Oklahoma City's Carmelo Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the victor. Before Wiggins' three, Karl-Anthony Towns made a tough contested two over two Thunder players to give the Timberwolves a two-point lead in the final minute after the Thunder had just tied it on a Westbrook three.
Coming off one of his worst shooting performances in a loss to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook shook off a slow start Sunday night to score 31 points, hand out 10 assists and almost help the Thunder come back from a dismal start. Paul George scored 14 points while getting eight assists and six rebounds, while Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 boards.
That left the Timberwolves down by one point with no timeouts to spare. OKC took the torch just seconds later when Carmelo hit a 3-pointer with less than five seconds to play from the left wing.
In today's game, Minnesota opened with a 28-23 lead after the first quarter.
Andrew Wiggins joined the Minnesota Timberwolves back in 2014, as the first overall pick sent our way via the Kevin Love trade that started the original new-era of Timberwolves basketball (and we've had a new-new era every year since).
Mnnesota is 1-1 on the season after a 100-97 home win Friday night over the Jazz. The Nets improved to 2-1 with their second straight victory.
The trio played better in combination at the T'wolves, though the result eluded them after Wiggins conjured the magical finish for the home side. Oklahoma City G Russell Westbrook finished five rebounds shy of his 81st career double-double.