The Thunder closes out the preseason on Wednesday night at Wichita, Kan., against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Nuggets hit 8 of 10 3-pointers in the first half, but went 2 for 12 in the second half to finish at 45.4 percent. … OKC shot 7 for 8 from the field to start the game while Denver started 1 for 7 and trailed 14-5. … Durant swished a running 55-footer at the third-quarter buzzer, but the shot was disallowed after replays showed he did not get the shot off in time. … The Thunder's biggest lead was 19 (49-30). The Nuggets' biggest lead was one on three occasions. … The Nuggets had held their previous three opponents under 100 until Sunday. … The game was a sellout (18,203), marking the fourth sellout in five preseason games for the Thunder. Games on Tuesday at Chicago and Wednesday at Wichita are both anticipated sellouts. … OKC shot just 12 free throws against Denver, but made 11 (. 917). … Denver's Danilo Gallinari shot 6 for 13 on 3-pointers and 3 of 8 on 2-pointers.
Brooks on his team's theatrical pregame rituals: “There's no question we probably led the league in fist bumps, hugs, dances, karate chops, kick boxing, shadow boxing, every imaginable thing.”
BY JOHN ROHDE