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|Thunder Ride Durant, Westbrook to Game 1 Win
|OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) --- Kevin Durant scored 41 points, Russell Westbrook added 31 and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 107-103 win against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
The Thunder leaned heavily on their two All-Stars, who both scored their most points in the postseason.
Kendrick Perkins tipped in Westbrook's missed jumper to put Oklahoma City up 102-101 with 1:06 left, as several Nuggets looked for it to be waved off as basket interference. Kenyon Martin then missed a jumper from the left wing before Westbrook struck to make it 104-101 with 22.4 seconds left.
Raymond Felton missed a potential tying 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, and Oklahoma City closed it out at the foul line.
Nene led Denver with 22 points and eight rebounds, and Danilo Gallinari scored 18.
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