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Durant helps OKC hold off Timberwolves, 101-96


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Jan 12 2016 11:32PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder were letting another big fourth-quarter lead start to slip away, and precocious Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine was starting to look a little too much like Damian Lillard for Kevin Durant's liking.

So the Thunder star took matters into his own hands to help the Thunder avoid what would have been a second straight ugly collapse.

Durant shrugged off a slow start to score 12 straight points in the final three minutes and finished with 30 points in a 101-96 victory over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

"It felt like I need to get it going in the first three quarters," said Durant, who was 7 for 21 through three periods. "I can't just come out and try to save the game and make shots in the fourth. I've got to get it going earlier. I've got to make shots, man. That's what it's about."

Russell Westbrook added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Thunder hold off a late charge from the struggling Wolves, one game after giving up a big lead to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Thunder made 9 of 22 3-pointers to cruise to their seventh win in nine games.

LaVine broke out of a miserable slump with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost seven straight games and 11 of their last 12.

Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points for Minnesota, which is 5-17 at home.

"OKC's a really good team and got off to a really quick start on us, but everyone played well tonight," Muhammad said.

The Thunder came into the game ornery after giving up five 3-pointers to Portland's Lillard in the final three minutes of a 115-110 loss on Sunday night.

Westbrook made 8 of 15 shots and forced Wiggins to expend much of his energy guarding the robo-guard. Enes Kanter scored 18 points off the bench and only missed two of his 10 shots.

The Thunder led 15-2 before the first quarter was half over and were up 78-60 in the third quarter before they started carelessly jacking up 3s to give the Wolves an opening.

LaVine converted a three-point play and hit a 3 from the wing before Nemanja Bjelica hit another 3 to help the Wolves cut the deficit to three points with 3:15 to play.

But Durant hit four straight jumpers and four free throws for Oklahoma City to avoid another collapse.

"I think the one thing about him is he always stays engaged," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. "He's got a lot of confidence, he's put a lot of time in and he's worked really hard so in those moments he's prepared to step up regardless of what's happened with the shot before."

LAVINE'S SLUMP

Over the previous nine games, LaVine was shooting 25 percent from the field and 8 percent on his 3-pointers. He's shuffled between point guard and shooting guard this season, and interim coach Sam Mitchell said he's been hard on the 20-year-old, much like he was on Jose Calderon in Toronto.

"When he gets through this, he's going to be a much better player because he's going to have gone through the fire," Mitchell said. "He's going to be tried and tested. He's going to have felt low and dejected sometimes, but that's how point guards are made."

LaVine didn't appear to be terribly enamored with Mitchell's approach.

"It's not fun," he said. "Sometimes unfair. But he's coach and I'm player and that's what you have to deal with."

TIP-INS

Thunder: Donovan picked up his first career technical foul while arguing for a goaltending call in the first quarter.

Timberwolves: C Nikola Pekovic sat out to rest after playing his first three games of the season in his return from Achilles surgery. He is expected to play on Wednesday in Houston while starter Kevin Garnett rests on the second night of a back-to-back. ... LaVine made a crazy layup after getting hammered by Durant with 3:25 to play, but a review showed the ball hit the top of the backboard first so it was waved off.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host Dallas on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Visit Houston on Wednesday.


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OKC
MIN
     
    • 46.4%

    • 44.4%

    • 40.9%

    • 38.9%

    • 77.8%

    • 73.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC MIN
Total Rebounds 41 45
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 16 18
Fast Break Pts: 19 16
Biggest Lead: 18 1
Points in the Paint: 44 40
OKC MIN
p Durant   30 Wiggins   22
rb Ibaka   8 Towns   10
a Westbrook   11 Rubio   6
s 2 players   3 Bjelica   3
b Ibaka   2 Dieng   6
 
