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Recap

Thunder top last year's win total with victory over T-Wolves


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday January 21, 2010 12:29AM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- There's more than one way to measure how much improvement the Oklahoma City Thunder have made this season. Their record proves it, certainly -- with nearly half the season remaining, the Thunder have already eclipsed last season's win total.

Here's another good indicator that the Thunder are having a breakthrough season: They won a game Wednesday, 94-92 over the Timberwolves, despite a series of last-minute mistakes that would have doomed them one year earlier.

"We're finding ways to close out games," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said after Oklahoma City won its third straight game and 11th in its last 15. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy."

Perhaps. But the Thunder made their lives much harder by going scoreless over the final two minutes in a close game. Oklahoma City's final five possessions produced three turnovers and two missed shots, allowing the Wolves to close an eight-point gap to just two. Minnesota couldn't quite catch the Thunder, however, because despite a short-circuiting offense, Oklahoma City simply leaned on its defense.

"We want our identity to be defense," Brooks said after the Thunder, who limped to 23 victories last year, improved to 24-18 on the season. "We have to find ways to figure things out when we're not scoring."

That doesn't happen too often with Kevin Durant around, of course. The second-year star eclipsed 25 points for the 16th consecutive game -- in the first three periods, no less -- and finished with 31 points on 9-for-18 shooting, along with 10 rebounds. Durant's 12-foot jumper with 2:13 remaining put Oklahoma City ahead by eight, 94-86, but the Thunder never scored again.

The Wolves answered with a layup by Al Jefferson, who torched Oklahoma City's interior defense for 20 points on 10-for-17 shooting, and a stumbling drive to the hoop by point guard Jonny Flynn. With 41 seconds left, Jefferson got free for another layup, and the Wolves were within a basket.

"They were scrappy," said Thunder forward Jeff Green. "They continued to play hard no matter how much they were down."

Minnesota got the ball back after Jefferson drew a charging foul on guard Russell Westbrook. The Wolves went inside to Jefferson again, but his eight-footer bounced long. Green and Jefferson dove to the floor for the rebound, and replays showed the ball bounced out of bounds off Green's heel. Referee Kevin Fehr, however, awarded the ball to Oklahoma City, and the crew of officials chose not to review their call.

"I asked Kevin Fehr, who was right on top of the play, 'Are you absolutely certain about the call?' " crew chief Dick Bavetta told a pool reporter after the game. "I asked him point-blank, and he said, 'I am absolutely certain.' The guideline for going to replay is if there is uncertainty. So when the official making the call has absolute certainty, there's no reason to go to the replay."

Still, the Wolves, who trailed by as much as 12 in the third quarter after a 15-0 Oklahoma City run, didn't go away. As the Thunder tried to inbound the ball with 6.9 seconds remaining, Minnesota guard Ramon Sessions got a hand on the ball, knocking it to teammate Corey Brewer, who sprinted for the basket.

"They were doing a good job of scrambling," Brooks said. "We were too cluttered, but give the defense credit. It was a great play."

But Green followed with a greater one. As Brewer laid up the potential game-tying basket, Green swooped in and slapped the ball out of bounds.

"Jeff's block was huge," Brooks said. "I thought Brewer had the angle, but Jeff came out of nowhere."

"I kind of turned my body because I didn't want to create a foul," Green said of his game-saving block. "I turned my body, jumped as high as I can and got a hand on the ball."

The Wolves still had 2.2 seconds to tie the game, but Flynn's three-pointer at the buzzer wasn't close, and Minnesota's two-game homecourt winning streak came to an end. Brewer led the Wolves with 25 points and Damien Wilkins added 15 against his former team, but the Wolves lost for the 10th time in their last 12 games.

Brewer was busy all night, and not just with all the scoring. The guard was assigned to shadow Durant in the fourth quarter, and he held the NBA's third-leading scorer without a point for more than six minutes.

"Corey takes a challenge. He likes it when you stick him on a guy and say, 'Go shut him down,' " Wolves coach Kurt Rambis said. "Corey did a good job on him -- Durant really had to work. We just couldn't quite get there at the end."

That's because these aren't the lose-at-the-finish Thunder. Not anymore.

