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MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- The Cleveland Cavaliers came into Friday night's game as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, and they immediately made a statement. Minnesota coach Chris Finch was forced to call a timeout just minutes into the game when the Cavaliers jumped out to a 20-4 lead. The visiting Cavs would never look back after gaining the comfortable lead, cruising to a 123-106 victory over the Timberwolves.
Cleveland point guard Darius Garland had a slow scoring night, but made up for it with his playmaking abilities. Garland finished the game with a total of 12 dimes to go along with 12 total points. The big man Jarrett Allen led all scorers with 21 points, while grabbing a total of 10 rebounds. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds off of the bench.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel back home to prepare for the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Tip-off is set for 8:00 pm ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.