Oklahoma City ends Denver’s nine-game winning streak

Kevin Durant scored 30 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder ended Denver’s winning streak at nine games 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 were outscored, 28-10, the rest of the quarter.

Oklahoma City cruised to victory to avoid its first four-game losing streak of the season.

-- associated press