The stats do not reveal Corey Brewer's worth.

While three teammates recorded double-doubles and the Timberwolves rolled to a 100-81 victory over the defending Northwest Division champion Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center, Friday night belonged to Brewer as much as anyone.

A wiry 6-foot-9 forward who weighs in at 188 pounds, Brewer was assigned to guard Kevin Durant, who is also 6-9 but weighs 240. Additionally, Durant has a career scoring average of 26-plus points (27.9 against Minnesota) and a reputation for being nearly unstoppable.

Brewer hounded Durant to the extreme.

The final box score shows Durant with 13 points on 4-for-11 shooting. He was 1 for 5 from three-point range in his poorest offensive output since he scored 12 points on Dec. 31, 2011.

Much of the credit goes to Brewer, who started his career with the Wolves, moved on to Dallas and Denver and then was re-signed by basketball boss Flip Saunders as a free agent in July.

"He brought it," Wolves forward Kevin Love said of Brewer. "He gets his hands on a lot of basketballs. He's a guy we can stick on the best 1, 2 or 3 man and he can do a lot of things out there. That's why Flip brought him aboard, because he knows he can defend multiple positions and on offense he can get out and run and do a lot of things."

Brewer played a few seconds less than 21 minutes and said he finished the night every bit as tired as he was after playing 40 minutes in a season-opening overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.

"I'm pretty tired, but it was a big win for us," Brewer said. "It shows that we can be a good defensive team. If we play team defense, the offense is going to be there."

It was Friday. Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic all got double-doubles for the Wolves, who broke to a 34-19 first-quarter lead and hardly slowed.