The Nuggets own the league's third-best home record at 31-7. Denver is 9-0 at home since trading Anthony, with four of those wins coming against Memphis, Boston, Atlanta and San Antonio, all teams headed toward the playoffs.
The challenge for the Thunder will be to contain a Nuggets offense that has seamlessly transitioned from having one star dominate as a scorer to one that now boasts eight players that can dump in 15 to 20 points on any given night.
The Nuggets have averaged only one fewer point since the trade but have held teams to 7.9 fewer points. Denver also has improved its rebounding by four per game, while upping its assists by an average of 3.4 and its steals by 2.2 per game post-Anthony.
“We've been playing great together thus far,” said Nuggets point guard Raymond Felton. “We're playing great together as a unit offensively and defensively. But I think the main thing is our defense has been great. We've been helping each other, keeping guys in front of us (and) rebounding when we're supposed to.”
Needless to say, Tuesday night will be tough for the Thunder. But OKC is hoping for the best.
“Hopefully we win the division and get the fourth spot or move up maybe,” Durant said.