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Rubio's late 3 lifts Timberwolves past Thunder, 99-96


By JOHN TRANCHINA
Posted Mar 12 2016 11:43AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Ricky Rubio has been working hard on his shot and his efforts paid off Friday night.

Rubio's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I've been working a lot, hard work pays off," said Rubio, who finished with 13 points and 12 assists for his eighth double-double of the season. "It feels good to see the results."

Teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, who also had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, knows how much Rubio has been practicing that shot.

"He works on it constantly," Towns said. "That's something he works on every single day. He puts up a lot of shots, and it just shows how all the work, how comfortable he was taking that shot."

Andrew Wiggins drove hard to the basket in the closing seconds and drew the defense before finding Rubio open on the left side. Rubio knew right away that the shot was good, allowing the Timberwolves to snap a 10-game losing streak against the Thunder.

"I was in the zone, it took forever to hit the basket, but I knew it was going in," Rubio said. "It was playing in slow-motion in my head, and I'll remember that."

Gorgui Dieng had 25 points and nine rebounds, while Wiggins added 20 points, five steals and four assists for Minnesota, which is 2-13 all-time in Oklahoma City and just 3-17 in its last 20 road games.

Kevin Durant scored 28 points, along with six rebounds, to lead Oklahoma City, which committed a season-high 24 turnovers. Russell Westbrook had 26 points and eight assists.

"I thought the difference in the game was our turnovers," said Thunder coach Billy Donovan. "We had a lot of obviously wasted possessions where we needed to get a shot to the basket. We've got to be more careful with the basketball, we have to make better decisions."

Durant had a game-high six turnovers and shouldered some of the blame for the sloppy performance.

"It's all on me, it's my fault," said Durant, whose streak of 30-point games ended at four. "I'm the leader and I take full responsibility for it. I have to be better."

Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell was proud of the job his defense did against Durant, Westbrook, and the NBA's second-best offensive team.

"Think about it, these guys are averaging 110 points a game and we held them to 14 points below their average," Mitchell said. "For these guys to step up and take the challenge on the road, and this is a tough building to play in, it was just a great win for us."

Minnesota led 88-87 with 3:28 remaining after two free throws from Dieng.

The Thunder then went on a 7-2 run, with all of their points coming from Durant, to take a 94-90 lead with 59 seconds left. However, two free throws from Dieng and a 10-foot jumper from Towns tied the score again at 94-all with 41 seconds to go.

Towns then hit another 10-footer with 16 seconds on the clock to give the Timberwolves a two-point lead, but Steven Adams' layup with 10.8 seconds remaining tied it.

Oklahoma City started quite sloppy and the Timberwolves took advantage, jumping out to a 13-4 lead over the first 5:05. The Thunder committed eight turnovers, misconnected on seemingly routine passes multiple times, and shot just 2 for 16 from the floor over the first 8:30. When Towns made a layup with 3:38 left in the opening quarter, Minnesota had a 21-8 advantage.

The Thunder went on a 19-3 run over the next five minutes, pulling to 24-21 by the end of the first quarter. They took their first lead of the game, 27-24, on Durant's 3-pointer 1:22 into second.

TIP INS

Timberwolves: Minnesota totaled 12 steals, two shy of its season high of 14 from its 102-88 loss to Indiana on Dec. 26. Wiggins led the Timberwolves with five. They also induced Oklahoma City into committing a season-high 24 turnovers, also two shy of Minnesota's season-high of 26, against Milwaukee on March 4.

Thunder: Oklahoma City outrebounded Minnesota 54-37, led by Enes Kanter's 14, while Adams had 13. It was the 33rd time this season that the Thunder had won the rebounding battle by more than 10, and they totaled more than their league-leading average of 48.1.

