The Minnesota Timberwolves, playing without sharpshooting guard Andrew Wiggins, got 36 points and 10 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns but it wasn’t enough in the end.
The Washington Wizards countered with 44 points and 10 assists from guard Bradley Beal and 30 points and 15 rebounds from forward Moritz Wagner for a 137-116 victory at the Target Center Friday, Nov 15.
Robert Covington had 20 points, Jeff Teague 13, Josh Okogie 12, and Jarrett Culver 11 for Minnesota (7-5).
Thomas Bryant had 12 points for Washington, Troy Brown 11 and Isaiah Thomas chipped in 10.
Wiggins, averaging over 25 points per game, missed the game for personal reasons.
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Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.