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wolves survive uneven fourth quarter, beat clippers 113-107

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wolves survive uneven fourth quarter, beat clippers 113-107

los angeles – playing the same opponent for the second time in three days, the timberwolves persevered again, this time outlasting the clippers 113-107 in the game’s final minutes without needing star guard jimmy butler to don his cape.on sunday, butler scored 20 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter of a 112-106 victory over the clippers at target center.on wednesday, he scored four consecutive points that helped push the wolves’ lead to 111-100 with 2:04 left, a lead they never gave back. the wolves led 102-91 with 7:14 remaining before the clippers scored the next nine points to get within 103-100 with 4:20 left.but wolves center karl-anthony towns, who led the team in scoring with 21 points, blocked two crucial shots — one on big man deandre jordan, the other by driving shooter lou williams — in the closing minutes.“you just got to do what you got to do to win,” towns said. “for me, it’s not going to be an offensive play i make every day for us. i have to make defensive plays if we want to win the game, and i knew the game was on the line. i had to make those plays and i’m glad i was able to do it.”williams and austin rivers each had 23 points to lead the clippers.the wolves led 62-49 at halftime and by as many as 19 after halftime. they were ahead 78-60 midway through the third quarter before the clippers ended the quarter on a 20-10 run that brought them within 88-80 entering the final 12 minutes.the clippers twice pulled within five points early ...