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Big fourth by McCants leads Timberwolves over Thunder

Oct 9, 2008 - 4:09 AM BILLINGS, Montana (Ticker) -- Rashad McCants scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away for an 88-82 exhibition victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

McCants shot just 3-of-10 from the field, but did connect on all eight of his free throws to lift Minnesota to a 2-0 start in preseason play.

Oklahoma City was playing in its first game since relocating from Seattle during the offseason.

Trailing, 66-62, with just under 10 minutes remaining, McCants hit a jumper and later added a 3-pointer for a 67-66 edge with 8:44 remaining.

After the Thunder knotted the score at 71-71 on a jumper by Damien Wilkins with 6:39 left, McCants went on to score six of the game's next seven points, making it 78-71 on a pair of free throws with 3:36 to play.

Al Jefferson finished with 13 points and nine rebounds and Corey Brewer scored 11 for the Timberwolves, who ended up 21-of-27 from the stripe.

Wilkins scored 19 points and Chris Wilcox added 17 for Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant ended up with 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting.






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    Thunder 82, Timberwolves 88  FinalOct 9 2:40 AM
  • RmSvc They could have come up with a better name

    Thunder 82, Timberwolves 88  FinalOct 9 2:40 AM
  • mark Thunder? Still doesn't sound right.

    Thunder 82, Timberwolves 88  FinalOct 9 12:36 AM


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    MINNESOTA 88 FINAL

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    NBA OKLAHOMA CITY 63
    MINNESOTA 60 END, 3RD QTR

    Oct 8 11:03 PM


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    NBA OKLAHOMA CITY 41
    MINNESOTA 40 HALFTIME

    Oct 8 10:18 PM


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    NBA OKLAHOMA CITY 13
    MINNESOTA 24 END, 1ST QTR

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    Thunder 9, Timberwolves 19  1st - 2:57Oct 8 9:31 PM