Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves extended their winning streak to four games with a 110-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Jarred Vanderbilt, who entered the game averaging five points per game, matched his season-best 16 points and had 11 rebounds.
The Timberwolves dominated other categories as well, converting 23 New Orleans turnovers to 28 points and 21 offensive rebounds to 26 points in second chances.
Willie Hernangome had 19 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, while Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 14. But the Pelicans didn’t get the usual production from Brandon Ingram, who was 2 of 13, including 1 of 7 from long distance, and finished with nine. points and six turnovers.
Leading 16 points at halftime, the Timberwolves continued their escape in the third quarter by opening a 26-point lead when Vanderbilt hit a long 3-pointer while fouled by Herbert Jones.
New Orleans never came within less than 14 points in the fourth quarter.