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Jim Mone, Associated Press
Minnesota Timberwolves' Michael Beasley, left, attempts to drive around Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Parker in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS — Antawn Jamison had 22 points and six rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Kyrie Irving had 14 points, five assists and five rebounds and former Timberwolves guard Ramon Sessions had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cavaliers, who held Minnesota to three fast-break points.

Kevin Love had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have taken two major steps backward since beating Dallas and San Antonio on successive nights to start the week.

They lost to Memphis on Wednesday night and then never really were in it Friday thanks to an uninspired effort against the Cavs. Minnesota fell to 2-3 on a five-game homestand.