Kevin Durant put up a triple-double with 32 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 113-103. The Thunder were on fire, finishing 49-87 (56.3%) from the field, including 9-19 (47.4%) from beyond the arc. Oklahoma City (12-3) is now on a 7-game winning streak, dating back to a 92-79 win against Milwaukee Bucks on November 16th.
Durant finished 14-21 from the field (3-4 on 3-point attempts) in a quality offensive outing. He also registered 4 steals. Other key performers for Oklahoma City were Russell Westbrook with 19 points and 5 assists, Reggie Jackson with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Kevin Martin put up 24 points for Minnesota on 6-16 shooting (4-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 8-8 from the free throw line. Nikola Pekovic chipped in 22 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Love finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 61.5%, the Thunder connected at a rate of 47.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 1-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Timberwolves are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Minnesota (9-10) to 1-1 versus Oklahoma City on the season.
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