Anthony Edwards scores 44, ends game with block as Timberwolves beat Pacers 113-111

Fri, Mar 8, 2024
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Anthony Edwards scores 44, ends game with block as Timberwolves beat Pacers 113-111

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Anthony Edwards matched his season high with 44 points, made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining and came up with a spectacular block at the buzzer to give the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves a 113-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

Edwards soared to reject a last-second layup by the Pacers' Aaron Nesmith, hitting his head on the rim as time expired.

Rudy Gobert added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who played without All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns. Minnesota moved into the top spot in the Western Conference, one-half game ahead of Oklahoma City.

Neither team led by more than five points over the final 20 minutes, and Edwards scored the final eight points for the Wolves.

Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Tyrese Haliburton added 23 points and 13 assists for the Pacers.

MAVERICKS 114, HEAT 108

DALLAS (AP) - Luka Doncic had 35 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to become the second NBA player to record five consecutive 30-point triple-doubles, and Dallas rallied past Miami.

Doncic matched Russell Westbrook, who had five consecutive 30-point triple-doubles in 2017 for Oklahoma City. The All-Star, who leads the league in scoring, also became the first player in history with four straight 35-point triple-doubles.

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Kyrie Irving added 23 points for Dallas, which snapped a three-game skid.

Terry Rozier had 27 points and 11 assists for Miami, his highest-scoring game since being acquired from Charlotte in late January.

PISTONS 118, NETS 112

DETROIT (AP) - Jaden Ivey scored 34 points and Cade Cunningham had 32 points and 11 assists as Detroit beat Brooklyn.

The Pistons (10-52) had lost nine of 10 and hadn't won at home since beating Oklahoma City on Jan. 28.

Dennis Schroder had a season-high 31 points for the Nets, who had won three of four. Lonnie Walker IV scored 21.

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