(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder will hit the road Friday for a matchup with the Northwest-rival Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.
The Thunder defeated a LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers squad, 103-94, Thursday night and were led by Russell Westbrook's 26 points. Kevin Durant scored 19 points and Reggie Jackson netted 13 in the winning cause.
"Russell, that's the thing, he is so good offensively, but he is also a great defender," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
OKC has won four in a row and six of the last seven games, and is 4-1 since Durant's return from offseason foot surgery.
Oklahoma City, which has scored 100 or more points in two straight and five of the previous six games, has won two in a row on the road, but is only 3-8 as the guest.
The Timberwolves will resume a four-game homestand (1-1) Friday and stopped a six-game slide with Wednesday's 90-82 triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Rookie Andrew Wiggins posted the first double-double of his career with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Corey Brewer scored 19 points and Thaddeus Young chipped in 13.
"The baby Wolves grew up tonight at times," said Minnesota coach Flip Saunders. "Wiggins looked like the No. 1 overall pick tonight. He knew that we were going to him in the fourth."
Minnesota won for just the third time in the last 17 games and improved to 3-8 at Target Center this season. The Wolves will close the stay Sunday versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
In injury news for the T-wolves, veteran guard Mo Williams (back spasms) is doubtful for Friday's game. Williams has missed the last four games. The team is still without guards Kevin Martin (wrist) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle/wrist).
The Wolves and Thunder are playing the first of four meetings this season, OKC won three of four matchups in this series last season and is 17-3 in the past 20 games against Minnesota.