OKC Thunder avoid losing streak, beat Timberwolves 106-84

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The Oklahoma City Thunder entered Wednesday night’s game having just suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of the season to the Washington Wizards.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were a team that has proven it can beat the Thunder not too long ago but overcoming a Kevin Love injury was too much in OKC tonight. The Thunder cruised to a 106-84 victory tonight to improve to 27-8 on the season.

The Timberwolves had two things really working against them tonight playing on the road and in the second game of a back-to-back. In both instances the Timberwolves had a winning percentage of just 37.5 before tonight.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 26 points and eight rebounds. He also added three dimes, three steals and four blocks as he continues a nice little streak of very all-around box scores.

Russell Westbrook also had a great game scoring 23 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. Westbrook made half of his shots tonight after making just 9-for-28 the first time OKC played Minnesota this season.

Kevin Martin came into the game looking to find his shooting rhythm. He would make 4-of-7 threes and score 19 points in the game as he definitely took a step in the right direction.

Serge Ibaka was coming off a career-high, 26-point outing against the Wizards in his last game but scored just six points to go with three rebounds and two blocks tonight. He only took six shots as the opportunities were simply much less than usual for him.

The Thunder shot 47.4 percent from the field and made 11-of-20 threes in the game. They held Minnesota to 43.1 percent shooting and 3-of-13 from deep.

The Thunder are off tomorrow then will play against the Los Angeles Lakers in Staples Center Friday night.

Topics: Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder

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