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Gilgeous-Alexander's first triple-double leads Thunder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's goal was to play a better all-around game. He did that and then some.

Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

''Coach had challenged me before the game to fill up the stat sheet more and do more things,'' Gilgeous-Alexander said. ''Because he thought, as well as myself thought, that I was more capable of what I was doing.''

Gilgeous-Alexander came in averaging 23.7 points in his previous 13 games but did much more than score in this one, also matching his career best in assists. He became the youngest player in league history to record at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game.

''He's tough. He's very tough,'' Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins said. ''He's a big guard that can put it on the floor and create for others, and he's a bucket. He can make a bucket when he needs to.''

Gilgeous-Alexander is the fourth second-year player in NBA history to register a 20-20 triple-double. He joins Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson. The only other guard to have a 20-20 triple-double in the last 30 seasons is former Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

That after Gilgeous-Alexander did not record an assist in 35 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

''I just felt like we were on our heels a little bit in the previous game against the Lakers,'' Gilgeous-Alexander said. ''That was one of the things that Coach mentioned to us, attacking first. I felt we did that as a group. When you attack as a group, you get more comfortable faster.''

Danilo Gallinari scored 30 points for the Thunder, who have won 12 of their past 15 games and six of seven on the road.

Naz Reid scored 20 off the bench for Minnesota, which was still without Karl-Anthony Towns. Reid has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games. Robert Covington scored 18 points.

The Thunder held a 63-60 lead at halftime. They went on an 11-2 run early in the third quarter and then a 10-3 burst midway through the third to push their lead into double figures. Oklahoma City led by as many as 18.

''I thought the third quarter for us was important,'' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. ''We had some action, had some really good ball movement, had some great clips offensively. I thought that was critical.''

Steven Adams had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Thunder.

Shabazz Napier scored 16 points for the Timberwolves. Rookie Jarrett Culver scored 14 points.

''We obviously need more from everybody when we have guys that are out who are big parts of this team,'' Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders said. ''I was happy with some of the guys.''

TIP-INS

Thunder: Forward/center Nerlens Noel missed his fifth consecutive game because of a left ankle sprain. Guard/forward Andre Roberson (left knee injury recovery) has yet to play this season. ... Gallinari was 11 for 12 from the free throw line. Gallinari's 30 points came on 8-for-12 shooting. ... Chris Paul was held without a point or assist in 15 first-half minutes and finished with 10 points and three assists. It was the first time in his career he did not record a point or assist in a half in which he played 10 or more minutes.

Timberwolves: Towns has missed 14 games with a left knee sprain. He also was battling an illness Monday. ... Forward Jake Layman missed his 25th straight game with a left toe sprain. ... Minnesota had a three-game home win streak snapped.

WELCOME HOME

Thunder big man Mike Muscala, who attended nearby Roseville High School, scored 11 points off the bench. Muscala hit three 3-pointers in 12 minutes of action.

''It was nice to be home, see my house,'' Muscala said. ''See a little bit of snow was kind of nice for a change.''

QUIET SECOND HALF

Wiggins scored 10 points in the first half but was held scoreless in the second half. After shooting 4 for 6 in the first half, he was 0 for 6 in the second half.

''Not too sure,'' Wiggins said. ''I couldn't figure it out.''

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host Toronto on Wednesday. Oklahoma City won the first meeting between the teams 98-97 in OT on Dec. 29.

