Oklahoma City 111, Minnesota 103

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 25, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #23 Jason Phillips, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 27 26 29 21 103
Oklahoma City 30 34 24 23 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 17-56 12-24 5-32 L6
Oklahoma City 47-24 26-10 21-14 W2

Recap


Kevin Durant led seven scorers in double figures with 23 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to their sixth straight loss, 111-103, on Friday.

Russell Westbrook contributed 19 points, eight assists and five steals and Serge Ibaka added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder (47-24), who improved to 11-2 in March and pulled within three games of the Dallas Mavericks (50-21) for the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference.

Anthony Randolph recorded 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Timberwolves (17-56), who dropped three games behind the Sacramento Kings (19-52) for the worst record in the West.

Minnesota, which trailed by 11 at the break, made a move to get back into it in the third, closing to within two, 82-80, with 33 seconds left in the frame. But Durant nailed a pair of 3-pointers in the final seconds to stretch it back out heading into the fourth.

A 10-3 burst to open the final quarter put the game away.

Minnesota was playing its second straight game without All-Star Kevin Love due to a groin injury.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Oklahoma City
Anthony Randolph 24 Scoring Kevin Durant 23
Luke Ridnour 5 Assists Russell Westbrook 8
Anthony Randolph 15 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 10
Anthony Randolph 6 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 6
Michael Beasley 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 5
Anthony Randolph 2 Blocks Thabo Sefolosha 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 103 47.6 6-10 17-20 19 40 5 8 20
Oklahoma City 111 52.4 4-13 19-28 24 40 7 16 16

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Portland. The Thunder have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Boston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .232 after a loss.
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