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Timberwolves beat Thunder to reclaim No. 1 seed in West

Timberwolves beat Thunder to reclaim No. 1 seed in West

The Minnesota Timberwolves earned a 107-101 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in a battle amongst the best in the West.

Anthony Edwards scored 27 points in 40 minutes and Karl-Anthony Towns chipped in 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists to allow the Wolves to take sole position of the No. 1 seed in the West again.

Coming into the game, the Wolves and Thunder were tied for first place in the Western Conference at 32-14 following disappointing losses to the bottom-dwelling San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons in their previous games.

The game was tightly contested with five lead changes and five ties throughout. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who led the Thunder in scoring with 37 points in yet another 30-point performance, sank two free throws to give his team a 97-96 lead with 2:43 left.

However, his OKC teammate Jalen Williams suffered an ankle injury after stepping onto his foot. Williams hobbled back to the locker room and did not put any pressure on his right foot.

Minnesota took advantage of this on a Jaden McDaniels triple and then a thunderous Edwards slam to take back the lead and hold it until the end of the game. 

Defensive anchor Rudy Gobert added 12 points and 17 boards for the Wolves, who moved to 33-14 on the season. 

As for the Thunder, they fall to 33-15 after prized rookie Chet Holmgren struggled in the game, finishing with only 4 points on 2-of-9 shooting.

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