The Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder lock up in a key, early-season NBA Western Conference showdown tonight in Minneapolis. Both teams won their season openers on Wednesday night. O-K-C has been a title-contending type of team in recent years, but is playing short-handed with no Russell Westbrook in the lineup. The Wolves have playoff aspirations and will need to be focused to have a chance tonight. Tip time is 7 p.m.