Andrew Wiggins had 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists, and the host Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the Portland Trail Blazers with a 90-82 victory on Wednesday night.
Corey Brewer had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for just the third time since Ricky Rubio went out with an injured ankle on Nov. 7. They outrebounded Portland by 56-38 to overcome four key players' being out with injuries.
Damian Lillard had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Trail Blazers. But LaMarcus Aldridge managed just 10 points on 3-for-14 shooting, and Portland turned the ball over 20 times while shooting 38.8 percent. The Blazers scored 16 points in the second quarter and 15 in the third, their two lowest outputs of the season.
Bulls 105, Nets 80 - Derrick Rose scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and balanced Chicago beat visiting Brooklyn.
Chicago had six players score in double figures, including all five starters. Jimmy Butler had 18 points; Mike Dunleavy scored 14; and Taj Gibson finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots.
Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 17 points, but the Nets dropped their third straight. Kevin Garnett scored 13 points, and Alan Anderson had 12.
Wizards 91, Magic 89 - Bradley Beal converted a lob pass at the buzzer to lift Washington in Orlando.
John Wall led the Wizards with 21 points and 11 assists, while Nene added 12 points, Kris Humphries scored 11, and Marcin Gortat 10. Washington, which scored the final seven points, beat Orlando for the seventh straight time.
The Magic's Victor Oladipo missed a 20-foot jumper and Washington rebounded with 0.8 seconds on the clock. Andre Miller came off the bench and threw the lob pass at the rim. Beal outjumped Oladipo and laid it in as the buzzer sounded.
- Associated Press