Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #29 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

The Oklahoma City Thunder came up short on Wednesday night as they narrowly lost to the Miami Heat at home, but they get another shot at a win in front of the home crowd on Friday night when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves made a lot of moves in the offseason—like trading all kinds of assets to bring in Rudy Gobert—to try to put together a Western Conference contender, but they have not fared well, and are especially struggling now with Karl Anthony-Towns out for a while. This is the fourth meeting already this season between the two franchises, and a win for OKC would even up the season series.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Paycom Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live tweets and discussion during the game

Game NotesOklahoma City Thunder Official Game NotesMinnesota Timberwolves Official Game Notes

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jaylen Williams
  • C: Darius Bazley


  • PG: D’Angelo Russell
  • SG: Anthony Edwards
  • SF: Jaden McDaniels
  • PF: Kyle Anderson
  • C: Rudy Gobert

Injury Report


  • Ousmane Dieng is OUT (non-displaced fractured right wrist).
  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is OUT (sprained right ankle).
  • Lindy Waters III is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Kenrich Williams is OUT (sprained right knee).


  • Rudy Gobert is QUESTIONABLE (sprained left ankle).
  • Jordan McLaughlin is OUT (strained left calf).
  • Taurean Prince is OUT (right shoulder sublaxation).
  • D’Angelo Russell is QUESTIONABLE (left knee contusion).
  • Karl Anthony-Towns is OUT (strained right calf).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 36-20 against the Timberwolves (18-9 at home, 18-11 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the 4-game regular season series against the Timberwolves 9 times, lost it twice, and tied it twice.
  • The Thunder went 0-4 against the Timberwolves last season (0-2 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 1-2 against the Timberwolves so far this season (0-1 at home, 1-1 on the road).

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