Mavericks' 3rd quarter sends Timberwolves to another defeat

The Mavericks took control of the game after halftime.
Publish date:
Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves hung with the Dallas Mavericks for the first 24 minutes, but a rough third quarter sent them to a 128-108 defeat on Wednesday night.

The first half went well for the Timberwolves behind another big night from Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns got into double figures early and finished the evening with 22 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Towns' efforts were joined by Anthony Edwards, who scored 29 points to help the Timberwolves go into halftime down 56-55.

While the Wolves hung with Dallas in the first half, the Mavericks pulled away in the third quarter. 

Kristaps Porzingis was a terror in the paint, putting up 29 points to go with nine rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points off the bench to help the Mavericks outscore the Timberwolves 32-18 in the frame.

Nursing a big lead the rest of the way, the Mavericks held on comfortably to send the Wolves to 10-34 on the season.

The Timberwolves will host the Houston Rockets on Friday night in a battle of the NBA's worst teams.

Next Up


Light snow accumulations possible Sunday; 80 degrees Monday?

Where the snow falls, it could accumulate – mainly on grassy surfaces.


Teenage drivers involved in deadly head-on crash on Highway 55

The collision happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

lake water

Man hanging onto overturned canoe rescued from northern MN lake

The man was taken to the hospital after suffering from hypothermic medical conditions.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies in Minneapolis shooting Thursday night

Police believe the victim and suspect were familiar with each other.


Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

Screen Shot 2021-04-22 at 4.12.50 PM

For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

coronavirus, covid-19

Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

daunte wright funeral - siblings

Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.


Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards shines, but Lakers defeat Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough to defeat the defending champs.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves' comeback comes up short against Nets

The Wolves battled back from 17 down in a loss to Brooklyn.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves go cold during 2nd half in loss to Grizzlies

The Timberwolves scored just 42 points after halftime.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves hang on for another win in Utah

Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell helped the Timberwolves to a 2-0 start.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves dominated by lowly Rockets

The Wolves lost by 22 points to remain the worst team in the NBA.

Ryan Saunders

Timberwolves lose another game late in loss to Raptors

The Timberwolves went scoreless over the final 3:40 in the loss.