MINNEAPOLIS When the buzzer sounded on the Minnesota Timberwolves' 99-93 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, the Thunder's 12-game winning streak was snapped.
It was the longest such streak since the Thunder became the Thunder, and when it died, so too did OKC's stretch of the same length of wins over Minnesota. Done and done. To blink and wonder if that really happened would not have been an outlandish response.The anatomy of Minnesota's upset begins with a typical night from Kevin Love. The Wolves power forward finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Love was helped out by center Nikola Pekovic, who added 24 points and 10 boards.
The anatomy of an upset also begins with a hearty dose of jealousy, sprinkled with just a hint of Rick Adelman's signature astonishment.
"I get a little envious of (Thunder coach) Scott (Brooks)," the Timberwolves coach admitted pregame.
Of course, Adelman would envy Brooks. Until Thursday, when Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin sat...