Timberwolves: Host Indiana on Wednesday in the first meeting of the teams this season.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:40   Out of bounds turnover on Steven Adams  
11:26 +2 Jarrett Culver made layup, assist by Andrew Wiggins 0-2
11:12   Chris Paul missed floating jump shot  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Shabazz Napier  
11:05   Shabazz Napier missed layup  
11:02   Offensive rebound by Robert Covington  
10:54   Gorgui Dieng missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:51   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
10:39 +2 Steven Adams made floating jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 2-2
10:18   Gorgui Dieng missed finger-roll layup  
10:16   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
10:01   Bad pass turnover on Danilo Gallinari, stolen by Gorgui Dieng  
9:56 +3 Robert Covington made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shabazz Napier 2-5
9:37 +2 Danilo Gallinari made turnaround jump shot, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 4-5
9:26   Gorgui Dieng missed jump shot  
9:24   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
9:22   Personal foul on Gorgui Dieng  
9:15   Danilo Gallinari missed jump shot  
9:12   Defensive rebound by Shabazz Napier  
8:58   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:58 +1 Shabazz Napier made free throw 4-6
8:53 +2 Andrew Wiggins made floating jump shot, assist by Gorgui Dieng 4-8
8:47   Shooting foul on Andrew Wiggins  
8:47 +1 Terrance Ferguson made 1st of 2 free throws 5-8
8:47 +1 Terrance Ferguson made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-8
8:37 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot, assist by Shabazz Napier 6-10
8:25   Danilo Gallinari missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:23   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Culver  
8:07   Shabazz Napier missed jump shot, blocked by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
8:05   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
7:57   Chris Paul missed jump shot  
7:57   Defensive rebound by Gorgui Dieng  
7:55   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
7:55   Shabazz Napier missed free throw  
7:55   MIN team rebound  
7:43   Shooting foul on Terrance Ferguson  
7:43 +1 Andrew Wiggins made 1st of 2 free throws 6-11
7:43 +1 Andrew Wiggins made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-12
7:27 +2 Terrance Ferguson made jump shot, assist by Steven Adams 8-12
7:07 +3 Shabazz Napier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gorgui Dieng 8-15
6:53 +2 Terrance Ferguson made jump shot, assist by Steven Adams 10-15
6:41   Gorgui Dieng missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:39   Defensive rebound by Terrance Ferguson  
6:30   Shooting foul on Gorgui Dieng  
6:30 +1 Steven Adams made 1st of 2 free throws 11-15
6:30 +1 Steven Adams made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-15
6:22 +2 Andrew Wiggins made layup, assist by Shabazz Napier 12-17
6:05 +2 Steven Adams made dunk, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 14-17
5:51   Shooting foul on Dennis Schroder  
5:51 +1 Shabazz Napier made 1st of 3 free throws 14-18
5:51 +1 Shabazz Napier made 2nd of 3 free throws 14-19
5:51 +1 Shabazz Napier made 3rd of 3 free throws 14-20
5:31 +2 Danilo Gallinari made finger-roll layup 16-20
5:19 +2 Noah Vonleh made hook shot 16-22
5:03 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made finger-roll layup, assist by Mike Muscala 18-22
4:46 +2 Andrew Wiggins made floating jump shot 18-24
4:25 +2 Dennis Schroder made driving layup 20-24
4:08   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
4:00 +3 Mike Muscala made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 23-24
3:51   Shooting foul on Mike Muscala  
3:51 +1 Josh Okogie made 1st of 2 free throws 23-25
3:51   Josh Okogie missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:49   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
3:42 +3 Mike Muscala made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 26-25
3:31   Personal foul on Terrance Ferguson  
3:18 +2 Jeff Teague made floating jump shot, assist by Andrew Wiggins 26-27
3:01 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made jump shot, assist by Mike Muscala 28-27
2:48   Jeff Teague missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:44   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
2:35   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed driving layup, blocked by Keita Bates-Diop  
2:31   Defensive rebound by Noah Vonleh  
2:27   Andrew Wiggins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:24   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
2:11   Personal foul on Noah Vonleh  
2:02   Traveling violation turnover on Darius Bazley  
1:50 +2 Noah Vonleh made driving layup 28-29
1:34   Bad pass turnover on Abdel Nader, stolen by Josh Okogie  
1:31   Offensive foul on Josh Okogie  
1:31   Turnover on Josh Okogie  
1:16   Bad pass turnover on Mike Muscala, stolen by Josh Okogie  
1:00 +2 Josh Okogie made driving layup, assist by Jeff Teague 28-31
0:46 +2 Mike Muscala made layup, assist by Abdel Nader 30-31
0:33   Jeff Teague missed jump shot  
0:31   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
0:19   Mike Muscala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:17   Offensive rebound by Chris Paul  
0:05   Bad pass turnover on Chris Paul, stolen by Noah Vonleh  
0:02 +2 Jarrett Culver made dunk, assist by Josh Okogie 30-33
0:00   Chris Paul missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   OKC team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:38   Naz Reid missed layup  
11:37   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
11:30   Shooting foul on Naz Reid  
11:30   Darius Bazley missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:30   OKC team rebound  
11:30 +1 Darius Bazley made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-33
11:18   Jeff Teague missed driving layup  
