The Minnesota Timberwolves (13-4) showcased resilience as they handed the Oklahoma City Thunder (11-6) their second consecutive loss in a hard-fought NBA In-Season Tournament matchup, winning 106-103.
Rudy Gobert delivered an outstanding performance with 17 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks, while Troy Brown Jr., coming off the bench, added a season-high 17 points for the Timberwolves.
Despite facing adversity when Anthony Edwards exited the game with a bruised right hip after a dunk attempt, the Wolves rallied behind Edwards’ 21 points, with 12 coming in a pivotal third quarter.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with an impressive 32 points on 13-for-22 shooting, but his last-second 37-foot attempt to tie the game fell well off the mark.
Despite a late push from the Thunder, including a 3-pointer from Chet Holmgren, who finished with 16 points, Karl-Anthony Towns sealed the victory with two free throws.
With a 3-1 record in the Western Conference Group C, the Timberwolves fell short in the tournament standings due to point differential, marking the end of their In-Season Tournament journey.