The Dominican center was the best scorer of the match but could not prevent the Thunder, who only had 8 men available, from falling to Minnesota
The Minnesota Timberwolves they defeated 106-103 at Oklahoma City Thunder despite the 26 points scored by Al Horford.
In a close encounter where the Oklahomans were only able to uniform 8 players, the Timberwolves took the best part with 24 points from Malik Beasley and a long-distance basket from D’Angelo Russell 3.7 seconds remaining, which was the difference in the game.
OKC had a chance to tie the game, but a shot from Hamidou Diallo it was not accurate at the end of the game.
Minnesota still cannot count on the services of the Dominican Karl Towns who continues out of the NBA’s health and safety protocol against Covid-19 and the game could have been the tenth confrontation between the league’s Dominican centers.
It was just the sixth win of the season for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the eighth loss at home (2-8) for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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The Dominican pivot Al Horford he was the best scorer of the game shooting 10/19 from the field, including 3/6 from the three-point line. He was also close to a triple-double with 7 rebounds and 8 assists on the day and also contributed two steals and three blocks.
For Minnesota, Russell finished with 21 points and 6 assists, Naz Reid scored 17 and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Jaylen Nowell had 14 and Ricky Rubio dished out 8 assists off the bench.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder They meet again tonight on Saturday, February 6 at 9pm Dominican Republic time, 10pm Eastern United States time, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.