MASH UNIT

Minnesota F Kevin Garnett sat out his 21st straight contest with a sore right knee, while teammate Nikola Pekovic missed his 17th in a row with a sore right ankle. . Thunder G Andre Roberson suffered a sprained left ankle in the first half and did not return. In 14:01 of playing time, he totaled four points and three rebounds. . OKC G Dion Waiters missed his second consecutive contest, following the shooting death of his younger brother, Demetrius Pinckney, on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At Phoenix on Monday.

Thunder: At San Antonio on Saturday.

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This story has been corrected to show Andrew Wiggins passed Rubio the ball for the game-winning shot, not Karl-Anthony Towns.


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OKC
     
    • 43.0%

    • 42.9%

    • 33.3%

    • 22.2%

    • 85.7%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN OKC
Total Rebounds 37 54
Offensive Rebounds 6 16
Turnovers 12 24
Fast Break Pts: 14 12
Biggest Lead: 13 7
Points in the Paint: 40 58
MIN OKC
p Dieng   25 Durant   28
rb Towns   12 Kanter   14
a Rubio   12 Westbrook   8
s Wiggins   5 3 players   1
b 2 players   3 Adams   4
 
  • 01/12 - OKC 101 @ MIN 96
  • 01/15 - MIN 93 @ OKC 113
  • 01/27 - OKC 126 @ MIN 123
  • 03/11 - MIN 99 @ OKC 96
Minnesota Timberwolves (21-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 34:56 8-19 2-5 2-4 +12 0 0 0 4 2 5 3 0 2 20
G. Dieng F 30:49 7-12 0-1 11-11 +19 1 8 9 1 5 2 1 3 0 25
K. Towns C 38:40 8-15 0-0 1-2 +17 5 7 12 0 3 1 3 3 1 17
Z. LaVine G 35:16 3-8 1-1 2-2 +17 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 2 9
R. Rubio G 35:55 4-9 3-6 2-2 +16 0 8 8 12 2 3 0 0 0 13
A. Payne   03:51 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones   12:05 2-7 1-4 0-0 -13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
S. Muhammad   15:08 3-9 0-3 0-0 -12 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
T. Prince   14:39 1-3 0-0 0-0 -13 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
N. Bjelica   06:53 0-1 0-1 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0
G. Smith   11:48 1-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-86 7-21 18-21   6 31 37 22 23 12 12 7 7 99
  43.0% 33.3% 85.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
Oklahoma City Thunder (44-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Durant F 37:44 11-20 2-5 4-4 -5 0 6 6 1 2 0 6 1 1 28
S. Ibaka F 19:58 0-4 0-1 0-0 -13 0 2 2 0 6 1 2 1 0 0
S. Adams C 25:24 4-5 0-0 0-1 -13 4 9 13 0 4 0 4 4 0 8
A. Roberson G 14:01 1-4 0-1 0-0 -11 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
R. Westbrook G 37:10 8-19 3-6 7-8 -10 0 4 4 8 4 0 5 0 4 26
E. Kanter   20:53 7-9 0-0 3-3 -2 6 8 14 0 1 0 3 0 1 17
K. Singler   21:10 1-6 0-4 1-2 +11 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
R. Foye   28:39 2-7 1-4 1-2 +3 0 1 1 2 4 1 2 0 1 6
N. Collison   16:36 1-2 0-0 1-2 +12 3 5 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 3
A. Morrow   18:25 1-8 0-6 1-3 +13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-84 6-27 18-25   16 38 54 15 24 3 24 7 7 96
  42.9% 22.2% 72.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 24

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic
  • Thunder: Huestis, McGary, Waiters

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: LaVine
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #34 Kevin Cutler, #47 Bennie Adams
  • Attendance: 18203
  • Duration: 2:25
Minnesota Timberwolves (21-45) Oklahoma City Thunder (44-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Adams vs Towns (Ibaka gains possession)
  11:48 Adams Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Adams) 
  11:48 Adams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  11:31
[MIN 3-0]
 
