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HOUSTON — Chris Paul, Clint Capela and James Harden recorded double-doubles, and the host Houston Rockets turned a blistering third-quarter shooting display into a 117-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, March 17. Paul paired 25 points with 10 assists and matched his single-game high of six 3-pointers, while Capela recorded 20 points and 13 rebounds in grappling with Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns (22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists).
DENVER — Jamal Murray scored 30 points, Paul Millsap had 23 and the host Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-107 on Tuesday night, March 12. Nikola Jokic had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Monte Morris scored 16 off the bench for Denver, which had a season-high 40 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the lineup with 34 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyus Jones scored 16 for the short-handed Timberwolves.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Taj Gibson scored a season-high 25 points and filled in nicely for injured center Karl-Anthony Towns, as the Minnesota Timberwolves ran their home winning streak to six games with a 103-92 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 10, in Minneapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bojan Bogdanovic gave Indiana the lead for good on a layup with 3:57 remaining, and the Pacers used a strong defensive finish to hold on for a 122-115 victory Thursday night, Feb. 28, over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bogdanovic finished with a season-high 37 points, helping the Pacers overcome a season-best 42-point explosion by Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns for a ninth win in their last 12 games. Indiana won the game by outscoring Minnesota 16-8 after the Timberwolves had taken a 107-106 lead with 5:58 to go.
ATLANTA -- Rookie Trae Young matched a career high by scoring 36 points for the second straight game as the host Atlanta Hawks rallied to a 131-123 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Feb. 27. John Collins had 34 points on 13-for-21 shooting from the floor for the Hawks, who avenged squandering a 22-point lead in a 123-120 overtime loss to Minnesota on Dec. 28. Young also scored 36 in Monday's 119-111 loss at Houston on Monday.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Minnesota Wild scored two goals in the last 87 seconds to steal a 3-2 road victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, Feb. 26. After Jason Zucker's power-play goal at 18:33 of the third period tied the game, Joel Eriksson Ek forced in a rebound just 26 seconds later for the game's winning score. Eriksson Ek's goal stood after both a video review and a coach's challenge from the Winnipeg bench.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and collected 21 rebounds in his return from a concussion to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-105 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, Feb. 25, in Minneapolis. Derrick Rose added 20 points for the Timberwolves, who won for the fourth time in the past five games. Tyus Jones contributed 16 points and eight assists as Minnesota overcame 22 turnovers. Marvin Bagley III recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds for his third straight double-double as the Kings finished 1-3 on a four-game road trip.
ST. PAUL — Ryan Donato scored 2:29 into overtime as the Minnesota Wild snapped a six-game home losing skid with a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Saint Paul. Donato, who was acquired from Boston in the trade involving Charlie Coyle last week, wired a shot from the upper left circle that sailed over the glove of Jake Allen.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Montez Mathis scored 18 points, and Eugene Omoruyi added 14 points and nine rebounds as host Rutgers rallied to a 68-64 win over Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Piscataway. Golden Gophers forward Jordan Murphy was fouled by Shaquille Doorson on a game-tying 3-point bid in the final seconds, but he missed his first and third free-throw attempts. Caleb McConnell grabbed the rebound for Rutgers and made two free throws to seal the win.
NEW YORK -- Zach Parise scored a goal and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory against the host New York Rangers on Thursday night, Feb. 21. Jared Spurgeon, Mikael Granlund and Jordan Greenway also scored for the Wild and Eric Staal and Ryan Donato each had two assists. The Wild had been shut out in their previous two games and had won for just the second time (2-7-3) in 11 games since the All-Star break. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves.