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Edwards scores 29 points, Towns adds 28 and Wolves beat Nets 101-86

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Edwards scores 29 points, Towns adds 28 and Wolves beat Nets 101-86

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, with a dunk in the final minute, and the Minnesota Timberwolves took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference on Saturday with a 101-game victory. 86 over the Brooklyn Nets.

Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 points for Minnesota, which bounced back from a loss Friday to Milwaukee.

Cam Thomas led Brooklyn with 18 points. Nets leading scorer Mikal Bridges added 15.

The victory puts the Timberwolves a half-game ahead of Oklahoma City in the conference.

The Nets fell to 0-2 under interim coach Kevin Ollie who replaced Jacques Vaughn, who was fired during the All-Star break.

Minnesota shot 43% from inside and 31.6% from deep. Brooklyn shot 34% from the field and was just 6 of 35 from the 3-point line.

The Timberwolves were without center Rudy Gobert due to a sprained left ankle.

Brooklyn outrebounded the Wolves 56-51.

Minnesota’s Naz Reid sprained his leg midway through the second quarter and after leaving the court, returned to the game midway through the third quarter.

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