Oklahoma City 127, Minnesota 111

Date - Friday, February 22, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #10 Ron Garretson, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 23 35 25 28 111
Oklahoma City 33 33 34 27 127

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 20-32 13-13 7-19 L1
Oklahoma City 40-15 24-4 16-11 W1

Recap

Thunder 127, Timberwolves 111: Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 37 points and added nine assists and Kevin Durant had 27 points and seven assists as the host Thunder beat the Timberwolves to end a season-worst three-game losing streak.

Kevin Martin scored 19 points and Oklahoma City shot 57.8 percent from the field and made all 22 of its free-throw attempts.

Alexey Shved scored 17 points and Dante Cunningham and Andrei Kirilenko tallied 15 points apiece for Minnesota, which lost for the 14th time in the last 15 meetings with the Thunder.

Oklahoma City never trailed while notching its seventh straight home win against the Timberwolves. The Thunder shot 60 percent from the field in the first half en route to a 66-58 lead.

Oklahoma City scored the first six points of the second half and pushed its lead to 87-70 on a basket by Kendrick Perkins with 6:01 left in the third quarter. A 3-pointer by Reggie Jackson made it 105-87 with 9:15 remaining as the Thunder recorded their 40th victory of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 30-point outing was Westbrook’s 11th of the campaign. … The 127 points are the most allowed this season by Minnesota. … Oklahoma City was 9-of-14 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Oklahoma City
Alexey Shved 17 Scoring Russell Westbrook 37
Ricky Rubio 9 Assists Russell Westbrook 9
Greg Stiemsma 6 Rebounds Kevin Durant 7
Greg Stiemsma 5 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 9
Ricky Rubio 5 Steals Thabo Sefolosha 2
Greg Stiemsma 4 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 111 48.2 6-17 23-29 26 32 5 11 10
Oklahoma City 127 57.8 9-14 22-22 28 41 7 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Thunder have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .419 after a loss.