Thunder
Timberwolves
     
    • 45.9%

    • 47.1%

    • 47.1%

    • 27.3%

    • 85.7%

    • 90.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC MIN
Total Rebounds 11 6
Offensive Rebounds 7 7
Turnovers 18 13
Fast Break Pts: 18 13
Biggest Lead: 12 4
Points in the Paint: 34 50
OKC MIN
p Durant   31 Brewer   25
rb Durant   10 Jefferson   9
a Westbrook   9 Flynn   8
s 3 players   2 Brewer   5
b Krstic   4 Jefferson   2
 
  • 11/22 - MIN @ OKC
  • 12/08 - OKC @ MIN
  • 01/26 - OKC @ MIN
  • 03/25 - MIN @ OKC
Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 40:47 9-18 2-3 11-11 +6 2 8 10 3 2 2 4 0 1 31
J. Green F 44:24 5-13 2-3 3-4 -3 2 7 9 3 2 0 4 1 2 15
N. Krstic C 24:45 4-8 0-0 0-0 +6 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 4 0 8
T. Sefolosha G 31:21 2-4 1-3 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 5
R. Westbrook G 34:10 3-10 0-0 3-4 -12 0 3 3 9 2 0 7 0 0 9
S. Ibaka   22:16 3-5 0-0 1-2 +2 0 3 3 0 4 2 1 0 1 7
J. Harden   25:38 5-11 2-7 0-0 +5 0 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 12
E. Maynor   16:39 3-5 1-1 0-0 +9 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 7
N. Collison DND - Concussion
B. Mullens DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Ollie DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-74 8-17 18-21   7 32 39 22 16 7 18 6 5 94
  45.9% 47.1% 85.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Wilkins F-G 37:46 6-8 0-0 3-3 +5 2 4 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 15
R. Gomes F 31:24 2-9 0-1 1-1 +4 1 4 5 1 3 2 3 1 1 5
A. Jefferson C-F 35:32 10-17 0-0 0-0 -1 2 7 9 2 0 1 2 2 1 20
C. Brewer G-F 41:20 10-17 2-4 3-4 +1 1 4 5 6 1 5 3 1 1 25
J. Flynn G 31:13 4-13 0-2 2-2 -1 0 2 2 8 2 0 2 0 0 10
B. Cardinal   16:36 2-4 0-0 0-0 -6 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 4
N. Jawai   08:07 1-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
S. Pavlovic   08:09 1-3 1-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
W. Ellington   08:45 1-5 0-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
R. Sessions   16:57 3-5 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 6
R. Hollins   04:10 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-85 3-11 9-10   7 26 33 22 16 10 13 5 6 92
  47.1% 27.3% 90.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Thunder: Harpring, Weaver, White
  • Timberwolves: Blount, Love, Tucker

technical fouls

  • Thunder: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 12

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #39 Kevin Fehr, #11 Phil Robinson
  • Attendance: 12995
  • Duration: 2:15
Oklahoma City Thunder (25-18) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-35)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jefferson vs Green (Westbrook gains possession)
Green Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Flynn Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
Green Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gomes (1 BLK)  11:08  
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:07  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:37 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
  10:28 Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:28
[OKC 1-0]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:28
[OKC 2-0]
 
  10:17 Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (1 ST) 
Westbrook Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  10:13
[OKC 4-0]
 
  09:49
[MIN 2-4]
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:09
[MIN 4-4]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  08:55
[OKC 6-4]
 
  08:33 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:32  
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  08:26  
  08:22
[MIN 6-6]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Green Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:56
[MIN 8-6]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:22 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:21  
  07:17 Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:17
[OKC 7-8]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:17
[OKC 8-8]
 
  07:04
[MIN 10-8]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:45  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  06:41  
  06:24 Gomes Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:23  
Sefolosha Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  06:19
[OKC 10-10]
 
  05:52
[MIN 12-10]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:45  
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  05:38
[OKC 13-12]
 
  05:24 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:23  
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:04 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:02  
Durant Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:58  
Durant Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:58  
  04:58 Gomes Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Ibaka  04:58  
  04:58 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  04:38 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:37  
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:19 Jawai Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sefolosha (1 BLK) 
  04:18 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:15
[MIN 14-13]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:50
[MIN 16-13]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jawai (1 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  03:32
[OKC 16-16]
 
