Timberwolves Slip Past Pelicans, 107-100

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(AP) Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points and Minnesota beat New Orleans 107-100 Wednesday to improve to 2-0 since trading Jimmy Butler.

Jeff Teague added 14 points and 14 assists. E'Twaun Moore scored a season-high 31 and Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans.

The game was Minnesota's first with forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric. They were acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers along with injured guard Jerryd Bayless in exchange for the disgruntled Butler.

Covington started and had 13 points and seven rebounds. Saric added nine points and three rebounds.

The Pelicans dropped to 7-and-7 overall.

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