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Russell Westbrook, left, of Oklahoma City kicks out his leg toward the loose ball as Corey Brewer, center, and Luke Ridnour of the Timberwolves give chase in the first half Wednesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

Wolves fall to Thunder in overtime


MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Durant had career highs of 47 points and 18 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 31-point, 21-rebound night from Kevin Love to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 118-117, in overtime on Wednesday night.

Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who beat Minnesota for the eighth straight time. But it was Durant who carried the load, scoring 16 straight points for the Thunder in the fourth quarter of a thrilling back-and-forth game.

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