Wiggins, Wolves steal Anthony's Thunder

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler drives to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder

Sunday night brought a battle of two potential Western Conference contenders as the Minnesota Timberwolves visited the #Oklahoma City Thunder.

Anthony finished with 23 points, including his basket with five seconds left, as the Thunder took their second consecutive loss.

Wiggins spoiled what was a spirited fourth-quarter comeback for the Thunder in which they outscored the Timberwolves by 11 points, finally taking the lead on the Anthony triple.

Oklahoma City trailed by 13 to start the fourth, but Russell Westbrook led the way as Billy Donovan's team mounted a rally.

With no timeouts, Minnesota went for it as Wiggins pulled around a hard screen from Karl-Anthony Towns on Paul George, to find enough space once he crossed half-court to let it fly.

Wiggins and Towns each scored 27 to lead the Timberwolves while Jimmy Butler chipped in with 15 points and Jeff Teague poured in 19.

Through his three years in Minnesota, Wiggins has averaged 20.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a steal in 36.2 minutes per game, shooting 45 percent from the field.

It is the second game in a row the Timberwolves have been involved in a tight game following their win over the Utah Jazz last night.

However, Oklahoma City fans were far from impressed and aired their frustration on social media after the game. Raymond Felton and Jerami Grant each scored 12 points.

The Thunder now return home to host the Indiana Pacers on Thursday (NZT). Towns answered by sinking a layup with 8.9 seconds remaining to tie the score.

Anthony, acquired in September from the New York Knicks in a blockbuster trade, finished with 23 points.

It was supposed to be Carmelo Anthony's first game-winner for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Towns also scored 27 in the win and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, right, as he shoots between Adams and Andre Roberson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.



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