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MINNEAPOLIS -- Jeff Teague produced a double-double while Karl-Anthony Towns led a dominant performance in the paint by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who used a balanced scoring attack to thwart James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Rookie guard Josh Okogie provided a spark with 16 points and played energetic defense on Harden, but Harden still extended his streak of 30-point games to 31 with 42 points, matching Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in NBA history. Harden has recorded 22 40-point games this season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended a four-game losing streak with a 130-120 win against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, Feb. 11, in Minneapolis. Minnesota's second-leading scorer Derrick Rose returned after missing the past three games with an ankle injury and scored 22 points off the bench. Third-leading scorer Andrew Wiggins sat out with an illness.
NEW YORK -- Devon Toews scored the decisive goal early in the second period Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, and the New York Islanders continued their remarkable performance in the second game of back-to-back sets by edging the visiting Minnesota Wild, 2-1. Anthony Beauvillier scored in the first period for the Islanders, who have won three straight and are now 9-0-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets this year. New York, which has outscored the opposition 33-9 in those second games, beat the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday.
ARE, Sweden -- American Alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn claimed the bronze medal in the final race of her storied career. Vonn, who announced her intention to retire ahead of this month's FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, finished third in the world championship downhill on Sunday, Feb. 10. "I laid it all on the line. That's all I wanted to do today," Vonn said after the race. "I have to admit I was a little bit nervous, probably the most nervous I've ever been in my life. I wanted to finish strong so badly."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Conley recorded 25 points, nine assists and three steals amidst increased trade speculation to help the Memphis Grizzlies post a 108-106 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night, Feb. 5. Justin Holiday made two free throws with 0.1 seconds left to give the Grizzlies their second straight victory after they lost 17 of their previous 19 games. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 23 points, and Ivan Rabb scored a career-high 19 points and matched his season best of 11 rebounds for Memphis. Holiday had 17 points and nine rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota used a 27-6 run midway through the second half to take control of a game that Illinois led for most of the first 25 minutes, and the Golden Gophers earned an 86-75 win Wednesday night, Jan. 30. Five players scored in double figures for the Golden Gophers (16-5, 6-4 Big Ten), led by Amir Coffey with 18 points. Jordan Murphy scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Gabe Kalscheur added 14 points. Isaiah Washington and Daniel Oturu came off the bench to tally 12 and 11, respectively.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns hit a 20-foot jump shot at the buzzer, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off a 99-97 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Minneapolis, sending Memphis to its eighth consecutive road defeat. Towns had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points and handed out a career-high 12 assists for Minnesota.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Patrick Mahomes led two scoring drives and earned Offensive MVP honors and the AFC recorded three interceptions while registering a 26-7 victory over the NFC on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the rain-soaked Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
LOS ANGELES — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday, Jan. 24, and Andrew Wiggins added 23 points as the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves continued to find their stride under interim head coach Ryan Saunders with a 120-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Jerryd Bayless added 16 points and eight assists off the bench as the Timberwolves won their third consecutive game and improved to 5-3 under Saunders, who took over after Tom Thibodeau was fired on Jan. 6. The Wolves also improved to 7-3 in their past 10 games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a Super Bowl for the ninth time Sunday, Jan. 20, passing for 348 yards and a touchdown as the visiting Patriots scored a touchdown with the first overtime possession and nipped the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31. New England advances to play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII after the Rams survived an overtime thriller against the New Orleans Saints earlier Sunday for the NFC crown.