Clippers cross past Timberwolves, 104-84, after returning from 20-point deficit – CBS Los Angeles

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 3: Reggie Jackson # 1 of the LA Clippers puts on her glasses in the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center on November 3, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Clippers defeated Timberwolves 126-115. USER NOTE: The user expressly acknowledges and accepts that by downloading and / or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images license agreement. (Photo by David Berding / Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Clippers collected from a 20-point deficit, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-84 Friday night.

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Ivica Zubac had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles, which also won in Minnesota Wednesday night. The Clippers have won three right after losing four of their first five.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and Anthony Edwards added 17 to the Timberwolves, who have lost five of six. Malik Beasley finished with 18 points from the bench for Minnesota, who shot 35.2% from the field and had 22 turnovers.

Minnesota was much more active defensively in its rematch with the Clippers, who in the teams’ first meeting shot a season-high 60.3% from the field and converted a season-high 21 3-pointers. Los Angeles shot 39.5% in the first half on Friday and 41.4% for the game.

The Clippers went over five minutes without a field goal in the second quarter, and the Timberwolves used a 14-2 run with a pair of 3s by Beasley for a game-high, 20-point advantage.

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But Minnesota’s shooting slowed in the third as the offense became stagnant and dependent on fast 3s early in possession. T’Wolves’ defense also slipped, opening the door for LA.

Jackson was the catalyst as the Clippers used a 10-0 run in the third to take their first lead since scoring the first three points of the game.

Beasley again unleashed T’Wolves. He beat back-to-back 3s to bring Minnesota within 68-67. Edwards made a 3 to close out an 11-2 run that brought the T’Wolves back in front, but LA followed with 15 points in a row.

Minnesota scored 15 points in the third on 5-of-21 shooting.

Marcus Morris missed his sixth game in a row with maintenance of left knee injury. … Los Angeles had a 61-42 advantage in rebounds. The 61 rebounds were a season high.

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D’Angelo Russell missed his second straight game with a right ankle sprain. … All five losses for Minnesota during its 1-5 stretch have been at home. … All of Beasley’s points came from beyond the arc when he shot 6 of 15 from 3.… Towns have scored double figures in 169 straight games, the longest streak of a center since Shaquille O’Neal had a streak of 245 games from 1995 -99, according to Stats Perform.

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