Thunder Prevail In Double Overtime Thriller


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook scored 45 points, Kevin{}Durant added 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the{}Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a career-high 51 points fromMinnesota All-Star Kevin Love to beat the Timberwolves 149-140 in{}double overtime Friday night.Westbrook set the tone in the second overtime, stealing the ball{}on Minnesota's opening possession and racing to the other end for a{}layup that resulted in a three-point play.The Thunder never trailed in the period and put it away with{}nine straight points after Nick Collison blocked Love's shot that{}would have tied it at 140.Love, who beat Durant in the 3-Point Contest on All-Star{}weekend, made a career-high seven 3s and also pulled down 14{}rebounds while becoming the third player to eclipse 50 points this{}season.