NBA Basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves (13-40)


Fri. 5/7 Sun. 5/9 Tue. 5/11 Thu. 5/13 Sat. 5/15
@ Mia 
L 112-121
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@ Orl 
W 128-96
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Towns, Russell each score 27 points, T-Wolves throttle Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point halftime lead, led by 43 in the third quarter and cruised to a 128-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

Rookie guard Anthony Edwards added 16 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season to help the Timberwolves end a three-game losing streak. Ricky Rubio added 18 points for Minnesota, which made 16 3s and shot 48.5%.

"Winning is a lot more fun and when you're having fun it's a lot easier to reinforce what you've been trying to sell," said Minnesota coach Chris Finch, whose team improved to 11-13 in its past 24 games. "The guys can see it working, they're buying in and doing things to make themselves and their teammates better."

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns24.9
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns10.6
Assists: Ricky Rubio6.4
FG%: Naz Reid51.9%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.47
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.24
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.9 (29)
Rebounds: 45.8 (22)
Assists: 26.8 (29)
FG%: 48.2% (28)
FT%: 78.5% (22)
3P%: 39.1% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.9 (18)
Rebounds: 43.5 (21)
Assists: 25.6 (12)
FG%: 44.7% (27)
FT%: 76.5% (21)
3P%: 35.1% (24)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Utah 50 18 .735 --
x-Denver 44 24 .647 6.0
Portland 39 29 .574 11.0
Minnesota 21 47 .309 29.0
Oklahoma City 21 48 .304 29.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/27/2021 Malik Beasley Reinstate/Suspension
2/25/2021 Malik Beasley League Suspension 12 games
2/13/2021 Ashton Hagans Waived
12/19/2020 Tyler Cook Waived
12/19/2020 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/3/2021 Malik Beasley Hamstring
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