Live stream: Thunder 101, Nuggets 99

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Live stream: Thunder 101, Nuggets 99

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (23-24) play against the Denver Nuggets (33-14) at Ball Arena

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Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Sunday January 22, 2023

Oklahoma City Thunder 101, Denver Nuggets 99 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Something I just noticed while looking at the Western Conference standings. With seeds 5-13, no team has a point differential lower than -0.9 (Lakers), and other than the Thunder (+1.1), nobody is higher than +0.9. That’s just insanely tight. AK pic.twitter.com/QSoTjJNTKd1:33 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The great thing about the Nuggets losing tonight without Joker and MPJ is you get to check the standings, remember they’re 9-1 in their last 10, still in first place, and looking down at the mess of mid below them. – 1:13 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drain game-winner, lift Thunder past Nuggets nba.nbcsports.com/2023/01/23/wat…1:09 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
There were still 9.2 seconds remaining for Denver to score, and that’s when OKC turned to its defensive ace, Lu Dort.
@NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson write 📝
nba.com/thunder/news/r…12:32 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
With an exhilarating finish, the Thunder showcased its resiliency and grit to come out on top 101-99 against the Nuggets.
@NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson sum up tonight’s game as they head out of the Ball Arena in Denver. pic.twitter.com/KOJg1TMI6a12:26 AM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
❝We’re just going to keep getting better in those moments.❞ pic.twitter.com/42xIsp9UgP12:06 AM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Key and Peele
Pryor and Wilder
SGA and JDub pic.twitter.com/YoMwPpKrtP12:06 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW for @MileHighSports:
“I got a great look. I was making that shot all night.”
Jamal Murray was frustrated postgame. He never likes to lose, but even he took solace in where the Nuggets currently are as their 9-game win streak finally ended.
RECAP ⬇️
milehighsports.com/denver-nuggets…12:05 AM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Playing big with a small line up 🤝 pic.twitter.com/nKhoyShZ5a11:56 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Following the game, @luthebeast and @Shai Gilgeous-Alexander joined @NickAGallo to unwrap the series of events that led to a thrilling Thunder win in Denver. pic.twitter.com/vjG3f00pEz11:41 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Following the game, @luthebeast and @Shai Gilgeous-Alexander joined @NickAGallo to unwrap the series of events that lead to a thrilling Thunder win in Denver. pic.twitter.com/E6SvcZ3bjF11:40 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder is 23-24. With one more win OKC will tie its win total from last season.
Congrats to everyone who bet the over. – 11:33 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lu Dort was off. Way off. Seven points on 3-of-13 shooting off.
But Dort can sleep well Sunday night, because his heroic defensive stand sealed a Thunder win in Denver.
Takeaways and tip-ins: oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…11:31 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Coach on tonight’s game 🎙🧵 pic.twitter.com/IzOYp1aieq11:30 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
No Nikola Jokic, no MPJ, awful free throw shooting, and the #Nuggets nearly had a chance to extend their winning streak to 10.
Far from dismayed, the Nuggets turned Sunday’s loss to the Thunder into a positive.
“We stayed together,” Murray said.
denverpost.com/2023/01/22/nug…11:28 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
A banked shot and lockdown defense resulted in a dramatic finish from Denver, as the Thunder outlasted the Nuggets 101-99.
🎥 Watch more | https://t.co/PXw1Y5LiU3 pic.twitter.com/VRlc9753gZ11:27 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
OKC is demanding to be heard. – 11:22 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Jamal Murray was exceedingly frustrated at the end. He knows this game got away. Owned it in the postgame but also focused on how much better the team has been during the last 25 games. – 11:07 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder and Warriors have an identical record after Golden State loses at home to the same Nets team that OKC just beat one week ago by double digits on the road. – 11:05 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Jamal Murray on what the Nuggets showed on this 9-game win streak:
“we’re a team to beat. We’ve got a target on our back.”
He added especially at home. – 11:04 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Jamal Murray on his game-tying look: “I got a great look. I’d been making that shot all night.” – 11:02 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
“I got a great look. I was making that shot all night. That’s why it’s frustrating,” Jamal Murray says.
