Russell Westbrook poured in 45 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, as they defeated Minnesota 149-140 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Bettors who backed the Thunder were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 10.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 209.5.
Kevin Durant had 40 points for Oklahoma City and James Harden chipped in with 25 points. Russell Westbrook had 6 assists for the Thunder, while Kevin Durant was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 17 boards.
The Timberwolves got a 51-point performance from Kevin Love, who was supported by 25 points from J.J. Barea. J.J. Barea had 14 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Kevin Love grabbed 14 rebounds.
The Thunder hit the break leading 63-61 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Oklahoma City as they grabbed 50 boards, while Minnesota only had 43.
Oklahoma City heads into a battle against the Heat. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Denver.