The Oklahoma City Thunder would sneak away with a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Oklahoma City Thunder would sneak away with a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves

Tonight will mark the fourth and final time that the 46-34 Oklahoma City Thunder and the 31-49 Minnesota Timberwolves battle each other on the basketball court.  The first game was played on November 5 in Oklahoma as the home team would win with a huge 112-92 score.  In that game, Russell Westbrook would earn twenty-eight points, six rebounds and eight assists.  Karl-Anthony Towns would end with thirty-three points and six rebounds.  The second meeting was held on Christmas Day in the Chesapeake Energy Arena as the Thunder team would pull away with a 112 to 100 win.  Russell Westbrook would score thirty-one points, grab seven rebounds and dish out fifteen assists.  Karl-Anthony Towns would score twenty-six points and grab eight rebounds.  The last time they faced each other was on January 13 in Minnesota as the home team would sneak away with a 96-86 win.  Karl-Anthony Towns would collect twenty-nine points, seventeen rebounds and one assist.  Russell Westbrook would collect twenty-one points, eleven rebounds and twelve assists.  Enes Kanter would collect twenty-one points, eight rebounds and two assists.  The Timberwolves would look to end the regular season series with a 2-2 even record.

The Oklahoma City Thunder would start the game off hot as former Pistons player, Kyle Singler, scores nine points which would include one 3-pointer.  The first-round pick in the 2016 draft, Domantas Sabonis, would drop six points, as well as Steven Adams.  The 2016 Rookie of the Year, Karl-Anthony Towns, would score four points for his home team but it would still be the Thunder who ended the first quarter holding onto a large 33-16 lead.  Things would start to look slightly bright for the Timberwolves as Towns would drop eight more points.  Gorgui Dieng, Ricky Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad would each go for four points but it was still the visiting team that would go into halftime with a 56-43 advantage.  The third period belonged to Minnesota as they would go on a 29 to 15 run.  Dieng would add nine points to his scoring total as the 2015 Rookie of the Year, Andrew Wiggins, would drop eight points.  Rubio would also come through with five points along with Towns’ four points as the home team would finally grab a 72-71 lead at the end of the third.  Karl-Anthony Towns would chalk up ten points in the last quarter while former Magic player, Victor Oladipo, would put up nine points for the Thunder team.  With only 44 seconds left in the game, the Timberwolves would lead 98-97.  Two-time NBA champion, Norris Cole, would be sent to the free-throw as he knocks down only one of his foul shots, tying the game up at 98.  After Minnesota calls a 20-second time-out, Towns would miss a lay-up as Oladipo would make a 21-foot jump shot on the other end to give his team a 100-98 lead.  The Timberwolves would be forced to call another time-out.  Once they come out of the time-out, Wiggins would attempt a three-point shot but it would not go in as the Oklahoma City Thunder would crawl away with a 100 to 98 win.  Victor Oladipo would finish with twenty points, nine rebounds and six assists.  Karl-Anthony Towns would end with twenty-six points, twelve rebounds and one assist.  Russell Westbrook would not play in this game.

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