NBA roundup: Wolves' Wiggins scores 47

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[November 14, 2016]  The Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 47 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-99 Sunday.

Ricky Rubio had season highs with 10 points and 10 assists, while Nemanja Bjelica scored a career-high 24 with five 3-pointers in a rare start for Minnesota, which won for the second time in three games.

Lou Williams had 17 points off the bench to lead the Lakers, who were coming off an impressive win a night earlier at New Orleans. It was the eighth time in 11 games a reserve led the team in scoring. Julius Randle had 14 points and a team-high six rebounds for Los Angeles.

Cavaliers 100, Hornets 93

CLEVELAND -- Channing Frye made five of Cleveland's 14 3-pointers in a win over Charlotte, making the Cavaliers the first team in history to make at least 10 3-pointers in each of their first nine games of a season.

Frye scored 20 points off the bench, and LeBron James scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and passed for eight assists. James' 3-pointer in the final minute extended the Cavs' lead to nine and handed the Hornets their second straight loss.

Kyrie Irving scored 19 points, while Kevin Love scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Cavs. Iman Shumpert scored 15 points off the bench. Kemba Walker scored 21 points for the Hornets, extending his streak to eight straight with at least 20 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned from a strained back to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds.

Magic 119, Thunder 117

OKLAHOMA CITY -- In his first game back in Oklahoma City, Serge Ibaka scored 31 points, including the game-winning jumper with 0.4 seconds left, to lead Orlando over his former team.

Ibaka shot 13 of 19 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots. Elfrid Payton added 23 points while Evan Fournier scored 21 for Orlando.

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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had his third triple-double of the season with 41 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds. It was the first time in two years Oklahoma City lost when Westbrook registered a triple-double.

Warriors 133, Suns 120

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson saved nine of his season-high 30 points for a late 18-4 run as Golden State survived a scare from Phoenix.

Stephen Curry matched Thompson's point total, and Kevin Durant added 29 for the Warriors. Curry, who hit five 3-pointers, contributed six rebounds and six assists, and Durant snatched a team-high nine rebounds. Draymond Green added 14 points, a game-high 11 assists and seven rebounds.

The Suns put six players in double figures, led by T.J. Warren and Eric Bledsoe with 20 points apiece.

Trail Blazers 112, Nuggets 105

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard scored 32 points to lead Portland past Denver at the Moda Center.

Lillard also had eight rebounds and six assists for the Trail Blazers, who won for the fifth time in six outings. Backcourt mate CJ McCollum added 21 points for Portland.

Danilo Gallinari and Jamal Murray each scored 19 points for the Nuggets, who lost their fourth straight game. Kenneth Faried collected 18 points and 14 rebounds for Denver.


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