MINNEAPOLIS -- Antawn Jamison scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help the Cavaliers to a 98-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night.
Kyrie Irving scored 14 points, dished out five assists and grabbed five rebounds. Former Timberwolves guard Ramon Sessions had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cavs, who held Minnesota to three fast-break points.
Kevin Love had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Alonzo Gee had 11 points and six boards off the bench. The Wolves got as close as 90-78 in the fourth before Anderson Varejao scored on a putback and Jamison drilled a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 17 and seal it for the Cavs.
The game pitted Irving, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, against Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams, the second pick and a player the Cavs considered taking in June.