  11:18 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:00  
  11:00 Adams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:53 Roberson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Roberson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:52
[OKC 2-3]
Roberson Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dieng Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:28 Ibaka Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:12 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:54 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Rubio Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:49
[MIN 5-2]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler)  09:37  
  09:29 Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  09:28 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:18 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
  09:12 Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:12
[MIN 6-2]
 
  09:12 Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:12
[MIN 7-2]
 
  09:01 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:01  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:49
[MIN 9-2]
 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:36
[OKC 4-9]
Kanter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Kanter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:06 Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:06 Roberson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:02 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
LaVine Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  07:54
[MIN 11-4]
 
  07:40 Kanter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:39  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:30  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK)  07:26  
  07:25 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:21 Westbrook Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (3 BLK) 
  07:21 Team Rebound 
  07:13 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:13  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:58  
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  06:54
[MIN 13-4]
 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  06:34  
  06:34
[OKC 5-13]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:34
[OKC 6-13]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:10  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:09  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:53 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:45 Roberson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:36 Kanter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Adams)  05:28  
Towns Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:28  
  05:13 Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:12  
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  05:06
[MIN 15-6]
 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  04:56  
  04:56
[OKC 7-15]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:56 Durant Substitution replaced by Singler 
  04:56
[OKC 8-15]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:46 Ibaka Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Adams) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:37
[MIN 17-8]
 
  04:11 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Roberson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:09 Roberson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:08 Kanter Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:07  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  03:57
[MIN 19-8]
 
  03:57 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:57 Roberson Substitution replaced by Foye 
  03:51 Ibaka Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Adams) 
  03:51 Ibaka Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:51 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  03:37
[MIN 21-8]
 
  03:27
[OKC 11-21]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:57 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:57 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Durant 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne  02:56  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Jones  02:56  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:56  
  02:56
[OKC 12-21]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:56 Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:54 Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:54
[OKC 14-21]
Kanter Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:41 Singler Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:39  
  02:23 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:22  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:11 Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:04 Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  02:04  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:51
[MIN 24-14]
 
  01:32 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Team Rebound 
Payne Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  01:32  
  01:32
[OKC 15-24]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  01:32  
  01:32
[OKC 16-24]
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:22 Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Adams) 
  01:22 Kanter Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  00:59.6
[OKC 18-24]
Durant Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Adams)  00:59.6  
  00:59.6
[OKC 19-24]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:38.8 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:32.9 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:31.5  
Payne Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:13.6  
  00:13.6
[OKC 20-24]
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:13.6
[OKC 21-24]
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Muhammad Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (21-45) Oklahoma City Thunder (44-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bjelica Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (K Cutler)  11:38  
Bjelica Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:38  
  11:23
[OKC 23-24]
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Muhammad Driving Hook Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:10 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  11:05  
  11:05 Singler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:05 Team Rebound 
Payne Substitution replaced by Smith  11:05  
  11:05
[OKC 24-24]
Singler Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:46 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:38
[OKC 27-24]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:13 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Muhammad Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  09:50
[MIN 26-27]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  09:36  
  09:36 Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:36 Team Rebound 
  09:36 Singler Substitution replaced by Roberson 
  09:36
[OKC 28-26]
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  09:20
[MIN 28-28]
 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan)  09:12  
  09:12 Durant Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
  09:12 Collison Substitution replaced by Adams 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns  09:12  
  08:59
[OKC 30-28]
Adams Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
Prince Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:47
[MIN 30-30]
 
  08:29 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:29  
  08:16  
  08:16 Foye Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK)  08:06  
  08:05 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (K Cutler)  08:00  
  08:00 Morrow Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  08:00 Team Rebound 
  08:00 Morrow Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  08:00 Team Rebound 
Jones Substitution replaced by LaVine  08:00  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:00  
Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:00  
  08:00
[OKC 31-30]
Morrow Free Throw 3 of 3 (1 PTS) 
  07:48 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:48
[MIN 31-31]
 
