Cleveland was scorched by Michael Beasley for 28 points as the Timberwolves defated the Cavaliers 98-97 in NBA action on Sunday.
Bettors who backed the Timberwolves were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 209.5.
Minnesota got 23 points from Luke Ridnour and another 16 points from Kevin Love. Luke Ridnour contributed 6 assists, while Kevin Love cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
The Cavaliers got a 24-point performance from Antawn Jamison, who was supported by 21 points from Anthony Parker. Mo Williams had 11 assists in a losing cause for Cleveland, while Anderson Varejao grabbed 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 51-49 at the break.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-45.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Hornets. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Orlando.