Mo Williams had a career night helping the Minnesota Timberwolves snap a 15-game losing streak. Williams scored 52 points en route to a 110-101 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Williams’ performance is tops in the NBA this season, passing Pau Gasol and Carmelo Anthony’s 46 points earlier in the season.
"Mo was unbelievable," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "I have been in the league 17 years and I have had some guys have hot games, but I don't think I have had anybody where he was at. He did everything."
Williams shot an impressive 19-of-33 from the field, including six three-pointers and also added seven assists and four rebounds. For the season, Williams is only averaging 11 points per game, but Tuesday night he was just feeling it.
"You are just in a zone, you don't really see anybody," Williams said. "You just go back to the places when you are in the gym by yourself with your own trainer. You are just shooting shots and it doesn't matter where the defense is at.
"I was telling C.J. Watson during the game, I said, `There was nothing you are going to do today, don't even worry about it," Williams said.
Rookie Andrew Wiggins added 20 points and Gorgui Dieng got a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ first win since Dec. 10.
For the Pacers, who are 8-10 at home this season, C.J. Miles led in scoring with 22 points and C.J. Watson added 17. The Pacers struggled from the three-point line and the free-throw line; they shot 5-of-18 from beyond the arc and 18-of-30 from the charity stripe.
Both teams have two days off before their next game Friday night. The Pacers will host the Detroit Pistons, and the Timberwolves travel to Phoenix to face the Suns.