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Cavaliers Vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Cleveland Beats Minnesota, 98-87

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.

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