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Thunder survive Love's 51, outlast Wolves in double overtime

Updated: 24 March 2012 15:05 IST

Russell Westbrook scored 45 points, and Kevin Durant added 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a career-high 51 points from Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love to beat the Timberwolves 149-140 in double overtime on Friday.

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Russell Westbrook scored 45 points, and Kevin Durant added 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a career-high 51 points from Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love to beat the Timberwolves 149-140 in double overtime on Friday.

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.

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.

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Topics : NBA Kevin Durant Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love Russell Westbrook
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