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Cavs suffer worst loss of 2017-18 season, fall 127-99 to Timberwolves; Three takeaways

CLEVELAND – The Timberwolves went three years without a win against the Cavaliers, losing six consecutive blowouts by an average of 17 points.

They snapped out of the skid in convincing fashion on Monday night at the Target Center.

Cleveland has now lost five of its last seven games after a 127-99 defeat to Minnesota. The Celtics have won six games in a row, the Raptors have won five games in a row and the Cavs are in third place, trailing by 5.5 games in a conference they have dominated over the last three years.

Here are three takeaways from a contest that yielded the largest losing margin dating back to Mar. 27, 2017 vs. San Antonio…

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John Alfes is a senior at John Carroll University, and hails from Westlake, Ohio. His love and passion for the game of baseball originated in 1998, when he played catch with his father at the age of two. A former collegiate pitcher, Alfes currently serves as a Cleveland Cavaliers reporter for AP Radio/Metro Networks and the Cleveland Indians Beat Writer for CBS Sports/Scout Media Network, all while majoring in Communications (focus in Journalism) and English (focus in Professional Writing). He is the Sports Editor for The Carroll News, Sports Director for WJCU 88.7 FM and Senior Writer for the John Carroll Sports Information Department. John is an Eagle Scout and loves his two younger brothers (Conrad and Daniel) and two parents (John and Celeste). You can follow John Alfes on Twitter (@JohnAlfes) or reach him through email (

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