(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Andre Miller had a good 37th birthday.
The Denver Nuggets guard had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds leading the Nuggets to a 114-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday night.
The win was a franchise-best 13th in a row.
“If he plays 10 more minutes, he’d get a triple-double,” Nuggets head coach George Karl said of Miller. “He’s a coach and a teacher and a veteran, and he does it every day in a very classy way, a very quiet way. And then he can do what he did tonight, where he can take the most talented team maybe in the NBA and be the best player on the court for the last 6 minutes of the game.”
During those final six minutes, Miller scored nine points helping hold off a Thunder rally that had whittled the Nuggets lead to five.
The Thunder (50-18) received 34 points from Kevin Durant and 25 from Russell Westbrook in the loss.
Denver (47-22) will look to extend its streak Thursday, when it hosts the Philadelphia 76ers.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN