Wolves’ Wiggins hits game-winner in OKC

The Wolves (2-1) and Thunder (1-2) went right down to the wire Sunday night in Oklahoma City and the conclusion of the game was hopefully just one of many thrilling finishes we have this NBA season.

Trailing by two, Thunder point guard and reigning MVP Russell Westbrook hit Carmelo Anthony in the left wing and Anthony made a three to give OKC a 113-to-112 lead with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation.

The roar of the Thunder crowd was deafening after Anthony’s three went in, and since the Wolves didn’t have any timeouts, pretty much everyone assumed OKC was going to come out victorious.

Minnesota swingman Andrew Wiggins, however, had other ideas.

Wiggins took the inbound pass from forward Taj Gibson, used a screen from big man Karl-Anthony Towns and banked in the game-winning three — sending shockwaves throughout the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Here is the full sequence:

Wiggins finished with 27 points on the night on 10-of-20 shooting from the field. The budding superstar said postgame that he knew the shot was going in as soon as it left his hands.

Towns, who registered a double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds, had some fun with Wiggins’s locker room interview.

For the Thunder, it was their second loss in a row after opening the season with a blowout win over the lowly Knicks.

Westbrook scored a game-high 31 points and hit a number of clutch shots in the 4th quarter to keep OKC in the game. He also tallied 10 assists.

Anthony had 23 points while Paul George was relatively quiet, only putting up 14 points on a rough shooting night (6-of-20).






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