Word came down just minutes before the Wolves’ game with Cleveland Wednesday that high-scoring shooting guard Kevin Martin would miss the game with flu-like symptoms.

The Wolves spent the ensuing four quarters saying, essentially: So what?

In a rather astonishing display of offensive efficiency, the Wolves blew the Cavaliers out of Target Center, 124-95, in a game in which they led by as many as 39 points.

Where to start?

The Wolves had season highs in first half points (70) — scoring 32 or more in each of the first three quarters — and overall points. They had 108 by the end of the third quarter. The team also set season highs in overall shooting (54.9 percent) and assists (34).

The Wolves tied season highs in three-point shooting (50.0) and three-pointers made (11).

Individual? Corey Brewer, channeling K-Mart, scoring the team’s first nine points, hit on all five of his three-pointers on the way to a season — high 27 points. Kevin Love came two rebounds short of his 200th career double-double, but he scored 33 points with eight rebounds and six assists.

More: Ricky Rubio had 16 points and a career-high 16 assists through three quarters before sitting down for good. He now has 40 assists over his last three games. He assisted on 11 of the Wolves’ first 13 field goals while picking up his fourth double-double of the season.

In the fourth quarter, all the starters rested.

Robbie Hummel, making his first NBA start, hit on two of four three-pointers on the way to 10 points on a night when all the Wolves starters scored. Minnesota had a 56-32 edge in the paint, a 20-9 edge on points off turnovers and a 29-6 edge on the fast break..

It was that kind of night. The Wolves led by 14 after one quarter, by 23 at the half, by 32 after three and by 39 early in the fourth before things got a little sloppy garbage time.

The Wolves (6-3) , who lost by a point in Cleveland earlier this month, improved to 4-1 at home. Cleveland (3-6) got 20 points from Kyrie Irving and 13 from Anderson Varejao while dropping its second straight game. The Cavs are now 0-6 on the road.

The way Brewer started the game it was easy to forget Martin was missing. Brewer scored the Wolves’ first nine points, kick-starting another productive first quarter for Minnesota. The Wolves led 20-16 with 4:48 left in the quarter when Irving, hit in the head under the Wolves’ basket, left the game. The Wolves immediately went on a 12-1 run. The Wolves lead grew to 16 before Jack scored at quarter’s end to cut the Wolves lead to 38-24.