Jimmy Butler's 20-point 4th quarter saves Wolves vs. Clippers

Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on

Published in Basketball

With the Clippers' projected starting lineup in shambles, Rivers stepped forth and made seven of his first eight 3-point attempts Sunday.

He had scored those 21 of his 30 points from 3-point range, but only one in a fourth quarter when Butler took over with his scoring late.

Just Saturday afternoon, Dallas clobbered the Clippers 108-82 and won for just the sixth time in 23 games.

On Sunday night, the Wolves never led by more than eight points and only led 31-27 after one quarter, 60-55 at halftime, 78-76 after three quarters.

They also trailed 89-86 with 7:52 remaining after Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell's backdoor cut for a layup gave them their biggest lead of the night until then.


The Clippers had never led by more than two points before that.

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