“I’ll be better next time.” – 10:58 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Jamal Murray said this loss was instrumental and the dialogue postgame was healthy.
“We held each other accountable.”
Said it might’ve been the most constructive loss they’ve had this season. – 10:57 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Something about All-Star Thunder guards hitting game-winners in Denver – 10:56 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
The Dorture Chamber dominated in Denver 🔒 pic.twitter.com/YAwWI8AbS410:53 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC ends the Nuggets’ 9 game win streak.
OKC beats the West’s #1 seed.
OKC give the NBA’s best home team their 4th loss at home.
Course this game comes with a big asterisk as one of the teams was missing a certain Serbian 7 footer.
Get well soon, Poku. – 10:40 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Not to get lost in the SGA game-winner and Lu Dort clamps…
Kenrich Williams hit a big 3 with just over 1 minute left that gave OKC a 99-95 lead. Thunder don’t win tonight without that clutch bucket.
Kenny Hustle was 3-5 from 3 tonight. – 10:36 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Thunder (8-3, +9.8 scoring margin in their last 11) beat the Nuggets in Denver.
It means the Celtics not only have the NBA’s best record by two full games, they now have the league’s longest active win streak.
They go for 10 straight Monday night in Orlando. – 10:36 PM
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl @ThisIsJRE
BEST DEFENDER IN THE LEAGUE!
NO CAP @luthebeast10:33 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Clutch Player of the Year campaign picks up some more momentum tonight. – 10:33 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
This may sound crazy to those not paying attention, but it’s time to start talking Thunder for the play-in. How about playoffs? Big win for Oklahoma City in Denver tonight. Oklahoma City is 8-3 in January with wins over Boston, Philadelphia and Denver. pic.twitter.com/KYBT3AsCdP10:33 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Ugh. Nuggets 9-game win streak and 16-game home win streak comes to an end.
The Nuggets missed 16 free throws and lose by 2 to the Thunder. No Jokić, no MPJ. – 10:31 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Gotta feel for Jamal Murray when the assignment is making a game-tying shot at the buzzer going 1v1 vs Lu Dort. – 10:30 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nuggets missing 16 free throws at home in a 2-point loss is tough – 10:30 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Scrappy win by OKC, with SGA hitting the game-winner with 9.2 seconds left for a 101-99 win in Denver.
– SGA: 34-5-5
– Giddey: 18 and 9 rebounds
– K. Williams: 11-6-4 (huge 3 with 1:17 left)
– Dort: defense – 10:29 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lu Dort did not have a good night offensively. But he more than made up for it with that defensive stand against Jamal Murray.
The Thunder beats the Jokic-less Nuggets 101-99. OKC snaps Denver’s nine-game winning streak. Denver was 22-3 at home before tonight. – 10:27 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
SGA tonight:
34 PTS
5 REB
5 AST
13-21 FG
Bank shot for the win. pic.twitter.com/qV1JioK46M10:27 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Final rotations for the Nuggets as they lose to the Thunder 101-99:
-Jamal: 26-5-9, played a great game
-Seven Nuggets in double-figures but no Nugget besides Jamal above 15
-16 missed free throws in a 2 point loss
Win streak finally comes to an end at 9 w/o Joker and MPJ. pic.twitter.com/KANixZlXxk10:27 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Live look at Jamal Murray after being Dortured pic.twitter.com/Qt34cIJNZK10:27 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
FINAL: Thunder 101, Nuggets 99
SGA – 34 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds
Giddey – 18 points, 9 rebounds
Kenrich – 11 points
Murray – 26 points, 9 assists
Gordon – 15 points, 10 rebounds
OKC is now 23-24 on the season – 10:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tonight:
34 points
13-21 shooting
5 rebounds
5 assists
2 blocks
1 game winner
1 future All Star – 10:26 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault using this timeout to get defensive lineup in
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Aaron Wiggins
Jalen Williams
Kenrich Williams – 10:25 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Great cut and pass from SGA and Giddey.
Lot of composure in a tough spot. – 10:25 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER.
Another clutch potential game-winner.
