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NBA scores: Timberwolves stun Thunder, move into 2nd place thanks to Nuggets loss

The Timberwolves moved into second place in the Northwest Division thanks to their upset of the Thunder on Thursday.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves ended the Oklahoma City Thunder's 12-game winning streak on Thursday and subsequently moved into second place in the West's Northwest Division thanks to the Denver Nuggets' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Kevin Love's 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists sparked the upset, while Nikola Pekovic added 24 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook nearly notched a triple-double, but the high-powered Thunder were held to just 40.2 percent shooting.

With the victory, Minnesota moved to 13-11 on the season. While that's seven games behind the Thunder in the Northwest, the Timberwolves leapfrogged the Nuggets into second place after Denver's 101-93 loss to the Portland on Thursday.

Elsewhere around the Western Conference on Friday, the top teams in action all won their home games. The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs toppled the New Orleans Hornets, the Los Angeles Clippers smoked the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Bobcats.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.