  07:48 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Kanter 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:38 Roberson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:37  
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Roberson (1 ST)  07:34  
  07:22
[OKC 33-31]
Morrow Floating Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Roberson (1 BLK)  07:02  
Team Rebound  07:02  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  06:58
[MIN 33-33]
 
  06:32
[OKC 36-33]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:59 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:57
[OKC 38-33]
Adams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dieng  05:57  
  05:57 Morrow Substitution replaced by Durant 
  05:57 Adams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  05:56 Kanter Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:52
[OKC 40-33]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:45 Westbrook Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:29
[MIN 36-40]
 
  05:06
[OKC 43-36]
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  04:51
[MIN 38-43]
 
  04:51 Roberson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Adams) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  04:51
[MIN 39-43]
 
  04:26 Westbrook Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
  04:25 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:24 Kanter Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  04:14
[MIN 41-43]
 
  04:09 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
  04:03 Durant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 42-43]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 43-43]
 
  03:42
[OKC 45-43]
Kanter Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:38  
  03:38 Adams Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:38 Roberson Substitution replaced by Foye 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:24
[MIN 45-45]
 
  03:08
[OKC 47-45]
Durant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  02:45
[MIN 48-47]
 
  02:20 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:20  
  02:02 Foye Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:02
[MIN 49-47]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:02
[MIN 50-47]
 
  01:46 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK) 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:45  
LaVine Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  01:43  
  01:43 Kanter Substitution replaced by Singler 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  01:43  
Bjelica Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  01:35  
  01:35
[OKC 48-50]
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Prince  01:35  
  01:35
[OKC 49-50]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:18 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:12
[OKC 51-50]
Singler Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:46.9
[OKC 53-50]
Westbrook Running Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.8 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:05.9 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (21-45) Oklahoma City Thunder (44-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Westbrook Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Adams) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:29 Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:16 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST)  11:10  
  11:04
[OKC 55-50]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  11:03 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (B Adams) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  10:41
[MIN 52-55]
 
  10:25
[OKC 57-52]
Durant Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:07
[MIN 54-57]
 
  09:53
[OKC 59-54]
Durant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  09:29
[MIN 57-59]
 
  09:19 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wiggins (3 ST) 
Wiggins Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:14
[MIN 59-59]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Adams)  08:54  
  08:41 Durant Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (2 BLK)  08:26  
  08:25 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:18 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:11  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:57 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:46 Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  07:41  
  07:29 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (4 ST) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:18
[MIN 61-59]
 
  07:02
[OKC 61-61]
Durant Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST) 
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:47 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:39
[OKC 63-61]
Adams Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  06:19
[MIN 63-63]
 
  06:05 Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:04  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK)  06:00  
  05:58 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
LaVine Technical (B Adams)  05:55  
  05:55
[OKC 64-63]
Durant Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  05:55 Durant Substitution replaced by Singler 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  05:47  
  05:47 Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:47 Team Rebound 
  05:47
[OKC 65-63]
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  05:35 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:35
[MIN 64-65]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:35
[MIN 65-65]
 
  05:23 Foye Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:23 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  05:10
[MIN 67-65]
 
  04:50 Adams Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:31
[OKC 67-67]
Westbrook Running Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:05 Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (4 PF) (K Cutler)  04:05  
  04:05 Foye Substitution replaced by Morrow 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:05  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith  04:05  
  04:01
[OKC 69-67]
Westbrook Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (3 BLK)  03:37  
  03:37 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:28 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:27
[OKC 71-67]
Collison Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Wiggins Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (K Cutler)  03:04  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:04  
  03:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  03:04  
  02:46 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:46  
  02:31 Collison Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler) 
  02:31 Westbrook Substitution replaced by Durant 
Towns Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:25  
Towns Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  02:21  
  02:07 Collison Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:55 Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:40 Adams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  01:40  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:06 Singler Hook Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:05  
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:59.9
[MIN 69-71]
 
