Oklahoma City Thunder (26-25) at Denver Nuggets (19-32), 9 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oklahoma City Thunder have won three of their last
four and will take that strong play on the road Monday night against the
Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

OKC, which has lost four of its last five on the road, defeated the Los
Angeles Clippers, 131-108, on Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Two
of the Thunder’s three wins during this run came at home.

On Sunday, the Thunder’s starters enjoyed the fourth quarter from the bench as
the reserves mopped up. Oklahoma City scored 101 points over the first three
quarters, shot 52 percent from the floor for the game and led by as many as
32.

Kevin Durant scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting, while Russell Westbrook
finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Thunder, who
soundly bounced back from Friday’s heartbreaking loss to the Pelicans. Anthony
Davis made an off-balance 3-pointer with two defenders in his face.

Reggie Jackson added 15 points and six assists off the bench, and Mitch McGary
was a surprising spark with 19 points and 10 boards in his third career game.

Steven Adams hurt his finger on his shooting hand in the second quarter. He
had to take a pair of free throws left-handed. Adams airballed the first one,
made the second and did not return in the second half.

With Kendrick Perkins suspended and Adams injured, that opened the door for
McGary.

“We came in and provided a burst of energy. We got the crowd into it,” said
McGary, who was the 21st pick in the last year’s draft and was recalled from
the NBADL before the game.

The Nuggets have been a disaster of late, losing five straight and 12 of their
last 13. Denver has dropped five straight at home.

On Friday, the Nuggets polished off an 0-3 road trip with a 98-88 loss to the
Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Nuggets couldn’t handle Detroit big man Greg Monroe, who went off for 21
points and a career-high 21 rebounds.

Ty Lawson totaled 20 points and nine assists for the Nuggets. Danilo Gallinari
added 12 off the bench, followed by 11 from Wilson Chandler. Kenneth Faried
and Darrell Arthur managed 10 apiece and Jusuf Nurkic pulled down 13 rebounds,
but shot 1-for-10 from the field.

The Nuggets trailed by 14 at the half versus the Pistons, then allowed a 14-0
run in the third to push the Pistons’ lead to an insurmountable 22.

“We didn’t start defending until the second half,” Nuggets head coach Brian
Shaw said. “We dug a hole for ourselves.”

The two teams split a pair of meetings this season with the host coming out on
top. The Nuggets are 4-1 in their last five at home against the Thunder.