Thunder Bolts: Late-night drama in Denver

David Moore

Sports Blogger



Denver’s Harris hits buzzer beater for victory

The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado erupted with fans’ wild cheers as Gary Harris knocked down a 3 to seal Denver’s 127-124 victory against Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Paul George had just made a clutch 3 to tie the game with 1.4 seconds left. George’s shot completed a 15-point comeback for the Thunder, but Harris, a former Michigan State Spartan, spoiled OKC’s efforts with his late heroics.

Season-high performances

Despite the Thunder’s loss, Russell Westbrook and Paul George had fantastic performances. George recorded a season-high 48 points.

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Westbrook was one rebound away from his 16th triple double of the season. He still scored 20 and posted a season-best 21 assists.

3-point line a gold mine for Nuggets

Denver was unstoppable from downtown as it used 3-point shots to rack up 45 of its 127 points. Harris and Jamal Murray each drained five 3-pointers. Nikola Jokic went 2-of-5 from 3-point range and also completed his third triple double of the season. This is only the second triple double OKC has allowed in its two most recent seasons.




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