On March 3, the NBA regular season continued, and the Thunder defeated the Nuggets 119-107 on the road.
The Thunder avoided a losing streak, Alexander 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Robbie 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Mann 13 points and 5 rebounds, Bazley 12 points and 8 rebounds.
The Nuggets ended their six-game winning streak, Jokic 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists, Hyland 19 points and 4 assists, and Forbes 18 points.
In this game, the Nuggets lacked 4 players including Murray and Porter Jr., and the Thunder lacked 8 players including Gidey, Dort, and Favors. In the first 3 minutes of the first quarter, the Nuggets scored 0 of 5, and only scored 2 free throws and fell behind 2-9. Jokic shot and hooked two goals in a row to chase the points, and Robbie dunked in return. Barton made two free throws, Alexander made a mid-range shot, Jeff Green dunked with a one-armed tomahawk, Mann hit a throw, and Gordon and Pokushevsky made a dunk. Bazley also completed dunks, the Nuggets scored 5 points in a row, the Thunder scored 5 points in a row in return, the Nuggets played a wave of 7-0 offensive, and the two teams tied at 24-24 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Krejic and Forbes made a three-pointer against each other, Sal hit a dunk, and Rivers responded with a three-pointer. Forbes made 2 of 3 free throws, Jamaicao-Green made a dunk, and Robbie made one of two free throws. Cousins made two free throws and Forbes made a three-pointer. Rivers scored an 11-point advantage with a throw, and the Thunder took a 14-2 offensive to overtake by 1 point. Jokic and Maledon each scored 2 points. Jeff Green dunked 2+1 with Jokic, and the Thunder chased 3 more points. The Nuggets led the Thunder 57-55 in the first half.
After changing sides, Bazley dunks and Robbie overtook the score with a three-pointer. The Nuggets scored 4 points in a row, Bazley responded with a three-pointer, Morris made a layup, and Alexander and Gordon each scored 2 points. The Thunder made a 13-4 offensive with three consecutive three-pointers to stop the Nuggets, Hyland made two consecutive three-pointers to stop the Thunder, and Forbes 3+1 went ahead by 1 point. Krejic responded with two consecutive three-pointers, Mann hit a shot, and the Nuggets were overtaken by the Thunder by 7 points 79-86 in the first three quarters.
In the final quarter, Maledon made two free throws and Jamaicao Green each scored 2 points. Waters scored a 10-point advantage with a three-pointer. The Nuggets scored 4 points in a row. The Thunder responded with a 6-2 offensive and continued to lead by 10 points. Forbes and Hyland each scored a three-pointer, Sal and Jamaicao-Green each completed a dunk, and Forbes and Maledon each scored a three-pointer. Cousins was replaced and returned to the locker room. Robbie tipped the basket and Pokushevsky dunked to stop the Nuggets. Jokic made a mid-range shot and Alexander scored a 9-point advantage. Morris made a layup, Alexander responded with a layup, Gordon made a fast-break dunk, Alexander hit one of two free throws, Forbes missed a three-pointer, and Alexander scored an 11-point advantage to stop the Nuggets. The Nuggets were powerless, and the Thunder finally beat the Nuggets in an upset.