Indianapolis- On Wednesday night, Aaron Holiday defeated 22 points, brother Justin Holiday 21 points, and short-handed Indiana Pacers defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 141-137.
The Pacers lost nine out of ten home games because they didn’t have the all-star forward Domantas Sabonis and three other injured starters.
“It was a tribute to how we were playing together and playing fast,” said Justin Holiday. “Hopefully, when we get everyone back, we can continue this.”
Karl-Anthony Towns led the NBA’s worst Minnesota with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Anthony Edwards had 27 points.
“I didn’t play enough at first,” Towns said. “They played with urgency and desperation from the beginning.”
Aaron Holiday closed it with two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining.
Justin Holiday hit four three points in the final quarter when the Timberwolves rallyed to make it a one-ownership game. TJ McConnell made a key 3 pointer with 138-132 leads with 24.9 seconds left. He finished with 19 points.
“Trust everyone who played tonight,” McConnell said. “They were ready.”
Aaron Holiday scored 14 points in the second quarter and the Pacers beat the Timberwolves 42-25 during this period with a 21-point half-time lead. The Pacers scored the highest 77 points of the season in the break.
“Their second unit pulled us apart,” said Timberwolves coach Chris Finch. “We were not willing to protect the ball.”
The Pacers led 69-44 on the bench score.
Caris LeVert added 18 points to the Pacers. They shot 59% from the field.
Timberwolves: I haven’t won a series of games since the first two times of the season.
Pacers: Due to a recent injury, the starting lineup has no players starting the season as a starter.
Timberwolves: Friday night in Boston.
Pacers: In Orlando on Friday night.
The slump in the first half ruins the Timberwolves, who lost to the Pacers 141-137.
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