The Minnesota Timberwolves (44-33) got a much needed win last night, beating the Dallas Mavericks (23-53) 93-92 to stay in the playoff hunt with just five games left in the regular season.

Jamal Crawford led Minnesota in scoring with 24 points. Karl Anthony-Towns added 21, along with 14 from Jeff Teague and 12 from Taj Gibson.

Jimmy Butler, who has been out since February 23rd with a knee injury has been cleared to return to practice -- and could be back on the court for the Wolves soon.


Minnesota holds the seventh spot in the Western Conference, with the top eight advancing to the playoffs.

The Timberwolves host the Utah Jazz Easter Sunday at the Target Center in Minneapolis, with the tip off set for 6 PM. (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio 1240 WJON)

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