MIN Minnesota Timberwolves 119
Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Overall (20-21)
ATS (22-19)
O/U (21-20)
January 08 2019
7:00 PM - NBA TV
OKC Oklahoma City Thunder 117
Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Overall (25-15)
ATS (22-18)
O/U (18-22)
Final
Money Line Total: 228.5 Spread ATS
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509 Minnesota Timberwolves +295 Over -110 (+8) -110 Cover: 10
29353223
510 Oklahoma City Thunder -355 Under -110 (-8) -110 OVER: 236
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Final
Money Line Total:
228.5
Spread ATS
MIN 509 +295 Over: -110 (+8) -110 Cover: 10
OKC 510 -355 Under: -110 (-8) -110 OVER: 236
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/9/2019
6:33 PM
OKC
-355
MIN
+295
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/8/2019
4:27 PM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/8/2019
11:15 AM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
229
-110
229
-110
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
228
-110
228
-110
1/8/2019
8:03 AM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/8/2019
7:15 AM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/8/2019
7:27 PM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
227
-110
227
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/9/2019
6:33 PM
OKC
-355
MIN
+295
1/8/2019
4:27 PM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
1/8/2019
11:15 AM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
1/8/2019
8:03 AM
OKC
-340
MIN
+280
1/8/2019
7:15 AM
OKC
MIN
1/8/2019
7:27 PM
OKC
MIN
Spread
Spread
1/9/2019
6:33 PM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
4:27 PM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
11:15 AM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
8:03 AM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
7:15 AM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
7:27 PM
OKC(-8)
-110
MIN
-110
Total
Total
1/9/2019
6:33 PM
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/8/2019
4:27 PM
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/8/2019
11:15 AM
229
-110
229
-110
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
228
-110
228
-110
1/8/2019
8:03 AM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/8/2019
7:15 AM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/8/2019
7:27 PM
227
-110
227
-110
Recap

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ryan Saunders went right into the fire in his first game as the Minnesota Timberwolves' interim coach.

His debut was a down-to-the wire finish with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the best teams in the Western Conference.

His team came through. Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night.

Saunders deflected credit after the game.

"It's unbelievable how they stayed connected throughout the whole game," he said. "Down the stretch, there were so many times where we could have disbanded and then the crowd could have got into us. I can't say enough about that team."

Saunders, just 32 years old, is the son of former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. The team fired Tom Thibodeau on Sunday.

The players went all out for their new leader.

"He fed off our energy, and we fed off his energy," Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson said. "We were just trying to get a win for him."

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and Dario Saric added 15 for the Timberwolves.

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook missed two 3-pointers in the closing seconds that would have given the Thunder the lead. He finished with 25 points and 16 assists.

"We just tried to stay solid, really," Wiggins said. "We knew they were going to try to be aggressive with either (Paul) George or Westbrook. If we're going to foul, make a hard foul. And don't let them hit the 3. That was the main thing."

George scored 27 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

Thunder reserve center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after Wiggins made contact with him on a dunk attempt.

Noel took an elbow in the face as Wiggins went up, and Noel hit the ground hard. A defensive foul was called on Noel. The play was reviewed, and no additional fouls were called. Noel was down for several minutes before being taken from the court. Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Noel was taken to the University of Oklahoma's OU Medical Center.

"I just tried to make an aggressive move and dunk," Wiggins said. "He tried to contest it. I think he fell wrong. I didn't really see it until I saw him on the ground. Hopefully, he's good. I hope nothing but the best for him. I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger."

In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City guard Dennis Schroder somehow won a jump ball with Towns, and Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 111-110 lead.

Josh Okogie's corner 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left put the Timberwolves up 119-115.

Westbrook made two free throws, then Minnesota's Tyus Jones traveled with 15.5 seconds left to give the Thunder a chance.

TIP-INS

Thunder: G Alex Abrines missed his fifth consecutive game for personal reasons. ... Schroder was listed as questionable with a left quad contusion, but he entered the game in the first quarter. ... Westbrook fell one assist short of his season high.

Timberwolves: G Derrick Rose missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right ankle. ... F Robert Covington missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee. ... Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague was ejected in the third quarter after a skirmish with Schroder. He finished with eight points in 26 minutes. ... Wiggins and Towns both finished with five fouls.

STAT LINES

Wiggins made 16 of 18 free throws, one short of his career high for made free throws. Oklahoma City made 19 free throws overall.

HE SAID IT

Wiggins, on run-in with Schroder in the third quarter: "I don't know what's wrong with him ... I looked right through it. He's not someone I see as a problem."

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.

Thunder: At the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.

