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

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The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (21-53) play in opposition to the Denver Nuggets (31-31) at Ball Enviornment

Recreation Time: 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday March 26, 2022

Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 107, Denver Nuggets 113 (Last)

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Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll. introduced by @DKSportsbook:
Ideas on the Nuggets squeaking previous the Thunder with a win, together with:
-Joker dominance
-AG aggressiveness
-Barton good and dangerous however largely good
-JMyke’s bench significance
-Standings replace denverstiffs.com/2022/3/27/2299…2:20 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
5 takeaways from OKC’s shut loss at Denver: oklahoman.com/story/sports activities/n…2:14 AM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
Native pleasure.
A whole bunch confirmed up tonight in Denver to look at @LindyWatersIII play. pic.twitter.com/F9viyQeT1S1:32 AM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
The MVP needs you a goodnight, Nuggets Nation💤 pic.twitter.com/oHORh07gW312:20 AM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Rockets: 20 wins
Magic: 20 wins
Pistons: 20 wins
Thunder: 21 wins
The reverse race for Jabari Smith Jr, Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and Jaden Ivey goes right down to the end line. – 12:19 AM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Lottery Race Replace: Seemingly a lock to safe its second straight title, Houston is now on the cusp of blowing a 1-3 sequence deficit as they fall right into a three-way tie within the win column. Standings:
1. Orlando 20-55
1. Houston 20-55
3. Detroit 20-54
4. OKC 21-53
5. Indiana 25-50 – 12:16 AM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Last numbers from tonight’s win📈 pic.twitter.com/g1nUq79irw12:08 AM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Theo Maledon on the shut loss regardless of being shorthanded: “Be sure that we exit and play with pleasure.”
Theo has scored 20 and 25 factors and led OKC in scoring the final two video games. pic.twitter.com/XwcuWRN2li12:05 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets can be 4th within the West with a severe probability at third if they only swept the Thunder. – 11:56 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
And the thriller of cease Huge Honey continues… pic.twitter.com/7ZKDihSIAe11:54 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Requested Aleksej Pokusevski on his determination making on offense: “i’m simply attempting to make the best play in the best time. I’m simply attempting to make simple performs”, he mentioned. #ThunderUp11:50 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Lindy Waters III: “Taking pictures’s the straightforward half.”
Waters has hit 4 3s in 4 video games this month. pic.twitter.com/9Q5RArx8zh11:47 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Winner’s Lounge. Occasion Bus version!
✅ Jokic saves the vibes
✅ The most effective Takeover but
✅ Probably a particular visitor? 👀
youtube.com/watch?v=yivqgi…11:42 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
I’m not going to spill something, I’ll simply say, if you’re a Nuggets fan — you may wish to head right down to @DNVR_Sports for the @DNVR_Nuggets present. pic.twitter.com/SZyuyoSirX11:34 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Completely electrical⚡
🃏MVP🃏 pic.twitter.com/h3R8vMiHDl11:31 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Right here’s what I’m gonna say about tonight:
The Nuggets have at all times been a workforce that performs to their opponent. They very not often blow groups out. They very not often get blown out.
It’s crunch time now, and the Nuggets must play ABOVE their opp’s stage. I believe they are going to. – 11:26 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
The Dagger.
@BigGameTae🔒 pic.twitter.com/SoutCztOQg11:26 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Aleksej Pokusevski confirmed progress as soon as once more. One other one sturdy efficiency this season.
17 factors
5 rebounds
5 assists
2 steals
5/8 FG
34 minutes
Regardless of the loss in opposition to the Nuggets, he earns his alternative night time in and night time out. #ThunderUp11:24 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Again within the win column💪 pic.twitter.com/0Azy5VZGPg11:22 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Last rotations for the Nuggets as they beat the OKC Thunder 113-107:
-Joker: 35-12-8-2-2 on 13/15 FG, +19 in a 6-point win good lord
-AG had a strong recreation, greatest when he’s driving to the rim but additionally hit some threes
-Barton with 18-7-6, good offensively pic.twitter.com/UczRx6kkNa11:21 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Nikola Jokic tonight:
35 PTS
12 REB
8 AST
13-15 FG
He’s the 2nd participant in NBA historical past with 3+ profession 35/10/5 video games on 85% taking pictures. The opposite was Wilt Chamberlain. pic.twitter.com/J3qkSbtPkL11:21 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Jokic has blood coming from his eye.
A conflict scar.
In a canine combat with this OKC squad. – 11:15 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Mont3. Endlessly clutch.🔒 – 11:15 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder followers 2010-2020: stressing over each shut win.
