Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards lift Timberwolves over Mavericks 105-100 to prevent sweep

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Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 of his 25 points in the 2nd half and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Dallas Mavericks 105-100 on Tuesday night to prevent a sweep in the Western Conference finals.

Anthony Edwards had 29 points, 10 rebounds and 9 helps as the Wolves remained alive in their veryfirst journey to the conference finals in 20 years, and simply the 2nd in the franchise’s 35 seasons.

Now third-seeded Minnesota heads home for Game 5 on Thursday night to see if it can make the series even more intriguing versus No. 5 seed Dallas.

Luka Doncic had 28 points, 15 rebounds and 10 helps in his 6th triple-double of these playoffs, however he and co-star Kyrie Irving were simply 13 of 39 from the field. Irving, who was 14-0 in his profession in closeout videogames coming in, endedup with 16 points.

The Wolves have led in the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter of every videogame in the series, and this time they completed.

Towns, who chose up his 5th nasty midway through the 3rd quarter, put the Wolves ahead for great on a 3-guideline with 5: 41 staying, then hit another from deep the next time down.

Edwards put the Wolves up 5 with a jumper simply within the arc with 39 seconds left, and Minnesota hung on inspiteof Edwards fouling Doncic on a made 3-guideline for a three-point deficit with 12 seconds to go.

Doncic missedouton the complimentary toss, and Naz Reid hit a pail to push the margin back to 5 with 11 seconds staying.

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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