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Jim Mone, Associated Press
Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, left, keeps Minnesota Timberwolves' Jose Juan Barea at bay in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Durant scored 33 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Russell Westbrook added 28 points, six assists and six rebounds, and James Harden scored 16 points for the Thunder, who have started off a season loaded with expectations at 2-0.

Kevin Love had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and Ricky Rubio had an impressive debut with six assists, six points and five rebounds in 26 minutes for the Timberwolves, who hung with the Western Conference favorites all game long.