TNT analyst Chris Webber:
“OKC would have won tonight if they would have given the ball to their best player. Their best player is (Kevin) Durant.”
Thunder coach Scott Brooks on game:
“I thought that was a great NBA playoff basketball. Unfortunately, we didn't get the win.”
“I wanted our guys to come and play and fight hard, and they did.”
“They made some plays down the stretch, and we did not make some plays.”
“We knew going into this series that every game was going to be tough.”
“Trust me, we didn't go into this series thinking we were going to sweep this team.”
“I'm not ashamed of our effort. I'm not ashamed of the way we played.”
“The ball didn't move as quickly as it needs to. We need to focus on moving the ball. Tonight, we did not do a very good job of that.”
On Russell Westbrook's 3-point attempts: “I thought one was a bad one. I thought the one over Galinari was in and then the last one was a desperation 3.”
On the Nuggets defense on Kevin Durant: “K.D. missed some shots that he normally makes. They also did a good job of getting into him.”
Denver standout Ty Lawson:
“Coach (George Karl) told me to attack. He said when I attack, it fuels the rest of the team. I tried to do that early.”
“It's easy to attack (Kendrick) Perkins, because he's a little bit slow.”
“There was a lot of emotion involved. This was the biggest game of my life.”
Thunder star Kevin Durant:
"We kept fighting. That's one thing we can take out of this."
"Russell got some good looks. He had that three to go up 1, and it just rimmed out."
"Those guys got a big lift from their crowd. Their bench played really well."
"You got to give credit to Denver. They played a great game."
"It's tough to win (in Denver). Our home crowd is great. They're going to be very loud on Wednesday."
"We're looking forward to Game 5. Any opportunity to play this game is a blessing, and we're looking forward to it."
"Serge did a great job of blocking shots. They shot 38 percent as a team. We just had too many turnovers and gave up too many easy threes."
"We've got to be better."
"On last second 3-point attempt: Russ got a good look, and it looked like it was going in, but it didn't."
Nuggets coach George Karl:
"(Ty Lawson) had a special game. He and Westbrook is a fun thing to watch. They're special kids."
"We have to accept that they're going to block some shots and that their interior defense is going to make some plays."
"I thought we won the extra possession, hustle game in the second half."
"We finally got some wing (players) playing with confidence in the second half."
"Only shooting 38 percent and still winning the game is a positive."
"I wish we would have made one more shot, and it wouldn't have gotten as scary as it got."
"Durant and Westbrook were so hyped at the end, and it was impressive what they were able to do."
"We've got to try to find basketball plays rather than run basketball plays."
"I wasn't afraid of the game."