Beasley leads Wolves to win over stumbling Hornets

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Michael Beasley had 30 points, nine rebounds and a career-high seven assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 113-98 over the stumbling New Orleans Hornets on Monday night.

Wes Johnson added a career-high 24 points and made six 3-pointers for the Timberwolves, who have won back-to-back games for just the second time this season.

Chris Paul had 22 points and 13 assists for the Hornets, who lost their seventh straight road game and are 7-12 after starting the season 11-1.

David West added 23 points, but New Orleans allowed the Timberwolves to shoot 53 percent from the field and 11 for 23 from 3-point range while losing to a team that entered with just seven victories on the season.

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