Posted: Jan 29, 2010 9:11 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2010 9:11 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 30 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver's nine-game winning streak with a 101-84 victory Friday night, limiting the Nuggets to their lowest scoring output of the season.
Playing without NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony for the third straight game, the Nuggets scored the first five points after halftime to cut their deficit to one but then got outscored 28-10
the rest of the quarter.
Denver never recovered and Oklahoma City cruised to victory to avoid its first four-game losing streak of the season.
Jeff Green added 15 points, Russell Westbrook and James Harden each scored 12 and Nick Collison contributed 10 points off the bench for the Thunder.
Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 19 points.
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