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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Williams scored a career-high 35 points and Ayo Dosunmu scored a season-high 26 points in 45 minutes as the Chicago Bulls clung to a 124-120 win over the Timberwolves. of Minnesota on Sunday night with both teams ahead. Break mode from the regulars in preparation for the postseason. Troy Brown Jr. added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without four starters and snapped a four-game losing streak. They nearly blew a 28-point second-quarter lead after a brisk rally by the Timberwolves’ deep backups, who didn’t use starters in the second half. For Us’The Bulls they already had the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference group secured. They will face No. 3 seed Milwaukee in the first round, thanks to their worrying drop down the stretch. Chicago, returning to the playoffs after a four-year absence, shared the best record in the East with Miami at the All-Star break. The Wolves, who were seventh in the Western Conference earlier in the week, will host the Los Angeles Clippers in a play-in game on Tuesday night. Nathan Knight had 17 points and eight rebounds and Jaylen Nowell added 15 points for the Wolves, who outscored the Bulls 40-27 in the third quarter and pulled within 116-115 on a tight corner 3-pointer by fan favorite Jake Layman with 1:42 to go. Dosunmu, the only starter to play for the Bulls, dropped a layup at the other end. The Illinois rookie hit a 3-pointer on the next possession. (Credit: David Berding/Getty Images) Williams, the fourth overall pick in the 2020 draft who missed 65 games earlier this season after tearing ligaments in his wrist and needing surgery, was 10-for-21 from the floor. LOST The Bulls had only 10 players available, with four starters out of the game. DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic had the night off, Zach LaVine was sidelined to give his nagging knee some extra rest, and Coby White was out with a sprained toe. The Bulls have also been without point guard Lonzo Ball for the past three months due to a knee injury that will prevent him from returning to the playoffs. The Timberwolves rested All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard D’Angelo Russell, who was officially listed with an illness but was watched from the bench in a striped turtleneck. The third member of his all-star trio, Anthony Edwards, scored eight points in 18 minutes and did not play in the second half. Neither did starter Jarred Vanderbilt. THAT’S ONE WAY TO DO IT Timberwolves’ agitator Patrick Beverley joined Towns and Russell on the bye list after he was ejected in the second quarter for committing technical fouls 15 seconds apart. The trigger for Beverley was the absence of a foul he defended on a short jump shot, and he took his complaints to referee David Guthrie. As Beverley ran off the pitch, he gave referee Michael Smith a pat on the backREAD MORE: Down 3 goals early, Wild Rally Outscored Kings 6-3ALWAYS COACHING despite a 23-point halftime lead for the Bulls, coach Billy Donovan called two timeouts in the first two minutes of the third quarter to admonish his young players for some troubling sequences. FOR THE RECORD The Bulls, who have gone 7-14 in the last 21 games, went 46-36 for their best mark since 50-32 in 2014-15. That was also the last time they swept the Wolves’ two-game season series. The Timberwolves finished with six losses in their last 10 games and landed at 46-36, their second-best record in the last 18 years. They went 47-35 in 2017-18, the only time they’ve made the playoffs since reaching the 2004 Western Conference finals. TIP-INSBulls: Backup point guard Alex Caruso (with bruises on lower thigh) back) did not play for the third straight game. Donovan said he’s not in danger of losing time in the playoffs. Timberwolves: Backup center Greg Monroe, signed three days ago to gain more depth and post experience for the playoffs, had nine points and five assists in 18 minutes. UP NEXT Bulls: The series against the defending NBA champion Bucks kicks off in Milwaukee next weekend. The Bulls went 1-14 against the top four teams in the Eastern Conference this season, including 0-4 against the Bucks. They lost by four, six, 28 and 21 points in those matchups. Timberwolves: If they beat the Clippers, they’ll be the No. 7 seed in the West and face Memphis in the first round starting next weekend. If the Wolves lose Tuesday, they will stay home and play the winner of San Antonio-New Orleans on Friday for the No. 8 seed. MORE NEWS: Austin FC beats Minnesota United 1-0(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press . All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Gilbert Dominant On Mound To Lift Mariners Past Twins 5-0 – WCCO

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SEATTLE (AP) — At the rate he’s going, Logan Gilbert will find himself pitching in Los Angeles in the All-Star Game a month from now. -Batter in the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. depression. But the only thing everyone wanted to talk about afterwards was another excellent performance from Gilbert. “It sounds to me like he’s putting together an All-Star season,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I think he’s certainly setting himself apart as one of the best starters in this league.” Gilbert cut his ERA to 2.22, struck out six and walked one. Gilberto Celestino, batting No. 9, and Carlos Correa hit two singles off Gilbert, but the rest of the Twins’ lineup was unsuccessful. The only time Minnesota threatened was in the sixth with runners on first and second and two out, but Gilbert struck out Max Kepler on a 3-2 pitch. It was the fourth time this year that Gilbert won after a loss in Seattle. “I’m trying to always set the tone when it’s my day, and get ahead and keep zeros on the board and give us a chance to win,” Gilbert said. . “So win or lose, that’s my job. And that’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.” Gilbert (7-2) has allowed three runs or fewer in 12 of his 13 starts this season. He has pitched at least six innings in six straight outings, and only Seattle, wanting to keep the pitching countdown down against the Twins a bit, prevented Gilbert from entering the seventh inning. just a bunch of positive things combined,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He made good pitches when he had to.” Erik Swanson, Diego Castillo and Matt Festa each worked an inning of relief to finish the shutout. home run an inning later to chase down Minnesota starter Joe Ryan. Sam Haggerty added an RBI double in the seventh. Seattle had scored three runs or fewer in four of the previous six games. The Mariners are 25-10 when scoring four or more this season, even if Gilbert didn’t need that much support.READ MORE: Buxton Homers Vs Seattle Again, Twins Top Mariners 3-2“When he goes out, it’s business, and playing behind a guy like that, he’s a lot of fun,” France said. “The game just flows. Hopefully we can get some racing support tonight.” Ryan (5-3) made his first start since he was placed on the COVID-19 disabled list on May 25. He retired 11 of his first 12 batters before Julio Rodriguez doubled with one. out in the fourth, and Suarez followed with an impressive home run down the left field line. An inning later with Ryan working, France hit a broken ball hanging on the first pitch. Ryan allowed five hits and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings. Injured back that the team expected and would be imagining a bit to see if there is something else at stake. Polanco has sat out the last two games. Mariners: SS JP Crawford was ruled out about an hour before first pitch after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Servais said. Crawford was ready to bat in the leadoff spot. Dylan Moore replaced him at shortstop. Servais seemed pessimistic that Crawford would be able to play Wednesday. … Jesse Winker was given the night off. Servais had planned to give each of his outfielders a day off during this stay at home, but Winker has been a huge disappointment at the plate. He is batting just .208 and has six hits in his last 39 at-bats. ROSTER MOVEMENT To make room for Ryan, the Twins designated Elliot Soto for the INF assignment a day after he was drafted out of Triple-A St. Paul. Soto did not appear in his only game with the Twins. Baldelli was hopeful Soto would remain in the organization if he clears waivers.UP NEXTTwins: Right-hander Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.41 ERA) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after missing time for a strain in the right pectoral. Gray hasn’t started for the Twins since May 29 when he pitched six innings against Kansas City. Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-6, 3.63) is making his 13th start of the season. Gonzales lasted 4 1/3 innings in his last start against Boston, allowing two runs on two hits with a career-high six walks. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Storm wins for fourth straight time to extend Lynx losing streak – WCCO

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, including a go-ahead basket with 42.6 seconds left, and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-79 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Stewart floated into the lane to break a 79-all tie. After Minnesota was left empty-handed at the other end on a lopsided layup attempt by Moriah Jefferson, Stewart dribbled the clock past it to Jewell Loyd, who missed a contested shot down the lane. But Stewart grabbed the offensive rebound and knocked him out to run out time. Epiphanny Prince made four 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and finished with 15 points for Seattle (9-5). Loyd added 13 points, including a 3-point play for a 57-54 lead after Seattle started the third quarter on an 18-8 run. Sue Bird did not play due to illness other than COVID. Breanna Stewart (Credit: Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Stewart had 15 points in the first half, but Seattle still trailed 46-39. The Storm finished 12 of 27 from 3-point range. Kayla McBride scored 20 points for Minnesota (3-12), including a 3-pointer to tie it at 79-all with 52 seconds left. Jessica Shepard added 12 points, Nikolina Milic added 11 points and the Aerial Powers had 10 points and seven assists. Minnesota, which has lost four straight, outscored Seattle 51.5% to 38.4 but gave it up 15 times. (© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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‘We are only here to win’: Benilde-St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse team seeks fifth state championship – WCCO

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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — They’re young, but they’re not insecure. “We are very confident. We know we are the best team in the state. It all comes down to whether we all play together,” said Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior spiker, Cam Gelling. READ MORE: ‘Take What’s Ours’: Championship Softball Turns Ruthless In FinalsThe Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys are back in the state, for the fifth year in a row, undefeated and in first place. “We know what to expect. We know the splendor around the state tournament,” said BSM Head Coach Rob Hunt. Margaret’s has been a sure success, winning the first state title in 2007 and last year. This week they go for title number five. (Credit: CBS) “I think it would just continue to cement our show as one of the best shows in Minnesota, if not the Midwest,” Hunt said. “We want to continue to help elevate the game not just locally, but for the entire state.” READ MORE: MSHSL passes name, image, and likeness policy for student athletes“It would mean a lot to us, especially going back,” Gelling said. The Red Knights have a reputation for winning every game. “I think you’re everyone’s target. Some people have said that. It really doesn’t affect us. We’re just here to win,” junior midfielder Brad Little said. Still, they try to reframe the narrative. “At one point this year, we positioned ourselves in our own locker room as if we were the chasers,” Hunt said. . “We were going to go out and hunt everyone down and let everyone know that we were still here. As the year progressed, it became clear that we were one of the best teams in the state. And we were going to get the best shot of all.” MORE NEWS: The Chanhassen HS lacrosse team is enjoying a dominant season despite few home game opportunities They are ready for whoever comes to take their place at the top.

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