9 seconds left. OKC up 2. – 10:25 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
What a big timeout by Mark Daigneault, and then to get a great look for SGA. Huge sequence. – 10:24 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Shai remains patient to bank in the shot! Thunder regain the lead! pic.twitter.com/8LNoazQZcB10:24 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Giddey inbounds to SGA, who banks in the shot for the lead
OKC leads 101-99 with 9.2 secs left – 10:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Shai did it AGAIN. – 10:23 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
GREAT defensive possession forces the OKC to call timeout when trapped on the sideline.
11.2 left on the game clock
5 left on the shot clock – 10:22 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Nuggets have missed the same number of free throws that OKC has taken. – 10:20 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Zeke knocks down two free throws with 30 seconds left
99-99 – 10:20 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
KRich walks into this three from the top of the key! pic.twitter.com/RnKPGxBNTh10:20 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
DeAndre Jordan turned his back on both of those Zeke Nnaji free throws. He couldn’t watch. Zeke buried both of them. It’s 99-99 with 30 seconds left and a nine-game winning streak on the line. – 10:19 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Zeke Nnaji to the free throw line for two. Down two. – 10:18 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The crowd is ROCKING, the Nuggets are a veteran team and want to close this one out as the best team in the West despite the ugly nature of this game. Can this young squad hold on? Such great experience for OKC. – 10:18 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
the nuggets at the foul line pic.twitter.com/wAvJWCiCF510:15 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets fans are booing. 16 missed free throws. – 10:13 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets shooting 15 of 28 from the free throw line in a four-point game. – 10:10 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
shai gilgeous-alexander is “make aaron gordon stew in ‘this is futile’ exasperation” good pic.twitter.com/kxT0T1ZEjx10:08 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Man, Aaron Gordon played Shai perfectly there, and Shai still swished the midrange jumper. – 10:07 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has scored more points in 33 minutes than the 49ers and Cowboys combined in 60 minutes. – 10:07 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Zeke misses both free throws but makes up for it with a three-pointer in the corner.
SGA is in takeover mode and has been fantastic. The Nuggets are gonna have to sit down and guard. – 10:07 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Zeke Nnaji’s flirting with a double-double. Sitting on 10 points and 8 boards in 24 minutes. Huge night for him. – 10:06 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Great job by Josh Giddey communicating on defense. He noticed Joe was posted up and they had time to switch and made Joe get to the perimeter so Giddey could get in the post. – 10:04 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets are gonna have to absolutely lock up here defensively. – 10:03 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Folks…
Bazley got past his defender, drove to the rim, the defense collapsed, he went up in the air… and he passed to a wide open Isaiah Joe for the splash. pic.twitter.com/L47FNsPn2k10:02 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Josh Giddey is an underrated cutter. Times them up really well. – 9:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey is becoming a legit scorer that the guys look to without Shai to go get them a bucket to stop the bleeding and over the last 20+ games he has delivered. – 9:58 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Christian Braun: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in 20 minutes. – 9:54 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Bones Hyland just headed down the tunnel with a Nuggets staffer. Denver’s down four with 9 minutes left. – 9:54 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Bones exits at the 9:45 mark for KCP. – 9:53 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
JDub with the demonstrative jam! 😳
@OGandE Power Play of the Game pic.twitter.com/6y0UkB6XRp9:52 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder are playing volleyball out there, and I mean that in the best way possible. Just all effort and it leads to rebounds. – 9:52 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Good deflection by Bones for the steal. Great backcut by CB for the and-1 hammer. Even made the free throw. – 9:51 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues his trend of scoring double digit points in the first and third frames, he is up to 30 points. Just Elite. – 9:49 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Jamal with the find. CB with the bucket 🎯 pic.twitter.com/jaMMmBqdJH9:49 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
JALEN WILLIAMS THE ENERGY GIVER DOES IT AGAIN! What a slam. He is such a great athlete. – 9:47 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Once again, Lu Dort draws an illegal screen. He is awesome and OKC has by my count three offensive fouls drawn in this game. – 9:46 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
