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Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 1/16/13: Video Highlights and Recap

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In a battle of teams with long winning streaks, the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the Denver Nuggets, 117-97, at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday night. 

With the win, the Thunder, who are now 31-8 overall and 19-3 at home, extended their win streak to five games. The Nuggets saw their six-game win streak come to an end as they fell to 24-17. 

Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City, which jumped out to an 18-point first quarter lead and never looked back, with 32 points while Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each added 20. The Thunder shot a scorching 51.8 percent from the field. 

Kosta Koufos—yes Kosta Koufos—led the Nuggets with 16 points in the loss.

For a complete look at the full box score, check out NBA.com.

 

Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook

Not only did the dynamic point guard lead the Thunder with 32 points, but he did it in an efficient manner (12-of-20 from the field, 8-of-9 from the free-throw line). 

Moreover, he added two rebounds, four assists, a steal and led the starters with a plus/minus of plus-17. 

Durant comes in a close second place with 20 points, four assists, five steals and a plus-13. 

 

Up Next for Denver

The Nuggets will look to get a new winning streak started when the host the Washington Wizards on Friday night. 

 

Up Next for Oklahoma City

The Thunder head to Dallas to test their winning streak against the Mavericks on ESPN on Friday night. 

 

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