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DALLAS (AP) — A 15-minute rain delay at an arena before a game, another interruption during a tedious and wild finale for teams vying for playoff position in the Western Conference. Reggie Bullock must not have minded waiting, either. READ MORE: Wolves KAT named Western Conference Player of the Week (again) The Dallas shooting guard scored 18 points with a game-winning 3-pointer late after missing four games for personal reasons, as the Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 110- 108 on Monday night. 15 points and 10 assists, the latter setting up a Dorian Finney-Smith 3-pointer from the same right corner where Bullock connected moments later for a five-point lead with 40 seconds remaining. Dwight Powell scored 22 points on 8-of-8 shooting as the Mavericks avoided their first three-game losing streak since December and moved within a game of Utah for the fourth seed in a tight midway group in the West playoffs. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, who had a four-ga win streak stopped with only their second loss in 12 games. They missed the chance to get within a half game of Dallas for the fifth seed. Karl-Anthony Towns goes up for a dunk. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) “It’s mid to late March, and we understand the stakes,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said. “Minnesota is a very good team. They are hot.” The 15-minute delay at the start was due to heavy rain that caused a leak from the beams above the stands not far from the Minnesota bench. Nearly three hours later, coach Chris Finch got up from the bench when Patrick Beverley was fouled while attempting a 3-pointer and an umpire ruled it was before the shot. Beverley wasn’t happy either. The Timberwolves trailed 110-107 when that decision came with 6.5 seconds left, and that meant Beverley made just two free throws. “It was crazy, really,” Finch said. “Just looking at the tape, I thought (Beverley) was fouled on the shot. He was clearly at the meeting and the shift. He was sure it should have been a 3-point shot.” After missing the first free throw, Beverley purposely missed and got the rebound when he lobbed the ball hard against the glass and grazed the rim. Foul when Beverley went for a layup and Dallas disagreed. The Mavericks won the challenge, resulting in a jump ball at midcourt after a long delay for review. READ MORE: Towns, Edwards Star, Wolves beat Giannis-Less Bucks 138-119 The Minnesota offensive end, where Beverley ran him down. Before he could put up a 3-pointer that went in, Doncic fouled him again with 2.5 seconds left. Beverley made the first before missing the second on purpose again, but the Timberwolves couldn’t secure the fumble before the clock expired. “We talked about what we needed to do, and Luka hit the free kick for that jump between two,” Kidd said. “Because if he doesn’t do it, the way things are going, Bev does the 3.” Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 for Dallas while Jalen Brunson and Finney-Smith joined Doncic with 15 apiece. It was the first time since April 4, 1989 that the Mavericks had six players with at least 15 points in a game. TIP-INSTimberwolves: Anthony Edwards scored 19 points and D’Angelo Russell added 18.… Former Baylor player Taurean Prince scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, shooting 3-for-4 from long range. Mavericks: F Davis Bertans did not play after appearing on the injury report earlier in the day with sore right knee. … Maxi Kleber is 1-for-9 from the field and is 10-for-44 since he missed two games with an ankle injury. ANOTHER DELAY The “rain delay” was the second time in less than two months that a game was interrupted in Dallas. The Mavericks’ 107-98 victory over Philadelphia on February 4 was delayed 44 minutes due to a rim malfunction. You could see the water from the heavy rain dripping from the beams. Arena workers had to mop up the area around that bench while players remained loose while continuing their pregame shooting. The leak stopped after storms passed through the area.UP NEXTTimberwolves: West-leading Phoenix visits Wednesday. The Suns won the first two games and are looking for their first sweep of three or more games against Minnesota since 2010-11. Mavericks: Houston visits on Wednesday. The Mavericks are looking to sweep the Rockets for the first time since back-to-back seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Those were Kidd’s last two seasons with Dallas as a player. MORE NEWS: After beating the Lakers, the Wolves will at least have one play-in tournament (© 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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