Minnesota Timberwolves Crush OKC Thunder for Sixth-Straight Win

Malik Beasley led all scorers with 33 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised by the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-102 for the T’Wolves’ sixth straight win.

Beasley set a franchise record of 11 3-pointers and had five rebounds and one assist in the teams’ lopsided victory.

“I felt good tonight. I felt like after the first three it really got me going,” said Beasley during the post-game press conference.

Beasley didn’t give any thought to the record until he hit his ninth 3-pointer.

“We’re bound to have one guy every night so something crazy. I think it’s a testimony to how deep we are as a team and we always live for each other. We just want to be great.”

Beasley took the record from teammate Anthony Edwards, who returned from a four-game absence due to a knee injury.

Edwards had 16 points, three rebounds, and one assist and credited Beasley’s effort for lifting the whole team.

“It’s fun to watch. It gives me more confidence in shooting the ball. For you to not be making any shots in the beginning of the season and you still come out there and shoot every shot? It makes me feel like I can shoot like him,” said Edwards following the game.

“I don’t think nobody can stop us right now.”

Minnesota had six players in double figures and were plus 31 with Beasley on the court.

Aaron Wiggins led the Thunder with points while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had just eight points.

Rookie phenom Josh Giddey is still out since late February with hip soreness and the team has not indicated when he may be back.

Minnesota’s sixth straight win is the longest winning streak for the T’Wolves since 2004.

They’ve won eight of their last 10 and are 38-29 sitting in the seventh spot in the Western Conference.

They’ll try to continue their streak Friday against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.