Timberwolves hang on to win Ryan Saunders head coaching debut | KFAN 100.3


(AP) - Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat Oklahoma City in Ryan Saunders' first game as Minnesota's interim coach. 

Saunders, just 32 years old, is the son of former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. The team fired Tom Thibodeau on Sunday. 

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and Dario Saric added 15 for the Timberwolves. 

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook missed two 3-pointers in the closing seconds that would have given the Thunder the lead. He finished with 25 points and 16 assists. 

Paul George scored 27 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City. 

Thunder reserve center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after being hit by Wiggins' elbow on a dunk attempt. There was no immediate word on Noel's condition. 

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