The star of Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns, loves to be in the moment.
However, crew chief Scott Foster challenged the notion that it was Paul who initially pointed out Bell's jersey, telling a pool reporter after the game that he and another official had noticed it. Foster made the crucial call and since Minnesota already had a delay of game call earlier in the game, OKC received a technical free throw. The refs called it and the Thunder earned a technical free throw.
After Gallinari's free throw pulled the Thunder within one, Towns made the next free throw when he meant to miss it.
In overtime, the Thunder made no mistake with their unexpected second chance at victory, cruising home to take an eventual 139-127 win.More news: Naby Keita Starts - Liverpool Team vs Bournemouth Confirmed
Not surprisingly, Paul was asked about it after the game.
If you check Twitter, you'll quickly see just how ridiculous this final result came to be.
"Oh wow", Paul said.
"That happens more often than not", Paul said postgame, according to The Athletic's Erik Horne.
The game then played out as you would imagine.More news: Mexico says 'good progress' on trade deal although work remains
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Cities that averagely score 25.9 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per night have achieved something normally seen only by guards.
Then KAT enforced his will and sat down to defeat Steven Adams. Towns clapped back with a dunk to get another lead 121-119.
Jeff Teague led Minnesota with 32 points, nine assists, and five rebounds. Towns racked up 30 points.
"I ain't ever been part of something like that", Towns said. "And I'm not talking about the call, I'm just talking about the execution of everything going down".More news: Ryan Reynolds Says Free Guy is 'My Favorite Movie I've Ever Made'
The Timberwolves fall to 10-11. They are on the road tomorrow and play against the Portland Trail Blazers at 6 p.m. PST.