T-Wolves blow huge second-half lead, hold off Cavs 118-103

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Dante Exum finished with a career-high 28 points

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dante Exum (1) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves' Keita Bates-Diop (31) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dante Exum (1) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves’ Keita Bates-Diop (31) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves blew a 25-point lead in the second half before regrouping to beat the Cavaliers 118-103.

Gorgui Dieng scored 22 points and Shabazz Napier 21 for Minnesota, which led 90-65 with four minutes to go in the third quarter.

But Dante Exum got hot for the Cavs, who went on a 32-6 run to take the lead.

Dieng then made two 3-pointers as Minnesota reeled off 14 straight points to put it away.

Kevin Love sat out for the Cavs, one night after he showed frustration in a loss.

Exum finished with a career-high 28 points.

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