The Minnesota Timberwolves returned to the No. 1 spot in the Northwest Division, along with the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets, the winners of the NBA Sunday.
The Dominican American center Karl-Anthony Towns contributed a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds that left him in front of the attack of the Timberwolves that prevailed by 119-108 against the Suns of Phoenix.
The absence of the Spanish guard Devin Booker, leader of the Suns, was noticed in the attack of the Phoenix team, which lost the third consecutive game.
Towns, who played 39 minutes scored 12 of 26 field goals, including 2 of 6 triples, and was perfect (6-6) from the personnel line.
The franchise player of the Timberwolves also delivered two assists, put a stopper, lost a ball and committed two personal fouls.
The escort Jimmy Butler with 25 points and the Canadian forward Andrew Wiggins, who contributed another 21 points, completed the attack of the Timberwolves.
Power forward Taj Gibson achieved a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds -better mark so far this season- and became the best player of the Timberwolves in the paint.
Without Booker with the Suns, rookie reserve base Mike James, who has become the league’s biggest revelation so far this season, took charge of leading Phoenix’s attack by scoring 26 points, his best mark as a pro.
Slovenian base Goran Dragic added 24 points for the Miami Heat, who prevailed at home by 93-100 against the Chicago Bulls, who lost the fifth straight game.
The Heat (10-9) entered the list of playoff teams in the Eastern Conference and returned to rely on the efficiency of the triples to score 13 of 32 for a 41 percent success.
Ellington got 5 of 8 triples and was perfect with 4 of 4 from the line of personnel.
Along with Dragic and Ellington, four other players of the Heat, including three reserves, got double-digit numbers, including starting center Hassan Whiteside who contributed double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds and reserve power forward James Johnson added 15 points
The base Jerian Grant, who went on reserve, became the best of the Bulls with 24 points, while the guard Justin Holiday contributed 15 points.
Forward DeMare Carroll contributed 24 points, including four triples, and six rebounds that left him as the Nets’ leader in the 88-98 away game against the Memphis Grizzlies, who suffered the eighth straight loss.
In spite of having the loss by injury of the escort-eaves star D’Angelo Russell, the Nets were of less to more in the party for at the end imposing their better game of set and obtaining the victory that allowed them to break a streak of three defeats Consecutive
Along with Carroll, who achieved his best record so far this season, the forward reserves Trevor Booker, who emerged as the sixth player, contributed a double-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, leading the actions within the painting.
The guard Joe Harris as a starter came to 13 points and distributed six assists to complete the list of three players of the Nets (7-12) who had double-digit numbers.
Spanish power forward Marc Gasol and backup guard Tyreke Evans with 18 points each led the attack by the Grizzlies (7-12), who have the worst losing streak so far this season.