Wiggins, Timberwolves steal Anthony's Thunder

Wiggins, Timberwolves steal Anthony's Thunder

Andrew Wiggins banked in a 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

With a starting lineup that includes Wiggins, Teague, Butler, and budding superstar Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves are poised to take a shot at disrupting the order in the talent-rich Western Conference.

Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night.

While another pointed out Anthony's frustration: "Melo, meanwhile, REALLY wanted Towns called for an illegal screen on PG just before the Wiggins shot". Steven Adams also notched a double double with 17 points, 13 rebounds. Wiggins brings the ball up the side of the court and Towns sets screen on Paul George that frees Wiggins to get his look.

The team's bench players showed great potential as they added a total score of 28 points from their unit.

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However, Oklahoma City fans were far from impressed and aired their frustration on social media after the game. With 4.7 seconds remaining in the game following a Carmelo Anthony 3-pointer that gave the Thunder a one point lead, the small forward did his best Stephen Curry impression by pulling-up between the half court line and 3-point line for the biggest shot of his career.

Minnesota improve their early-season record to 2-1 while the Thunder slip to 1-2.

Timberwolves: Taj Gibson, who started for the Thunder at the end of last season, had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

It's the final play that will be remembered most, however, and it was one that could signal to the rest of the NBA's elite that Wiggins has arrived. Shot 57 percent in the first quarter to lead 28-23.

Thunder: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

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