/MgqIjFFoj07:08 PM

Michael Singer
@msinger
#Nuggets are indeed picking up Zeke Nnaji’s fourth-year option, source confirms. @Adrian Wojnarowski first.
After strong camp, Nnaji has a real opportunity to crack the rotation at backup 5. – 6:23 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski
@wojespn
The Denver Nuggets are picking up forward Zeke Nnaji’s fourth-year option, source tells ESPN. Nnaji, the 22nd pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, has so far earned Michael Malone’s praise in training camp. – 6:21 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
stacked slate tonight for a preseason Monday…
• Ben Simmons vs. Sixers
• Banchero
• Jamal Murray return
• Kawhi Leonard return
• Kent Bazemore return pic.twitter.com/aOC9J7alMX6:01 PM

Adam Mares
@Adam_Mares
Players I’m most excited to watch and analyze in tonight’s Denver Nuggets preseason debut:
1️⃣ Jamal
2️⃣ MPJ
3️⃣ Bones
4️⃣ Zeke
5️⃣ Braun
What’s your list? – 5:26 PM
Sirius XM NBA
@SiriusXMNBA
“I’m excited to go prove myself again”
Jamal Murray has individual goals but he’s mainly happy to be back on the court.
@Vincent Goodwill | @Denver Nuggets | @Jamal Murray pic.twitter.com/1Fp23MVkxQ5:00 PM

Jamal Murray
@BeMore27
539 days later… BOUT THAT TIME!! – 4:12 PM
Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
If you could see anything in tonight’s Nuggets preseason game, what would you choose? – 3:30 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Jamal Murray in 2021:
21.2 PPG
4.8 APG
2.7 3P
48/41/87%
Certified bucket. pic.twitter.com/aN2rihYQcp3:24 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
168 days later…it’s time to put it all together. @NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson bring you today’s @OUHealth Game Day report 📝 pic.twitter.com/EkFuhzkG573:15 PM

Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
David Nwaba makes sense to be the one player from the Rockets trade to stick in OKC.
Hustle☑️
Plays D☑️
High IQ☑️
Hard working☑️
Tradable contract☑️
6’5” with 7’0” wingspan☑️
Named Jalen Williams❎
Roster fluid until the season starts but Nwaba checks most the Thunder boxes. – 3:00 PM
Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Game notes for tonight’s Thunder vs Nuggets: pic.twitter.com/IRXzOKf5R72:34 PM

Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
David Nwaba is wearing 11, last worn by Theo Maledon
Trey Burke, not with the team, is wearing 9 which was last worn by Zavier Simpson
Marquese Chriss is wearing 14, last worn by Jaylen Hoard – 2:29 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Updated Thunder roster heading into first preseason game pic.twitter.com/dRC7or02Qs2:26 PM

Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Thunder center Mike Muscala (left ankle sprain) is not with the team in Denver. It’s not the ankle Muscala had surgery on.
And as expected, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort and Chet Holmgren are not on the trip. – 2:21 PM
Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
David Nwaba, recently acquired from the Rockets, is with the Thunder in Denver for its preseason game tonight. Neither Marquese Chriss nor Trey Burke are with the team. – 2:19 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
The Thunder say Lu Dort suffered a concussion and is in the league’s concussion protocols. – 2:12 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder
@okcthunder
Let the (pre)season commence 🤝
🆚 Denver Nuggets
📍 Ball Arena
⏰ 8PM CT
📺 Thunder App
📻 @sportsanimal
#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/h4NSEQkECt2:04 PM

Marc Stein
@TheSteinLine
The Thunder say Luguentz Dort sustained a concussion during practice Sunday and has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com1:58 PM
Brandon Rahbar
@BrandonRahbar
Lu Dort suffered a concussion during practice.
He won’t play tonight. Bummer.
Get well, Lu. pic.twitter.com/ZvfvC0Tq1T1:54 PM

Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
New Locked on #Thunder Podcast:
🏀 Mailbag pod!
🏀 Who should start?
🏀 Who could breakout?
🏀 What to watch for tonight in the preseason?
#ThunderUp #FirstListen:
https://t.co/mMkaoVLwqq pic.twitter.com/DqACoVg3mJ1:54 PM

Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
Thunder PR:
Lu Dort sustained a concussion in practice yesterday and is under concussion protocol pic.twitter.com/PERpBByLiM1:50 PM

Joe Mussatto
@joe_mussatto
Per Thunder: Lu Dort suffered a concussion in practice yesterday and has been placed in concussion protocol – 1:49 PM
Marc J. Spears
@MarcJSpears
The Thunder say guard Luguentz Dort sustained a concussion during yesterday’s team practice and has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol. – 1:49 PM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
GAMEDAY IN DENVER, COLORADO pic.twitter.com/YiONFs5Mgf1:00 PM

Rylan Stiles
@Rylan_Stiles
PRESEASON BASKETBALL IS HERE! Previewing the #Thunder taking on the #Nuggets in their preseason opener:
thunderousintentions.com/2022/10/03/okl…12:34 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Tonight:
Jamal Murray first game after 539 days.
Kawhi first game after 476 days.
Ben Simmons first game after 470 days.
Dame first game after 276 days. pic.twitter.com/HLGDgMyolK12:24 PM

Clemente Almanza
@CAlmanza1007
David Nwaba is the 5th-highest paid player on the Thunder currently at $5M – 12:06 PM
The Ringer
@ringernba
Who’s the biggest X factor this season?
Will we see see a more aggressive Bam Adebayo?
Can Michael Porter Jr. stay healthy?
Could SGA be traded?
@Kevin O’Connor has the answers: theringer.com/nba/2022/10/3/…11:55 AM
StatMuse
@statmuse
The Nuggets Big 3 is back tonight for the first time in 539 days.
A top __ trio in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/7fbsUOO24p11:30 AM

Katy Winge
@katywinge
It’s been 539 days since we’ve seen Jamal Murray play in a basketball game for the Denver Nuggets.
It’s been 331 days since we’ve seen Michael Porter Jr play in a basketball game for the Denver Nuggets.
Tonight, that changes. – 11:08 AM
Gordon Gross
@GMoneyNuggs
Nuggets season is upon us. If you’ve followed me for anti-carceral stuff (which there will be more of as we approach the next session) I hope you like basketball talk also – there will be a lot.
If you follow me not for Nuggets or that, I don’t understand you but I respect you. – 11:03 AM
Katy Winge
@katywinge
THE DENVER NUGGETS PLAY A BASKETBALL GAME TODAY – 10:48 AM
Duvalier Johnson
@DuvalierJohnson
Tonight is the night!
How Nuggets waited in anticipation for the season to begin. pic.twitter.com/6xY4XpoRG910:42 AM
Michael Singer
@msinger
If there’s more anticipation than normal for tonight’s #Nuggets preseason opener (there is), it’s because Jamal Murray will play NBA basketball for the first time since April 12, 2021 and MPJ will return for the first time since Nov. 6, 2021. – 10:23 AM
Denver Nuggets
@nuggets
We are playing a basketball game tonight at Ball Arena 😁
Who’s ready for some hoops??? – 10:21 AM
Emiliano Carchia
@Sportando
Calvin Booth to sign contract extension with Nuggets through 2025 sportando.basketball/en/calvin-boot…5:16 AM

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