  00:43.9 Adams Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:43.6  
  00:42.2 Adams Substitution replaced by Kanter 
  00:42.2 Collison Substitution replaced by Foye 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  00:42.2  
Jones Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:26.0  
  00:26.0 Team Rebound 
Prince Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (M Callahan)  00:08.8  
  00:02.6
[OKC 73-69]
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:38 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Muhammad Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  11:20
[MIN 71-73]
 
  11:04
[OKC 75-71]
Kanter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
Muhammad Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:50  
  10:27 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:26  
  10:17 Foye Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by LaVine  10:17  
Muhammad Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:07
[MIN 73-75]
 
  09:50 Foye Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:31 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
  09:25 Durant Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Cutler) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Towns  09:25  
  09:25 Morrow Substitution replaced by Westbrook 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:16 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:05
[OKC 77-73]
Kanter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Singler (1 AST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:48  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  08:32
[OKC 80-73]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:31  
  08:31 Durant Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:31  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  08:20
[MIN 75-80]
 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:04  
Prince Substitution replaced by Dieng  08:04  
  07:57 Kanter Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (K Cutler) 
  07:57 Kanter Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:40
[MIN 77-80]
 
  07:24 Foye Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:24  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  07:11 Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Wiggins (5 ST) 
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ibaka (1 ST)  07:09  
  07:06 Ibaka Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Kanter Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (5 PF) (M Callahan)  07:06  
  06:56 Westbrook Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:55  
  06:54 Westbrook Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Adams) 
  06:54 Singler Substitution replaced by Durant 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  06:40
[MIN 79-80]
 
  06:17 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Kanter Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  06:15
[OKC 82-79]
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler)  06:15  
  06:15
[OKC 83-79]
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:58  
  05:57 Jump Ball Kanter vs Dieng (Ibaka gains possession) 
  05:57 Kanter Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  05:46
[OKC 85-79]
Durant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:44  
  05:44 Kanter Substitution replaced by Adams 
  05:26 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:26  
Team Rebound  05:26  
  05:26 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Singler 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:26
[MIN 80-85]
 
  05:11 Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:10  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  05:01
[MIN 82-85]
 
  04:38 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:38  
  04:31 Adams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:31  
Team Rebound  04:31  
  04:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:31 Singler Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:31
[MIN 83-85]
 
  04:20 Durant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:19  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 86-85]
 
  03:44
[OKC 87-86]
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  03:28 Foye Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 87-87]
 
  03:28 Foye Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 88-87]
 
  03:15
[OKC 90-88]
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST) 
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:56  
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:56  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:42 Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:40  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (4 BLK)  02:34  
  02:33 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  02:30
[OKC 92-88]
Durant Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Wiggins Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (3 TO)  02:10  
  01:55 Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:54  
  01:49 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:49
[MIN 89-92]
 
  01:49 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:49
[MIN 90-92]
 
  01:33 Durant Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:31 Collison Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:30  
Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  01:08  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (K Cutler)  01:02  
  00:59.6
[OKC 94-90]
Durant Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
  00:52.1 Westbrook Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:52.1
[MIN 91-94]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:52.1
[MIN 92-94]
 
  00:52.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:50.0 Adams Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (B Adams) 
  00:50.0 Adams Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST)  00:41.9
[MIN 94-94]
 
  00:41.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:34.9 Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:33.9  
Towns Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:16.0
[MIN 96-94]
 
  00:16.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.8 Durant Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK) 
  00:10.8 Adams Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  00:10.8
[OKC 96-96]
Adams Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad  00:10.8  
  00:10.8 Adams Substitution replaced by Singler 
  00:10.8 Morrow Substitution replaced by Foye 
  00:10.8 Collison Substitution replaced by Adams 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST)  00:00.2
[MIN 99-96]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
OKC
1st Northwest
55
27
5-5
32-9
23-18
 
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OKC
Durant 30.0
Adams 11.8
Westbrook 11.3
Durant 1.7
Westbrook 3.7