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Timberwolves rally late, shock Heat 129-126

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat forwards Kelly Olynyk, left, and Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Miami. Photo: (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat forwards Kelly Olynyk, left, and Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Miami.

Updated: February 26, 2020 09:32 PM

Jordan McLaughlin’s layup with just under nine seconds left put Minnesota ahead for good, D’Angelo Russell led all scorers with 27 points and the Timberwolves added to Miami’s late-season stagger by beating the Heat 129-126 on Wednesday night.

Malik Beasley scored 21 points, Juancho Hernangomez tied a season-high with 17 points and McLaughlin added 13 for Minnesota.

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The Timberwolves were down by 12 with 3:59 left, then closed on a 20-5 run to get just their second victory in 20 games. Kendrick Nunn scored 24 points for Miami,. The Heat have dropped seven of nine.

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