TIMBERWOLVES 108, KNICKS 104
Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota beat New York to clinch its first winning record in 13 years.
Taj Gibson scored 18 points, and Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Wolves improve to 42-31. They came into the night tied with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference. Nemanja Bjelica also had 17 points.
The Timberwolves hadn’t finished with a winning record since going 44-38 in 2004-05, the season after their last playoff appearance. Minnesota is trying to end the NBA’s longest current postseason drought.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 39 points for the Knicks. They have dropped two in a row after winning two straight following a nine-game losing streak.
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