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Towns, Rubio help stop
MINNEAPOLIS --- Karl-Anthony Towns dominat-
ed at the start, Ricky Rubio took over in the end
and it added up to a big win for the Minnesota
Towns had 34 points and 11 rebounds, Rubio added
13 points and a season-high 15 assists as the Timber-
wolves ended a four-game losing streak with a 101-92
victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
"The team was struggling lately and everybody had
to do a better job in the fourth quarter, and I think we
did today," said Rubio. "We've been doing a pretty
good job for three quarters all season, but the fourth
quarter is just different. It's when you win games."
Harrison Barnes scored 30 points for the Mavericks
and Dirk Nowitzki had 26, including five 3-pointers.
"We were never able to control Towns, obviously,"
Nowitzki said. "He got too deep some; just never
really had an answer for him."
Towns scored Minnesota's first seven points and
16 in total in the first seven minutes. He finished with
20 in the period as the Timberwolves took a 33-14
lead after one quarter.
"I guess it was my lucky day," Towns said. "I just
found good ways to find ways that they couldn't dou-
ble-team me in spots where it was very difficult to
Rubio scored nine points in the fourth quarter, in-
cluding consecutive baskets during an 8-0 run that
gave the Timberwolves some breathing room after
Dallas had whittled a 21-point lead to 81-77.
His three free throws put the Wolves up by 14 with
2:08 to play, effectively sealing the game.
"I thought Ricky had great command of the game
with his dribble penetration, and I thought he made
great reads early with Karl," Timberwolves coach Tom
Thibodeau said. "That got Karl going. And he settled
us down in the fourth."
After Minnesota took a 44-23 lead in the second
quarter, the Mavericks responded with a 15-2 run
to get back in the game. Nowitzki hit 3-pointers on
three straight possessions to close the first half as
Dallas pulled to 54-46 at the break.
But in the end, it was another stinging blow for
the Mavericks, who lost to Atlanta in similar fashion
"Yeah, it's tough, because both these games, they
played out the same way," Barnes said. "You got down.
You battled back. You got an opportunity to kind of
get on top, and you fall back into the same routine."
Thunder beat Bulls
CHICAGO --- Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 14
assists and nine rebounds to help the Oklahoma
City Thunder pull away from the Chicago Bulls
for an easy 109-94 victory Monday night.
Steven Adams scored 22 points and Enes Kanter
had 20 points and 11 rebounds, leading a dominant
performance inside for Oklahoma City. Victor Olad-
ipo added 13 points.
Dwyane Wade led Chicago with 22 points and Mi-
chael Carter-Williams had 15.
The Bulls had won three in a row and five of seven
but they were no match for the Thunder with Jimmy
Butler hampered by an illness. The reigning Eastern
Conference player of week had one point on 0-for-
6 shooting and seven assists in 29 minutes before
exiting in the third quarter.
PELICANS 110, KNICKS 96
NEW YORK --- Anthony Davis had 40 points
and 18 rebounds before leaving with a left hip
injury after a hard foul in New Orleans' victory
over New York, which started the game without
Derrick Rose and lost Carmelo Anthony to an
Rose was not with the team for unspecified reasons
and Anthony was back in the locker room late in the
third quarter after getting thrown out for arguing
with the officials.
Davis played only 29 minutes and blocked three
shots. He left the game when he was flagrantly fouled
by Kyle O'Quinn, ejected for swinging his arm down
hard on Davis, who was dribbling up the floor on a
fast break and ended up being knocked into the front
row of fans behind the baseline.
Anthony had 18 points for the Knicks, who lost for
the eighth time in nine games and had problems well
beyond their non-existent defense. (AP)
Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, right, of Germany, breaks up a play by
Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns during the first quarter of an
NBA basketball game on Monday in Minneapolis. AP PHOTO
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