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Durant, Thunder win a thriller over Timberwolves, 126-123


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Jan 27 2016 11:56PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kevin Durant has had the ball in his hands with the game on the line so many times that he feels totally carefree in the game's biggest moments.

The young Minnesota Timberwolves stars don't have the same comfort level yet, and that was the difference on Wednesday night.

Durant had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and hit two huge shots in the final two minutes to help the Oklahoma City Thunder win a second-straight, fast-paced thriller with a 126-123 victory over the Timberwolves.

"That's the most carefree time of the game for me," Durant said. "I just put them up, you know. You can't change shooting percentage that quickly. When there's 3-4 minutes to go, you can't be conservative, just shoot good shots and make the right plays."

Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds, while Enes Kanter had 23 points and 10 boards for the Thunder, who beat the Knicks in overtime the night before. Oklahoma City outrebounded Minnesota 47-31 to go home from a four-game road trip at 3-1.

Zach LaVine scored 35 points on 14-for-17 shooting, Andrew Wiggins added 20 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points, 13 boards and five assists for the Timberwolves. Minnesota shot 55.6 percent and had 31 assists, but missed 10 free throws.

"We played tremendously well today. This is a game we can live with," Towns said. "We've just got to finish. KD hit some amazing shots at the end that really gave his team the spark to win."

The Thunder were clinging to a 113-111 lead when Durant hit a 25-foot 3 from the wing. He then made a jumper in the lane to pad it back to 118-113, the second straight night his late-game heroics helped Oklahoma City escape. In New York, Durant hit the game-tying shot with 16.2 seconds to go, then scored seven in OT to finish with 44 points.

"I listened to Robert Horry say plenty of those times when he hit those big shots he just didn't care," Durant said. "I try to take that same approach. The worst thing that can happen is I miss and we lose. That's not as bad as a lot of other things that could be."

The Thunder didn't arrive in Minneapolis until 3 a.m. after spending four days in snowy New York and needing extra time to beat the Knicks. Durant and Westbrook carried the load against the Knicks, combining to play more than 87 minutes and score 74 points to help the Thunder bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Nets.

They were facing the Timberwolves for the third time this month, but Minnesota has been playing with a different energy and pace over the last week to break out of a 1-13 funk. The young Wolves came out running again, surging out to an eight-point lead on the strength of terrific ball movement and shot-making from LaVine, Towns, Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng.

It was back-and-forth the rest of the way, with one breathtaking sequence in the third quarter in which Wiggins dunked on Durant in transition and Westbrook came right back with a 3 from the wing.

LaVine's fourth 3-pointer of the night gave Minnesota a 99-93 lead early in the fourth, but Kanter scored six straight in a 10-0 run to put Durant in position to close it out.

The Wolves entered the night with the second-best free throw percentage in the NBA, but shot just 64 percent from the line.

LAVINE'S BIG NIGHT

The second-year guard made 5 of 8 3-pointers and went 9 for 9 on the rest of his field goals. His 35 points set a franchise record for scoring from a bench player and are the most a non-starter has scored in the NBA this season.

"He's playing fast, but thinking slow," Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said.

TIP-INS

Thunder: PG Cameron Payne left the game early in the second quarter with concussion-like symptoms and did not return. He was limited to five minutes. ... Durant topped 20 points for the 33rd straight game, the longest active streak in the league.

Timberwolves: Dieng had 21 points and nine rebounds. ... Towns, Wiggins and LaVine were named to the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend. The Toronto native Wiggins will play on the World team while Towns and LaVine will play for the U.S. team.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host Houston on Friday.

Timberwolves: Visit Utah on Friday.


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OKC
MIN
     
    • 52.7%

    • 55.6%

    • 50.0%

    • 35.7%

    • 95.2%

    • 64.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC MIN
Total Rebounds 47 35
Offensive Rebounds 15 12
Turnovers 12 8
Fast Break Pts: 15 23
Biggest Lead: 9 8
Points in the Paint: 56 64
OKC MIN
p Durant   27 LaVine   35
rb Kanter   10 Towns   13
a Westbrook   15 Rubio   10
s Rubio   3
b Collison   3 Towns   3
 
  • 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 (35-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 36:52 10-20 1-3 6-7 0 0 9 9 5 4 0 1 1 1 27
S. Ibaka F 25:29 2-7 0-0 2-2 -5 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 6
S. Adams C 20:04 4-7 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 8
D. Waiters G 34:43 6-14 4-7 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 16
R. Westbrook G 36:40 7-13 3-4 7-7 +2 2 6 8 15 3 0 4 0 1 24
E. Kanter   22:58 10-16 0-1 3-3 +1 7 3 10 0 1 0 2 2 0 23
N. Collison   15:58 3-3 0-0 2-2 +10 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 3 0 8
K. Singler   22:39 1-2 0-0 0-0 +5 0 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
C. Payne   05:10 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Morrow   13:17 4-6 2-4 0-0 +7 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
D.J. Augustin   06:10 1-2 0-0 0-0 +3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
M. McGary DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Novak DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-91 10-20 20-21   15 32 47 23 25 0 12 6 4 126
  52.7% 50.0% 95.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 22:22 1-3 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 2
G. Dieng F 26:58 10-13 0-0 1-3 +5 6 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 0 21
K. Towns C 33:48 8-15 0-0 3-3 -10 2 11 13 5 1 0 2 3 0 19
A. Wiggins G 37:18 8-14 0-1 4-6 -3 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 2 20
R. Rubio G 30:06 1-6 0-3 2-3 -3 0 2 2 10 2 3 1 0 0 4
S. Muhammad   24:56 5-12 0-1 0-1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 10
N. Pekovic   12:01 0-5 0-0 1-2 -1 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
Z. LaVine   29:26 14-17 5-8 2-5 -4 0 2 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 35
N. Bjelica   23:05 3-5 0-1 5-5 -2 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 11
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - Sore Right Wrist
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 50-90 5-14 18-28   12 23 35 31 16 6 8 4 6 123
  55.6% 35.7% 64.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 9

inactive

  • Thunder: Huestis, Roberson
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Payne

technical fouls

  • Thunder: Ibaka
  • Timberwolves: Towns

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #35 Steve Anderson, #20 Leroy Richardson
  • Attendance: 13337
  • Duration: 2:16
Oklahoma City Thunder (35-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Adams (Dieng gains possession)
  11:40 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Waiters Layup Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:32 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28 Wiggins Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  11:26 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:26
[MIN 2-0]
Dieng Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:14
[OKC 2-2]
 
  11:14 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:14
[OKC 3-2]
 
  11:02 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:45  
  10:36 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[MIN 4-3]
Wiggins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:47  
Durant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  09:43  
  09:43
[MIN 5-3]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:43 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:42  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  09:18
[OKC 6-5]
 
  09:04 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:03  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:47
[MIN 7-6]
Prince Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Adams Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  08:37
[OKC 8-7]
 
  08:14
[MIN 9-8]
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:46
[MIN 11-8]
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST) 
Durant Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:30
[OKC 10-11]
 
  07:15 Towns Hook Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:14  
Waiters Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  07:08
[OKC 12-11]
 
  07:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:55
[MIN 13-12]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Adams Layup Shot: Missed  06:38  
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:37  
Adams Tip Layup Shot: Missed  06:37  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:37  
  06:36 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Ibaka Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:36
[OKC 13-13]
 
Ibaka Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:36
[OKC 14-13]
 
  06:17
[MIN 15-14]
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Ibaka Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  05:54  
  05:54
[MIN 16-14]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:54 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Kanter  05:54  
  05:54 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:54  
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:29 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:19 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Team Rebound 
Adams Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (L Richardson)  05:18  
  05:18 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  05:10 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:09  
Durant Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:58  
Kanter Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:58
[OKC 16-16]
 
  04:41 Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:40  
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:35
[OKC 18-16]
 
  04:20
[MIN 18-18]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Adams Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Corbin)  04:08  
Adams Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:08  
  04:08 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  03:56 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Team Rebound 
Adams Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (S Corbin)  03:55  
Adams Substitution replaced by Collison  03:55  
  03:50
[MIN 20-18]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  03:32  
  03:24 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:21 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:17  
Waiters Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:14
[OKC 20-20]
 
  02:57 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (1 BLK) 
  02:55 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:54
[MIN 22-20]
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:46 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:46 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:46
[OKC 21-22]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:46
[OKC 22-22]
 
  02:33
[MIN 24-22]
Muhammad Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  02:21
[OKC 24-24]
 
Durant Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  02:03  
  02:03
[MIN 25-24]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Durant Substitution replaced by Singler  02:03  
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Payne  02:03  
  02:03
[MIN 26-24]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Kanter Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Singler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  01:30  
  01:30 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:30 Team Rebound 
  01:30 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince 
  01:30
[MIN 27-24]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Waiters Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:16  
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:15
[OKC 26-27]
 
