Following an uncanny performance vs. Denver, single-season triple-double leader Russell Westbrook will not compete tonight against the Timberwolves. Joining Westbrook on the sideline for this evening’s penultimate regular-season affair will be Thunder regulars Andre Roberson, Taj Gibson, and Doug McDermott.
Ahead of OKC’s already established first-round series vs. Houston, Head Coach Billy Donovan has elected to rest his versatile star, along with the afforementioned three key contributors.
Meanwhile, provocative, yet having dropped four-straight, the Timberwolves will look to feast on OKC’s second and third-unit lineups.
Though not a true competitive entity, OKC vs. Minnesota should provide atypical entertainment value.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (46-34 #6 west) vs. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (31-49)
- 8 PM ET
- Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: NBA TV, FSOK
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER: +4.5
Although sporting a sizable record discrepancy, due to Westbrook’s absence, Minnesota holds a respectable line for tonight’s tilt vs. OKC.