Dallas Mavericks defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 125-112

Timberwolves center Al Jefferson turned philosophical after Monday's contentious 125-112 loss to Dallas at Target Center.

Back on the court after a nine-day absence following his drunken-driving arrest and two-game team suspension, Jefferson scored 36 points on a night when his team threw the basketball -- and in at least one situation, their arms -- all over the place.

The Mavericks beat the Wolves for the second time in five days and won their 12 consecutive game w...