I have no idea what Bones is doing right now. – 9:46 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai GIlgeous-Alexander has his 27th 30 point game of the season. – 9:44 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Gonna need some shot creation from bones to win this game. – 9:43 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
I think @Katy Winge pointed this out recently, and shes’s right. Christian Braun is a menace along the baseline. Just sneaks around like a church mouse or something. – 9:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I AM DRINKING COFFEE, ISAIAH JOE IS SPLASHING A THREE, OKC IS IN THE LEAD #CupOfJoeInSLC9:43 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Jamal with 21/5/5 with 5 min left in the 3rd pic.twitter.com/VghMwA1Sbq9:38 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets have now missed 8 free throws. They trail by 7. AG has missed 4 by himself. – 9:34 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Zeke Nnaji just picked up his third and fourth fouls in the span of a minute. He’s sitting now for Jeff Green. – 9:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Once again after a few wacky possessions, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stabilizes things with an and-one drive. The Stabilizer. – 9:29 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Lu draws a defender before dropping off a dime to Moose! pic.twitter.com/ALjpHy70Zs9:27 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Man, once again the third quarter has not started out as hot as OKC typically does in the frame. Tough spot on the road after a 11-4 Nuggets run they lead for the first time. – 9:27 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Pretty good defense by the Nuggets to start the quarter. – 9:24 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Zeke Nnaji’s hunting for that 5-hour energy sponsorship like Bruce Brown. Both are relentless. – 9:22 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Panthers announced they conducted a virtual interview today w/ Mike Kafka (NYG OC) for their HC position. Panthers have also interviewed Dorsey (BUF OC), Evero (DEN DC), Steichen (PHI OC), Reich (former IND HC), Wilks (CAR interim HC) & Caldwell (former IND, DET HC) – 9:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Halftime: Thunder 52, Nuggets 47
OKC shot 59% from inside the arc. Just 2-of-12 from three. pic.twitter.com/00FUlVSao49:07 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nuggets trail the Thunder 52-47 at the half.
Denver’s getting pummeled on the boards and in the paint.
Defense has been the focus for both teams as offense has been off.
Murray has 16 points. Jeff Green has 8 pts.
If you’re Coach Adelman, what’s your message to the team? – 9:06 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations for the Nuggets as they trail the Thunder 52-47:
-Jamal: 16-5-3 on 7/10 FG
-AG struggling, 1/7 FG and the only shot he hit was a three
-Nuggets shooting 3/13 on 3P, low attempts
SGA and Giddey have combined for 32 points. Who joins Jamal in 2H? pic.twitter.com/FLmJV9eUv09:06 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the first half pic.twitter.com/n5VPENvBYF9:05 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander + Josh Giddey at the half
32 points
15-21 shooting
0 3 point attempts – 9:05 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
HALF: Thunder 52, Nuggets 47
SGA – 18 points
Giddey – 14 points
Murray – 16 points – 9:04 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
3 free throws taken by OKC in the first half. Only 11 total in the last game. Maybe Mark Daigneault needs to bust out those stats about driving and foul rates again. – 9:04 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Nuggets are battling. Nothing coming easy in this game but Denver battled to keep it within 5.
52-47 Thunder – 9:04 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is taking a TON of contact, and still finishing. He is so good even without being awarded free throws. For the first time all season there are now multiple poss. where he is upset with the refs – 9:04 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
SGA is unbelievable. He’s had Bruce, CB, Zeke, KCP, etc, draped all over him, and he still gets to his spots in the lane. Game-high 16 points so far. – 9:01 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Isaiah Joe is a smart defender, who will fight and scrap on each poss. and despite his size can stay attached to his man. That makes up for a lot that he lacks in size. Especially factoring in his offensive impact. – 9:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Shai creating space and opportunity 😌 pic.twitter.com/DNsf3A105r8:58 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
There’s something to be said about SGA’s penchant for continuing to set up shooters even when they are in a shooting funk. – 8:58 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
The Nuggets best offense tonight has been to give Murray the ball and get the fuck out of the way. – 8:57 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
OKC’s hitting a bunch of mid-range pull-ups and floaters right now. SGA’s good at that, but I think you gotta live with it rather than allowing shots at the rim.
