NBA summer league recap: Bates-Diop scores 17, Wolves top Cavs 85-75
Keita Bates-Diop led the way with 17 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 85-75 in the Las Vegas NBA summer league opener for both teams.
Trailing by 11 at the half, the Wolves used a big third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 29-14 to take a 64-60 lead into the fourth.
Minnesota held Cleveland to 15 points in the final quarter to claim the victory.
Kelan Martin had a team-high 11 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Josh Okogie added 14 points.
Former Gopher Jordan Murphy had three points and five rebounds in 14 minutes of play.
Second-round pick Jaylen Nowell did not play due to a right thigh contusion.
Mitchell Creek (SF), Bates-Diop (PF), Naz Reid (C), Okogie (SG), Jordan McLaughlin (PG)
A matchup with the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. CT.