Thunder Survive Minnesota Rally to End Three-Game Losing Streak
Paul George had a game high 36 points and Steven Adams scored a career high 27 points on a perfect shooting night as the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat Minnesota 111-107 on Friday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder built a 19-point lead in the second quarter, then saw that lead shrink to just three points late in the game.
Leading 105-102 with under a minute to play, the Thunder got a putback from Steven Adams to extend the lead to five and finish Adams’ 11-for-11 shooting night.
He also made all five free throw attempts.
George hit five three pointers on his way to pacing the Thunder in scoring.
Russell Westbrook had 15 points and 14 assists, but had a tough shooting night, making just 6-for-21 from the field and missing all eight three-point attempts.
The Thunder hit 52 percent of their shots and made 21 of 22 from the free throw line.
The Thunder outrebounded Minnesota 42-26.
OKC beat the Timberwolves for the first time in three tries.
The Thunder improved to 9-12 on the season.
Oklahoma City will host San Antonio Sunday at 6:00 pm.