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McCants sparks Timberwolves' 88-82 win over Thunder


BILLINGS, Minn. (AP) -- Rashad McCants scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves spoiled the Oklahoma City Thunder's debut with an 88-82 exhibition win in Billings, Montana.

The game was the Thunder's first since the team moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City during the offseason.

The Thunder led 71-62 with 9:54 remaining, but McCants scored 11 of Minnesota's next 14 points, tying the score at 76 with a dunk with 4:45 remaining.

Two more free throws by McCants and consecutive three-pointers by Rodney Carney and Ryan Gomes (gohmz) gave the Wolves an 84-78 lead with 2:23 remaining.

Al Jefferson added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wolves and Corey Brewer finished with 11 points.

Damien Wilkins led the Thunder with 19 points. Chris Wilcox had 17 and Russell Westbrook 13.

The Timberwolves are 2-0 in preseason play.

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