Wolves pip Thunder on Wiggins buzzer-beater

(The Sports Xchange) -Andrew Wiggins hit 3-pointer as time expired to trump Carmelo Anthony’s late triple and lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 115-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota (2-1) with 27 points apiece. Towns also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. Jeff Teague added 19 points and nine assists.

Anthony finished with 23 points, including his basket with five seconds left, as the Thunder took their second consecutive loss.

Coming off one of his worst shooting performances in a loss to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook shook off a slow start Sunday night to score 31 points, hand out 10 assists and nearly help the Thunder come back from a dismal start.

Nets 116, Hawks 104

Allen Crabbe produced 20 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter, as Brooklyn beat Atlanta. Crabbe, restricted because of an ankle injury, played 25:38 but was highly productive when he was on the court. He played as a reserve and thrived by hitting 7 of 12 shots and four of Brooklyn’s 11 3-pointers. The Nets became the first team since the 1988-89 Portland Trail Blazers to score at least 115 points in each of their first three games.

The Hawks got 19 points from Marco Belinelli and 17 from Dennis Schroder, who left with a bone bruise in his left foot. He doesn’t expect to play Monday at Miami, but he doesn’t think the injury is serious.

Pelicans 119, Lakers 112

Anthony Davis had 27 points and 17 rebounds, and DeMarcus Cousins finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead New Orleans past Los Angeles.

E’Twaun Moore added 19 points, and Jrue Holiday and Ian Clark contributed 14 points apiece for the Pelicans.

Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made his Lakers debut and started at shooting guard after he was suspended the first two games. He finished with 20 points. Kyle Kuzma also scored 20 for Los Angeles, and Lonzo Ball had eight points, eight rebounds, 13 assists and five turnovers.

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