  01:03 Prince Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:01  
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:41.8  
Waiters Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.3 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Payne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  00:14.1  
  00:14.1
[MIN 28-26]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Waiters Substitution replaced by Morrow  00:14.1  
  00:14.1 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:11.9  
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.4
[OKC 28-28]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (35-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Kanter 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:45 Team Rebound 
  11:28 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kanter (1 BLK) 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
  11:24 Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:24
[OKC 29-28]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:24
[OKC 30-28]
 
  11:07 Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (2 BLK) 
Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:05  
Kanter Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:02  
Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka  11:02  
  10:50
[MIN 31-30]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Kanter Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[MIN 33-30]
LaVine Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:47
[OKC 33-33]
 
  09:29
[MIN 36-33]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST) 
Singler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[OKC 35-36]
 
  09:08
[MIN 38-35]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  09:07 Foul : Double Personal - Pekovic (1 PF), Ibaka (2 PF) (L Richardson) 
  09:07 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:53  
Payne Substitution replaced by Westbrook  08:53  
Ibaka Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  08:35  
Ibaka Technical (L Richardson)  08:35  
  08:35 LaVine Free Throw Technical Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Durant  08:35  
  08:35
[MIN 39-35]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:35 Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  08:35
[MIN 40-35]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Kanter Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  08:25
[OKC 37-40]
 
  08:00
[MIN 42-37]
Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Kanter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  07:47
[OKC 39-42]
 
  07:47 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:47
[OKC 40-42]
 
Singler Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Corbin)  07:32  
  07:27 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:24 Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:23
[MIN 44-40]
Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  07:07  
Kanter Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:05  
Kanter Layup Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59
[MIN 46-40]
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Waiters  06:51  
  06:51 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  06:44
[OKC 42-46]
 
  06:28 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:27  
  06:21 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:21  
Team Rebound  06:21  
  06:21 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:21
[OKC 43-46]
 
  06:11
[MIN 48-43]
Towns Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Corbin)  05:50  
  05:50 Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  05:43
[MIN 50-43]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:25  
Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:24  
Kanter Tip Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:24
[OKC 45-50]
 
  05:16
[MIN 52-45]
Bjelica Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Kanter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  05:16  
  05:16
[MIN 53-45]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  05:05 Towns Violation:Defensive Goaltending (L Richardson) 
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  05:05
[OKC 47-53]
 
  05:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:54
[MIN 55-47]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:33  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:31
[OKC 49-55]
 
  04:15
[MIN 57-49]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
  04:01 Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Kanter Substitution replaced by Collison  04:01  
Durant Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  03:58
[OKC 51-57]
 
Singler Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  03:46  
  03:46
[MIN 58-51]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:46 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  03:45  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:22 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  03:11
[OKC 53-58]
 
  02:56 Bjelica Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  02:56 Towns Technical (L Richardson) 
Durant Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  02:56
[OKC 54-58]
 
  02:45 Bjelica Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (S Anderson) 
Durant Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  02:45
[OKC 55-58]
 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:33
[OKC 57-58]
 
  02:16
[MIN 60-57]
Bjelica Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:01  
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:53  
Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:51  
Collison Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:50
[OKC 59-60]
 
  01:31 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:29  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  01:23
[OKC 62-60]
 
  01:06 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:03  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:55.4 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:51.3
[MIN 62-62]
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Westbrook Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:51.3  
  00:51.3 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:50.9  
Waiters Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.7 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:24.9 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (3 BLK) 
  00:22.8 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Collison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:21.8  
  00:21.8
[MIN 63-62]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:21.8 LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince 
  00:21.8
[MIN 64-62]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.6 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (35-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST)  11:47
[OKC 64-64]
 
  11:33
[MIN 66-64]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Adams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (9 AST)  11:16
[OKC 66-66]
 
  11:01 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:59  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (1 AST)  10:53
[OKC 69-66]
 
  10:25 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:24  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (10 AST)  10:16
[OKC 71-66]
 
  10:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:59 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK) 
  09:57 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  09:55 Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:52  
Ibaka Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:35 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  09:20 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:18  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (11 AST)  09:00
[OKC 73-66]
 
Ibaka Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Anderson)  08:39  
  08:39
[MIN 68-73]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Adams Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Durant (3 AST)  08:17
[OKC 75-68]
 
  07:53
[MIN 70-75]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:35 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  07:19
[MIN 72-75]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST) 
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  06:50
[MIN 74-75]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:48  
  06:48 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  06:34  
  06:19 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:18  
Durant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  06:10  
  06:08 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:07
[MIN 76-75]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  06:07  
  06:07 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:04 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  06:02
[MIN 78-75]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  05:28
[MIN 80-75]
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:08
[OKC 77-80]
 
  04:41 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:29 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison  04:29  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Durant (4 AST)  04:16
[OKC 80-80]
 