  03:09 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ibaka (1 ST) 
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  03:04
[OKC 18-16]
 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  02:53  
  02:42 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:36
[MIN 18-18]
Cardinal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  02:22 Cardinal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:22
[OKC 19-18]
 
  02:22 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
  02:22 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:22  
  02:22 Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:10
[MIN 20-19]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  01:57
[OKC 22-20]
 
  01:37
[MIN 22-22]
Cardinal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:20 Pavlovic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Maynor  01:20  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:57.9 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:56.4  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:50.9
[OKC 24-22]
 
  00:36.9 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:34.9  
Green Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:15.6  
  00:15.6 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  00:00.8
[MIN 24-24]
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (25-18) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-35)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (2 ST) 
  11:43 Ellington Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:43  
Team Rebound  11:43  
Ibaka Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:43
[OKC 25-24]
 
  11:21 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:20  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  10:56  
Team Rebound  10:56  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:56  
  10:41 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Ibaka Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:37  
Durant Substitution replaced by Green  10:37  
  10:32
[MIN 26-25]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (1 AST) 
Maynor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  10:13  
  10:07 Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:06  
Maynor Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:00
[OKC 27-26]
 
  09:46
[MIN 29-27]
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Maynor (1 AST)  09:33
[OKC 29-29]
 
Maynor Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:25  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Krstic  09:25  
  09:25 Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  09:13 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:08 Cardinal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:06 Cardinal Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:05
[MIN 31-29]
Jefferson Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Maynor (2 AST)  08:47
[OKC 32-31]
 
  08:31 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
  08:26 Sessions Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  08:26  
  08:26 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:26  
Team Rebound  08:26  
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:26
[OKC 33-31]
 
  08:14 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  07:58
[OKC 35-31]
 
  07:41
[MIN 33-35]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Krstic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:16  
  07:10 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:09  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:54
[OKC 37-33]
 
  06:42 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:16
[MIN 35-37]
Gomes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
  06:13 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins 
  06:13 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  06:13 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Maynor Substitution replaced by Westbrook  06:13  
Harden Substitution replaced by Durant  06:13  
Green Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  05:50
[OKC 39-35]
 
Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:32  
  05:32
[MIN 36-39]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:32
[MIN 37-39]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:22 Gomes Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  05:22
[OKC 40-37]
 
Krstic Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  05:15
[OKC 42-37]
 
  05:00 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:56
[MIN 39-42]
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  04:41  
  04:32 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:31  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST)  04:24  
  04:16 Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  04:13 Gomes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:12  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  04:04
[OKC 44-39]
 
Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:48  
  03:48 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:48 Team Rebound 
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  03:48  
  03:48
[MIN 40-44]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:38 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:38
[OKC 45-40]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:38
[OKC 46-40]
 
  03:27
[MIN 42-46]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:54
[MIN 45-46]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST) 
  02:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  02:27  
  02:26 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:21
[MIN 47-46]
Gomes Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Harden Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:21
[MIN 48-46]
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST)  02:11
[OKC 49-48]
 
  01:52 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:50  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:41
[OKC 51-48]
 
  01:25 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:23  
  01:11 Flynn Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:11
[OKC 52-48]
 
  01:11 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:11
[OKC 53-48]
 
  01:00 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:58.9  
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST)  00:53.7
[OKC 55-48]
 
  00:40.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:39.7  
Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  00:32.9  
  00:11.9 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (2 BLK) 
  00:10.8 Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:09.8
[MIN 50-55]
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Durant Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:09.8  
  00:09.8
[MIN 51-55]
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (25-18) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-35)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:34 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:33  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  11:19  
Team Rebound  11:18  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:11
[MIN 53-55]
Wilkins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST) 
  10:52 Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:44 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:24
[MIN 55-55]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST) 
Durant Layup Shot: Missed  10:09  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:08  
Durant Tip Shot: Made (21 PTS)  10:08
[OKC 57-55]
 
  09:49
[MIN 57-57]
Wilkins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:23  
  09:09 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:09
[OKC 58-57]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:09
[OKC 59-57]
 
