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It will be a matchup between two of the league's top scoring offenses when the Minnesota Timberwolves (106.7 PPG) go head-to-head against the Oklahoma City Thunder (105.3 PPG). With a 16-16 record, the Timberwolves can move above .500 with a win. Over in the other locker room, the Thunder are considered an early favorite for the championship, entering the game with a 25-7 record. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and FSN-OK and FSN-N+ will be providing coverage of the contest.

After defeating the Pelicans, 124-112, the Timberwolves look for another solid effort. Ricky Rubio was one of the leading performers with 14 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds for the Wolves. Meanwhile, the Thunder are feeling some disappointment after the bitter 95-93 loss to the Nets. Kevin Durant had a team-high 24 points. The two teams have split the two matchups this season, The Thunder had the upper hand in the most recent game, a 113-103 win. Kevin Durant played a huge role in the victory with a triple-double, with 32 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Baskets could be hard to come by when two of the NBA's premier defenses get together. Minnesota ranks third in the league, allowing just 108.4 points per 100 possessions, while Oklahoma City is first (97.7).


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