MIN Minnesota Timberwolves 114
Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Overall (15-18)
ATS (17-16)
O/U (14-19)
December 23 2018
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OKC Oklahoma City Thunder 112
Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Overall (21-11)
ATS (18-14)
O/U (15-17)
Final
Money Line Total: 222 Spread ATS
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549 Minnesota Timberwolves +250 Under -110 (+6.5) -110 Cover: 8.5
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550 Oklahoma City Thunder -300 Over -110 (-6.5) -110 OVER: 226
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Final
Money Line Total: 222 Spread ATS
549 MIN +250 Under: -110 (+6.5) -110 Cover: 8.5
550 OKC -300 Over: -110 (-6.5) -110 OVER: 226
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/23/2018
6:42 PM
OKC
-300
MIN
+250
12/23/2018
6:33 PM
OKC
-300
MIN
+250
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
OKC
-300
MIN
+250
12/23/2018
3:45 PM
OKC
-300
MIN
+250
12/23/2018
10:09 AM
OKC
-320
MIN
+260
12/23/2018
9:03 AM
OKC
-320
MIN
+260
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/23/2018
6:42 PM
OKC(-6.5)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
6:33 PM
OKC(-6.5)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
OKC(-7)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
3:45 PM
OKC(-7)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
10:09 AM
OKC(-7.5)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
9:03 AM
OKC(-7.5)
-110
MIN
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/23/2018
6:42 PM
222
-110
222
-110
12/23/2018
6:33 PM
222½
-110
222½
-110
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
222½
-110
222½
-110
12/23/2018
3:45 PM
223½
-110
223½
-110
12/23/2018
10:09 AM
223½
-110
223½
-110
12/23/2018
9:03 AM
223
-110
223
-110
Recap

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The struggling Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off perhaps their best win of the season Sunday night.

Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 30 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds remaining to help the Timberwolves defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-112.

It was Minnesota's first road win against a Western Conference team this season, and it came against a squad that entered the night tied for the best record in the West.

"It's very important," Wiggins said. "We have been very solid at home this year, but on the road is what's killing us. Hopefully, this will keep us going and we can build on it and continue to rise and get better."

Wiggins made 11 of 20 shots and had six rebounds and five assists. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points and Robert Covington added 13 for the Timberwolves, who shot 49 percent from the field and made 14 of 27 3-pointers against one of the league's top defensive teams.

"Wig (Wiggins) had a monster game for us, and then we had a number of guys step up and make real timely plays," Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said.

Oklahoma City's Paul George had 31 points and 11 rebounds, but he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it.

Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, his ninth of the season and the 113th of his career, who had won four straight, including a victory at Utah on Saturday night.

With the Thunder down 113-112 after Wiggins' late layup, Westbrook attacked the rim and found Alex Abrines for an open corner 3-pointer. Abrines missed, and Wiggins got the rebound.

"I shot three layups in a row," Westbrook said. "They collapsed. Alex was wide open. I made the right play. Whoever it is I always make the right play no matter the results."

Wiggins made one of two free throws with 7.3 seconds left before George's final miss.

The Timberwolves led for most of the first half, but the Thunder rallied and took a 63-53 lead into the break. George, who sat out part of the first quarter with two fouls, scored 15 points in the second.

Minnesota outscored Oklahoma City 33-17 in the third quarter to take an 86-80 advantage into the fourth. The Timberwolves pushed the lead up to 10 as Westbrook returned to action with about eight minutes remaining. George hit a jumper to tie it at 104 with just under three minutes left in regulation to set up the finish.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: G Derrick Rose sat out with a sore left ankle. He left Friday's game against San Antonio in the second quarter and did not return. ... Wiggins scored 15 points in the first quarter. ... F Dario Saric was called for a technical foul in the second quarter.

