Mavericks clip Timberwolves, 108-105, gain early advantage in Western Conference finals

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday in Minneapolis. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY)

MINNEAPOLIS — For most of the night, the Timberwolves’ primary scorers, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, struggled to score. Their teammates picked them up for a large portion of the game, but it wasn’t enough as Dallas’ two stars led the Mavericks to a 108-105 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.