Thunder Rally on the Road to Beat Minnesota
The Oklahoma City Thunder turned the tables on their competition Saturday night, rallying from a 10-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-111 in Minneapolis on Saturday night.
OKC trailed by 10 to start the fourth quarter, but came from behind a 48-point effort from Kevin Durant, who hit 16 of 32 shots from the field and added 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
With the game tied at 111, Durant hit a fallaway jumper with 10 seconds to play to put OKC up two.
Minnesota went to their superstar, Kevin Love, to try to take the lead, and Love was fouled on a three-point attempt by Kendrick Perkins.
But Love, who had missed a free throw earlier that could have given Minnesota the lead, missed all three free throws, the last one intentionally.
OKC got the rebound and held on to win by four.
Love finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds, while Nikola Pekovic had 31 points and 11 rebounds for the T-Wolves.
The win ends a two-game losing streak for the Thunder, who had blown a pair of 16-point leads in home losses to Portland and Brooklyn.
Besides Durant, four other Thunder players scored in double figures, with Derek Fisher scoring 13 off the bench.
Serge Ibaka added 12, and Steven Adams and Reggie Jackson 10 points each.
OKC overcame 22 turnovers to win the game, and improved to 26-7 on the season.
The Thunder return home Sunday to host Boston at 6:00 at Chesapeake Arena.