The Oklahoma City Thunder 12-game winning streak came to an end tonight as the Minnesota Timberwolves protected their homecourt beating the Thunder 99-93.
Oklahoma City falls to 21-5 on the year while the impressive victory for Minnesota makes them 13-11 on the season.
It was the second night of a road back-to-back for the Thunder which could have played a part in their slow start to the game which they were never able to overcome.
The Thunder would shoot just 40.2 percent for the game and they made just 5-of-20 3-point attempts.
Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Nikola Pekovic added 24 points and 10 rebounds and Alexey Shved also posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook also scored 30 points to go with nine assists and 11 rebounds but he shot 9-for-28 from the field.
The Thunder were without Kevin Martin in the game for the first time this season and the bench unit gave OKC just seven total points. Serge Ibaka was the only other player in double-figures for OKC with 14 points, nine boards and five blocks.
The Thunder will be off the next five games before playing the Miami Heat on the road on Christmas Day next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EST.