Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 factors to steer the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder to a 112-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night time in Minneapolis.
Svi Mykhailiuk, enjoying in his third recreation with the Thunder after being acquired in a commerce earlier within the month, heated up throughout a 15-2 run early within the fourth quarter that helped the Thunder stretch its result in a game-high 18 factors and take management for what proved to be for good.
Mykhailiuk hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions, then on the subsequent possessions handed up what would’ve been a contested shot from the nook to pitch it to Kenrich Williams on the wing for a greater look.
Mykhailiuk then hit a midrange jumper on the subsequent possession, earlier than discovering Justin Jackson for a nook 3 to maintain Oklahoma Metropolis’s scorching stretch going.
The Thunder hit 4 of their season-high 21 3-pointers through the stretch. Oklahoma Metropolis shot 56.8 p.c from lengthy vary.
Gilgeous-Alexander hit 4 3-pointers, whereas Ty Jerome hit all 5 he tried to complete with 15 factors off the bench. Oklahoma Metropolis’s bench scored 46 factors.
Moses Brown had a career-high 17 rebounds for the Thunder.
Minnesota lower the result in six with simply greater than a minute remaining, however Karl-Anthony Cities missed a 3-pointer that may’ve made it a one-possession recreation, Gilgeous-Alexander grabbed the rebound, and Oklahoma Metropolis put the sport away on the free-throw line.
Cities saved the Timberwolves afloat early, scoring 15 of Minnesota’s 22 first-quarter factors, together with their final 10 of the quarter. The remainder of the lineup was 3 of 12 from the ground within the first 12 minutes.
No different Timberwolves participant scored within the closing eight-plus minutes of the quarter.
The Thunder scored the ultimate seven factors of the primary half and led 57-50.
Cities led the Timberwolves with 33 factors general, however was simply 10 of 28 from the sphere.
The Thunder had been with out Al Horford and Luguentz Dort. Horford missed his second consecutive recreation and fourth for the reason that All-Star break, all attributable to relaxation, whereas Dort sat with left toe soreness.
–Area Degree Media