Timberwolves vanquish Thunder behind Wiggins’ 30 points

Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points, two on the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds remaining, to help the Timberwolves defeat the Thunder in Oklahoma City 114-112 on Sunday night.

It was Minnesota’s first road win against a Western Conference team this season, and it came against a squad that entered the night tied for the best record in the West.

“It’s very important,” Wiggins said. “We have been very solid at home this year, but on the road is what’s killing us. Hopefully, this will keep us going and we can build on it and continue to rise and get better.”

Oklahoma City’s Paul George scored 31 points, but he missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer that would have won it. Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, who had won four straight, including a victory at Utah on Saturday.

Kings 122, Pelicans 117: Willie Cauley-Stein had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Buddy Hield scored 28 points and host Sacramento overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to deal New Orleans its fourth consecutive loss. Anthony Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday added 27 points, six assists and seven rebounds.

Grizzlies 107, Lakers 99: Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 27 points as visiting Memphis ended a five-game losing streak.

Trail Blazers 121, Mavericks 118: Damian Lillard scored 33 points and host Portland prevailed in overtime. Dallas has lost six in a row.

Heat 115, Magic 91: Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter and Miami won on the road to give Erik Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory.

Celtics 119, Hornets 103: Kyrie Irving scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum had 17 and Boston ended a three-game skid with a home victory.

Nets 111, Suns 103: Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points, D’Angelo Russell had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds for host Brooklyn.

Pacers 105, Wizards 89: Myles Turner had 18 points and 17 rebounds as host Indiana beat Washington, which shot a season-low 36.8 percent.

Hawks 98, Pistons 95: Alex Len had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Vince Carter had 18 points and visiting Atlanta won its third in a row.

Bulls 112, Cavaliers 92: In Cleveland, Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points and Chicago won consecutive games for the first time this season.

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