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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.

 

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, 12 rebounds and six assists. Rookie Anthony Edwards had 27 points.

 

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% from the field.

 

The Pacers are at Orlando on Friday night.

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