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Notebook: Timberwolves 99, Thunder 93


Jim Beilby, For NBA.com
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:12 PM - Updated Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:12 PM

THE FACTS: For whatever the reason, the Minnesota Timberwolves always seem to give the Oklahoma City Thunder their best game. And, Thursday night, it was enough for a victory as the Wolves (13-11) snapped the Thunder's 12 game winning streak, defeating them 99-93. Kevin Love had a well-rounded game, getting 11 rebounds and seven assists to go with his 28 points. But it was smothering defense from Andrei Kirilenko and a spark from J.J. Barea down the stretch that made the difference for Minnesota.

Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook scored 30, but it was not without difficulty. Minnesota jumped out to an early 14 point lead in the first quarter and never trailed. Despite his scoring output, Durant was noticeably frustrated by the myriad of defenders Minnesota threw at him.

QUOTABLE: "A very good win against the best team in the West. What I really liked about it is how we played four quarters. ... We knew they were going to make a run at us, but we got some stops and made some shots down the stretch. Just a terrific win for our guys."

-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

THE STAT: Minnesota shot 45 percent from beyond the arc, a big improvement from their previous two games where they shot less than 25 percent. Oklahoma City (21-5), on the other hand, only hit 25 percent of their 3s, a significant departure from the 40.9 percent they have averaged this year..

TURNING POINT: After seeing Oklahoma City cut their lead to one with less than 10 minutes in the game, Barea put the Wolves on his back. He scored 14 points in just a little over four minutes and gave Minnesota an 11 point lead with 5:26 to play. Oklahoma City made it interesting, with Westbrook making some big shots down the stretch, but Minnesota made their free throws and secured the win

QUOTABLE II: "I knew that we would fight to the end. That's what we do. The first quarter we didn't come up with a good start and either end of the floor. They were making shots. Kevin Love, we knew, was going to start hitting shots -- he's not a 20 percent 3-point shooter. Everybody got in an offensive rhythm. They had 20 assists in the first half, which is too many. The ball was moving wherever they wanted it to go and we weren't stopping it from moving it where they wanted it. But I'm proud of our guys. We have a great streak and we have a great month going. We lost to a very good team. We knew sooner or later they were going to get hot and they were hot tonight."

-- Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks

GOOD MOVE: Minnesota found something in Oklahoma City's defense in the second quarter. They ran pick and roll to the right side of the floor, hitting Nikola Pekovic on the roll. The result was nine straight points by Minnesota

BAD MOVE: Kendrick Perkins tried to guard Pekovic on the pick and roll, to no avail.

ROOKIE WATCH: Minnesota guard Alexey Shved had another strong all-around game. He triggered Minnesota's fast start with six assists in the first quarter and he finished with a season-high12 assists to go with his 12 points and seven rebounds.

NOTABLE: Minnesota is in the middle of three games all against division leaders: Miami on Tuesday, Oklahoma City tonight and New York on Sunday. ... After drawing LeBron James on Tuesday and Durant tonight, Kirilenko gets to guard Carmelo Anthony on Sunday. ... Minnesota waived forward Josh Howard after finding out that his ACL was torn on December 14th in New Orleans. ... Ricky Rubio played to his current 18-minute limit for the Wolves, tallying three assists.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Sunday @ New York, Wednesday vs. Houston, Saturday vs. Phoenix. For the Thunder, Tuesday @ Miami, Thursday vs. Dallas, Saturday @ Houston.

OKC
MIN
   
    • 40.2%

    • 44.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 45.0%

    • 84.6%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKCMIN
Total Rebounds4345
Offensive Rebounds1112
Turnovers1615
Fast Break Pts:216
Biggest Lead:014
Points in the Paint:4040
OKCMIN
pDurant   33Love   28
rbWestbrook   11Love   11
aWestbrook   9Shved   12
sSefolosha   4Ridnour   2
bIbaka   52 players   2
 
