February 6, 2023

Oklahoma City Thunder (9-13, 12th Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11, 9th Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gilgeous-Alexander is fifth in the league with an average of 31.1 points per game.

The Timberwolves are 2-1 against Northwest Division teams. Minnesota ranks eighth in the Western Conference with 26.5 assists per game, led by D’Angelo Russell with a 6.8 average.

The Thunder are 0-5 against the rest of their division. Oklahoma City is eighth in the league with 44.8 rebounds per game, led by Josh Giddey with a 7.5 average.

The two teams will face off against each other for the third time this season. The Timberwolves defeated the Thunder 116-106 in their last meeting on October 24. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves by 30 points and Luguentz Dort led the Thunder by 20 points.

POWERFUL: Edwards shoots 46.2% and averages 22.9 points for the Timberwolves. Russell has averaged 1.9 3-pointers in his last 10 games for Minnesota.

There, 31.4% shoots from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Thunder while averaging 14.1 points. Gilgeous-Alexander has averaged 28.1 points, 5.5 assists and 1.5 steals in his last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 6-4, averaging 114.8 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while % shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 114.7 points per game.

Donner: 4-6, averaging 119.1 points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game while % shot from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 121.5 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Bull Prince: off (shoulder), Karl-Anthony Towns: off (calf), Jaden McDaniels: day by day (illness), Jordan McLaughlin: day by day (calf).

Thunder: Chet Holmgren: Off for the Season (Foot), Mike Muscala: Off (Pinky), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Day to Day (Waist).

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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