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Beasley, Russell lead Timberwolves past Pelicans, 139-134

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley (5) dribbles past New Orleans Pelicans forward Derrick Favors (22), near Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore (55) and forward Zion Williamson (1) during the first half. Photo: AP/Matthew Hinton
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley (5) dribbles past New Orleans Pelicans forward Derrick Favors (22), near Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore (55) and forward Zion Williamson (1) during the first half.

Updated: March 03, 2020 10:08 PM

Malik Beasley scored 28 points, D'Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 139-134.

Zion Williamson scored 25 points and Jrue Holiday had 27 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which dropped its second straight at home and fell four games behind Memphis for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

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James Johnson scored 19 points and Juancho Hernangomez had 16 to help Minnesota win for just the third time in 23 games.

Lonzo Ball scored 26 points and Brandon Ingram had 24 for New Orleans.

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