Mason Plumlee says win over Thunder doesn’t mean much
Following the 115-105 win, however, Nuggets big man Mason Plumlee downplayed the significance of the victory, saying that it meant very little in terms of the grander scheme of things.
“It doesn’t mean much,” Plumlee said, via ESPN. “If we see them in the playoffs it will be a whole new matchup. They are a good team and we know that and we respect them and we are just looking forward to the next game.”
The Nuggets remain tied with the Golden State Warriors for the first overall spot in the Western Conference. With the Thunder currently occupying the eighth seed, this could have been a preview of a very interesting first-round matchup between these two sides.
The victory must have somehow given the Nuggets a psychological advantage over Oklahoma, but as Plumlee said, they refuse to fall into the trap of putting too much emphasis on this regular-season win.
Plumlee was great for Denver in this one, logging 11 points on a pristine 5-of-5 shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. The 29-year-old veteran also recorded five rebounds and three assists as he helped his side to victory.
Nuggets guard Jamal Murray had the hot hand on Friday, scoring a game-high 27 points (on 11-of-20 shooting) along with three three-pointers, five rebounds, nine assists, and a steal.
Denver will be back in action on Sunday as they host the Washington Wizards at the Pepsi Center.