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Russell lifts Timberwolves past Thunder


Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) is fouled by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — D’Angelo Russell made a 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds remaining to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-103 on Friday night.

Russell dribbled near midcourt to let the clock run, took a couple of steps toward the basket and pulled up a few feet behind the 3-point arc for the winning shot.

“Late in the game, D-Lo’s been a big shot-maker in his career,” Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders said. “I’ve got a lot of confidence and faith in D-Lo.”

Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

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