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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves Beat Portland Trail Blazers 109-107

Anthony Edwards had 40 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 109-107 on Tuesday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who improved to 24-23 to surpass their win total from all of last season (23-49).

The Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic had 20 points and 14 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double, longest streak of his career.

The Timberwolves trailed for much of the game until pulling in front heading into the fourth quarter. They stretched the margin with a 3-pointer from D’Angelo Russell to make it 102-95 with 4:26 left – the biggest lead of the game to that point.

Norman Powell made a pair of free throws to pull Portland within 106-104 with 54.3 seconds left. Russell then made one of a pair of free throws, opening the door for CJ McCollum to tie the game at 107 with a 3-pointer with 10.2 seconds left.

Russell got the game-winning basket with 2.9 seconds left on a goaltending call against Portland’s Anfernee Simons. Russell finished with 22 points.

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