Ellis’ 22 points power Pacers past Timberwolves 102-88


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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Monta Ellis had 22 points and six rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a fourth-quarter deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-88 on Saturday night.

Paul George finished with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting for Indiana, but he had eight points in the fourth. Jordan Hill scored 12 points off the bench as the Pacers snapped a three-game skid.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost three in a row. Ricky Rubio finished with 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds for the Timberwolves.

Indiana, the league’s fourth-best 3-point shooting team, was 3 of 17 on 3s through three quarters before hitting 6 of 9 in the fourth.

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