Minnesota 117, Oklahoma City 118

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #19 James Capers, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 14979

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Oklahoma City 25 29 29 27 8 118
Minnesota 28 28 23 31 7 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 29-16 16-6 13-10 W1
Minnesota 10-35 8-14 2-21 L5

Recap

Kevin Durant had career highs of 47 points and 18 rebounds and drained the game-winning jumper in overtime Wednesday as the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their fifth straight loss, 118-117.
 
After Durant’s jumper with 28 seconds left gave the Thunder a 118-116 lead, Corey Brewer missed the second of two free throws with 7.6 seconds left which would have tied the game. After a scramble for the rebound, Luke Ridnour missed a contested jumper as Minnesota lost to Oklahoma City for the eighth straight time.
 
Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, including a basket with 4.3 seconds left which sent the game into overtime for Oklahoma City (29-16).
 
Kevin Love had 31 points and 21 rebounds and Michael Beasley added 30 and nine for Minnesota (10-35). Love had 14 points in the fourth quarter, but his jump hook in the final second of regulation went in and out.
 
The reigning scoring champion, Durant matched a career high for points, including 16 straight of Oklahoma City’s 27 points in the fourth quarter.
 
He also had 16 points and eight rebounds in the third quarter, when he scored 12 of Oklahoma City’s final 14 points – including a 30-footer at the buzzer – as the Thunder took an 83-79 lead into the final period.
 
Durant, who had shot 36.5 percent from the field in the last four games, was 15-of-28 and increased his NBA-best scoring average to 28.6 points.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Minnesota
Kevin Durant 47 Scoring Kevin Love 31
Russell Westbrook 8 Assists Luke Ridnour 8
Kevin Durant 18 Rebounds Kevin Love 21
Kevin Durant 13 Free Throws Made Anthony Tolliver 5
Russell Westbrook 4 Steals Luke Ridnour 3
Nick Collison 2 Blocks Michael Beasley 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 118 45.2 8-21 26-27 21 43 8 12 17
Minnesota 117 46.5 7-19 18-25 26 53 5 7 22

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Utah. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .229 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Washington. The Thunder have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .824 after a loss.
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