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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves lived heavily on 3-point shooting during their six-game winning streak. On Friday night the shots stopped falling and the streak died with it. “What, our last 10 shots were threes?” center Karl-Anthony Towns asked after the Timberwolves blew an 18-point lead in a 118-110 loss to the Orlando Magic. “You just have to do them. I don’t know what else to say about that.” READ MORE: ‘We can do this’: Church leaders vow to rebuild after fire damages historic structure in south MinneapolisMo Bamba scored 27 points, and Markelle Fultz and Mo Wagner they made the most of Orlando’s goal in a big rally in the second half. During an eight-minute stretch of 23-4, Fultz scored five points and Wagner had the final seven, leaving the Magic with a 107-95 lead with 3:32 left. Two dunks by Jaden McDaniels helped the Timberwolves trim the lead. to one, but Wagner scored again, and Bamba resolved with a 3-pointer and a dunk with 42 seconds remaining. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 25 points. Towns had 21 points and 13 rebounds but had to play carefully after drawing three fouls in the first quarter. That helped Orlando build a 49-37 rebounding advantage. “Where it hurt us was in our defense in the third quarter,” Minnesota coach Chris Finch said. “We couldn’t be physical when we needed to be.” Wendell Carter Jr. scored 20 points and Wagner came off the bench with 18 points and six rebounds in just 13 minutes for the Magic. Two nights after a 132-102 over Oklahoma City in which Malik Beasley set a franchise-record 11 3-pointers, the Timberwolves made seven of their first nine attempts from behind the arc. But they only made 8 of 36 in the rest of the game. “We knew they were going to go out there and shoot a lot of 3-pointers,” said Fultz, who had 14 points and seven assists in his fifth game after missing 14 months. due to a torn ACL. “Our adjustment was just to get them off the 3-point line or make tough doubles or get to the line with our big guys contending (shots). I think that was what gave us the victory.” The Timberwolves led by 18 points midway through the second quarter, but Cole Anthony and Wagner sparked a 20-7 run in Orlando to end the first half with Minnesota leading 65-60. you are up 18 . . . We’ve been really good lately at putting away gear, not messing with our food. But we left a lot on the table,” Towns said. “They came out hungrier, and I don’t know if we just expected them to go to bed and give us the game. But they’re also playing really well right now, so they’ve beaten us in their last eight games. “I think we showed a level of growth,” said Bamba, who had 12 rebounds and two blocks. “This was the perfect game in the We have to work to become the team we want to be.” The Timberwolves opened the second half with their first four 3-pointers and clawed back a 12-point lead. But the Magic responded with a 37-point quarter in which they shot 14 of 21 shots, including two 3-pointers by Carter and RJ Hampton.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Patrick Beverley, who sat out Wednesday with a sore right ankle, started and was called for his third foul with 7:55 remaining in the first quarter … He left the game and did not return … Jordan McLaughlin did not play because of a strained right groin … Jared Vanderbilt, who sat out Wednesday night with a left quadriceps contusion, was back in the a titular lineup. Magic: Anthony threw a fee pitch after Jaden McDaniel was called for a technical foul in the first quarter, but the point was deducted when it was determined a technical double had been called, one of them on Carter. . . . The Magic won by 18 points in the first meeting in Minnesota on Nov. 1.UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Miami on Saturday night.Magic: Host Philadelphia on Sunday night.MORE NEWS: Call for more to be done after racist video appeared at Edina High School(© 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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