Andrew Wiggins’ buzzer beater leads Timberwolves past Thunder
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Minnesota star Andrew Wiggins hits a game-winning three to give the Timberwolves a 115-113 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
It was a close and high-pressured game. Timberwolves were leading 112-110 with less than nine seconds remaining and the Thunder has the ball possession.
Reigning MVP Russell Westbrook was making the play and then found Carmelo Anthony for a go-ahead three to take the 113-112 lead with 4.7 seconds left.
However, the Timberwolves escaped with a buzzer beater win of their own after Taj Gibson inbounded the ball to Wiggins and a screen from Karl-Anthony Towns that freed the 22-year-old star from Paul George to complete the victory.
“I could see how much time was left. I got as close as I could and let it go. Everything worked perfectly. Taj found me. KAT (Karl-Anthony Towns) had a great screen. When it left my hands, the release felt amazing.” Wiggins said
Wiggins led the team with 27points and seven rebounds while Towns has also 27 points with 12 rebounds and Jeff Teague added 19 points for the Timberwolves. (Check 12BET for more Free Betting Tips)
For the Thunder, Westbrook finished 31 points with 10 assists and Anthony got 23 points. Steven Adams chipped in 17 points with 13 rebounds but fell short to beat the Timberwolves.
Moving forward, Minnesota is now 2-1 on the season and will host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, October 25 (GMT +8) at Target Center, Minneapolis.
The Thunder on the other end will also host the Pacers on Thursday, October 26 (GMT +8) at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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