Denver/s gotta generate better shots. Everyone’s missing at the rim. – 8:55 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Denver really should not be within seven points of OKC. They have been outplayed in virtually every way so far tonight. – 8:54 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
HUGE BLOCK by Darius Bazley. Man, what a great job in transition defense. Such a good shot blocker and defender. – 8:54 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thirty of the Thunder’s first 37 points have come in the paint. – 8:53 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey plays with such an edge, it is going to be so fun to watch him in playoff series, in intense games. Just goes right back at matchups. The Claxton thing last week, now going right back at Braun. Fun stuff. – 8:53 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Christian Braun; still one hell of a defender. – 8:50 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams just drew another charge, he is top ten in the NBA in offensive fouls drawn. Lu Dort is number one. OKC is really good at that. – 8:50 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Block against Kenrich Williams is reversed to a charge on Jeff Green.
It’s Williams’ league-leading 20th drawn charge. – 8:50 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Tre absorbs the contact and finishes! pic.twitter.com/qknDtxBB7G8:48 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
OKC is challenging the block/charge call that Jeff Green drew for free throws.
We really needed another review. – 8:47 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Bones got taken out for the backcut he allowed to Giddey. – 8:44 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I love the Josh Giddey floater, and how comfortable he is taking it. I think it becomes even more deadly with a lob threat on the floor with him given his passing ability. – 8:43 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
If they’re not gonna score in the halfcourt, might as well score in transition. At this rate, #Nuggets gonna need to turn Thunder over to create anything sustainable. Way, way too much one-on-one play so far. Denver shooting just 33% so far. – 8:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Another great defensive possession by Josh Giddey, walls up on Jeff Green in the post, taps out the miss so OKC can end the poss. with a rebound. – 8:40 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Rough offensive quarter for the Nuggets despite Murray chipping in a few impressive drives. Half court offense struggled to generate good looks.
18 points
7/22 FG
1/8 3FG
3 assists – 8:37 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Thunder up 27-18 after one. #Nuggets have just three assists total. No cohesion on offense and no unselfishness.
They had 38 assists in Friday’s win over Indiana.
Jamal with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting. – 8:36 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 1st quarter
10 points
2 rebounds
2 assists
1 slap on the forehead from Uncle Jeff – 8:35 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
End of 1Q: Thunder 27, Nuggets 18
SGA – 10 points
Giddey – 8 points
Murray – 10 points – 8:35 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets scored just 18 points in the quarter and are down 27-18.
The Thunder had no trouble getting downhill on a weak interior defense and finished well.
The Nuggets couldn’t finish at the rim.
That’s the difference. – 8:35 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Jamal with 10 PTS/4 REB/2 AST at the end of the first quarter pic.twitter.com/j1W3LpBNr88:34 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets not moving the ball at all. They have just 3 assists as a team and Murray has 2 of them despite also carrying the scoring load.
Basically if Murray isn’t involved, the process has been bad tonight on offense. – 8:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Impressive finish by Tre Mann, I really think he can be a legit scorer in this league just needs to break out of this cold slump. – 8:32 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
First-guy-off-the-bench Christian Braun is doing things again. Best time to hit a 3 is off an off. rebound before defense is set. His board sets up AG’s 3-pointer. – 8:26 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Thunder are going zone against the Jokic-less Nuggets. Denver is being challenged to find a way on offense and so far they are failing. It is just jumper after jumper for the Nuggets. – 8:23 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
It is jumper city for the Nuggets. The only guy getting to the rim and finishing is Jamal. – 8:23 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Oh my gosh, that Josh Giddey contest of Aaron Gordon to get a tie up is incredible. This team is off to an impressive start in response to Friday’s game. – 8:21 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Tough buckets from Mal to start the game pic.twitter.com/U6Kq3xAc3k8:21 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Christian Braun is the first guy off the bench for the Nuggets. He is in for KCP who will stagger to the bench. – 8:21 PM
George King @2bkings
Jamal Murray looks like he’s restored his bounce. I’m rooting for him this season. I love a good comeback story – 8:19 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Muscala getting out on the break pic.twitter.com/GgJdbrhkbV8:19 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets look somewhat discombobulated against OKC’s zone. Already with 3 turnovers in six minutes, and Jamal Murray’s hunting his offense a little bit.
