The Minnesota Timberwolves actually looked like they might be able to hang with the league’s elite in the Miami Heat after leading 52-51 after the first two quarters of Friday night’s game.
Unfortunately, there are four quarters in NBA basketball and Dwyane Wade and his teammates decided they weren’t going to lose, resulting a 25-1 Heat run early in the third quarter to defeat the Wolves 111-92 at the Target Center.
Impressively, Dwyane Wade scored 32 points — 16 in the third quarter alone — while fellow Heat all-stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh chipped in double-doubles to keep the Heat in the mix for the top seed in the Eastern Conference with just six games left until the NBA playoffs begin. James scored 27 points and added 10 assists while Bosh had 24 points and 11 assists.
The Wolves surprisingly struggled in the rebounding department, losing that battle 55-39 thanks to a substandard seven rebounds from Kevin Love along with his 17 points. Martell Webster led the team in scoring with 22 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.
The Wolves left after the game to head to Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Saturday night.