Best of NBA: Timberwolves Erase 21-point Deficit to Beat Bulls

CHICAGO -- Zach LaVine scored 24 points, Andrew Wiggins added 23 and the Timberwolves rallied to beat the Bulls 99-94 in Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau's return to Chicago on Tuesday night.

The Timberwolves wiped out a 21-point deficit and got Thibodeau a victory in his first game in Chicago since the Bulls fired him in an acrimonious split in 2015.

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Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 16 points, and the Timberwolves snapped a four-game losing streak.

Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 27 points, and Robin Lopez added 14. But the Bulls continued a pattern of letdowns against losing teams, this time falling to one that came in tied for the NBA's worst record (see full recap).

Curry, Warriors hold off Pelicans for win
NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant added 27 to go with a big block on Anthony Davis in the final minute and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 113-109 on Tuesday night.

Draymond Green recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and it was the last of his four steals -- on Davis in the waning seconds -- that sealed the victory. Davis angrily contended he'd been fouled, only to be assessed a technical foul.

Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors, who combined for 14 3-pointers, five by Curry.

Davis finished with 28 points, five blocked shots and two steals but turned the ball over six times.

Langston Galloway scored 20 points for New Orleans (see full recap).

Cavs cruise past Grizzlies for fifth straight victory
CLEVELAND -- Kevin Love scored 29 points, J.R. Smith found his aim -- for one half -- and LeBron James added 23 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fifth straight, 103-86 on Tuesday night over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis rested center Marc Gasol for the first of back-to-back games against the defending NBA champions.

Smith, who has been in a season-long shooting slump, scored 17 of his 23 points in the first half as the Cavs, who gave star point guard Kyrie Irving the night off, built a 22-point lead and ended the Grizzlies' six-game winning streak.

Zach Randolph replaced Gasol in the starting lineup and scored 18 points to lead the Grizzlies. The reigning Western Conference player of the week, Gasol is expected to play Wednesday when the teams play in Memphis to complete a brutal three-game stretch for the Grizzlies, who beat Golden State by 21 on Saturday (see full recap).

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