Tune in at 7:00 PM ET as the Thunder take on the Timberwolves. James Herbert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Early start for the TNT doubleheader tonight. It's kind of throwing me off, actually.
I love both of these teams, though.
The Thunder are 21-4 and have won their last 12 games. They've also won the last 12 times they've played the Timberwolves.
The Wolves? They're 12-11 and have lost their last two.
Good news: Ricky Rubio will be in the lineup for Minnesota, after sitting out the last game.
Kevin Martin's not playing tonight, he has a thigh contusion.
@oliver Glad you're back! How's it going?
@oliver Ibaka is going to have to cover Love out at the three-point line. That's huge for Minnesota, keeps him from protecting the rim.
@oliver Cool. I hope it stays close, at least for the first half.
@oliver Kirilenko is a really good matchup for him…but no one can stop him.
@oliver We'll see some Jeremy Lamb, which is fun.
@oliver I think they're both with the Tulsa 66ers right now, sadly.
Getting set for the tip here.
Timberwolves starters: Luke Ridnour, Alexey Shved, Andrei Kirilenko, Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic
Thunder starters: Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins
Chris Webber is commentating on TNT, yay.
Thunder in their alternate uniforms tonight.
Ibka faces up against Love on the left side, drives baseline and misses.
Kirilenko drives left side, is fouled by Durant.
FYI: If you have an inappropriate user name, your comments won't be posted.
To the person who asked what the hold up was, it's just a TNT game. Sometimes those start a bit late.
Kirilenko at the line, he splits the pair.
Kevin Durant misses a turnaround over Kirilenko, the rebound goes out of bounds last touched by OKC.
Wolves ball, they're up 1-0 early on, 11:08 left in the first quarter.
Shved drives on the left side and makes a finger roll over Ibaka. That's tough to do. Great finish.
Durant uses an Ibaka screen, tries to pass to a rolling Ibaka but Love deflects it out of bounds.
Thunder ball, 10:32 left in the first.
Westbrook with a crossover and a pullup jumper over Ridnour, it rolls around the rim and out.
Pekovic in the post against Perkins, right block. He turns right and is fouled.
Ridnour misses a corner three.
Westbrook drives baseline and flies in for a layup, he's fouled by Pekovic. Two shots coming up with 9:59 on the clock.
To the user asking why your name is inappropriate: it's pretty obvious.
Westbrook makes both free throws.