Minnesota Timberwolves game preview: December 6 at Los Angeles Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves game preview: December 6 at Los Angeles Clippers

Williams and Austin Rivers each had 23 points to lead the Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, blocks a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles.

The Timberwolves shot 66.7 percent in the first half, their highest percentage in any half since April 13, 2016, against the New Orleans Pelicans in their season finale.

LOS ANGELES - In the wake of perhaps their ugliest loss of the season, the Timberwolves eked out a 113-107 win over the Clippers on Wednesday night at the Staples Center, their second victory over the Clippers in the past four days. They had lost five of seven games before winning Sunday, and then lost to a Memphis Grizzlies team Monday that was in the midst of an 11-game losing streak. He started and scored five points with two rebounds in 25 minutes.

On Wednesday, he scored four consecutive points that helped push the Wolves' lead to 111-100 with 2:04 left, a lead they never gave back. Griffin averaged a team-best 23.6 points and added 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists before he sprained his left knee during a collision with teammate Austin Rivers in the closing minutes of the Clippers' victory over the Lakers on November 27.

"When we just take [three-pointers], it makes us a better team", Teague said.

He did more than just dunk, though, and provided critical energy on both ends as the Clippers trimmed a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to as little as three in the fourth. "I was trying to be aggressive and find a way to get the ball in the basket, but it wasn't working, and it has to work". Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery.

Clippers: G Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia) remained out, but coach Doc Rivers said he is close to returning.

The Clippers, who put up a vicious fight in their last match-up, have been hit hard with the injury bug already this season, with DeAndre Jordan surrounded by a bunch of players that are unrecognizable to even some of the keener National Basketball Association fans. "It also pushes one guy back to the second unit, so that helps us, too". "They didn't think he shot enough, even though he made the right plays and did what he was supposed to do".

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