The Minnesota Timberwolves were never closer than 12 points in the fourth quarter, as the Cleveland Cavaliers had control of this game for most of the night, despite the stat-sheet showing nine lead changes and five ties.
Cleveland had six players in double figures and shot 46-percent while holding the Timberwolves to under 40-percent shooting in the game. Veteran Antawn Jamison was the Cavs' leading scorer with 22 points and added six rebounds to help the Cavs in their rebounding advantage.
The Minnesota Timberwolves were led by Kevin Love, who finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds despite a slow first half. Darko Milicic had 11 points at the half, but didn't score in the second.
This was a nice turnaround game for the Cavs after losing by 15 in Toronto on Wednesday. They take the hardwood again on Sunday against Portland in their third of seven straight on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in Minnesota tonight taking on the Timberwolves and they have a seven point lead at the half. With a win, Cleveland would improve to 4-3.
The Cavs shot 46-percent and outscored the T-Wolves in both the first and second quarters. No. 1 overall pick in last summer's draft Kyrie Irving was the leading scorer with 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting and added four assists and three rebounds.
Dark Milicic was the leading scorer for the Timberwolves in the first half with 11 points, which is usually a good sign of trouble.
The real trouble was on the boards, though, as the Cavs outrebounded the oft heavy rebounding Timberwolves and also had more trips to the charity stripe. That's what made up the difference in the first 24 minutes.