MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Beasley scored 33 points and hit the winning jumper with 2.3 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 113-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Kevin Love added 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who nearly blew another big lead in the fourth quarter but held on to hand Los Angeles its seventh straight loss.
Eric Gordon scored 30 points and Blake Griffin had 26 points and 17 boards for the Clippers (1-11), who haven’t won since beating Oklahoma City on Nov. 3.
After Beasley’s pull-up jumper over former Minnesota forward Ryan Gomes, the Clippers had one more chance. But Rasual Butler’s 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer.
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