Standing outside of the team bus, still soaking wet from the shower that a euphoric Timberwolves team gave him in the locker room after his first career victory, Ryan Saunders shivered in the cool Oklahoma City night.
Andrew Wiggins made some comments about Dennis Schroder after his team's 119-117 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night that many interpreted as homophobic, but the Minnesota Timberwolves guard insists he was misquoted after reporters misunderstood what he said. As he went up to block a shot, he collided with Andrew Wiggins, taking an elbow to the face. The 32-year-old was promoted to the role of interim head coach after Minnesota fired Tom Thibodeau earlier this week.
Steven Adams, who also plays for the Thunder, told ESPN after the game that Noel's injury was "unfortunate" but that it was just "one of those s****y plays". Teague was issued two technicals and ejected, while Schroder also picked up a technical.
National Basketball Association player Nerlens Noel had to be stretchered off the court after getting knocked out in a sickening fall during a game on Tuesday night. George led the Thunder in scoring with 27 points while Westbrook posted 25 points, 16 assists and five rebounds shooting 50.0 percent from the field but 1-for-6 (16.7 percent) from long range.
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"I don't know what's wrong with him".
Some observers thought Wiggins had said Schroder was "just gay" rather than "just getting", so the Minnesota forward tried clarified after the game, noting that he has the "utmost love and respect for the LGBTQIA community". Hopefully, he's good. I hope nothing but the best for him. Wiggins said he didn't mean to hurt Noel. I looked right through it. Schroder received a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague, who, himself received two technicals for the encounter.
Timberwolves: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.