Thunder followers 2021-2022: stressing over each shut loss. – 11:15 PM
Royce Younger @royceyoung
Spectacular effort from the Thunder, right down to eight wholesome gamers for the second half, taking the Nuggets to the wire. – 11:11 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Jokic after these video games. No less than this time they referred to as a foul when blood was drawn. pic.twitter.com/7tr4tmBb7B11:11 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
🌊 WATERFALL 🌊
#ThéoMaledon ➡ @LindyWatersIII pic.twitter.com/htw04hAmnx11:10 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
I’m as soon as once more asking Denver to feed Jokic on each play. – 11:06 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
It was loopy when the Thunder gained in Denver just a few weeks in the past. That is even crazier. – 11:06 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wed: Karl-Anthony Cities
Thu: Nikola Jokic
Fri: #Suns Off
Sat: Follow
Solar: Joel Embiid
Deandre Ayton may have confronted arguably the #NBA high three bigs in three straight video games.
Wed: Profession-high 35 pts, 14 rebs (W)
Thu: 16 and seven (W)
Solar: ???
https://t.co/RFGo4IEHlx through @azcentral pic.twitter.com/pjMJ74OI6611:06 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
The OKC Blue and Denver Nuggets are tied within the 4th quarter. – 11:05 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Harm Replace:
JaMychal Inexperienced is questionable to return with a proper wrist sprain. – 11:02 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
heating as much as make it a one-possession recreation!
@DevonEnergy 4th Quarter Dedication pic.twitter.com/eI1dJAe0J210:59 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder with out their high 6 gamers on the highway vs Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.
Each remaining participant for OKC performed within the G League this season.
They had been down 16.
It’s a 3 level recreation. – 10:54 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder trails 91-88 after Tre Mann’s clean step-back three.
Timeout Nuggets. – 10:53 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Bones has 9 factors on 2 pictures. 6/6 on the stripe. He wants to claim himself right here. – 10:51 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Not at the moment, budddddyyyy! pic.twitter.com/YQRrLLKWzv10:48 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Will Barton is feeling it.
He has 18 factors on 7-of-11 from the sphere and has that wiggle tonight that I really feel has been lacking as of late.
Additionally a bit extra lively defensively tonight. – 10:42 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Like I mentioned, Joker’s simply gotta assert himself right here. Can’t at all times cross it out when the pictures aren’t falling. He’s fallen sufferer to that in opposition to the Thunder earlier than.
Park your self on the free throw line and get to the cup. – 10:36 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Nuggets getting their fingers again on the wheel in the course of the third is an excellent factor. – 10:36 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder is by some means down solely 4 halfway via the third quarter. – 10:31 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Darius Bazley is OUT for the remainder of the sport. – 10:28 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Darius Bazley is not going to return tonight resulting from a knee sprain.
With the season coming to an finish, we’ll anticipate phrase on Baze’s return. – 10:28 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Each recreation
Jokic: Lemme destroy within the first half, we’ll get an enormous lead
Nuggets: okay
Jokic: now I’m gonna allow you to contribute
Nuggs:
Malone: It’s halftime, simply do the primary half once more
Nuggs:
Jokic:
Different workforce: *fights exhausting*
Nuggs:
Jokic: wonderful I’ll rating 15 within the 4th.
Nuggs: phew – 10:28 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Darius Bazley (proper knee sprain) is not going to return, per Thunder. – 10:27 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
Obtained fouled and nonetheless makes the shot!
@OGandE Energy Play of the Recreation pic.twitter.com/kFFT1PhAj410:21 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Offense is clicking within the first📊 pic.twitter.com/CrW1dn4wSc10:18 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
17 Factors | 9 Boards | 5 Assists
The primary half simply ended. pic.twitter.com/LBtKIhc6mY10:11 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Halftime rotations for the Nuggets as they lead 58-49 over the OKC Thunder:
-Joker 17-9-5, +10
-Gordon was very bodily and aggressive when he re-entered, additionally appears to be like harm
-Nuggets are 5/19 from 3. Please, cease settling. The Thunder are like 4 ft tall pic.twitter.com/TIQzH1yNz210:09 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Two quarters within the books pic.twitter.com/6zFJwAHVwz10:09 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Nuggets performed 22 minutes of the primary half’s 24, which sadly means the Thunder are inside single-digits at halftime. – 10:07 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets starters completely phoned it in to finish that quarter. Lead minimize to 9 via some actually dangerous basketball. – 10:06 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lindy Waters III is in rhythm: 3-of-5 from three. – 9:53 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Bones Hyland has a low launch on his three, which he compensates for by having limitless vary. Laborious to dam a man prepared to shoot from the brand, as a result of then he’ll simply shot faux you. You like to see it. – 9:52 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Aaron Gordon was simply limping round a bit after coming in for JaMychal inexperienced, who was messing together with his wrist. – 9:50 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Aaron Gordon limping once more. You hate to see it. – 9:49 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
BOOGIE. THAT’S JUST MEAN🤯 – 9:48 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
problem profitable, that’s formally a..
