Nerlens Noel, Oklahoma City Thunder, sustained concussion

Florence Fletcher
January 10, 2019

I think he fell wrong but I didn't really see until I saw him on the ground.

Thunder head coach Billy Donovan told reporters after the game that Noel was transported to the Oklahoma University medical center, but did not have further updates on his condition.

Thunder centre Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after Wiggins, a Timberwolves forward, collided with Noel on a dunk attempt Tuesday night.

Noel is averaging five points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 2018-19.

"He was just gay", Wiggins said afterward.

National Basketball Association player Nerlens Noel had to be stretchered off the court after getting knocked out in a sickening fall during a game on Tuesday night. Schroder also got into a shoving match with Minnesota point guard Jeff Teague, who was ejected from the game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves victory was their first under 32-year-old interim coach Ryan Saunders.

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Continues Wiggins, "I look right through him.

I said: 'I don't know what's wrong with him he was just getting... acting insane for no reason, '" Wiggins wrote.

In a tweet following Minnesota's 119-117 win, Wiggins said he described Schroder as "just getting", not "just gay". "I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger".

In the hours after the game, Wiggins took to Twitter "to clarify what I said tonight during my postgame media session", saying he stumbled on the word "getting" before changing course to "acting insane". He finished with eight points in 26 minutes.

Wiggins converted both free throws, and when George missed a 3-point attempt on the ensuing possession, the Canadian had the ball in his hands to try and put the game away for the Timberwolves.

Wiggins, on run-in with Schroder in the third quarter: "I don't know what's wrong with him ..."

The Thunder brought the game within two and after a Tyus Jones traveling violation against OKC's full-court press, they had a chance to tie or win the game.

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