The Timberwolves acquired 6'10 245 23-year old power forward Adreian Payne from Atlanta for future protected first round pick. Payne is averaging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds a games in 3 games with Atlanta.
The Timberwolves traded point guard Mo Williams and shooting guard Troy Daniels to Charlotte for shooting guard Gary Neal and a 2019 2nd round pick. Williams was averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 assists a game this season.
The Hawks were as good as advertised, shooting 51.2% from the floor, 47.6% from beyond the arc and 95% from the free-throw line. Every starter scored in double figures, with Al Horford leading the way with 28 points.
Nikola Pekovic had his best game since returning from a lengthy absence due to injury with 29 points, including an 11-12 night from the free throw line. Kevin Martin added 24 points for Minnesota in the win.
The Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their ninth win of the season by finishing strong in a 102-101 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at Target Center.
The Wolves closed out the Heat with 26 points in the fourth quarter while also playing strong defense in holding Miami to just 18 points in the final stanza.
For a second straight game the Wolves kept it close against a playoff team but fell just short in the end. Minnesota trailed by just two points after a pair of Mo Williams free throws with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter but failed to make another basket in the contest.
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