Skid hits seven as Thunder survive Wolves' rally


Oklahoma City Thunder 101

Minnesota Timberwolves 96

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost their seventh straight game Tuesday night, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-96 at Target Center.

1. No controlling Westbrook

Russell Westbrook nearly had another triple-double. He finished with 22 points, 11 assists and 7 boards.

2. Late run not enough for Minnesota

The Wolves trailed by as many as 18 points Tuesday night, but fought their way back into the game with a 17-5 run in the fourth quarter.

But after cutting the Thunder lead to three a couple of times in the closing minutes, Minnesota wasn't able to get the stops they needed down the stretch.

A couple of late jumpers and some free throws from Kevin Durant helped to close it out for the Thunder. Durant finished with 30 points.

3. Shabazz coming on

If you have followed the Wolves during the miserable losing streak, you've undoubtedly noticed that Shabazz Muhammad continues to make plays.

Muhammad finished with 20 points off the bench on 8-of-15 shooting. He added 4 rebounds and 3 assists. With 21 from Zach LaVine, the Wolves bench put up big numbers and at one point in the fourth had outscored the starters.

Tweet of the Night:

Ricky Rubio drops a no-look dime to Muhammad, who knows how to finish it.

Up Next:

The Wolves (12-27) travel to Houston on Wednesday night.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.55.05 PM

Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.


Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.