OKC Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Live Analysis, Score Updates, Highlights

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistDecember 20, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 19:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates with Russell Westbrook #0 after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 19, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma City Thunder's 12-game winning streak was snapped on Thursday evening as they fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 99-93.

The Thunder were able to keep the game close thanks to 33 points from Kevin Durant and another 30 from Russell Westbrook, but the Timberwolves' combination of power and agility was too much for Scott Brooks' squad to overcome.

Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while center Nikola Pekovic contributed 24 points and 10 rebounds.

A surprise contributor was rookie guard Alexey Shved, whose role has grown larger with Ricky Rubio being eased back in coming off of a knee injury. Shved posted a complete line, totaling 12 points, 12 assists and six rebounds.

With the win the Timberwolves improve to 13-11 on the season, while the Thunder fall to 21-5.

Keep it locked here on Bleacher Report throughout the night for continuing coverage of all things Thunder-Timberwolves.

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