  • 12/20 - OKC 93 @ MIN 99
  • 01/09 - MIN 84 @ OKC 106
  • 02/22 - MIN 111 @ OKC 127
  • 03/29 - OKC 93 @ MIN 101
Oklahoma City Thunder (31-8)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
K. DurantF41:1312-211-48-8-716765330033
S. IbakaF-C39:496-131-11-2-727900015114
K. PerkinsC19:380-20-00-0-41121401010
T. SefoloshaG44:013-91-52-3-61451440019
R. WestbrookG43:329-281-611-13-6471193380330
N. Collison 18:370-10-00-0-20660100000
R. Jackson 24:302-60-20-0+11120501104
H. Thabeet 04:200-00-00-001010200000
E. Maynor 04:201-21-20-0+10000002003
J. LambDNP - Coach's Decision
K. MartinDND - Right Quad Contusion
D. OrtonDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24033-825-2022-26 113243172410166693
 40.2%25.0%84.6% team rebs: 8total to: 16
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF39:303-100-13-4+93142605019
K. LoveF-C39:409-204-96-8+2291171012228
N. PekovicC37:4210-180-04-4+12281002122124
A. ShvedG33:195-102-40-0+6257124110012
L. RidnourG23:141-40-12-2+110331221004
R. Rubio 18:130-30-10-000333012000
D. Cunningham 15:090-30-00-0-31120101100
J. Barea 23:047-133-41-3-322423120218
D. Williams 04:591-20-00-2-30110000002
G. Stiemsma 05:101-10-00-0-10000000102
L. AmundsonDNP - Coach's Decision
M. LeeDND - Hyperextended Right Knee
Totals 24037-849-2016-23 12334527196156699
 44.0%45.0%69.6% team rebs: 11total to: 15

inactive

  • Thunder: Jones, Liggins
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy

technical fouls

  • Thunder: Durant
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #26 Pat Fraher, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 17114
  • Duration: 2:27
Oklahoma City Thunder (21-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Ibaka (Durant gains possession)
Ibaka Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Durant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:25  
  11:25 Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:25 Team Rebound 
  11:25
[MIN 1-0]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Durant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Team Rebound 
  10:52
[MIN 3-0]
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Perkins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:17  
  10:09 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
  09:59 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:59
[OKC 1-3]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:59
[OKC 2-3]
 
  09:36 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:35  
Ibaka Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  09:24  
  09:22 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:17 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Team Rebound 
  09:13 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
  09:03 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:03
[OKC 3-3]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:42
[MIN 6-3]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Durant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:25
[OKC 5-6]
 
  08:10
[MIN 8-5]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:52  
  07:43
[MIN 10-5]
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:27 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:09
[MIN 12-5]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Perkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  07:09  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Collison  07:09  
  07:09
[MIN 13-5]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  07:00  
  06:45 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  06:36  
  06:26 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:24  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:19
[OKC 7-13]
 
Collison Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:56  
  05:56
[MIN 15-7]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:32
[MIN 18-7]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:24  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Jackson  05:24  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:14 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:01
[MIN 20-7]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:44
[OKC 9-20]
 
  04:27 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:26 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:25 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:23  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:59 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:58  
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  03:52  
  03:47
[MIN 22-9]
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (5 AST) 
Ibaka Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  03:25
[OKC 11-22]
 
  03:01
[MIN 25-11]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:47  
Team Rebound  02:46  
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:46 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Thabeet  02:46  
Durant Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:42
[OKC 13-25]
 
  02:42 Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  02:42
[OKC 14-25]
 
  02:19 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:06 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST) 
Westbrook Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thabeet Violation:Defensive Goaltending  01:52  
  01:52
[MIN 27-14]
Shved Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Durant Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  01:43
[OKC 16-27]
 
  01:25 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Team Rebound 
Thabeet Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:25  
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  01:25  
  01:25 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:18
[MIN 30-16]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Shved (6 AST) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:58.6  
  00:54.7 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  00:54.7 Shved Substitution replaced by Barea 
Durant Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:44.9  
Durant Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:44.9  
Durant Substitution replaced by Maynor  00:44.9  
  00:44.9 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:30.9 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:28.9  
Jackson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:14.3
[OKC 18-30]
 
