Cleveland 116, Timberwolves 108
MINNEAPOLIS — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points, and James added 14 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away for a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Cavaliers withstood a big night by Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, who scored 41 points. It matched Wiggins’ second-highest point total of the season.
Wiggins had help from Karl-Anthony Towns, who scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Gorgui Dieng added 12 points, but no other Timberwolves player reached double figures in scoring.
A step-back 3-pointer by James and a fast break layup by former Timberwolves player Derrick Williams pushed Cleveland’s lead to 114-106 with 1:39 to play. That essentially sealed the win for the Cavaliers.