LIVE: Josh Giddey and the Oklahoma City Thunder the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday (11.30am AEST) in a do-or-die play-in battle for a place in the play-offs.
The winner will earn the No.8 seed in the Western Conference and play No.1 seed Denver in the first round of the playoffs.
The young Aussie had a difficult start against Minnesota as his Thunder ended the first quarter one point down 24-23. Giddey went 0-2 on shot attempts early on before a turnover, and was the first Oklahoma City player to be substituted. When he returned late in the quarter, he immediately made another turnover.
Early in the second quarter, Giddey continued to struggle with the defensive pressure of the Timberwolves, appearing flustered as he battled to find his rhythm.
The Timberwolves were simply dominant throughoutt he first half as they raced to a 57-47 lead at the break -…