Timberwolves snap road losing streak, beat Cavaliers 98-97
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Michael Beasley hit his second game-winner this season on Sunday in a 98-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers that snapped the Minnesota Timberwolves' 12-game road losing streak.
The Wolves had not won a game away from Target Center since Nov. 10 before Beasley's layup with 5 seconds remaining.
Beasley finished with 28 points on 10-of-25 shooting and six rebounds.
The Wolves came back from down 10 with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter to win, largely due to the point guard play of Luke Ridnour.
Ridnour hit 5 of 5 shots from behind the 3-point line and connected on 7 of 12 overall from the field and continued to provide the strongest point guard play even after Jonny Flynn returned from hip surgery earlier this month.
Flynn recorded 11 points off the bench and four assists, but it was Ridnour leading the Wolves down the stretch.
Kevin Love posted 16 points and 18 rebounds to bring his league leading double-double total to 25 and continues to make a strong case for his inclusion in the Western Conference All-Star team.
Martell Webster -- who had been strong off the bench since returning from injury -- posted a clunker, scoring just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting.
The Wolves now return home to Minneapolis for a their first three-game homestand of the season, facing the Hornets, Nuggets and Nets.