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EAGAN, Minnesota (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings say defensive end Everson Griffen left his home without incident and is receiving treatment for his mental health. Griffen called 911 early Wednesday out of fear of an intruder after a disturbing series of social media posts. He said people were trying to kill him. Police determined there were no intruders. Griffen spent most of the day refusing to leave his house before the team announced the peaceful resolution. Griffen took time off from the team in 2018 for mental health treatment.

NEWARK, NJ (AP) – The Minnesota Wild didn’t let a traffic jam slow them down against the New Jersey Devils. Kevin Fiala scored the only shootout goal, Cam Talbot made 42 saves and the Wild beat the Devils 3-2 after arriving late at the arena. Stuck in Manhattan vacation traffic with the Holland Tunnel closed, the Wild finally reached the Prudential Center in New Jersey at 6:26 p.m., delaying the start of the game by 24 minutes until 7:33 p.m. On the 2-hour bus ride from their hotel to the arena, the Wild scored two goals in the first period before the Devils erased a 2-0 deficit in the third to send the game into overtime.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Anthony Edwards scored 33 points and 14 rebounds in Minnesota’s fifth straight win. The Timberwolves beat Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat 113-101. Edwards led Minnesota’s 3-point dam in the second half. Wolves threw a franchise record 55 attempts from behind the arc and made it 18. Edwards, Malik Beasley and D’Angelo Russell did the most damage. Wolves ended the game 11-2. They went 11 for 27 on 3 points after halftime. Bam Adebayo led the Heat with 18 points. Butler recorded 16 points and eight rebounds against his former team.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Payton Willis scored 17 points and Jamison Battle 14 as Minnesota went on a 12-2 streak in six minutes late in the game to defeat Jacksonville 55-44. Minnesota led by 17 early in the second half before Jacksonville reduced the score to 43-35 with just under eight minutes to go. EJ Stephens drained a 3-point pointer and Willis called beyond the arc as the Golden Gophers scored nine unanswered points over the next five minutes, building an 18-point lead with 1:34 remaining. Tommy Bruner led the Dolphins with 11 points and hit their only 3 points with 42 seconds left. Jacksonville had been 0 for 14 from the start until then.

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