Cavaliers down Timberwolves, Bulls beat Raptors
Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Tuesday:
Cavaliers 116, Timberwolves 108
Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins scored 41 points.
Wiggins had help from Karl-Anthony Towns, who scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Gorgui Dieng added 12 points, but no other Timberwolves player reached double figures in scoring. A step-back three-pointer by James and a fast break layup by former Timberwolves player Derrick Williams pushed Cleveland's lead to 114-106 with 1:39 to play, which essentially sealed the win.
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Bulls 105, Raptors 94
Jimmy Butler scored 19 points including seven free throws in the final 1:48 as Chicago held off a late Toronto rally for a victory.
Butler played 38 minutes and hit 15 of 19 free throws as the Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak. Doug McDermott scored 20 points for Chicago.
Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for Toronto.
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Kings 97, Lakers 96
DeMarcus Cousins scored 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out eight assists, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 97-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ben McLemore and Darren Collison chipped in 13 points apiece for the Kings.
Cousins made one of two free throws to break a tie at 96 with nine seconds remaining. Lakers guard Lou Williams misfired on a three-point attempt just before the final horn.
Williams scored a team-high 29 points for the Lakers, while Julius Randle added 11 points and Nick Young contributed 10.