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L2M Report: Towns Set Illegal Screen Before Wiggins Game-Winner

L2M Report: Towns Set Illegal Screen Before Wiggins Game-Winner

Making matters more frustrating for Thunder fans, the play should have never happened in the first place, as the officials also missed Minnesota head coach Tom Thibodeau signaling for a timeout before the ball was ever in-bounded - which should have resulted in a Technical Foul, as Minnesota had no timeouts remaining. A big assist goes to Karl-Anthony Towns, whose physical screen took Paul George out of the defensive equation long enough for Wiggins to get a clear north-south running start in the dead-center portion of the court.

But for the Thunder it is now just one win from their opening three matches to the season.

But how did Wiggins get so much space? The real question is, did he call bank?

Both Wiggins and Towns scored 27 points for Minnesota, which improved to 2-1 after the win. Don't forget, this was at Oklahoma City, one of the toughest places to play in the league.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler drives to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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CELEBRATION: Wiggins was the hero, but this was a team win.

The Pelicans led by 22 points in the second quarter and were still up by double figures heading into the final period, but the Lakers made a charge despite a poor shooting night from rookie Lonzo Ball. He played as a reserve and thrived by hitting 7 of 12 shots and four of Brooklyn's 11 3-pointers.

The Thunder didn't look very good Saturday night against the stingy Jazz defense, but return home where they fared very well in their opener versus the Knicks. Game time is 7PM EST.

After signing a five-year contract extension worth $146.5 million before the 2017-18 season, Wiggins hasn't wasted any time proving he deserved the hefty payday. Give the kid credit for rewarding that faith with the biggest shot of his career in a quality Western Conference matchup.