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Paul Millsap, Tim Hardaway Jr. lead Hawks past Magic

Steven Adams put in a big pre-season performance against the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves GETTY IMAGES Steven Adams put in a big pre-season performance against the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves
Elettra Stolfi | 19 Ottobre, 2016, 23:21

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook had 26 points and 10 assists as the Thunder beat a below-strength Minnesota 112-94 on Sunday. The Nuggets wrap up the preseason on Friday night at home against the Mavericks in a preseason that has seen them play games in seven different cities against six opponents so far.

This summer, on July 4, National Basketball Association superstar Kevin Durant declared his independence from the Oklahoma City Thunder and announced he'd sign with the Golden State Warriors.

While Adams has mostly been known for being a defensive stopper, he was able to showcase more of his offensive skill towards the end of last season, and Westbrook expects even more from him this year.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) reaches for the ball held by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jordan Hill, right, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball preseason game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.

The Timberwolves played at Miami on Saturday, so Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine were among those who rested Sunday.

John Lucas III scored 18 points for Minnesota.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 19 points to lead the Hawks.

PORTLAND, Oregon " Wilson Chandler scored 18 points and Will Barton had 17 to lead Denver to a win at Portland. Jusuf Nurkic has 43 points and 33 rebounds in his last three games while Nikola Jokic has 40 rebounds in five games.

Fortunately, it was a minor tweak, and the New Zealander was able to get back on the floor for OKC's preseason win over the Timberwolves on Sunday, where he put up a monster stat line of 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in only 23 minutes of action. The Nuggets will be a team to watch early in the regular season, as Denver has some intriguing talent that could make this a surprise team. Noah Vonleh had 10 rebounds.

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