Durant scores 23, Thunder roll past Nuggets, 111-98
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant scored 23 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 111-98 on Sunday night.
Durant played 32 minutes, the most action he’s had since coming back from a broken foot that cost him most of last season. He shot 9 of 14 and had six rebounds.
Rookie Emmanuel Mudiay scored 22 points for the Nuggets.
NUGGETS: Danilo Gallinari and Erick Green each scored 16 points.
THUNDER: G Dion Waiters scored 17 points. … C Steven Adams was poked in the eye in the third quarter, left the game and did not return. … C Enes Kanter had 18 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out.
STAR WATCH: Thunder G Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 12 assists and five rebounds.
MIDSEASON FORM: Thunder F Serge Ibaka scored 18 points on 7-for-8 shooting.
UP NEXT: Denver visits Utah on Thursday; Oklahoma City visits Utah on Tuesday.