Oklahoma City Thunder v Minnesota Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 5: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 5, 2022 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Preview: Wolves at Thunder

by Shahbaz Khan

The Minnesota Timberwolves (18-20) aim to win their third consecutive game when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-24) on Friday night in Oklahoma.

Minnesota defeated the Thunder on Wednesday, 98-90. Wolves guard Anthony Edwards tallied a game-high 22 points while fellow starters Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell returned to the lineup for Minnesota in the victory. Towns posted a 17-point, 16-rebound stat line while Patrick Beverley added 20 points, six assists, and four boards. Jaylen Nowell closed the game for the Timberwolves, halting an Oklahoma City comeback on a perfect 6-of-6 night from the floor to earn his 16 points.

The Thunder have lost four of their last five matchups. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 19 points in their defeat versus Minnesota on Wednesday.

The teams have two meetings remaining this season following tonight's game, both in March.

  • What: Wolves at Thunder
  • When: 7:00pm CT, January 7
  • Where: Paycom Center
  • Watch: Bally Sports North
  • Listen: 830 WCCO
  • Current Status Report:

    Wolves: Leandro Bolmaro is OUT in Health & Safety Protocols.

    Thunder: Isaiah Roby and Derrick Favors are OUT.

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