By Phillip B. Wilson
INDIANAPOLIS — Aaron Holiday scored 22 points, brother Justin Holiday had 21 and the short-handed Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 141-137, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).
The Pacers were without All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis and three other injured starters, and had lost nine of 10 home games.
Karl Anthony-Towns led NBA-worst Minnesota with 32 points. Anthony Edwards had 27.
Aaron Holiday wrapped it up with two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining.
Justin Holiday hit four 3-pointers in the final quarter, when the Timberwolves rallied to make it a one-possession game. T.J. McConnell made a key 3-pointer for a 138-132 lead with 24.9 seconds remaining. He finished with 19 points.
Aaron Holiday scored 14 points in the second quarter, and the Pacers outscored the Timberwolves 42-25 in the period for a 21-point halftime lead. The Pacers had a season-high 77 points at the break.
Caris LeVert added 18 points for the Pacers. They shot 59 percent from the field.
Timberwolves: Have not won back-to-back games since the first two of the season.
Pacers: Recent injuries resulted in a starting lineup without a player who began the season as a starter.
Timberwolves: At Boston on Friday night.
Pacers: At Orlando on Friday night.
Justin Holiday shoots 8 for 13, finishing with 21 points of Indiana.