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Cavs beat Wolves, earn Lue first win

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James had 25 points and nine assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers survived a late charge for a 114-107 victory Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves for Tyronn Lue's first victory as a head coach.Lue replaced David Blatt, w...

CLEVELAND - LeBron James had 25 points and nine assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers survived a late charge for a 114-107 victory Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves for Tyronn Lue’s first victory as a head coach.
Lue replaced David Blatt, who was fired Friday despite the Cavs (31-12) owning the best record in the Eastern Conference. Lue’s first victory didn’t come easy.
A three-point play from Zach LaVine pulled the Timberwolves within 110-107 with 16.5 seconds left. But James sealed the win with a pair of free throws at the other end.
Rookie center Karl Anthony-Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins had 20 points for the Timberwolves, who were trying to win consecutive games for just the second time since November.
Center Tristan Thompson returned to the starting lineup and had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs, while Kyrie Irving had 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
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