The Minnesota Timberwolves controlled the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday.

The Wolves shot 60 percent (12-of-20) in the first, including four threes, and commanded a 32-26 lead going into the second quarter.

However, the Thunder turned up the defensive intensity for the final 36 minutes and rode a Kevin Durant triple-double to a 113-103 win, extending their home winning streak to 9-0 to open the season.

After shooting 60 percent in the first, Minnesota shot 39.3 percent in the second, allowing Oklahoma City to cut the lead to 58-53 before halftime. Durant scored 20 (9-for-11) in the first half while the Thunder's bench poured in 17.

Durant continued his show and the Thunder continued playing defense in the second half.

Durant scored 12 down the stretch and recorded nine helpers and six boards. He finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists and became the first player since 1973-1974 to record 30+ points, 10+ rebounds, 12+ assists, 4+ steals and 4+ blocks in a game.

Oklahoma City's defense was stellar down the stretch as well.

The Timberwolves shot just 34.1 percent in the second half, including 3-of-13 from three. Love went 1-for-8 with seven points in the final 24 minutes and Kevin Martin, who had 17 points in the first half, was held to just seven in the second.

The Thunder outscored the Timberwolves 35-20 in the fourth on the way to their ninth-straight home win.