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CHICAGO — Zach LaVine scored 35 points against his former team, including three free throws with 18.4 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls rallied for a 114-113 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night at the United Center. Robin Lopez added 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting as the Bulls snapped a seven-game losing streak. Jerian Grant recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists.
ST. PAUL—Clayton Keller scored with 1:05 left in overtime as the visiting Arizona Coyotes stunned the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Keller's goal capped a seemingly miraculous rally after the Coyotes overcame a 3-0 second-period deficit with three unanswered goals. Nick Cousins led Arizona with two goals while Kevin Connauton provided a goal and an assist. Alex Goligoski recorded two assists as the Coyotes, who sit last in the National Hockey League, posted their first win in five games.
NFL running back Adrian Peterson, who has earned nearly $100 million playing professional football, has been ordered to pay about $600,000 to a bank to settle a 2016 loan, according to a report Wednesday. In addition to repaying $609,786 in principal and interest, Peterson was ordered to cover the bank's $28,868 in legal fees. Peterson borrowed $2.4 million from Crown Bank as he was preparing for what turned out to be his final season with the Minnesota Vikings, the Star-Tribune reported. Hennepin County Court records show he took out the loan to refinance other debts.
ST. LOUIS—Six different Wild players scored goals Tuesday night as Minnesota took advantage of spotty goaltending to rout the St. Louis Blues 6-2 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Nino Niederreiter, Marcus Foligno, Mikko Koivu, Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which scored its goals on just 20 shots against Carter Hutton and Jake Allen. Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves to earn the win.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jimmy Butler scored 30 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves continued their mastery of the New Orleans Pelicans with a 118-107 victory Saturday night, Feb. 3, at Target Center. The Timberwolves completed a four-game sweep of the season series, having beaten the Pelicans by an average of 13.3 points. Minnesota won its 12th consecutive home game and improved its home record to 22-6. Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 points and 16 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points, Tyus Jones had 15 and Taj Gibson scored 12.
ST. PAUL—Eric Staal scored two goals and Devan Dubnyk stopped 22 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night, Feb. 2, at the Xcel Energy Center. Charlie Coyle, Tyler Ennis and Jared Spurgeon also scored goals for Minnesota, which improved to 10-3-2 in its last 15 games and has won both meetings with the Western Conference leading Golden Knights, both in Saint Paul. The two teams meet one more time in the regular season on March 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler had 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 108-89 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday at Target Center. Khris Middleton had 21 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead Milwaukee, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
TAMPA, Fla.—Anaheim's Rickard Rakell tallied two goals and added an assist in the championship period Sunday as the Pacific Division bested the Atlantic Division 5-2 to win the NHL's All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa. It was the second time in three years that the Pacific won the game since it was switched to a 3-on-3 format with each of the NHL's four divisions involved. The team's 11 players split $1 million for the win, earning just over $90,000 apiece.
ORLANDO, Fla.—Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw an 18-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to Titans tight end Delanie Walker with 1:31 left and the AFC topped the NFC 24-23 in a wet Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 28, in Orlando. Walker caught four passes for 29 yards with a pair of scores and was named the game's offensive MVP. The NFC lost despite forcing four turnovers, including a pair of interceptions by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. Vikings safety Harrison Smith returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown.
MINNEAPOLIS—A regulation NBA game takes 48 minutes, but it only took 12 to decide the winner of the Brooklyn Nets-Minnesota Timberwolves matchup Saturday night, Jan. 27. Jumping out to a 30-11 lead after one quarter, Minnesota led by double figures for most of the last three quarters in a 111-97 decision at Target Center in Minneapolis. Six players reached double figures for the Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler led the way with 21 points each, while Karl-Anthony Towns and reserve Jamal Crawford scored 16 apiece. Towns also hauled in 19 rebounds.