Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points, hitting the tying basket late in regulation, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame D’Angelo Russell’s career-high 52 points to beat the Golden State Warriors, 125-119, in overtime Friday night in Minneapolis.
Russell and the Warriors led, 110-106, with 29 seconds left in regulation. But after two free throws by Karl-Anthony Towns and a forced jump ball by Robert Covington, Wiggins tied it on a drive with 5.6 seconds left. Russell’s 3-pointer at the buzzer missed.
In overtime, Wiggins hit a clinching 3 with 23 seconds to help the Timberwolves snap a two-game losing streak.
Towns battled through foul trouble to score 20 points and grab 14 rebounds. Covington had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Alec Burks scored 18 points off the bench for the Warriors. They have lost five of six.
Russell had missed the previous three games for injury-depleted Golden State with a sprained right ankle. His return gave the Warriors their seventh different starting lineup in 10 games. His previous career high was 44 points.
Three fouls limited Towns to seven points on five shots in 10 first-half minutes. That, along with 17 points from Russell, helped the Warriors to a 61-60 lead at halftime.
Kings 121, Hawks 109 — At Atlanta: Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and hit two of his 3-pointers in a key fourth-quarter flurry and Sacramento fought off Atlanta’s comeback attempt to beat the Hawks
Pacers 112, Pistons 106 — At Indianapolis: T.J. McConnell, Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren scored 17 points apiece and the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers moved above .500 for the first time this season, beating Detroit.
Magic 118, Grizzlies 86 — At Orlando, Fla.: Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Jonathan Isaac added 22 points and eight rebounds and Orlando beat Memphis to snap a four-game losing streak.
Cavaliers 113, Wizards 100 — At Washington: Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland beat Washington to end a three-game skid.
Raptors 122, Pelicans 104 — At New Orleans: Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and Toronto beat New Orleans.
Knicks 106, Mavericks 102 — At Dallas: Marcus Morris scored 29 points and New York earned its second win of the season by beating Dallas.
Nuggets 100, 76ers 97 — At Denver: Nikola Jokic hit a go-ahead 20-foot jumper with 0.9 seconds remaining to lift Denver to a comeback win over Philadelphia.