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Thunder win OKC home preseason finale over Nuggets

October 22, 2012

THUNDER TIGHT DEFENSE — Oklahoma City Thunder player Cole Aldrich, back, guards Denver's JaVale McGee during Sunday night's preseason game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Photo submitted by Jason Gray

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder played their last preseason home game Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, defeating the Denver Nuggets 108-101.
The Thunder had as much as a 19-point lead (49-30), but eventually trailed in the fourth quarter before finishing the game strong to capture the victory.
With almost a full house in the arena, the crowd was loud early and often as the Thunder raced out to a 17-8 lead backed by Serge Ibaka’s shooting. Ibaka, who apparently has been working on his outside shooting, hit 4-of-4 from the field to start the game, including a pair of 3-point baskets. He led the team in scoring with 10 points through the opening quarter.

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