  00:06.8 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.9  
Maynor 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (21-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Barea Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:48 Barea Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Team Rebound 
  11:06
[MIN 32-18]
Barea Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  10:49  
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:47  
Maynor Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:39  
Thabeet Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:26  
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Ibaka  10:26  
  10:16 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:15  
Maynor 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (1 AST)  10:00
[OKC 21-32]
 
  09:50
[MIN 34-21]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Maynor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  09:36  
Collison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:32  
  09:32 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:32 Team Rebound 
  09:32 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:32  
  09:14 Stiemsma Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Ibaka Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:14
[OKC 23-34]
 
Sefolosha Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:57  
  08:57  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Westbrook  08:57  
  08:41
[MIN 36-23]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  08:32  
  08:25 Barea Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Maynor Substitution replaced by Durant  08:25  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  08:14  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:12  
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:54 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:53  
  07:46 Barea Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:46
[OKC 24-36]
 
  07:46 Williams Substitution replaced by Love 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:46
[OKC 25-36]
 
  07:29 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:09 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK) 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  06:50 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Collison Substitution replaced by Perkins  06:50  
  06:46
[MIN 38-25]
Love Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  06:32
[OKC 27-38]
 
  06:22 Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:20  
Ibaka Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  06:16
[OKC 29-38]
 
  05:58
[MIN 40-29]
Barea Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:44 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Rubio Substitution replaced by Shved 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:44  
Team Rebound  05:44  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:44
[OKC 30-40]
 
  05:22 Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:20  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:03 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:52
[MIN 42-30]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST) 
Ibaka Layup Shot: Missed  04:29  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:28  
Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  04:26  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:25  
  04:25 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:25  
Team Rebound  04:25  
Ibaka Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:25
[OKC 31-42]
 
  04:10 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (1 ST) 
Westbrook Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  04:06
[OKC 33-42]
 
  03:49 Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:48  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:37
[OKC 35-42]
 
  03:14
[MIN 44-35]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Shved (7 AST) 
Westbrook Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:14  
  03:14 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  03:14
[MIN 45-35]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
  03:06 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:59
[OKC 37-45]
 
  02:38
[MIN 47-37]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Shved (8 AST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:16 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:16  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  02:04
[OKC 39-47]
 
  01:51
[MIN 49-39]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:43  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:27 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK) 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:26  
Westbrook Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  01:24  
Sefolosha Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14
[MIN 50-39]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:14 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:13  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:48.8 Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
Ibaka Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:47.3
[OKC 41-50]
 
  00:34.9 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (3 BLK) 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:33.8  
Ibaka Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:25.1
[MIN 53-41]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (6 AST) 
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  00:00.9
[OKC 44-53]
 
  00:00.1 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (21-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[MIN 55-44]
Love Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:14 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (2 ST) 
Sefolosha Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  11:08
[OKC 46-55]
 
Perkins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:46  
  10:46
[MIN 56-46]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  10:46
[MIN 57-46]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:24 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:15 Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (2 ST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:00 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:59  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:25 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:23  
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:58 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:56
[MIN 59-46]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  08:45 Shved Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sefolosha Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:45
[OKC 47-59]
 
Sefolosha Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:45
[OKC 48-59]
 
  08:25 Kirilenko Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:24  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST)  08:10
[OKC 51-59]
 
  07:54 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:53  
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  07:47
[OKC 54-59]
 
  07:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:31
[MIN 61-54]
Kirilenko Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  07:12  
  06:58
[MIN 63-54]
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shved (9 AST) 
Ibaka Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Durant (4 AST)  06:41
[OKC 56-63]
 
  06:30 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:11
[MIN 65-56]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Shved (10 AST) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:48 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:31
[MIN 68-56]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Shved (11 AST) 
  05:14 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:05  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:58
[OKC 58-68]
 
  04:58 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  04:58
[OKC 59-68]
 
  04:35 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:33 Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:27 Kirilenko Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Durant (2 ST) 
Ibaka Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:22  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:21  
Westbrook Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:21
[OKC 61-68]
 
