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Friday, November 1st (All times Eastern)

Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0) at Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will try to remain unbeaten on the young season when they invade Target Center Friday night to take on the 1-0 Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Thunder are also 1-0 after Wednesday's 101-98 triumph over the Utah Jazz, as Durant poured in 42 points and sank 22-of-24 free throws. Durant is without partner in crime Russell Westbrook (knee) and didn't miss a beat.

"I just tried to be aggressive and I thought my teammates put me in a good position to be aggressive," said Durant. "I gotta finish some and-ones and make some more shots."

Thabo Sefolosha and Reggie Jackson scored 14 points apiece for Oklahoma City, which won despite shooting 40.7 percent and received eight points and 10 rebounds from Serge Ibaka. The Thunder had 25 points off turnovers and sank 29 of their 33 foul shots.

Durant is hoping to have the hot hand once again and is averaging 32.8 points on 53.8 percent shooting over his last 16 games against Minnesota.

The Timberwolves have a star of their own in Kevin Love, who recorded 31 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in Wednesday's 120-115 overtime win versus the Orlando Magic.

With Minnesota down 103-100 with 12.5 seconds left in regulation, Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman called a sideline out-of-bounds play for Love, who came off a pick from Nikola Pekovic and buried the three to tie the game.

"Kevin made a big shot to take it into overtime and then in overtime I thought we did a good job of defending them," Adelman said. "Let's take the win. We just need to learn from it."

The Timberwolves had a 17-12 edge in the extra period and saw seven players post 10 or more points.

Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer had 23 and 16 points, respectively, while Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 points and 11 assists for the Wolves, who posted 18 points off 18 Orlando miscues and shot 42 percent for the game.

Minnesota and Oklahoma City split four meetings a season ago, but the Thunder own a 14-2 mark in the last 16 contests in this series. The Thunder are 10-3 in their previous 13 trips to the Twin Cities.

11/01 10:27:18 ET

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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington873rd Qtr 1:50 | Box
Boston73CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn643rd Qtr 1:42 | Box
Cleveland77CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Dallas633rd Qtr 5:51 | Box
Memphis69YES, FSN-OH
Philadelphia713rd Qtr 4:26 | Box
Miami62FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta823rd Qtr 1:52 | Box
Milwaukee79CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah763rd Qtr 0:34 | Box
Minnesota68SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston753rd Qtr 1:00 | Box
New Orleans74ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Toronto693rd Qtr 2:18 | Box
New York66CSN-HOU, FSN-NO
Detroit723rd Qtr 4:36 | Box
Oklahoma City70Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers904th Qtr 10:05 | Box
San Antonio75FSN-DET, FSN-OK
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver TWC SN, FSN-SW
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
 
14th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
8th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
9th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
6th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
4th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
5th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
3rd
MIL 77
ATL 82
 
3rd
CLE 77
BRK 64
 
3rd
MEM 69
DAL 63
 
3rd
OKC 70
DET 72
 
3rd
NOP 74
HOU 75
 
4th
SAN 75
LAL 88
 
3rd
MIA 62
PHI 71
 
3rd
NYK 66
TOR 67
 
3rd
MIN 68
UTA 76
 
3rd
BOS 73
WAS 87
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 5
NOR 6