Cavs survive Wiggins’ 41points
MINNEAPOLIS (AFP) – LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Canada's Wiggins finished with a game-high 41 points for the Timberwolves which equalled his secondhighest point total this NBA season.
James also had 14 assists for Cleveland who sealed their 38th win of the season with 1:39 remaining when exTimberwolves player Derrick Williams finished off a fast break layup. The layup came just moments after James nailed a step back three pointer.
Wiggins had help from Karl-Anthony Towns, who scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Gorgui Dieng added 12 points, but no other Timberwolves player reached double figures in scoring.
Wiggins got the Timberwolves back in the game Tuesday, sparking a rally after Irving hit a three pointer halfway through the third quarter to give Cleveland a 14-point lead.