Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder | Game #40 Preview: Timberwolves

Zachary Low


Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Television: Fox Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder (22-17) are coming off one of their worst losses of the season—a 125-110 drubbing by the Los Angeles Lakers (32-7)—and tonight, they hope to rebound with a win on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-23).

The last time the Thunder played the Timberwolves, the game ended in dramatic fashion as OKC managed to rally and force OT in front of a home crowd before eventually winning 139-127.

That win was the start of something special for the Thunder, and since then, OKC has gone 14-5. The Timberwolves, however, have struggled, and they have won just 5 of their 18 games since then.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Chris Paul
  • SG: Dennis Schröder
  • SF: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • PF: Danilo Gallinari
  • C: Steven Adams


  • PG: Shabazz Napier
  • SG: Jarrett Culver
  • SF: Andrew Wiggins
  • PF: Robert Covington
  • C: Gorgui Dieng



  • Luguentz Dort (G League; two-way) is OUT.
  • Kevin Hervey (G League; two-way) is OUT.
  • Nerlens Noel (left sprained ankle) IS OUT.
  • Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.


  • Jake Layman (left toe sprain) is OUT.
  • Karl Anthony-Towns (left knee sprain) is OUT.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 31-13 against the Timberwolves (17-5 at home, 14-8 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the 4-game regular season series against the Timberwolves 7 times, lost it twice, and tied it twice.
  • The Thunder has lost 3 of the last 4 matchups with the Timberwolves in Minnesota.
  • The Thunder is 1-0 against the Timberwolves so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).

Game Notes

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