Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves final score: Minnesota cruises to 91-73 victory

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Wolves held Cleveland to just 34 percent shooting in a win on Friday night.

The Minnesota Timberwolves weren't great on offense themselves on Friday night, but they locked the the Cleveland Cavaliers down en route to a 91-73 home victory. The victory bumped Minnesota to .500 on the season at 9-9, while the Cavs fell to 4-16 as they continue to flounder without Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

Cleveland has been powered by its offense in wins this season, but the Timberwolves didn't allow them to score over 21 points in any single corner. The Wolves shot only 42 percent from the field and 4-19 from three, but it was more than enough offense to win. Individually, they were led by Kevin Love, who put up 36 points and 13 rebounds to pace the team in both categories.

Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea were the only other two Wolves in double figures, as guys like Nikola Pekovic, Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved all had poor games. Minnesota will be off until Wednesday night, when they host the Denver Nuggets.

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