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Thunder top Wolves in NBA preseason opener

MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Durant scored 15 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-99 win over Minnesota in the preseason NBA opener for both teams Wednesday.

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Durant scored 15 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-99 win over Minnesota in the preseason NBA opener for both teams Wednesday.
Karl-Anthony Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, scored 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the field for the Timberwolves.
Oklahoma City 42 21 33 26 - 122
Minnesota 28 28 29 14 - 99
OKLAHOMA CITY (122)
Kanter 8-10 0-0 16, Roberson 1-2 0-0 2, Durant 5-8 4-5 15, R.Westbrook 5-10 3-3 14, Ibaka 8-12 0-0 18, McGary 5-8 1-2 11, Waiters 3-8 3-4 10, Morrow 5-10 0-1 13, Augustin 3-8 0-0 6, N.Collison 3-6 0-0 6, Novak 2-4 0-0 5, C.Payne 2-4 0-0 6, Singler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 50-90 11-15 122.
MINNESOTA (99)
LaVine 2-11 4-5 8, Towns 8-12 2-2 18, Ty.Jones 0-5 0-0 0, A.Wiggins 2-7 3-4 7, Garnett 0-2 0-0 0, Dieng 6-8 6-6 18, Bjelica 4-5 2-2 11, Rudez 2-4 1-2 7, Muhammad 2-10 2-4 6, L.Brown 3-4 1-2 7, A.Payne 2-5 0-0 4, K.Martin 3-6 2-2 9, A.Miller 2-2 0-0 4, N.Wiggins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-81 23-29 99.
3-Point Goals: Oklahoma City 11-22 (Morrow 3-6, Ibaka 2-3, C.Payne 2-3, Durant 1-1, R.Westbrook 1-1, Novak 1-2, Waiters 1-2, N.Collison 0-1, Roberson 0-1, Augustin 0-2), Minnesota 4-18 (Rudez 2-4, Bjelica 1-1, K.Martin 1-4, A.Payne 0-1, Towns 0-1, A.Wiggins 0-1, Ty.Jones 0-2, LaVine 0-2, Muhammad 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Oklahoma City 53 (R.Westbrook 8), Minnesota 42 (Towns, Bjelica 5). Assists: Oklahoma City 34 (R.Westbrook 13), Minnesota 23 (Ty.Jones 4). Total Fouls: Oklahoma City 21 (Singler, C.Payne 4), Minnesota 14 (Towns, Ty.Jones, Dieng, K.Martin, Bjelica 2). A-8,601.

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