Cavaliers 125, Timberwolves 97
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving passed for a career-high 14 assists to go with his 14 points and LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists in Cleveland’s victory against Minnesota. It was a much-needed jolt to start the month of February after they struggled through a miserable 7-8 January.
It’s the most points the Cavs scored in a game since a Dec. 7 home win against the Knicks. They’ve now won three of their last four games.
Irving and James combined for 26 of the Cavs’ 37 assists — which is why they held a free-agent workout earlier in the day featuring Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich, Jordan Farmar and Lance Stephenson. James has been persistent in mentioning the Cavs’ need for more playmakers.
Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 26 points and 12 rebounds for the T’wolves, who had won five of their previous six games. Minnesota visits Detroit tomorrow night.