While looking to avoid a sweep, Denver is off to a fast start leading Oklahoma City by a score of 26-20 after one. Kenyon Martin scored nine points in the first quarter to lead the Nuggets who shot a sizzling 52%. Aaron Afflalo added six points for Denver.
Oklahoma City has had a tougher time offensively in the early going as they hit just 33% of their field goal attempts in the opening period. Kevin Durant scored eight points while Russell Westbrook tossed in seven. The Thunder have been able to stay close thanks to going 6-10 from the free throw line in the first. Conversely the Nuggets are just 3-4 from the line thus far.