- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Jeff Green added 17 and Oklahoma City beat the lethargic Minnesota Timberwolves 97-90 on Sunday.

Durant has scored more than 20 points in 16 of his last 17 games for the Thunder, who improved to 7-5 in their last 12 games. His lone exception during that span came Feb. 27 at Dallas, when he logged only eight minutes after spraining his right ankle.

Craig Smith led Minnesota with 19 points. Bobby Brown fueled a late Wolves run with 12 points in the fourth quarter. Rodney Carney had 12 of his 15 points in the fourth and Kevin Love finished with 10.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Jeff Green added 17 and Oklahoma City beat lethargic Minnesota Timberwolves 97-90 on Sunday.

Durant has scored more than 20 points in 16 of his last 17 games for the Thunder, who improved to 7-5 in their last 12 games. His lone exception during that span came Feb. 27 at Dallas, when he logged only eight minutes after spraining his right ankle.

Craig Smith led Minnesota with 19 points. Bobby Brown fueled a late Wolves run with 12 points in the fourth quarter. Rodney Carney had 12 of his 15 points in the fourth and Kevin Love finished with 10.

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