Timberwolves vs Cavaliers – NBA Game Recap – November 13, 2022

By | November 14, 2022

CLEVELAND — — D’Angelo Russell recorded season highs of 30 factors and 12 assists, Karl-Anthony Cities scored 29 factors and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers 129-124 on Sunday night time.

All-Star level guard Darius Garland scored an NBA season-high 27 of 51 factors — and made six of his 10 career-best 3-pointers — within the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, who trailed 99-75 on the finish. of the third.

Garland’s level complete topped the earlier season’s excessive set by Ja Morant, who had 49 factors for Memphis towards Houston on Oct. 21.

Garland, whose 51 factors have been additionally a profession excessive, made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to place Cleveland again 126-124, however Russell went 127-124 from the foul line. Kevin Love threw the subsequent inbound go and Taurean Prince made two free throws to lock within the win.

The Cavaliers, who misplaced their fourth in a row, performed with out injured All-Stars Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen. Mitchell was sidelined with a sprained proper ankle, whereas Allen sat with a sore left ankle.

Russell shot 11 of 13, together with 4 of 5 from 3-point vary, and Cities grabbed 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped a three-game dropping streak. Prince had 19 factors off the bench and Rudy Gobert added 15 factors and 12 rebounds.

Lamar Stevens had 15 factors, Evan Mobley grabbed 13 rebounds and Love had 14 factors for the Cavaliers. Cleveland misplaced at house for the primary time in 5 video games this season.

The Cavaliers had simply 11 gamers in uniform, together with two-way forwards Mamadi Diakite and Isaiah Mobley.

ROCKY RUSSELL

Timberwolves G D’Angelo Russell shot .377 from the sector via the primary 13 video games and is averaging below 15.0 factors for the primary time since his 2015-16 rookie season.

Coach Chris Finch stated Russell’s lack of manufacturing is a priority, however is not contemplating eradicating him from the beginning lineup.

“We’re not going anyplace with out D-Lo enjoying at a a lot better stage for us, however he additionally had a gradual begin final season,” Finch stated. “I see his capturing difficulties extra associated to hesitation, not his function.”

TIPS

Timberwolves: C Naz Reid (unwell) missed his second sport in a row. F Josh Minott and G Wendell Moore Jr. are on a G League mission with Iowa. … Two-way F Luka Garza traveled with the Timberwolves.

Cavaliers: F Dean Wade (proper knee ache) has missed his second straight sport. F Dylan Windler (sprained proper ankle) and G Ricky Rubio (left knee surgical procedure) haven’t performed this season.

NEXT

Timberwolves: Go to Orlando on Wednesday.

Cavaliers: Go to Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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