Timberwolves blow 34-point lead, recover to beat Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Andrew Wiggins tied a career high with 33 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew a 34-point lead before snapping the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 117-107 victory on Monday night.
Atlanta never led until Paul Millsap's runner with 3:26 remaining made it 107-106, but Wiggins scored the next seven points to prevent one of the biggest collapses in NBA history.
Jeff Teague finished with 24 points and Millsap had 22 for the Hawks.
The Timberwolves avoided what would have been the franchise's biggest blown lead in a loss. They led by 29 before falling to Dallas on Dec. 30, 2008.
It marked the first time in Wiggins' two-year career that he's had consecutive 30-point games. His 3-pointer early in the third made it 81-47.