Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA Roundup

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Russell Westbrook scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 112-92 Saturday night.

Westbrook also had eight assists and six rebounds. The Thunder improved to 5-1, matching their best six-game start since moving to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season.

Enes Kanter had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Steven Adams scored 14 points and Victor Oladipo added 12 for the Thunder in their first game since being blown out by Golden State and former teammate Kevin Durant on Thursday.

The Thunder shot 52 percent from the field and held the Timberwolves to 39 percent shooting.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 33 points for the Timberwolves after scoring 32 Thursday night against Denver. No one else on the team reached double figures until the fourth quarter.

Towns scored 25 points in the first half, but Westbrook countered with 18 to help the Thunder take a 59-53 lead into the break. …

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