Minnesota 110, Oklahoma City 115

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #77 Karl Lane, #42 Eric Lewis
Attendance - 19552

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 34 25 27 29 115
Minnesota 31 27 22 30 110

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 44-16 25-6 19-10 W2
Minnesota 25-36 13-17 12-19 L9

Recap


THUNDER 115, TIMBERWOLVES 110: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points to lead Oklahoma City to its 12th straight win over host Minnesota.

With the Thunder leading 110-107 and less than 30 seconds to play, Durant ran the full length of the court and threw down a one-handed jam to cap a 43-point performance. It was his 21st career 40-point game.

Westbrook turned in a 35-point, eight-assist effort to lead Oklahoma City to its fourth win in five games.

The Timberwolves’ reserves stepped up to score 54 points in the absence of All-Star Kevin Love, who is suffering from a concussion, but it wasn't enough to keep pace with the West-leading Thunder.

Michael Beasley led all Minnesota scorers with 26 points. J.J. Barea added 24 points and Anthony Randolph had 22 and 11 rebounds.

The Timberwolves fell for the ninth straight game, their longest losing skid of the season.

Oklahoma City was playing the second half of a back-to-back.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Thunder sixth man James Harden returned to score six points after being held out of Friday's win over Sacramento with a sore knee. ... Timberwolves center Darko Milicic sat out with a strained right hamstring. ... Minnesota fell to 3-10 in Saturday games.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Minnesota
Kevin Durant 43 Scoring Michael Beasley 26
Russell Westbrook 8 Assists Jose Barea 10
Serge Ibaka 12 Rebounds Nikola Pekovic 13
Kevin Durant 9 Free Throws Made Anthony Randolph 6
Russell Westbrook 2 Steals Jose Barea 3
Serge Ibaka 5 Blocks Martell Webster 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 115 44.0 7-25 28-32 17 53 8 6 14
Minnesota 110 50.0 4-11 22-34 19 39 4 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Thunder have a W/L % of .705 after a win and .812 after a loss.
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