Kevin Durant scored 48 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder pull out a close one against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115-111. This is the seventh win for Oklahoma City (26-7) in its last 10 games.
Durant finished 16-32 (4-9 from three-point range) and 12-13 from the free throw line. Steven Adams contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds for Oklahoma City as well. Nikola Pekovic had another strong performance for Minnesota in the loss, scoring 31 points on 13-22 shooting from the field and 5-8 from the free throw line. He also recorded 11 rebounds. Kevin Love added 30 points and 14 rebounds, Kevin Martin finished with 17 points and 6 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio put up 13 points and 10 assists.
This drops Minnesota (16-17) to 1-2 versus Oklahoma City on the season.
Coming up next, the Thunder take on the Boston Celtics, who are 13-20 on the year. The Timberwolves match up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently 11-21 this season. The Timberwolves are 1-0 versus Philadelphia this season.