Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Odds & Info
|Game||Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets|
|Date & Time||Thursday October 14, 2021, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
DEN -5 ; O/U 219.5
The Paycom Center will play host to a Thursday night NBA preseason battle between the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nuggets (47-25) lost Jamal Murray to an ACL down the stretch last season and were swept by Phoenix in the second round of the playoffs. C Nikola Jokic was named MVP after averaging 26.4 points and 10.8 rebounds.
Last time out, Denver went to overtime with visiting Minnesota before falling by a 114-112 final score. Rookie G Bones Hyland led all scorers with 21 points and eight rebounds off the Nuggets’ bench.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have stockpiled draft picks and are focused on rebuilding with young talent. Last season, the Thunder (22-50) finished last in offensive efficiency and were led in scoring by Shai Gllgeous-Alexander (23.7 ppg). On Sunday, Oklahoma City was torched for 48 points during the first quarter of a 130-110 road loss against Milwaukee.
Oklahoma City G/F Luguentz Dort tallied a game-high 19 points on a 7-for-11 shooting performance. Ty Jerome added 13 points and four rebounds in 16 minutes off the Thunder bench.
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Oklahoma City F Mamadi Diakite suffered a fractured left hip and will be sidelined indefinitely. Neither team has looked sharp this preseason, but the young Thunder will likely be more motivated to play well in a preseason game. Final Score Prediction, Oklahoma City Thunder as thee underdog 116-110.