Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Breaking Down the Game

January 26th, 2011 by Ricky Frech Leave a reply »
Can I just start by asking this question, when did Kevin Love become a three-point assassin? The man is one of the best rebounders in the league AND he can step out and go 3-for-3 from deep? That's just ridiculous. Anyway, let's get down to the real game.

This game definitely showed how young both these teams are; at times it felt like a sloppy high school contest. The Thunder had 17 turnovers and the biggest offender was Russell Westbrook, who had eight. Westbrook had an okay game statistically, but he only had six points in the second half and overtime and probably wants to forget this game pretty quickly with how careless he was with the ball.

The Timberwolves also had some difficulties holding onto the ball and had 22 turnovers of their own. This was more of a team effort, though, with more than just one man playing sloppy. Michael Beasley had the most with six, but his 30 points, nine boards and seven assists more than made up for it. Beasley had a great first three quarters, but in the fourth and overtime he could only manage four points to five turnovers.

Luckily for him, Kevin Love and Luke Ridnour were there to bail him out. I hadn't got ...

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