Timberwolves outrun poor Pacers

02 January 2018 05:09:00 GMTPlus11

The Minnesota Timberwolves used a 38-point third quarter to push past the Indiana Pacers 107-90 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Leading the way for the Timberwolves was Jimmy Butler, as the 28-year-old shooting guard from Houston, Texas scored a game high 26 points, while pulling down six rebounds and passing out five assists.

The Pacers, meanwhile, have struggled heavily without their star shooting guard Victor Oladipo, with the hosts now on a four-game losing streak.

Indiana is only half a game ahead of the New York Knicks for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-18 on the year.

Without Oladipo again, Joe Young led the way for the Pacers on Sunday, as the 25-year-old point guard, curiously like Butler also originally out of Houston, Texas came off the bench to score a team high 20 points, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out two assists for the game.

The hosts only got 31 points of offense out of their starting five for the game, while the Timberwolves had four starters in double figures for the contest.

The visitors continue to have a solid season, as the Timberwolves are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 23-14.

The Timberwolves now head home to host the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, who have lost six straight, in Minnesota on Monday, while Indiana has a couple of days off before traveling to Milwaukee to square off with the Bucks on Wednesday.

Minnesota are 5000.00 to win the Northwest Division this season, with the Oklahoma City Thunder 5000.00 and the Denver Nuggets 5000.00.

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