Thunder up 16-8 halfway through the first. – 8:19 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
First 5 minutes scoring:
Josh Giddey: 8
Nuggets: 8 – 8:19 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
The game has started. My mind has been elsewhere, but the Thunder are out to an early 16-8 lead five minutes in. Eight quick points for Josh Giddey. Jamal Murray with a couple of buckets to lead the Nuggets. – 8:18 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets playing very very relaxed defense tonight is a bad way. They trail 16-8 after 5:14 of game time. – 8:17 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jamal Murray just went coast to coast for a big time dunk. The rust is mostly gone for him now. It is all about consistency and being more crisp on defense for him now. – 8:16 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey is doing a great job using his strides and body early on to attack the rim. – 8:16 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
SGA’s gonna shoot a lot of free throws tonight. – 8:16 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jamal Murray just went coast to coast for a big time dunk. The rest is mostly gone for him now. It is all about consistency and being more crisp on defense for him now. – 8:16 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
OKC off to a 9-2 start vs. Nuggets – 8:16 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets switching like crazy with Zeke Nnaji starting at 5. – 8:14 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Zeke Nnaji looking out of sorts to start for the Nuggets, who trail 7-0. – 8:13 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really patient first possession for OKC with a lot of player and ball movement sets up a Giddey finger roll. – 8:12 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Basketball is underway in Denver. – 8:11 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Who’s ready for Nuggets basketball ✋ pic.twitter.com/dU8sdEiNnL8:04 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Looking for the 10th straight win for the Denver Nuggets! Taking on OKC.
@ChrisMarlowe @VicLombardi and I on @AltitudeTV tonight. Let’s ball! pic.twitter.com/OXeO2uTwkZ7:58 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Starting🖐 from Denver!
📺 @BallySportsOK pic.twitter.com/EcgUZWaeTF7:53 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Awful news: Coban Porter, brother of #Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., was arrested in fatal crash.
Via @denverpost @ShellyBradbury.
denverpost.com/2023/01/22/cob…7:40 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
About 30 minutes till Nuggs hoops ⚒ pic.twitter.com/eiza2NIvl87:37 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
#Thunder starters
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Josh Giddey
Lu Dort
Jalen Williams
Mike Muscala – 7:34 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Starting 🖐
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/8YLew5a7zm7:31 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
From Denver, @NickAGallo talked with Mike Muscala, to preview tonight’s game and preparation.
❝We’re in a good rhythm. We’ve gotten some good practices and good shoot arounds in and some good film sessions…we’re just trying to stay in the moment and stay present.❞ pic.twitter.com/HECGeR7MQd7:30 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Nuggets have a chance to reach 10-straight wins for the first time in a decade. Let’s pregame.
✅ Jokic and MPJ out
✅ Murray vs SGA
✅ Ranking the wins from this streak
✅ West standings deep dive
youtu.be/Jx2m0_s4JMU7:29 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Would expect the starting lineup to be Murray, KCP, Bruce, AG, and DJ.
Mike Muscala splashing threes on the second unit, I expect them to switch everything with Zeke rather than want to drop with DJ. – 7:27 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets announce Jamal Murray, Bones Hyland and Vlatko Cancar are available tonight. Joker and MPJ are out. – 7:24 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
The Nuggets just announced Jamal Murray, Bones Hyland and Vlatko Cancar are available for tonight’s game against the Thunder. – 7:23 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets announce Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic are out.
Jamal Murray, Bones Hyland, and Vlatko Cancar will all play. – 7:23 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jamal Murray (questionable tonight) is out warming up at his normal time FWIW. – 7:18 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Nikola Jokic is OUT vs OKC tonight. – 7:15 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
With Porter and Jokic out tonight, I wonder if Denver just rests everyone else on the injury report to let Hyland, Murray, and Cancar get a rest.
