Battling Achilles injury, PG Jeff Teague late scratch against Heat

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota point guard Jeff Teague sat out the Timberwolves’ game Friday night against the Miami Heat because of a right Achilles injury.

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The team announced the injury just minutes before the game. Aaron Brooks started for Minnesota, which also was without reserve forward Nemanja Bjelica. Bjelica is dealing with a left mid-foot sprain.

In his first season with the Timberwolves, Teague has averaged 14.0 points and 7.5 assists. He’s coming off a 22-point, 11-assist performance Wednesday night in a home victory over Orlando.