Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Edwards scored a team-high 22 points on 8-for-17 shooting, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 98-90 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

Points this season

Points made: 108,4
Accuracy: 43,2%
Place in standings: 14
Record max: 138
Record min: 84
Best scorer: Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns scored 17 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in his return from a six-game absence in the league's COVID-19 protocol. D'Angelo Russell returned from a five-game absence in the protocol and finished with six points on 3-for-12 shooting.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 19 points. Rookie Josh Giddey posted a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Aaron Wiggins finished with 11 points.

The Thunder pulled within 85-83 with 4:58 remaining in the fourth quarter. Kenrich Williams made a layup off of an assist from Giddey to close the gap to two points.

The Timberwolves answered with a 7-0 run to make it 92-83 with 2:26 to play. Patrick Beverley made one free throw, Jaylen Nowell made two more, and then Beverley and Nowell traded back-to-back baskets.

A 3-pointer by Edwards boosted Minnesota's lead to 97-89 with 1:02 to go, and the Timberwolves did not look back from there.

Minnesota led 69-63 at the end of the third quarter. The Timberwolves built a 19-point lead with 4:11 left in the period, but Oklahoma City closed the quarter on a 17-4 run.

Gilgeous-Alexander had two 3-pointers, a pull-up jumper and a pair of free throws during the run.

Minnesota raced to a 30-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Timberwolves went on a 14-0 run early in the quarter to transform a 4-4 tie into an 18-4 advantage.

Nowell put the Timberwolves on top by 20 points when he drained a 3-pointer with 1:26 left in the quarter.

Oklahoma City had a 26-19 advantage in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 13. After falling behind 31-10, the Thunder went on a 21-8 run to pull within 39-31 with 4:14 left in the half.

Beverley capped the first-half scoring on a 3-pointer for the Timberwolves with 41.1 seconds to go before the break as the Timberwolves led 49-36 at the half.

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Teams leaders

Karl-Anthony  Towns
24,5 PTS
55% 2P%
43% 3P%
Shai  Gilgeous-Alexander
23,0 PTS
49% 2P%
28% 3P%
Karl-Anthony  Towns
9,2 REB
6,3 DREB
2,9 OREB
Josh  Giddey
7,4 REB
5,9 DREB
1,5 OREB
D'Angelo  Russell
6,7 As
2,6 TO
33 MIN
Josh  Giddey
6,4 As
2,9 TO
30 MIN