Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Towns also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. Anthony scored 23 points, and Paul George had 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. In addition to extending Wiggins, the club acquired Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson via free agency and completed a deal with the Chicago Bulls to acquire Jimmy Butler, giving the starting five a sizeable overhaul. Minnesota's young forward deserves a lot of credit not just for making the shot, but for acting decisively in the time and situation he was facing. The OKC Thunder fans were frantically cheering for a brief second after Carmelo Anthony hit the supposed to be winning three points in the last five seconds of the game.
As sensational as Westbrook was in the fourth quarter, it was the effort of center Steven Adams that kept the Thunder in the game as the rest of the offense struggled to find a rhythm.
The team's bench players showed great potential as they added a total score of 28 points from their unit. The big man helped the Thunder outscore the Timberwolves 36-26 in the paint in the first half. But after the game, Wiggins cared more about the win than his buzzer-beater or his 27 points.
The Timberwolves made the initial push and scored a double-digit lead against the Thunder.
Adams certainly played his part for the Thunder, finishing with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes on court.
It's the second career-game winning shot for Wiggins in the National Basketball Association.
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Oklahoma City Thunder [VIDEO] as they were beaten by the Minnesota Timberwolves [VIDEO] on a last second buzzer beater by #Andrew Wiggins. Raymond Felton and Jerami Grant each scored 12 points.