Perkins Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:03  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Jackson  04:03  
  04:03 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Jackson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:55  
  03:42 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:41  
Durant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  03:37
[OKC 63-68]
 
  03:14
[MIN 70-63]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:59
[OKC 65-70]
 
  02:41
[MIN 72-65]
Kirilenko Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shved (12 AST) 
Westbrook Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:27  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  02:27  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
Durant Substitution replaced by Collison  02:27  
  02:14 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:04 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:03  
Westbrook Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (7 TO)  01:54  
Jackson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:37  
  01:37 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:27 Kirilenko Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Westbrook (3 ST) 
Sefolosha Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST)  01:23
[OKC 67-72]
 
  01:23 Shved Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:23 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Barea 
Sefolosha Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:23  
  01:23 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:08
[MIN 74-67]
Shved Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Westbrook Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:57.1
[OKC 69-74]
 
Jackson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:42.6  
  00:42.6
[MIN 75-69]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:42.6
[MIN 76-69]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:17.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:16.9  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:45  
Westbrook Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:35  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  11:31
[OKC 71-76]
 
  11:15 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:14  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  11:04
[OKC 73-76]
 
  10:42 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (3 ST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:34 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  10:18 Kirilenko Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
  10:18 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Jackson Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (5 AST)  10:03
[OKC 75-76]
 
  09:42 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:32
[MIN 78-75]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Durant Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:12  
  09:12
[MIN 79-75]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:12
[MIN 80-75]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:56 Barea Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:56  
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  08:56
[OKC 76-80]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  08:56
[OKC 77-80]
 
  08:31
[MIN 83-77]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Westbrook Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:09  
Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka  08:09  
  07:54 Barea Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK) 
  07:51 Barea Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:50
[MIN 85-77]
Barea Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:31 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:17 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:16  
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:07 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:54
[MIN 88-77]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:52  
  06:52 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST)  06:45
[OKC 79-88]
 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:25  
  06:25 Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:25 Team Rebound 
  06:25
[MIN 89-79]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:12 Kirilenko Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  06:12
[OKC 80-89]
 
  06:12 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  06:12
[OKC 81-89]
 
  05:51 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Durant (3 ST) 
Jackson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:49  
  05:32 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (4 BLK) 
  05:30 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:26
[MIN 92-81]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Love (7 AST) 
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:05  
Sefolosha Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK)  04:57  
  04:55 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:41 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:40  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
Team Rebound  04:30  
  04:30 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Shved 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  04:07 Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (5 BLK) 
  04:06 Team Rebound 
  03:58 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:57 Team Rebound 
Sefolosha Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:57  
Durant Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  03:49  
  03:49
[MIN 93-81]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  03:49
[MIN 94-81]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Sefolosha 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Durant (6 AST)  03:40
[OKC 84-94]
 
  03:17 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:15
[MIN 96-84]
Love Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:00  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:00
[OKC 86-96]
 
  03:00 Kirilenko Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  03:00
[OKC 87-96]
 
  02:39 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:38  
Durant Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF)  02:24  
Durant Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:24  
Durant Technical  02:24  
  02:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:24 Barea Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:01 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Jackson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:58  
  01:58
[MIN 97-87]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:58 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:58  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Barea Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:22 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Shved Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:18 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (4 ST) 
  01:12 Kirilenko Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  01:12 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  01:12
[OKC 88-97]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:12
[OKC 89-97]
 
  00:52.9 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:51.9  
  00:48.9 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:48.9
[OKC 90-97]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:48.9
[OKC 91-97]
 
  00:26.5 Cunningham Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:26.5  
  00:26.5 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  00:16.9  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK)  00:15.6  
Team Rebound  00:15.2  
  00:12.2 Shved Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:12.2
[OKC 92-97]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:12.2
[OKC 93-97]
 
  00:12.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:12.2 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Sefolosha Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5
[MIN 98-93]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:09.5 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:09.5
[MIN 99-93]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.5  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.8  
  00:06.2 Shved Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
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OKC
1st Northwest
60
22
7-3
34-7
26-15
MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
Durant 32.5
Durant 10.4
2 players 7.0
Ibaka 3.2
2 players 3.0
MIN
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