  • 01/12 - OKC 101 @ MIN 96
  • 01/15 - MIN 93 @ OKC 113
  • 01/27 - OKC 126 @ MIN 123
  • 03/11 - MIN 99 @ OKC 96
Oklahoma City Thunder (27-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 36:15 11-25 2-9 6-6 +6 1 6 7 3 5 1 3 0 1 30
S. Ibaka F 36:47 3-8 2-2 0-0 +9 1 7 8 0 2 1 1 2 0 8
S. Adams C 28:08 3-3 0-0 2-2 +11 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
A. Roberson G 17:53 2-6 0-1 0-0 +6 0 2 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 4
R. Westbrook G 33:19 8-15 2-4 4-6 +11 1 6 7 11 3 3 7 0 2 22
D. Waiters   31:43 2-8 1-1 0-0 -1 0 4 4 4 3 3 1 0 2 5
N. Collison   09:37 0-1 0-0 0-2 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Payne   14:41 2-7 2-4 0-0 -6 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 6
A. Morrow   11:45 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
E. Kanter   19:52 8-10 0-0 2-2 -6 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 18
D.J. Augustin DNP - Coach's Decision
M. McGary DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Singler DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-84 9-22 14-18   8 33 41 21 21 10 16 3 6 101
  46.4% 40.9% 77.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 13:55 1-3 0-0 0-0 -17 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
K. Garnett F 09:04 0-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Towns C 28:24 6-14 0-1 2-2 -20 5 5 10 1 1 0 3 0 1 14
A. Wiggins G 34:40 8-19 0-2 6-8 -6 3 2 5 2 3 1 3 0 0 22
R. Rubio G 21:25 1-5 1-3 0-0 -11 0 2 2 6 1 1 3 0 0 3
G. Dieng   31:59 1-3 0-0 0-0 +11 1 5 6 2 2 1 2 6 1 2
S. Muhammad   34:05 8-15 1-4 3-4 +12 1 3 4 3 0 0 3 0 0 20
Z. LaVine   26:35 7-12 3-4 4-6 +6 0 9 9 4 3 0 3 0 1 21
N. Bjelica   26:33 2-2 2-2 0-0 +10 0 4 4 1 2 3 1 0 0 6
K. Martin   13:20 2-7 0-2 2-3 +1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-81 7-18 17-23   11 34 45 22 15 7 18 6 3 96
  44.4% 38.9% 73.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18

inactive

  • Thunder: Huestis, Novak
  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Thunder: Donovan
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #45 Brian Forte, #32 Marat Kogut, #29 Mark Lindsay
  • Attendance: 14791
  • Duration: 2:14
Oklahoma City Thunder (27-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Adams (Ibaka gains possession)
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST) 
  11:18 Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:18
[OKC 1-0]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:47  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:28 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:26
[MIN 2-1]
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Westbrook Step Back Jump shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:04
[OKC 3-2]
 
  09:49 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
  09:42 Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:42
[OKC 4-2]
 
Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:42
[OKC 5-2]
 
  09:28 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:20
[OKC 7-2]
 
  09:20 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:20
[OKC 8-2]
 
Westbrook Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  09:08  
  08:53 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:52  
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  08:46
[OKC 11-2]
 
  08:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:25 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:24  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  08:15
[OKC 13-2]
 
  07:56 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:55  
Adams Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:41
[OKC 15-2]
 
  07:21
[MIN 4-15]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Ibaka Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Kogut)  07:07  
Ibaka Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:07  
  07:07 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:58 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:42 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:39  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:32 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:23 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Roberson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  06:21  
  06:21
[MIN 5-15]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:21
[MIN 6-15]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Adams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  06:11
[OKC 17-6]
 
  05:46 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Roberson (1 ST) 
Roberson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:41  
  05:30 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Durant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  05:19  
  05:19 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Roberson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  05:11  
  05:11
[MIN 7-17]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Roberson Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:11  
  05:11
[MIN 8-17]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:55  
  04:55 Rubio Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:48 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:42
[MIN 10-17]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Adams Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  04:27
[OKC 19-10]
 
  04:05 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:04  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  03:54  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:52  
Westbrook Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:44
[OKC 21-10]
 
  03:29
[MIN 12-21]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ibaka (1 ST) 
Durant Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:05
[OKC 23-12]
 
  02:48
[MIN 14-23]
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison  02:41  
  02:41 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:24 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Payne  02:24  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  02:10
[OKC 26-14]
 
