Rested Timberwolves thrash Cavs

09 January 2018 12:40:47 EST

The Minnesota Timberwolves routed the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the hosts defeated the visitors from Ohio 127-99 on Monday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Leading the way for the Timberwolves was Andrew Wiggins, as the 22-year-old small forward from Thornhill, Ontario scored a game high 25 points, while pulling down six rebounds and passing out an assist.

Minnesota dominated from start to finish, with the hosts leading by 40 points near the end of the third quarter.

The Timberwolves continue to show that they may be on the right track to be taken seriously in the Western Conference Playoffs this year.

Minnesota is currently in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 26-16 and has won seven of their past ten contests.

Wiggins and the Timberwolves also have a three-game lead in the Northwest Division over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Cleveland lost Isaiah Thomas in the third quarter, as the 28-year-old point guard from Tacoma, Washington was ejected for elbowing Wiggins in the neck on a drive to the basket.

LeBron James finished with 10 points, while grabbing eight rebounds and passing out five assists for the Cavaliers in something of a poor performance.

Cleveland continues to sit in third place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-14 on the season.

The Cavaliers have a showdown with the Toronto Raptors next at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday, while Minnesota will welcome the Thunder to the Target Center on Wednesday.

The Timberwolves are 4999/1 to win the Northwest Division, with Oklahoma City 4999/1 and the Denver Nuggets 4999/1.

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