Skip to main content
Publish date:

Sabonis' triple-double buries Timberwolves in OT

The Timberwolves held another late lead, but a career night for the Indiana center let the game slip away.
Karl-Anthony Towns

The Minnesota Timberwolves got big nights from Karl-Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley, but a career night from Domantas Sabonis propelled the Indiana Pacers to a 134-128 win on Wednesday night.

The Timberwolves controlled the game early thanks to the play of their frontcourt. While Karl-Anthony Towns did his usual damage putting up 30 points and 10 rebounds, Naz Reid contributed coming off the bench with 18 points and nine rebounds.

With the Wolves doing damage in the paint, the Wolves were able to dial it up from deep. Malik Beasley was out of the starting lineup after arriving late to shootaround but made up for lost time scoring 32 points off the bench.

As the Timberwolves were fueled by their reserves, they took a 73-69 lead into the half. Minnesota built a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter but the Pacers answered to make it a game in the fourth quarter using an 11-2 run to take the lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Both teams went back and forth from there as Anthony Edwards saw his game-winning attempt at the buzzer rim out to force overtime. The Pacers opened the extra frame with a 7-2 run.

A slam dunk by Beasley cut the lead down to three points but Malcom Brogdon hit a 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds remaining. With Sabonis posting a triple-double (36 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists), the Pacers were able to escape Target Center with an overtime victory.

The Timberwolves fall to 7-22 on the season with the loss and will host the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Next Up

Boebert-Omar - Flickr Gage Skidmore

Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar

A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.

Patrick Peterson

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list

The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.

flickr - thin ice warning - USFWS Midwest

'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.

covid

Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

school bus stop pixabay

School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.

Child mental health counseling

As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access

Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook suffered torn labrum, dislocated shoulder

Cook is now dealing with a dislocated shoulder and a torn labrum on both sides of his body, according to a report.

Tanner Morgan

Tanner Morgan returning to Gophers for 6th season

One Gophers QB has already entered the transfer portal.

Allina Health Richfield - 407 W 66th St, Richfield, Minnesota - June 2019 - CROP

Charges: Clinic locked down after man tried to enter, threatened passersby

Staff at the clinic suspected he was intoxicated, according to the complaint.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, November 29

The state's latest report includes data from the Thanksgiving break.

unsplash - woman sick coughing - CROP

Long COVID: Review of Mayo patients may provide new clues

The researchers summarized three "major novel findings" from the data.

Related

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns' return can't save Timberwolves from 7th straight loss

The Timberwolves star returned in an overtime loss to the Spurs.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

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 use 22-0 run to win battle of NBA's worst

The Wolves held the Rockets scoreless over the final 7:31.

Malik Beasley

D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley fuel Timberwolves season-opening victory

A late 11-0 run helped the Timberwolves take down the Pistons.

Karl-Anthony Towns / Timberwolves

Timberwolves hang on for win against Raptors

The Timberwolves earned their first road win over the Raptors since 2004.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's 4th quarter takeover leads Timberwolves over Kings

The Timberwolves star erupted to lead a much-needed victory.

Ryan Saunders

Wizards don't need Russell Westbrook to blow out Timberwolves

As the Wizards star sat out, Washington handed the Timberwolves their third straight loss.