  01:48
[MIN 16-26]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Collison Hook Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:14
[MIN 18-26]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:49.3
[OKC 28-18]
 
  00:49.3 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  00:49.3
[OKC 29-18]
 
  00:37.9 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:35.8  
Waiters Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  00:29.8  
  00:26.9 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:25.3
[MIN 20-29]
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Donovan Technical (M Kogut)  00:25.3  
  00:25.3
[MIN 21-29]
LaVine Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:03.9
[OKC 32-21]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (27-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST) 
Kanter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (3 BLK)  11:25  
  11:24 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:15 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:13  
Waiters Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44
[MIN 23-32]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Payne Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  10:28  
  10:19
[MIN 25-32]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte)  10:19  
Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka  10:19  
  10:19
[MIN 26-32]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  10:02
[OKC 35-26]
 
  09:48 LaVine Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  09:37
[OKC 37-26]
 
  09:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:19
[MIN 29-37]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:01  
Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:59
[OKC 39-29]
 
  08:47 Martin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:45  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:23
[MIN 32-39]
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST)  07:54
[OKC 42-32]
 
  07:37
[MIN 34-42]
Muhammad Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
Team Rebound  07:11  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:11  
  06:57 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:56 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Morrow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  06:55  
  06:55 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:55 Team Rebound 
  06:55
[MIN 35-42]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:50  
Payne Substitution replaced by Westbrook  06:50  
  06:50 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  06:42
[OKC 44-35]
 
  06:28 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (2 ST) 
Ibaka 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  06:22
[OKC 47-35]
 
  06:04 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:00 Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK) 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
Kanter Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  05:55
[OKC 49-35]
 
Morrow Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte)  05:40  
  05:40 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Morrow Substitution replaced by Durant  05:40  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Roberson  05:40  
Westbrook Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Kogut)  05:31  
  05:26
[MIN 37-49]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST)  05:11  
  05:07 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Kanter Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  04:54
[OKC 51-37]
 
  04:35
[MIN 39-51]
LaVine Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Kanter Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST)  04:20
[OKC 53-39]
 
  04:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:10 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Durant Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  03:59  
  03:59
[MIN 40-53]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:59
[MIN 41-53]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:45  
  03:35 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:33  
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST)  03:25
[OKC 55-41]
 
  03:04 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:03  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:42  
Team Rebound  02:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:38  
  02:20 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:19  
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:06
[MIN 43-55]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Roberson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Team Rebound 
Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams  01:47  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Waiters  01:36  
  01:31 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Waiters (2 ST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:13 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:08 Bjelica Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (3 ST) 
Westbrook Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST)  01:04
[OKC 57-43]
 
  00:49.7
[MIN 46-57]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bjelica (2 ST)  00:41.9  
  00:34.6 Muhammad Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:28.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.1 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:03.2
[MIN 48-57]
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.0
[OKC 60-48]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (27-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Roberson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:47  
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Roberson (1 AST)  11:29
[OKC 63-48]
 
  11:12 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Westbrook (3 ST) 
  10:59 Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Kogut) 
Roberson Layup Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:30 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Roberson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:29  
Roberson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (10 AST)  10:23
[OKC 65-48]
 
  10:11
[MIN 50-65]
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Roberson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Kogut)  10:11  
  10:11
[MIN 51-65]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Westbrook Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST)  09:57
[OKC 67-51]
 
  09:44 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:42  
Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:39  
  09:26 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:25  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:08
[OKC 69-51]
 
  09:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:44
[MIN 53-69]
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Roberson Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:21
[MIN 55-69]
Wiggins Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Roberson Layup Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:49
[MIN 57-69]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:49  
  07:49 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Roberson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (11 AST)  07:33
[OKC 71-57]
 
  07:08
[MIN 60-71]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:47 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:41 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:40  
Roberson Substitution replaced by Waiters  06:36  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Waiters (4 AST)  06:34
[OKC 73-60]
 
  06:13 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:12  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  06:00  
  05:54 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:53  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:32
[OKC 76-60]
 
