After the Denver Nuggets were held to a season-low 85 points in their loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday, Denver responded with a strong offensive performance in a 115-105 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City battled back into the game and cut Denvers lead down to just 33-29 at the end of the quarter.
Oklahoma City outscored Denver over the first five minutes of the third quarter, bringing the Nuggets lead down to just one at 66-65.
A quick 5-2 scoring run from Denver extended the lead to 14 early in the final quarter The Nuggets forced two turnovers from Oklahoma City during the run.
Mason Plumlee and Malik Beasley combined to score the first 10 points of the quarter for Denver, as the Nuggets held a 98-89 lead at the midway point of the quarter.