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Game 23: Thunder at Timberwolves

Tipoff 8:00PM EST

Previous game stats

Previous post-game analysis

Key injuries:

Darko(!) – DTD
Martell Webster – OUT
Anthony Tolliver – OUT

Tonight is the rematch from Game 14, where the Thunder cruised to an easy win.  At least they should have, if not for falling apart early in the 4th.  Kevin Love is playing like Moses Malone, but hasn’t got much help anywhere else.  Both teams are coming off of losses and are looking to rebound.

How can the Thunder continue their winning streak (seven in a row) against the Wolves?

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Game 14 Results: Thunder Win, Defense Fails

Final Score: Thunder 117, Timberwolves 107

Record: 10-4

Division: 4-1

Stat leaders

Points: Durant with 28, Green with 24, Kevin Love with 24

Rebounds: Love with 17, Sefolosha with 11

Assists: Westbrook with 14, Luke Ridnour with 7, Durant with 5

Back at full Strength, the Thunder once again looked like an offensive juggernaut.  They had three guys score over 20, tallied 29 assists for the game, and shot 54.8%.

So why did I kind of hate the end result?

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Game 14 Preview: Timberwolves at Thunder

Tipoff at 8:00PM EST

ESPN Preview.

Tonight the long-suffering Wolves come to OKC to try to rebound from their bad loss to the Lakers.   They too have been struggling from the defensive end, giving up more PPG than the Thunder have been.  Their two strengths right now come in the form of young players Michael Beasley and Kevin Love.  Beasley’s offensive skillset is finally being showcased, and Love is the author of one of the sickest statlines of the year (31 points, 31 rebounds in win against Knicks).

Meanwhile, the Thunder are coming off of two huge wins where they were missing Durant and Green.  Role players have emerged and the team is beginning to focus defensively.

The Thunder have won five in a row against the Wolves. Here are some keys for #6.

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