The Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-101 on Friday night, even with some great defense from the Thunder’s clean-up crew at Paycom Center.

In the third quarter, Minnesota’s Jordan McLaughlin got a steal and had an easy layup coming in transition- or so it appeared.

Two members of the arena’s clean-up crew were mopping the court while McLaughin came sprinting toward the hoop, and he ran right into one of them, leading to a missed layup. Minnesota missed a putback attempt and Oklahoma City then headed the other way in transition.

The Timberwolves announcers for Bally Sports North couldn’t believe that play was allowed to continue on:

The best defense we’ve seen from Oklahoma City all season.

Everybody can laugh about it now, but imagine if the T-Wolves lost by one or two points (then again, they’d only have themselves to blame vs a 20-43 Thunder team.).

[Photo Credit: Bally Sports North; Minnesota Timberwolves on Twitter]

About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

He can be followed on Twitter at @Matt2Clapp (also @TheBlogfines for Cubs/MLB tweets and @DaBearNecess for Bears/NFL tweets), and can be reached by email at