Wolves overtake Cavaliers with 3 double-doubles

Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Rudy Gobert all posted double-doubles as the Minnesota Timberwolves led Darius Garland to a season-high 51 league-wide points to beat the hosts Cleveland Cavaliers 129-124 on Sunday. did. night.

Garland’s performance sparked a comeback for Cleveland, dropping 24 points.

The Cavaliers cut the deficit to two points in the final minute, but Taurean Prince connected four free throws in the final 13.1 seconds. It was part of his 19-point total that kept Cleveland at bay.

The win put the Timberwolves on a three-game losing streak and extended the Cavaliers’ own slump to a four-game losing streak. A visitor made the first cushion behind a bright red shoot from the floor.

Minnesota connected on more than 50% of their shots from the 3-point range and were overall approaching 60% off the floor deep in the fourth quarter. The Timberwolves saw him finish 46 of 82 off the floor and 12 of 24 three-pointers beyond his arc.

Russell set the pace with 11-of-13 shooting from the field, including 4-for-5 on 3-point attempts en route to a season-high 30 points.

Russell also set the table for other players with a game-high 12 assists. Towns and Gobert each recorded a double-double, with Towns scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds and Gobert scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Gobert also denied Cleveland a second-half opportunity to extend the game with a steal.

Minnesota’s offensive efficiency came despite a poor scoring performance from Anthony Edwards, who scored 10 points on 5 of 13 shots from the floor.

Cleveland, on the other hand, was without Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell, who was one of his top scorers in the NBA early in the season, was scratched late from the lineup due to an ankle injury.

The Cavaliers also missed Jarrett Allen due to a sore ankle.

–Field level media

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