The Minnesota Timberwolves (1-1) rebounded from their season opening loss at San Antonio by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 Friday night at the Target Center.

The Timberwolves appeared to be blowout bound, leading the Cavs 71-54 at the half, but Cleveland reeled things in a bit closer as the game progressed. In the end, Minnesota won in front of the sellout crowd -- scoring the most points ever in a Timberwolves home opener.


Jimmy Butler led Minnesota in scoring with 33 points and 7 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins added 22 points. Taj Gibson scored 13.

Kevin Love led the Cavs with 25 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists.

Next: The Timberwolves visit the Dallas Mavericks tonight (10/20) at 7:30 PM CT at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: 1240 WJON)

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