  03:55
[MIN 82-80]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Adams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  03:41  
  03:40 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  03:36
[MIN 84-80]
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:23
[OKC 83-84]
 
Collison Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (L Richardson)  03:06  
  03:06
[MIN 85-83]
Rubio Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  03:06 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  03:06 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  02:51
[MIN 87-83]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Collison Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:36  
Adams Substitution replaced by Singler  02:36  
  02:19
[MIN 89-83]
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (12 AST)  02:04
[OKC 86-89]
 
  01:46 Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:46 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince 
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Augustin  01:46  
Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST)  01:27  
  01:21
[MIN 92-86]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (3 AST) 
Durant Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:56.5  
Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:56.5  
Collison Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:56.5
[OKC 88-92]
 
Waiters Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Richardson)  00:39.1  
  00:39.1 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  00:34.9
[MIN 94-88]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prince (4 AST) 
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:14.2
[OKC 90-94]
 
  00:14.2 Prince Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  00:14.2
[OKC 91-94]
 
  00:01.9 Prince Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:45 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  11:44  
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:37
[OKC 93-94]
 
Augustin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson)  11:21  
  11:11
[MIN 96-93]
Bjelica Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:51
[OKC 95-96]
 
  10:29
[MIN 99-95]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (3 AST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:06
[OKC 97-99]
 
  09:48 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka  09:25  
Kanter Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:04 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kanter (2 BLK) 
Augustin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:03  
  09:01 Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Augustin Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:49  
  08:49  
  08:49 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Towns 
  08:34 Bjelica Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  08:33  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:23  
Singler Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
Kanter Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  08:19  
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:18
[OKC 99-99]
 
  07:59 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:59  
  07:59 Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Corbin) 
  07:59 Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Augustin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  07:37  
Team Rebound  07:36  
Augustin Substitution replaced by Westbrook  07:36  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
Team Rebound  07:35  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:35  
  07:09 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:07  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  07:03  
Kanter Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  07:02  
Kanter Layup Shot: Missed  07:01  
Kanter Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  07:00  
  06:59 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:59
[OKC 100-99]
 
  06:59 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:59
[OKC 101-99]
 
  06:47 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:36 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Team Rebound 
  06:34 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  06:26 Towns Violation:Kicked Ball (S Anderson) 
Kanter Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (13 AST)  06:20
[OKC 103-99]
 
  06:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Singler Substitution replaced by Durant  06:20  
Westbrook Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  06:04  
  06:04
[MIN 100-103]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:04 Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  06:04 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:03  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (14 AST)  05:47
[OKC 106-100]
 
Durant Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Anderson)  05:26  
  05:21 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Kanter Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:59
[OKC 108-100]
 
  04:47
[MIN 102-108]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Towns (5 AST) 
Morrow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  04:47  
  04:47 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:46  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:28
[OKC 110-102]
 
  04:10 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:09  
Morrow Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:06  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Waiters  04:06  
  03:54
[MIN 104-110]
Dieng Pullup Bank shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Durant (5 AST)  03:33
[OKC 113-104]
 
  03:23
[MIN 106-113]
Towns Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Westbrook Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  03:23  
  03:23
[MIN 107-113]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Kanter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  03:01  
Durant Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams  02:55  
  02:55
[MIN 108-113]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:55
[MIN 109-113]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Ibaka Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  02:33  
  01:59
[MIN 111-113]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:45
[OKC 116-111]
 
  01:36
[MIN 113-116]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:26
[OKC 118-113]
 
  01:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:21 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Adams Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (15 AST)  01:14
[OKC 120-113]
 
  01:03
[MIN 115-120]
LaVine Pullup Bank shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  01:03  
  01:03
[MIN 116-120]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
  00:42.4 LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Corbin) 
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  00:23.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:21.6  
  00:20.2 LaVine Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:20.2
[OKC 121-116]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:20.2
[OKC 122-116]
 
  00:20.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:20.2 Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Adams Substitution replaced by Singler  00:20.2  
  00:13.3
[MIN 118-122]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
  00:11.8 Rubio Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:11.8
[OKC 123-118]
 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:11.8
[OKC 124-118]
 
  00:11.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:11.8 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  00:08.9 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:07.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  00:07.9 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:07.0 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  00:06.1
[MIN 120-124]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  00:05.1 LaVine Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:05.1
[OKC 125-120]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:05.1
[OKC 126-120]
 
  00:00.2
[MIN 123-126]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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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
 
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OKC
Durant 30.0
Adams 11.8
Westbrook 11.3
Durant 1.7
Westbrook 3.7
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