  08:44
[MIN 59-59]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Flynn (7 AST) 
Sefolosha Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (4 ST)  08:18  
  08:13
[MIN 61-59]
Wilkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Flynn (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:13  
Westbrook Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (3 TO)  08:00  
  07:38 Gomes Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:36  
Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Gomes (2 ST)  07:30  
  07:13
[MIN 63-59]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:43 Flynn Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Maynor  06:43  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  06:43  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:27  
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:26  
Krstic Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:26
[OKC 61-63]
 
  06:07 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Maynor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:06  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Krstic (1 AST)  05:56
[OKC 64-63]
 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Green Substitution replaced by Ibaka  05:55  
  05:55 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins 
  05:55 Gomes Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
  05:40 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Durant (2 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:26  
Team Rebound  05:25  
  05:25 Hollins Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:25 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  05:25 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Maynor (3 AST)  05:16
[OKC 66-63]
 
  04:56 Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (3 BLK) 
Maynor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:54  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
Maynor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:37  
Maynor Tip Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:36 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:15 Sessions Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:58
[OKC 68-63]
 
  03:42 Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (4 BLK) 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
Krstic Substitution replaced by Green  03:42  
  03:42 Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  03:42 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:37 Cardinal Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Maynor Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  03:11
[OKC 70-63]
 
  02:57 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:55  
  02:52 Cardinal Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:52
[OKC 71-63]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  02:52
[OKC 72-63]
 
  02:41 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:40  
Ibaka Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  02:32  
Ibaka Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:32  
  02:19 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:18  
Maynor Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:01  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:00
[OKC 74-63]
 
  01:47 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Team Rebound 
Green Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:47  
  01:38 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:37  
  01:37 Ellington Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:09
[MIN 65-74]
Sessions Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Maynor 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  00:50.0
[OKC 77-65]
 
Ibaka Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:36.5  
  00:36.5
[MIN 66-77]
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:36.5
[MIN 67-77]
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.8 Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:02.5
[MIN 69-77]
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Ibaka Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  11:38
[OKC 79-69]
 
  11:23
[MIN 71-79]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ibaka Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cardinal (1 BLK)  11:06  
  11:05 Cardinal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:52 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Maynor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:51  
  10:50 Sessions Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  10:34  
  10:10
[MIN 73-79]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:51 Team Rebound 
Ibaka Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:51  
  09:51 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  09:51 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  09:29
[MIN 76-79]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Westbrook Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:11  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  09:11  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Durant  09:11  
Maynor Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  09:11  
  08:59 Gomes Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  08:59 Gomes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:59  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:14 Gomes Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Green Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  08:02  
  07:52 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  07:52 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Westbrook Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:44
[OKC 81-76]
 
  07:17
[MIN 78-81]
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Harden Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:42  
  06:42 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  06:29
[MIN 80-81]
Flynn Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK)  06:09  
Team Rebound  06:08  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed  06:03  
Team Rebound  06:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:01  
Harden Substitution replaced by Ibaka  06:01  
Green Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST)  05:53
[OKC 83-80]
 
  05:30
[MIN 82-83]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:51
[MIN 84-83]
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST)  04:27
[OKC 86-84]
 
  04:03 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ibaka (2 ST) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:42
[OKC 88-84]
 
  03:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Green Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:23  
  03:23
[MIN 85-88]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:23
[MIN 86-88]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS)  03:10
[OKC 90-86]
 
  02:54 Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  02:45 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:45
[OKC 91-86]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  02:45
[OKC 92-86]
 
  02:32 Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:31  
Durant Step Back Jump shot: Made (31 PTS)  02:13
[OKC 94-86]
 
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:02
[MIN 88-94]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brewer (5 AST) 
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:34
[MIN 90-94]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Brewer (5 ST)  01:17  
  01:11 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:09  
Westbrook Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.5 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:41.5
[MIN 92-94]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brewer (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:41.5  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  00:41.5  
Westbrook Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:26.7  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  00:26.7  
  00:26.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Harden Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  00:26.7  
  00:16.9 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:13.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.0  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  00:13.0  
  00:13.0 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  00:10.7 Wilkins Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Sessions (2 ST)  00:06.9  
  00:03.2 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  00:02.2 Team Rebound 
  00:02.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  00:02.2  
  00:02.2 Sessions Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  00:01.2 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:00.3  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
OKC
4th Northwest
50
32
6-4
27-14
23-18
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
2 players 25.0
2 players 7.7
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.7
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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