Kevin Love and others score in double digits to win 123-106 over Wolves – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jarrett Allen scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds, Darius Garland and Kevin Love also hit doubles, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a quick start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-106 Friday night.

Love scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds against his former team, and Garland scored 12 points with 12 assists. All told, Cleveland has seven double-digit players: Lauri Markkanen (19), Isaac Okoro (16), Cedi Osman (13) and Evan Mobley (11).

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Karl-Anthony Towns scored 12 of his 21 points in free time, Malik Beasley got 15 from the bench and Anthony Edwards scored 13 for Minnesota, shot 39.1% from the field and again missed too lots of shots and other close shots.

The Cavaliers, who have won two in a row and six out of eight, shot 54.1% from the floor. That included 61.5% of first-half shooting as Cleveland took a 26-point lead before the break. Cleveland also overcame Minnesota with a score of 47-40.

The Timberwolves have lost 5 games in a row, the last 3 at home. Minnesota on average has the second-most number of 3-pointers in the league at 42.3 a game, but won only 11 of 39 on Friday, including 1/10 in the opening half and 3/19 in the first half.

Taking advantage of the decided size advantage, Cleveland used a 14-0 tactic – four dunks and a pair of 3-pointers – to take a 20-4 lead in less than five minutes of the game. Leads grew to 26 before pausing. Minnesota got 18 in the middle of the third quarter but led 92-71 towards the fourth.


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Cavaliers: As of November 1, Cleveland played away 7-2, win rate 77.8%. Only Phoenix (8-1, .889) and Brooklyn (9-2, .818) have better road records in that range. … Played only in his eighth game of the season and his first since November 18, 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall scored with a 2:55 left to deliver one of the biggest roars of the season. night from the crowd.

Timberwolves: Despite training for the game on the field, PG D’Angelo Russell (with a sore right ankle) missed the third game in a row.


Cavaliers: Host Sacramento on Saturday to open a three-game house.

Timberwolves: In Portland on Sunday, the first of two straight-line competitions.

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