Manila Bulletin

Cavs sur­vive Wig­gins’ 41points

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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.

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