Thunder: C Steven Adams fell to the ground after getting hit with an inadvertent knee to the groin area by Towns in the second quarter. The play was reviewed, but nothing was called on Towns. ... Starting G Terrance Ferguson left the game in the first half due to illness and did not return. ... Westbrook fouled out with 7.3 seconds to play. It was only his second time fouling out this season.

M-V-P!

George got M-V-P chants during the game, something normally reserved for Westbrook. He had scored 43 points in each of his previous two games. He has scored at least 30 points in seven of his 11 games.

HE SAID IT

Thibodeau on getting the win against the Thunder: "They are a very tough team. Their record tells you how good they are. To win on the road you have to bring toughness. You have to get stops. We've still got a lot of work to do defensively, but I thought offensively, our guys were terrific."

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At Chicago on Wednesday.

Thunder: At Houston on Tuesday.

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Matchup
Timberwolves Overall
W/L 15-18
ATS 17-16
Pts For 110.9
Pts Against 111.6
Total 14-19
Timberwolves Away
W/L 3-13
ATS 6-10
Pts For 107.9
Pts Against 116.0
Total 5-11
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Thunder Overall
W/L 21-11
ATS 18-14
Pts For 112.0
Pts Against 105.6
Total 15-17
Thunder Home
W/L 12-4
ATS 9-7
Pts For 113.9
Pts Against 105.0
Total 10-6
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
Timberwolves
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Andrew Wiggins (G) 42:2611-20 55%2-4 50%6-10 60%1650044-830
Karl-Anthony Towns (C) 27:035-9 55.6%2-2 100%6-6 100%1560155-618
Robert Covington (F) 28:484-8 50%3-5 60%2-3 66.7%05320031313
Taj Gibson (F) 25:205-8 62.5%0-0 0%1-2 50%15110121211
Gorgui Dieng (C) 20:575-6 83.3%1-1 100%0-0 0%1312203811
Dario Saric (F) 22:404-9 44.4%2-6 33.3%0-0 0%1800020-1010
Josh Okogie (G) 25:003-10 30%1-4 25%2-5 40%022311209
Jerryd Bayless (G) 16:162-8 25%2-3 66.7%1-1 100%1230022-37
Tyus Jones (G) 31:302-5 40%1-2 50%0-0 0%154111245
Keita Bates-Diop (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luol Deng (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
James Nunnally (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Derrick Rose (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jeff Teague (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jared Terrell (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Anthony Tolliver (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
C.J. Williams (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Thunder
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Paul George (F) 38:3511-24 45.8%3-6 50%6-6 100%11132033731
Russell Westbrook (G) 35:5010-19 52.6%1-1 100%2-4 50%111101046723
Jerami Grant (F) 33:176-10 60%1-5 20%1-1 100%1700203414
Steven Adams (C) 27:576-10 60%0-0 0%0-1 0%3400014-1212
Dennis Schroder (G) 25:294-12 33.3%1-4 25%1-2 50%0121041-2110
Alex Abrines (G-F) 27:012-6 33.3%1-5 20%2-2 100%010020217
Hamidou Diallo (G) 9:262-3 66.7%0-1 0%3-4 75%0300212-27
Patrick Patterson (F) 17:032-4 50%2-2 100%0-0 0%110020116
Terrance Ferguson (G) 7:390-1 0%0-1 0%2-2 100%000100222
Nerlens Noel (F-C) 17:430-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%252020330
Deonte Burton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyler Davis (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Raymond Felton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Abdel Nader (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Andre Roberson (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
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Spread
12/23/2018
6:42 PM
OKC(-4)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
9:09 AM
OKC(-4)
-110
MIN
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/23/2018
6:42 PM
112
-110
112
-110
12/23/2018
9:09 AM
112½
-110
112½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/23/2018
8:21 PM
OKC(-.5)
-110
MIN
-110
12/23/2018
8:18 PM
OKC(-.5)
-110
MIN
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/23/2018
8:21 PM
109
-110
109
-110
12/23/2018
8:18 PM
109½
-110
109½
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 109 -110 -110