🙅‍♂ @Vit Krejci BL🚫CK 🙅‍♂ pic.twitter.com/1aseESUFlM9:47 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Vit Krejci has been very spectacular past the arc. It’ll be fascinating to see how the Thunder juggle the offseason roster building and discovering spots for guys. – 9:45 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Vit Krejci is 22-of-52 (42%) from three this season. – 9:44 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Stable begin to this one🙌 pic.twitter.com/CcQs2bffz99:41 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Vit Krejci obtained as much as meet JaMychal Inexperienced on the rim. Krejci was referred to as for a foul, however Daigneault is difficult. – 9:36 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
We’ve 1st Lieutenant @MStockwell01 in the home tonight for our @WesternUnion First Shot! She is a 3x World Champion, a 3x Paralympian, a bronze medalist and a proud American💪
Welcome to Ball Enviornment, Melissa! pic.twitter.com/6bvZmMa6IA9:33 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
One other day one other RIDICULOUS Nikola TD🤯 pic.twitter.com/ZCZuEcI0VJ9:23 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Very fascinating begin for Denver. OKC has pushed inside on them fairly effectively, and it’s exhausting to assist with OKC enjoying 5-out.
Offensively, there’s not loads to complain about. – 9:20 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Too simple for the MVP😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/gulIVz07Ke9:19 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann heaving a wayward halfcourter in an try to beat the shot clock on the Thunder’s first possession looks as if an acceptable solution to start the night. – 9:14 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Oklahoma Metropolis sends a delayed double at Nikola Jokic on the primary possession. Jokic reads it and feeds Jeff Inexperienced for a dunk to open the scoring. – 9:12 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey is out for the remainder of the season. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s return is unsure. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl might be again quickly.
Story on just a few important damage updates: oklahoman.com/story/sports activities/n…9:09 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters:
– Maledon
– Mann
– Pokusevski
– Bazley
– Roby – 9:05 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
Beginning in Denver ⚡
Offered by @EnergyTransfer pic.twitter.com/mxHNhvuBDw9:02 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Jamal is at all times for the followers💙 pic.twitter.com/uyDcvU7XjG8:45 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
It’s my final recreation within the analyst seat this season sitting subsequent to the one and solely @ChrisMarlowe. Be part of us on @AltitudeTV for Nuggets vs Thunder!
At all times a lot enjoyable. pic.twitter.com/qLNBr859Js8:43 PM

Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
catchin’ up with Wigg pregame ⤵
@NickAGallo 🎤 @Aaron Wiggins pic.twitter.com/YiCffwIXnp8:30 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey remains to be touring with the workforce. Him and JRE warming up. pic.twitter.com/rr87Ckw9NV8:17 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets announce that Facu Campazzo is out tonight resulting from non-Covid sickness. – 8:05 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA’s first yr with the Thunder was shortened by the pandemic. Final season he missed half the season with a torn plantar fascia. An ankle damage this season has restricted him to 56 video games.
In three seasons with OKC, he’s performed 161 video games — rather less than two full seasons. – 8:04 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Facu Campazzo is OUT tonight (non-Covid associated sickness). – 8:03 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Bones is warming up from the brand at the moment👀 pic.twitter.com/XgVYJuGhzH7:49 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Properly, that was a newsy pregame replace. To recap…
– SGA is out tonight with a dialog coming about his availability shifting ahead
– Josh Giddey’s rookie season is over
– Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is more likely to play quickly
– Nonetheless no replace on Kenrich Williams – 7:48 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Should-win recreation for the Nuggets tonight. Not each recreation is a must-win, however this one most definitely is. – 7:46 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault Josh Giddey’s “return to play portion” of his rehab would take them previous the video games left so it isn’t value it to ramp him up. Stated Giddey advised the Thunder he hasn’t had hip points up to now. – 7:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Josh Giddey “it’s a difficult damage. Slightly unpredictable, the place as Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is a bone, a break, it’s extra predictable.” – 7:42 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Good shock: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is progressing and appears to return this season. – 7:40 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is not going to play tonight, Thunder coach Mark Daigneault broadcasts. Diagneault additionally says Josh Giddey is out for the rest of the season. – 7:40 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault says the workforce will sit down with SGA within the subsequent couple days to speak about his standing for the remainder of the season.
