Video: Andrew Wiggins makes game-winning three, Timberwolves beat Thunder
The shot came after Carmelo Anthony made a three-pointer with five seconds lift to give the Thunder a one-point lead.
Here’s a look at the heroic moment:
a lot can happen in 8.9 seconds pic.twitter.com/BxGOGctJ7F
— James Herbert (@outsidethenba) October 23, 2017
Wiggins spoiled what was a spirited fourth-quarter comeback for the Thunder in which they outscored the Timberwolves by 11 points, finally taking the lead on the Anthony triple.
Russell Westbrook spearheaded the charge, torching the Timberwolves in the fourth as he finished with 31 points and 10 assists.
Despite the best blows from the Thunder, Minnesota answered just enough. Before Wiggins’ three, Karl-Anthony Towns made a tough contested two over two Thunder players to give the Timberwolves a two-point lead in the final minute after the Thunder had just tied it on a Westbrook three.
Wiggins and Towns each scored 27 to lead the Timberwolves while Jimmy Butler chipped in with 15 points and Jeff Teague poured in 19.
Behind Westbrook, Anthony scored 23 points while it was a really tough go of it for Paul George as he scored just 14 points on a 6-for-20 shooting effort. The Thunder now fall to 1-2 on the season after losing last night to the Utah Jazz as well.
Minnesota improves to 2-1 on the year.