Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng Scores at the Buzzer on Wrong Basket (VIDEO)

by February 06, 2014
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Minnesota rookie big man Gorgui Dieng inexplicably tipped in Derek Fisher’s airball at the end of the third quarter Wednesday night in OKC. The Timberwolves went down 106-97 to the Thunder. Per the Oklahoman:

“I’ve never seen that before,” seven-year pro Kevin Durant said after the Thunder’s 106-97 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena. “He’s a rookie, so I’m sure he’s going to learn from that one.”

But on this night, the blunder appeared to act as a fire starter for OKC.

To start the fourth quarter, with the crowd back into the game, Jeremy Lamb drilled a three on the opening possession.

It was the back end of a 6-0 run in 12 seconds of game time, basically a six-point possession with the quarter change acting as a turnover.

“That was a big momentum shifter,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said.