User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Horses
Soccer
Golf
Auto
More
Betting Tools

 
Love, Timberwolves rip Cavs, 124-95

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Love had 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Ricky Rubio added 16 points and a career-high 16 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-95 on Wednesday night.

Advertisement
Corey Brewer scored 27 points for Minnesota while filling in for Kevin Martin, who was out with an illness, and the Timberwolves outscored Cleveland 29-6 in transition points to run the Cavaliers out of the building.

Kyrie Irving scored 20 points on 8-for-17 shooting and survived a nasty collision in the first quarter for the Cavaliers. Anderson Varejao had 13 points and five rebounds starting for Andrew Bynum, who missed the game for personal reasons. The Cavs fell to 0-6 on the road this season.

The Wolves led by as many as 39 points, allowing their starters to sit the entire fourth quarter and get some much-needed rest during a grueling start to the schedule.

Things didn't look good before tipoff when it was determined that Martin, the team's second-leading scorer who has been on an offensive tear to start the season, would miss the game. Shooting guard is the thinnest spot on the team's roster, so coach Rick Adelman moved Brewer into that spot and gave rookie Robbie Hummel his first start at small forward.

Normally a reluctant shooter who feasts on easy opportunities on the break, Brewer morphed into an aggressive scorer in the first half to ease any concerns about Martin's absence. Brewer scored the first nine points for Minnesota and 12 in the first quarter to get the Wolves out quickly.

His energy carried over in a dominant first half. The Wolves outscored the Cavs 22-0 on the fast break and scored 16 points off seven turnovers to rack up 70 points in the first 24 minutes.

The Cavaliers were caught flat-footed. They were out-rebounded 49-37, outscored in the paint 56-32 and surrendered 100 points before there were 10 minutes gone in the third quarter.

One game after coach Mike Brown surprised everyone by inserting Bynum into the starting lineup, the Cavs were without their center while he tended to a family matter. Bynum is expected to miss two games, and the Cavs said it had nothing to do with his bothersome knees or an eyebrow-raising comment he made recently about having considered retirement. Bynum is expected to return on Saturday against Washington.

Irving came into the game shooting just 37.7 percent while he gets adjusted to a new system in Brown's first season. Brown said he wasn't worried about the early season slump, but the coach clearly was concerned when his star player hit the deck hard after taking an inadvertent elbow from Brewer with under five minutes to play in the first quarter.

Irving appeared to be a little woozy as he walked to the locker room holding a towel to his jaw. He was taken for X-rays, which came back negative, and returned in the second quarter.

NOTES: Cavs F Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick, scored six points on 3-for-11 shooting. The point total was a career high for the struggling rookie. ... Rubio also had three steals and has had at least one in 30 straight games, the longest active streak in the league. ... The Wolves scored 38 points in the first quarter. They are averaging 33.4 points in the first quarter this season. ... Hummel finished with 10 points.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Game 2: Cavs at Hawks
Sportsbook: Friday's Top Action
News: Playoffs - Betting Results
News: Conference Final Odds
Cavs' Irving questionable for Game 2
Hawks' Carroll a game-time decision
Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98
Banged-up Cavaliers, Hawks adjust
Curry, James unanimous All-NBA picks
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
3-0 L3, 21-8 L29, +3,168 TY
29-14 L43 Totals, 60% +4,990 TY
20-9 L29 G-Plays, 34-14 L48 Picks
3-0 Guaranteed Win Streak
6-3 L9 Guarantees, +1,662 TY
65%, +2,183 This Season
+1,807 Guarantees This Year
12-4 L16 Totals, +1,991 This Year
8-3 Last 11 Guaranteed Plays
9-2 NBA Guarantee Run
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks- Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks
2014 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 4990
Kevin Rogers + 3168
Dave Cokin + 2183
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 198
Don Anthony + 95
Brian Edwards + 90
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Dave Cokin 65 %
Stephen Nover 60 %
Kyle Hunter 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2772
Antony Dinero + 1807
Stephen Nover + 1741
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1548
Jimmy Boyd + 1461
Tony Stoffo + 1389
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1975
Michael Black + 914
Marc Lawrence + 893
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb