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The Mavericks fall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, lose their third straight.

Well, that was a frustrating loss! The Mavericks quite couldn’t climb back from an early deficit and dropped their third game in a row, losing to the Timberwolves 101-92.

The Timberwolves took advantage of a lifeless Dallas team to run up an early 21 point lead, built in large part on Karl-Anthony Towns’ phenomenal opening period. Towns had a first-quarter stat line that a lot of guys would be proud of at the end of the night: 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

But Dallas buckled down on defense in the second and held Towns to just a very human four points.