Says the day after day just isn’t sustainable with so few video games remaining. – 7:40 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault mentioned Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) “is getting shut” – 7:39 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl “is getting shut.” Daigneault mentioned JRE is predicted to play in some unspecified time in the future this season. – 7:39 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey is OUT for the yr. 😞 – 7:39 PM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT tonight vs the Denver Nuggets. – 7:39 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault mentioned Josh Giddey is “progressing” however is OUT for the remainder of the season. – 7:39 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey (hip soreness) is out for the remainder of the season, Mark Daigneault mentioned. – 7:39 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (proper ankle soreness) is out tonight. Mark Daigneault mentioned they’re going to have a dialog with Shai quickly. Daigneault mentioned the day-to-day itemizing just isn’t sustainable. – 7:38 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault mentioned they’ll have a dialog with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander “to debate the remainder of the yr. The sport to recreation factor just isn’t sustainable.” – 7:38 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA is OUT tonight vs the Nuggets. – 7:38 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT tonight. – 7:38 PM
Denver Nuggets @nuggets
This simply in:
It’s an unimaginable day to look at Nikola Jokić play basketball. pic.twitter.com/qmE5eCpPeh7:32 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA’s uptick in free throws has put him in elite firm: oklahoman.com/story/sports activities/n…7:31 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA is warming up pregame. He’s once more listed as questionable with proper ankle soreness. We’ll discover out quickly if he’ll play. – 7:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
You recognize, this entire Embiid-Jokic All-NBA debate could possibly be prevented IF WE GOT RID OF THE DAMN POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN ON THE ALL-NBA BALLOTS. – 7:15 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Extra factors as heart: Embiid
Extra minutes as heart: Jokic
Extra utilization fee as heart: Embiid
Extra paint pictures taken: Jokic
Extra paint pictures defended: Jokic
Attempting to determine who to vote as heart and ahead to get each on the All-NBA First Group: pic.twitter.com/teQEbcEeDT7:12 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
TICKET GIVEAWAY FOR TONIGHT’S GAME VS OKC!
DO NOT ANSWER UNLESS YOU CAN COME!
What number of 3’s has Bones Hyland made up to now in his rookie profession? He simply broke the Denver Nuggets rookie file passing Jamal Murray.
First individual will get two tickets. Good luck! – 7:10 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
The Rockets, Thunder, Spurs and Pacers are all vying for a high lottery choose, however they’re additionally battling it out in the course of the primary spherical.
15. LAC –> OKC
16. BKN –> HOU
17. TOR –> SAS
17. CLE –> IND – 7:01 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Eric Dixon obtained numerous Derrick Favors in him. #MarchMadness6:55 PM
Josh Giddey @joshgiddey
essentially the most helpful participant is the participant that makes essentially the most gamers helpful – 5:31 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
This All-NBA voting stuff is straightforward.
When you assume each Jokic and Embiid are high 5 gamers, vote Jokic as ahead and Embiid as heart.
When you don’t, vote Jokic at heart and Julius Randle as ahead. Similar to final season. – 5:30 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Projected backside 5 data in basketball through @FiveThirtyEight:
1. Pistons (22-60)
2. Rockets (22-60)
3. Thunder (23-59)
4. Magic (23-59)
5. Pacers (28-54) – 5:25 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
What’s the common age of our roster?
@SociosUSA | #ThunderUp5:05 PM
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder @okcthunder
The primary cease on the two-game trek is in Denver to tackle the Nuggets for ultimate time this season. Thus far, OKC holds the 2-1 sequence edge on the Nuggets due to some high-level taking pictures and disciplined protection.
@OUHealth Recreation Day Report
✍ | https://t.co/8gh2p4poGa pic.twitter.com/OOAStu3Kjz3:49 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Final one at residence for a bit👇
nba.com/nuggets/information/o…3:45 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I believe it’s like that yearly.” Deandre Ayton on dealing with Karl-Anthony Cities, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid in that order.
#Sixers at #Suns on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/AqmJkg04Mk3:42 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Coach Malone is prepared for extra 🤞🔒 pic.twitter.com/97svvNKjAv3:00 PM



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