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Matchup
Timberwolves Overall
W/L 20-21
ATS 22-19
Pts For 111.6
Pts Against 111.0
Total 21-20
Timberwolves Away
W/L 6-15
ATS 9-12
Pts For 109.2
Pts Against 114.7
Total 10-11
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-8
7:00 PM
at Thunder W 119-117 W (8) O (228.5)
1-6
2:30 PM
Lakers W 108-86 W (-7.5) U (224.5)
1-4
7:00 PM
Magic W 120-103 W (-4) O (214)
1-2
7:00 PM
at Celtics L 115-102 L (6.5) O (214.5)
12-31
7:00 PM
at Pelicans L 123-114 L (5.5) O (226.5)
12-30
5:00 PM
at Heat W 113-104 W (3.5) O (206.5)
12-28
7:00 PM
Hawks L 123-120 L (-9.5) O (229)
12-26
7:00 PM
at Bulls W 119-94 W (-4) O (210.5)
12-23
7:00 PM
at Thunder W 114-112 W (6.5) O (222)
12-21
7:30 PM
at Spurs L 124-98 L (4) O (219)
Avg. Points For 112.7
Avg. Points Against 110.1
ATS 6-4
Over/Under 9-1
Thunder Overall
W/L 25-15
ATS 22-18
Pts For 111.7
Pts Against 106.1
Total 18-22
Thunder Home
W/L 13-6
ATS 10-9
Pts For 113.6
Pts Against 106.2
Total 12-7
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-8
7:00 PM
Timberwolves L 119-117 L (-8) O (228.5)
1-6
6:00 PM
Wizards L 116-98 L (-10) U (227.5)
1-4
9:30 PM
at Trail Blazers W 111-109 W (1) U (223.5)
1-2
9:30 PM
at Lakers W 107-100 W (-5) U (229.5)
12-31
7:00 PM
Mavericks W 122-102 W (-7.5) O (223)
12-30
6:00 PM
at Mavericks L 105-103 L (-2) U (226.5)
12-28
8:00 PM
at Suns W 118-102 W (-4.5) U (225.5)
12-25
2:00 PM
at Rockets L 113-109 L (-1) O (221.5)
12-23
7:00 PM
Timberwolves L 114-112 L (-6.5) O (222)
12-22
8:00 PM
at Jazz W 107-106 W (2) U (218.5)
Avg. Points For 110.4
Avg. Points Against 108.6
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 4-6
Scoring
Timberwolves
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Andrew Wiggins (F) 37:3711-24 45.8%2-4 50%16-18 88.9%31041115-340
Karl-Anthony Towns (C) 24:228-14 57.1%2-5 40%2-3 66.7%4910025420
Dario Saric (F) 25:065-12 41.7%2-6 33.3%3-5 60%47210222215
Tyus Jones (G) 23:483-7 42.9%1-4 25%3-3 100%01400121310
Anthony Tolliver (F) 20:213-6 50%2-5 40%2-2 100%14210001410
Josh Okogie (G) 36:533-9 33.3%1-5 20%2-3 66.7%0110103-29
Jeff Teague (G) 25:213-7 42.9%1-1 100%1-2 50%0255030-168
Taj Gibson (F) 24:212-7 28.6%0-1 0%1-2 50%2521113-235
Gorgui Dieng (C) 22:110-4 0%0-0 0%2-2 100%134010312
Keita Bates-Diop (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jerryd Bayless (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Robert Covington (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
Derrick Rose (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
C.J. Williams (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Thunder
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Paul George (F) 37:419-24 37.5%5-13 38.5%4-7 57.1%3910025427
Russell Westbrook (G) 38:3811-22 50%1-6 16.7%2-2 100%15161272725
Steven Adams (C) 37:118-9 88.9%0-0 0%4-6 66.7%31212054520
Terrance Ferguson (G) 25:225-8 62.5%4-4 100%0-0 0%24001031214
Dennis Schroder (G) 27:543-8 37.5%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%0240004-199
Jerami Grant (F) 33:571-4 25%0-2 0%5-6 83.3%030121467
Nerlens Noel (F-C) 5:333-4 75%0-0 0%0-0 0%1100003-26
Patrick Patterson (F) 14:031-2 50%1-2 50%2-3 66.7%0300000-85
Hamidou Diallo (G) 10:192-2 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%0300002-64
Abdel Nader (F) 9:220-2 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100013-90
Alex Abrines (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Deonte Burton (G) 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
Donte Grantham (F) 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
Andre Roberson (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/9/2019
6:03 PM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-4.5)
-115
MIN
-105
116
-110
116
-110
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-4.5)
-110
MIN
-110
116
-110
116
-110
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-4.5)
-110
MIN
-110
115.5
-110
115.5
-110
1/8/2019
8:06 AM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-4.5)
-110
MIN
-110
115
-110
115
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/9/2019
6:03 PM
OKC
MIN
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
OKC
MIN
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
OKC
MIN
1/8/2019
8:06 AM
OKC
MIN
Spread
Spread
1/9/2019
6:03 PM
OKC(-4.5)
-115
MIN
-105
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
OKC(-4.5)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
OKC(-4.5)
-110
MIN
-110
1/8/2019
8:06 AM
OKC(-4.5)
-110
MIN
-110
Total
Total
1/9/2019
6:03 PM
116
-110
116
-110
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
116
-110
116
-110
1/8/2019
10:15 AM
115.5
-110
115.5
-110
1/8/2019
8:06 AM
115
-110
115
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/9/2019
8:18 PM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-5.5)
-110
MIN
-110
112
-110
112
-110
1/9/2019
8:15 PM
OKC
MIN
OKC(-6)
-115
MIN
-105
113
-110
113
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/9/2019
8:18 PM
OKC
MIN
1/9/2019
8:15 PM
OKC
MIN
Spread
Spread
1/9/2019
8:18 PM
OKC(-5.5)
-110
MIN
-110
1/9/2019
8:15 PM
OKC(-6)
-115
MIN
-105
Total
Total
1/9/2019
8:18 PM
112
-110
112
-110
1/9/2019
8:15 PM
113
-110
113
-110
Props
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2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 112 -110 -110