  05:12 Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:11  
Waiters Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:50 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:49  
  04:46 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:46
[OKC 77-60]
 
  04:46 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:46
[OKC 78-60]
 
  04:31
[MIN 62-78]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Durant Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:07  
Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:06  
Adams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:04  
  04:04 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte)  03:56  
  03:49 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:48  
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (4 BLK)  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:37  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:19 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:58 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:57 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:53 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:52  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:34 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:33  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison  02:33  
  02:33 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
  02:33 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  02:23 LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  02:17  
  01:59
[MIN 64-78]
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Payne  01:42  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST)  01:38
[OKC 80-64]
 
  01:24
[MIN 66-80]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:04  
  00:45.9 Martin Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:44.3  
  00:25.8 Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:25.8  
Team Rebound  00:25.8  
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:25.8  
  00:24.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Payne Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (M Kogut)  00:10.5  
  00:00.9 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK) 
Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.4  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:46
[OKC 82-66]
 
Kanter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  11:33  
  11:33 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:33 Team Rebound 
  11:33
[MIN 67-82]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (3 ST)  11:21  
Waiters Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Lindsay)  11:20  
  11:10
[MIN 69-82]
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:52 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:37 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:36  
Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:10 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:52 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:51  
Kanter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:35
[OKC 84-69]
 
  09:22 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Kanter (1 ST) 
  09:18 Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka  09:18  
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:56  
Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  08:46 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:45  
Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  08:37  
  08:32
[MIN 71-84]
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:32  
  08:15 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:15
[OKC 85-71]
 
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:15
[OKC 86-71]
 
  08:00 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:59  
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:33
[MIN 73-86]
LaVine Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Kogut)  07:33  
  07:33 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:33
[MIN 74-86]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:14 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:04
[MIN 76-86]
Dieng Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:35 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Payne Substitution replaced by Westbrook  06:35  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Durant  06:35  
Team Timeout : Short  06:18  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:53
[MIN 79-86]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:29  
  05:29 LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Lindsay) 
  05:29  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (5 BLK)  05:24  
Team Rebound  05:23  
  05:12 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  05:12
[OKC 87-79]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:04 Muhammad Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:03  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Ibaka Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  04:47  
  04:47 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:47 Team Rebound 
  04:47
[MIN 80-87]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
Kanter Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:32  
Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:31
[OKC 89-80]
 
  04:08
[MIN 83-89]
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (2 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:43  
Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  03:28  
Durant Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  03:25  
  03:25  
  03:25
[MIN 84-89]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:25 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Dieng Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK) 
  03:16 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:15
[MIN 86-89]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:54
[OKC 91-86]
 
  02:34 Muhammad Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Westbrook Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Kogut)  02:23  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  02:23  
Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams  02:23  
  02:10
[MIN 88-91]
Wiggins Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (3 AST) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:44
[OKC 93-88]
 
Durant Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  01:32  
  01:32
[MIN 89-93]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:32 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:31  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:15
[OKC 95-89]
 
  01:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:07 Dieng Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO) 
Westbrook Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (6 BLK)  00:56.9  
  00:54.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:52.9 Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  00:49.4  
  00:41.1
[MIN 92-95]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Durant Step Back Jump shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:23.7
[OKC 97-92]
 
  00:14.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:12.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Durant Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA) (B Forte)  00:08.2  
  00:08.2 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:08.2 Team Rebound 
  00:08.2
[MIN 93-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 3 (21 PTS) 
Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter  00:08.2  
  00:08.2
[MIN 94-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 3 of 3 (22 PTS) 
  00:06.6 LaVine Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:06.6
[OKC 98-94]
 
  00:06.6 LaVine Substitution replaced by Towns 
Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams  00:06.6  
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:06.6
[OKC 99-94]
 
  00:06.6 Dieng Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  00:02.8 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:02.3 Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:02.3
[MIN 96-99]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  00:01.8 Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:01.8
[OKC 100-96]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:01.8
[OKC 101-96]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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OKC
1st Northwest
55
27
5-5
32-9
23-18
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
Durant 30.0
Adams 11.8
Westbrook 11.3
Durant 1.7
Westbrook 3.7
MIN
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