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Heat Pull Away Late, Top Timberwolves 123-105

Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9) on the drive downcourt against the Miami Heat during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 17, 2017, in Miami. Photo: (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9) on the drive downcourt against the Miami Heat during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 17, 2017, in Miami.

March 17, 2017 09:30 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyler Johnson scored 23 off the bench and the Miami Heat downed the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-105 on Friday night.

Goran Dragic scored 19 points and added 10 assists for Miami, which lost Dion Waiters to an ankle injury in the second quarter but moved to 23-5 in its last 28 games overall and 15-1 in its last 16 at home.

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James Johnson scored 17 for the Heat, who never trailed and put the game away with a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were 21 for 22 from the foul line. Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points and Ricky Rubio added 20 for Minnesota.

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