11:16   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
11:11   Dennis Schroder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:09   Offensive rebound by Steven Adams  
11:08 +2 Steven Adams made dunk 33-33
10:51   Naz Reid missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Darius Bazley  
10:41   Shooting foul on Naz Reid  
10:41   Steven Adams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:41   OKC team rebound  
10:41 +1 Steven Adams made 2nd of 2 free throws 34-33
10:26 +2 Jeff Teague made floating jump shot 34-35
10:02 +2 Steven Adams made floating jump shot 36-35
9:50   Jeff Teague missed floating jump shot  
9:44   Offensive rebound by Keita Bates-Diop  
9:44 +2 Keita Bates-Diop made reverse layup 36-37
9:37   Chris Paul missed jump shot  
9:37   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Culver  
9:28   Jarrett Culver missed layup  
9:26   Defensive rebound by Abdel Nader  
9:22   Abdel Nader missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:22   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Culver  
9:16 +2 Jarrett Culver made dunk 36-39
9:11   Shooting foul on Naz Reid  
9:11 +1 Abdel Nader made 1st of 2 free throws 37-39
9:11 +1 Abdel Nader made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-39
8:58   Out of bounds turnover on Jarrett Culver  
8:48   Mike Muscala missed driving layup  
8:46   Defensive rebound by Keita Bates-Diop  
8:38   Shooting foul on Chris Paul  
8:38 +1 Jeff Teague made 1st of 2 free throws 38-40
8:38 +1 Jeff Teague made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-41
8:26   Mike Muscala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:23   Defensive rebound by Jeff Teague  
8:15 +3 Gorgui Dieng made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Treveon Graham 38-44
8:04   Chris Paul missed jump shot  
8:00   Defensive rebound by Treveon Graham  
7:44   Offensive foul on Treveon Graham  
7:44   Turnover on Treveon Graham  
7:27   Dennis Schroder missed driving layup  
7:25   Defensive rebound by Gorgui Dieng  
7:16   Keita Bates-Diop missed driving layup  
7:15   Offensive rebound by Treveon Graham  
7:11 +2 Treveon Graham made dunk 38-46
7:01 +2 Danilo Gallinari made jump shot, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 40-46
6:47   Lost ball turnover on Jeff Teague, stolen by Hamidou Diallo  
6:41   Hamidou Diallo missed layup  
6:40   OKC team rebound  
6:40   Personal foul on Gorgui Dieng  
6:28   Personal foul on Jeff Teague  
6:28 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 41-46
6:28 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-46
6:13 +2 Jarrett Culver made driving layup 42-48
5:55 +2 Dennis Schroder made driving layup 44-48
5:43   Shooting foul on Mike Muscala  
5:43   Keita Bates-Diop missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:43   MIN team rebound  
5:43 +1 Keita Bates-Diop made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-49
5:35 +3 Dennis Schroder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mike Muscala 47-49
5:19 +2 Jarrett Culver made driving layup, assist by Robert Covington 47-51
5:09   Dennis Schroder missed driving layup, blocked by Keita Bates-Diop  
5:07   Defensive rebound by Shabazz Napier  
5:03   Keita Bates-Diop missed layup, blocked by Mike Muscala  
5:03   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
5:03   Personal foul on Robert Covington  
5:03 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 48-51
5:03 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 49-51
4:49   Jarrett Culver missed driving layup  
4:48   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Culver  
4:46   Lost ball turnover on Jarrett Culver, stolen by Steven Adams  
4:42   Hamidou Diallo missed layup  
4:39   Defensive rebound by Robert Covington  
4:34   Robert Covington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:30   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
4:25 +3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 3-pt. jump shot 52-51
4:10   Andrew Wiggins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:07   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
4:00   Dennis Schroder missed jump shot  
3:56   Defensive rebound by Noah Vonleh  
3:47 +3 Shabazz Napier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Robert Covington 52-54
3:27 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made layup, assist by Steven Adams 54-54
3:15   Shabazz Napier missed jump shot  
3:13   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
2:53   Lost ball turnover on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, stolen by Andrew Wiggins  
2:47 +2 Robert Covington made layup 54-56
2:27   Danilo Gallinari missed jump shot, blocked by Josh Okogie  
2:27   MIN team rebound  
2:13   Out of bounds turnover on Robert Covington  
2:00   Shooting foul on Shabazz Napier  
2:00 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 55-56
2:00 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-56
1:49   Noah Vonleh missed reverse layup, blocked by Steven Adams  
1:46   Defensive rebound by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
1:36   Personal foul on Josh Okogie  
1:36 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 57-56
1:36 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-56
1:22   Shabazz Napier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:18   Defensive rebound by Terrance Ferguson  
1:11   Steven Adams missed hook shot  
1:09   Offensive rebound by Steven Adams  
1:02 +3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made 3-pt. jump shot 61-56
0:52 +2 Andrew Wiggins made driving layup 61-58
0:36 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made driving layup 63-58
0:36   Violation  
0:19 +2 Shabazz Napier made reverse layup 63-60
0:02   Lost ball turnover on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, stolen by Robert Covington  
0:00   Josh Okogie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   MIN team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score