Start Ish-KCP-Braun-Gordon-Nnaji and bring Brown-Green-Jordan off the bench. – 7:14 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Jamal Murray just took the court for his pregame shooting window. – 7:10 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. Are both OUT tonight against the Thunder.
Denver’s 9 game winning streak is on the line without two of their best players. – 7:07 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Another game that Denver is playing without Nikola Jokic.
He’s OUT tonight against the Thunder. – 7:03 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic is out tonight, I’m told. – 7:02 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Nikola Jokic typically shares the court with Jeff Green during the pregame shooting period. Green was shooting alone just now. Make of that what you will. – 6:51 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Coach Adelman on tonight’s game against the Thunder 🎙 pic.twitter.com/k3AUyv0l5z6:51 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
With today being the first day of the Year of the Rabbit, a year full of longevity, peace, and prosperity, @UCHealth is helping us celebrate! 
Keep an eye on the jumbotron at tonight’s game for a chance to win a few prizes 👀 pic.twitter.com/bdYa6xtzWL6:41 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Texans completed an interview w/ Mike Kafka (NYG OC) for their HC position, the 8th confirmed interview for the job.
Johnson (DET OC) 1/12
Steichen (PHI OC) 1/13
Gannon (PHI DC) 1/14
Payton (former NO HC) 1/16
Evero (DEN DC) 1/17
Brown (LAR Asst HC/TE) 1/17
Ryans (SF DC) 1/20 – 6:40 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
David Adelman called SGA one of his favorite players in the NBA to watch. Said he liked that he plays the game HIS way and hasn’t conformed to an expected style. – 6:19 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Michael Porter Jr out tonight vs OKC.
Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Bones Hyland are game time decisions. All three participated in walk-through.
Ousmane Dieng is available for OKC. – 6:19 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Bruce always with the @Yellowstone vibes 🤠
#ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/WwB1oysBOx6:17 PM

Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Sounds like Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Bones Hyland will be game-time decisions. Michael Porter Jr. is out due to personal reasons. Jokic, Murray and Hyland participated in walk-through, per acting coach David Adelman. – 6:16 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Michael Porter Jr is out tonight due to personal reasons for the Nuggets – 6:16 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
MPJ is out tonight due to personal reasons, David Adelman says.
Everyone else who’s questionable is TBD. – 6:16 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Michael Porter Jr. is out for personal reasons. – 6:15 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
David Adelman said everyone but Michael Porter Jr. went through walkthroughs this morning. – 6:15 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets announce that MPJ is questionable tonight due to personal reasons.
So, Joker, Jamal and Porter are all questionable. – 5:56 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nuggets announced that Michael Porter Jr. is questionable tonight for personal reasons. – 5:55 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Injury Update: Michael Porter Jr. is questionable for tonight’s game for personal reasons.
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/njTHh3JEmo5:55 PM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
ICYM last week’s Lowe Post eps:
Midseason check-in w/ JVG:
Apple: apple.co/3kjKFx8
Warriors-Celtics reaction w/ @kirkgoldsberry; all things OKC w/ @AndrewKSchlecht; wide-ranging interview with KCP — Jokic, Lakers, roller-coasters:
Spotify: spoti.fi/3wf22ll5:46 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
What are we thinkin’ 🤔
@PointsBetUSA | #MileHighBasketball4:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Interested to see how the #Thunder come out tonight. So far this year, they have been a streaky team.
Winning streaks: 6
Losing Streaks: 6
One loss followed by a win: 4
Murray, Jokic, Hyland questionable. Another tough place to play, looking ahead to two more days off. – 3:53 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
“I’m here to do anything that I can to help this team win a championship, to help Joker win a championship, to help Jamal win a championship, to help Michael Malone win a championship,” Aaron Gordon told me. “That’s it. Winning is the end all, be all.”
denverpost.com/2023/01/22/aar…3:10 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
With eyes focused and ready to go, the Thunder looks to apply many lessons learned throughout its previous few games, as it takes on the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7 PM CT.
@NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson provide today’s @OUHealth Game Day Report✍️ pic.twitter.com/1x9Xdam2Jf3:00 PM

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