Kevin Durant finished with 26 points and notched 9 rebounds and 7 assists in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 106-97. The Thunder shot 44-91 (48.4%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 19 rebounds. Oklahoma City (40-11) has now won nine of their last 10 games.
Durant went 11-20 (3-5 from three-point range) in a solid outing. Other top contributors for Oklahoma City included Reggie Jackson with 20 points and 9 assists, Serge Ibaka with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Thabo Sefolosha with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Ricky Rubio put up 19 points for Minnesota on 6-12 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-11 from the free throw line. He also registered 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Dante Cunningham chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds.
Minnesota (24-25) has now dropped three in a row versus Oklahoma City.
Coming up next, the Thunder square off against the Orlando Magic, who are 14-37 on the year. The Timberwolves match up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 21-27 this season. The Thunder are 1-0 versus Orlando this season. The Timberwolves have been victorious in their last two games against New Orleans.