Thunder Bolts: Late-night drama in Denver

David Moore

Sports Blogger

@rundavidmoore

 

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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