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MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves exploded in the fourth quarter for a 121-104 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, Dec. 5. Towns led a 22-2 Minnesota surge after the Hornets took a 96-93 lead into the final eight minutes. He scored seven in a 10-0 run when the Timberwolves initially gained control, and then teamed with Robert Covington to turn the game into a blowout.
SEATTLE -- Chris Carson rushed for a touchdown and Justin Coleman returned a fumble 29 yards for a score, both in the final three minutes, as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the visiting Minnesota Vikings 21-7 Monday night, Dec. 10. Sebastian Janikowski kicked two field goals as the Seahawks (8-5) won their fourth in a row and extended their lead in the race for the NFC's first wild card to 1 1/2 games over the Vikings (6-6-1). Minnesota lost for the third time in four games.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Jason Zucker scored power-play goals less than a minute apart as the visiting Minnesota Wild defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night, Dec 4. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who went 3-for-3 with the man advantage. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves for Minnesota, which snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Josh Leivo and Tyler Motte scored for Vancouver, which has won just once in its past 13 games (1-10-2). The Canucks' Anders Nilsson stopped 25 shots but dropped his sixth consecutive start.
PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns, Darren Sproles rushed for another and the host Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins 28-13 on Monday night, Dec. 2. Wentz was 27 of 39 for 306 yards with one interception as the Eagles (6-6) won their second in a row. Philadelphia climbed into a second-place tie with the Redskins (6-6), one game behind the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) in the NFC East.
MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds and three steals to help the Minnesota Timberwolves recover from a 19-point, first-half deficit to post a 103-91 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets on Monday night, Dec. 3. Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points for Minnesota, which won for the fifth time in the past six games. Taj Gibson added 15 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague had 14 points and seven assists, Robert Covington scored 13 points and Dario Saric added 12 off the bench.
PITTSBURGH — Rookie Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal with no time left Sunday night, Dec. 2, to give the visiting Los Angeles Chargers a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the game's end, Badgley missed a 39-yard attempt and had a 34-yard try blocked, both with no time left, but the Steelers were offside both times.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, Dec. 2, hours after the team fell to 4-7-1 with a 20-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brothers Kaleb and Andre Wesson combined for 31 points to lift No. 16 Ohio State over the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers 79-59 on Sunday night, Dec. 2, in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams in Columbus, Ohio. Kaleb Wesson scored 14 of his 15 points after intermission, with most of the damage coming early in the half before he picked up his third foul at the 15:01 mark.
NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — Spain's Jon Rahm shot a 7-under par 65, outpacing fellow third-round co-leaders Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, to win the Hero World Challenge at New Providence, Bahamas, on Sunday, Dec. 2.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gordon Hayward enjoyed his best game of the season, scoring 30 points while also adding nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the visiting Boston Celtics to a 118-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Saturday night, Dec. 1. The Celtics extended their modest win streak to three games, getting the last two on consecutive nights. The T-wolves saw their season-best win streak snapped at four games.