Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #60 James Williams, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 16 26 22 20 84
Oklahoma City 16 31 29 30 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 16-16 10-5 6-11 L1
Oklahoma City 27-8 18-3 9-5 W1

Recap


Thunder 106, Timberwolves 84: Kevin Durant had 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 as Oklahoma City rolled past visiting Minnesota.

Durant added eight rebounds and four blocks and Westbrook had eight boards and seven assists for the Thunder, who avenged a six-point loss to the Timberwolves on Dec. 20. Oklahoma City has won 13 of the previous 14 meetings between the Northwest Division rivals dating back to 2009.

Alexey Shved led the way with 18 points for the Timberwolves, who shot just 3-for-13 from 3-point range and committed 19 turnovers. Nikola Pekovic contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Westbrook and Durant combined for 30 points to fuel the Thunder's 47-42 halftime lead, and the duo continued its hot shooting as Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half. Durant's foul-line fadeaway jumper midway through the third quarter put the Thunder ahead 64-50, and Westbrook added five straight points later in the frame to help build a 76-64 advantage heading into the fourth.

A Durant 3-pointer from the top of the arc stretched the lead to 17 with 9:07 remaining, and Minnesota didn't threaten again.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The teams combined to shoot a woeful 13-for-42 en route to a 16-16 tie after one quarter. ... The Timberwolves were without reserve G J.J. Barea, who sat out with a back injury. ... Minnesota confirmed prior to the game that PF Kevin Love will undergo surgery to repair the third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand and could miss up to 10 weeks. Love broke his hand in the off-season while doing bare-knuckle push-ups, then re-injured it Jan. 3 against the Denver Nuggets.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Oklahoma City
Alexey Shved 18 Scoring Kevin Durant 26
Ricky Rubio 7 Assists Russell Westbrook 7
Derrick Williams 11 Rebounds Kevin Durant 8
Nikola Pekovic 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 7
Luke Ridnour 4 Steals Kevin Durant 3
Andrei Kirilenko 2 Blocks Kevin Durant 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 84 43.1 3-12 19-24 21 38 4 8 19
Oklahoma City 106 47.4 11-20 23-27 19 39 7 13 13

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Thunder have a W/L % of .741 after a win and .875 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .600 after a loss.