The Thunder batted to a 139-127 overtime win against the Timberwolves Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Nail-biters have become the norm for the Thunder. This time regulation ended with rookie Luguentz Dort diving on a loose ball with seconds on the clock, a pivotal delay of game call, and a hail Mary pass from Steven Adams to Dennis Schroder for the game-tying shot.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander erupted for 11 points in overtime, as the Thunder cruised to victory.
Here are five takeaways from the game:
As public address announcer ran through the Thunder’s starting lineup, Abdel Nader’s name boomed across Chesapeake Energy Arena’s speakers for the first time.