Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Anthony Edwards is defended by Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo in the first half of the game on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo / Craig Lassig)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Anthony Edwards finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds and led the 3-point bombardment in the second half as the Timberwolves defeated Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat 113-101 on Wednesday for five straight wins.

Malik Beasley posted his best record of the season with 29 points from the bench and D’Angelo Russell added 20 for the Timberwolves, who had 55 attempts from long range, a franchise record, of which they connected 18. Edwards (six) , Beasley (five) and Russell (four) did most of the damage. The Wolves, who closed the game 11-2, went 11 of 27 on 3s before the break.

Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 18 points and Butler had a quiet night with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists against his former team as he was booed by an angry crowd at the Target Center. Duncan Robinson added 17 points and all-star backup Tyler Herro had 16 points on 5-of-18 shooting after a 31-point night the previous day in Detroit.

Karl-Anthony Towns ran into foul trouble in the first quarter and finished with 11 points and six rebounds, but Jarred Vanderbilt made up for the inside game failure with 15 boards, his personal best, to keep his eight points going.

Edwards shines in high-intensity games like this one, and was a powerhouse in the Wolves’ second-half resurgence.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Anthony Edwards is defended by Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo in the first half of the game on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Craig Lassig)

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