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Wolves refuse to give up, extend Western Conference Final series with the Mavericks

Minnesota Timberwolves emerged victorious from NBA’s Western Conference Finals game 5, winning 105-100 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Anthony Edwards led the Wolves, finishing the meeting 1 assist short of a triple-double, scoring 29 points, cathing 10 rebounds and dishing out 9 dimes. Karl Anthony-Towns was performing on his standart level, abondoning his struggles from the opening 3 games in the series, to end the clash with 25 points on 4/5 shooting from deep.

Dallas Mavericks were without the rookie Dereck Lively II and it showed in the battle under the rim, where the Wolves outrebounded the Mavs 40-38. Lively II normally starts on the sidelines, but in his absence Dallas’ bench was limited to only 3 rebounds. Luka Doncic registered yet another triple-double of 29 points, 15 boards, and 10 assists, but both he and Kyrie Irving shot a combined 13/39 or 33.3% from the field. The series will return to Target Center in Minneapolis for game 5, scheduled for Thursday. If the Wolves win again and force game 6, it will take place in Dallas.