Shai Gilgeous Alexander's historic triple-double propels Thunder past Timberwolves

Maddie Lee, The Oklahoman
Published 11:04 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2020

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The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-104 Monday, with a boost from Shai Gilgeous Alexander’s triple-double. 

The Thunder bounced back from a blowout loss to the Lakers two nights prior by improving to a 17-6 record since Thanksgiving. Seven Thunder players scored in double figures.

Here are five takeaways from Oklahoma City’s road win:

Triple-double time

Gilgeous-Alexander achieved the first triple-double of his career with 7:52 left in the game. He passed to Dennis Schroder on the left wing, and Schroder knocked down a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer to give Gilgeous-Alexander his 10th assist of the night.

Gilgeous-Alexander finished the game with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists, becoming the fifth player in Thunder history to record a triple-double.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, drives on Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver in the second half. (Photo: Jim Mone, AP)

Gilgeous-Alexander’s rebound total was notable on its own. It was a career high, and he set a NBA high mark for the most rebounds by a guard in a single game this season.

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