Thunder storms past Wolves in fourth quarter, prevails 113-103

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 6:36 AM

Kevin Durant had a triple-double -- 32 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists -- to help Oklahoma City pull away.

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metaltesterDec. 1, 13 8:31 PM

well, the shine has worn off the Wolves pretty quick this year.

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jmc2007Dec. 1, 13 8:44 PM

Kevin Durant is nearly unstoppable and outshines our star player by leaps and bounds. And I'd take Thunder's backup pointguard over Rubio any day. At least Pek played well. But this team needs a star top 10 pg or a 6th man who can score 20 points a game in order to compete against the top teams. Sorry but Rubio does not equate to a 'big 3' caliber player on any team with his stat lines or ability to score. 8th place is a 50/50 shot this year in the talented West.

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slammanDec. 1, 13 8:56 PM

Joey Crawford needs to retire. He needs to spend his time like others his age, looking for his keys and getting all amped up for bingo.

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bluedevil101Dec. 1, 13 9:45 PM

Rubio's whiny act is old. Grow up and be an all-star.

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snoozecruise1Dec. 1, 1310:00 PM

Though the Wolves lost, I enjoyed this game more than the victory against Dallas. Our fellas are a work in process and it's simply going to take time to eliminate careless mistakes and play as a cohesive unit. The Wolves need to value every possession, and when they do, wins will follow. Nice to see Deing getting a little bit of floor time. ON another note, I hope the NBA gives Perkins a hefty fine--even a suspension--for his unprofessional, uncalled for, and violent hack of Pek toward the end of the game. Personally, I'll be glad when Perkins is out of the league.

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sniggleDec. 1, 1310:03 PM

If these guys could play the fourth quarter like the first, they would be pretty good.

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chucktraylorDec. 1, 1311:04 PM

Not enough bench, too much Durant. It didn't matter who the Wolves put on him, Durant played an almost perfect, superhuman game. Wolves bench was outscored by 16. That was the ball game. Wolves looked tired in the fourth quarter. Ibaka shut Love down all night. Players must hate playing with Muhammad. He reminds me of the hot shot playground player who hogs the ball and is going take most of the shots - a superstar in his own mind. Might as well have left Shved on the bench; he didn't want to be out there for the last 1:21. Is it going to take Pek getting seriously hurt before he starts getting some calls? The smack across his face and neck by Ibaka late in the game should have been a flagrant foul.

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pkbrandonDec. 1, 1311:51 PM

The picture of Durant shooting over Love says it all.

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vashrinkDec. 2, 13 3:36 AM

Wolves are painful to watch...you know that most of the time the other team is gonna step it up in the 4th qtr while the Wolves squander whatever lead they had up to that point...don't know if they don't have the talent or toughness or both?

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minfan2Dec. 2, 13 4:54 AM

no one feels sorry for the Wolves when we have injuries.. so a win is a win, yet we Caught Dallas when their starting Point Guard was hurt. Wolves beat the Okies last time when Westbrook was hurt.Lawson, Paul, etc all have been major factors in their victories. We havent been able to match up against good teams with Good PGs who can Pass, Defend, and... Shoot! Rubio is as advertised, and simply cant take over a game. Barrea can spark offensivly but is too small to defend most PGs. We need a bigger PG off the bench who can compliment Rubio lack of outside shooting because it is what it is.

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