Cavs win streak continues, T'Wolves losing streak continuesMinnesota Sports
- J.J. Hickson finished with a career-high 23 points, as the Cleveland Cavaliers extended a pair of winning streaks with a 109-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - J.J. Hickson finished with a career-high 23 points, as the Cleveland Cavaliers extended a pair of winning streaks with a 109-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
"J.J. had a nice game for us," Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown said. "He ran the floor and our guys did a nice job of finding him."
Hickson shot 8-for-10, sank all seven free throws and grabbed eight rebounds in a little under 25 minutes for the Cavaliers, who have won their last six games. Cleveland also got its ninth consecutive victory over the Timberwolves, having last lost in the series in November 2005.
LeBron James ended with 12 points, 11 assists and six boards for the Cavs, who got 14 points off the bench from Jamario Moon. Shaquille O'Neal, Daniel Gibson and Zydrunas Ilgauskas each scored 13 in the win.
Corey Brewer had 22 points while Kevin Love added 20 points and 10 boards for Minnesota, which has lost five in a row and is 1-9 over its last 10 games. Al Jefferson had 14 points and 10 boards.
Cleveland held a 27-26 edge after a tight first quarter and continued to play in front in the second, but didn't start pulling away until the final minutes.