Andrew Wiggins buzzer beater: OKC fans FURIOUS with referee non-decision

Arnold Nichols
October 26, 2017

A thrilling end to an exhilarating contest but there was some controversy with Anthony clearly irate there should have been a foul call before Wiggins got his shot off.

It was an exciting night for the Minnesota Timberwolves as Andrew Wiggins gave them a split-second heart attack for his buzzer beater shot that led his team to win against the Thunder.

Coming off one of his worst shooting performances in a loss to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook shook off a slow start Sunday night to score 31 points, hand out 10 assists and almost help the Thunder come back from a dismal start. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder. Paul George struggled from the field going 6-20.

E'Twaun Moore added 19 points, and Jrue Holiday and Ian Clark contributed 14 points apiece for the Pelicans.

However, Oklahoma City fans were far from impressed and aired their frustration on social media after the game.

The ending was designed for the Thunder's new addition in Carmelo Anthony to endear himself to the home crowd after nailing a wing 3-pointer with five seconds left in the game. The Thunder dropped to 1-2 after the loss. With a reloaded roster featuring veterans such as Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague, the Timberwolves are looking to solve their crunch time problem this season in order to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04. In the final five minutes, Wiggins scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting and was 2-for-2 with three throws.

The Timberwolves made the initial push and scored a double-digit lead against the Thunder. Raymond Felton and Jerami Grant each scored 12 points.

The Timberwolves will have another opportunity to prove themselves against the best the Western Conference has to offer on Friday, when they host the Thunder for their second of four meetings this season.

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