Timberwolves hit season-high 23 3s, beat Bulls 150-126
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had season highs with 37 points and 11 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves made 23…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had season highs with 37 points and 11 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves made 23 3-pointers to rout the Chicago Bulls 150-126 on Sunday night, setting season bests for 3s and points.
D’Angelo Russell added 28 points after missing two games and Minnesota rolled past Chicago despite missing four regulars.
Rudy Gobert missed his second straight game because of a sprained left ankle. Karl-Anthony Towns (right calf strain) and top reserves Jordan McLaughlin (left calf strain) and Taurean Prince (right shoulder) also sat out.
Starting a four-game trip, Chicago lost its fourth straight and sixth in eight games.
DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 29 points, Nikola Vucevic added 23 and Zach LaVine had 22.
Edwards scored six points in a 9-1 surge for a 106-89 lead late in the third quarter. But Edwards saved his best shot of the quarter for a buzzer- beater.
With 2.1 seconds left, he stole an inbounds pass on the logo at center court, continued right and made a 32-foot pull-up jumper. As the ball went through the hoop to make it 113-97, Edwards turned to face the crowd and, after a couple of seconds of basking with a huge smile, began to high-five the fans.
Missing the past two games with a left knee contusion, Russell made seven of his eight first-half shots, including 6 of 7 from deep. That included a 34-foot desperation heave from the logo early in the second quarter as the shot clock expired.
Bulls: Vucevic had nine rebounds. … Javonte Green missed the game with right knee soreness. He missed three games earlier this month with right knee pain. … Chicago is 4-11 on the road, including 1-7 against Western Conference opponents.
Timberwolves: Knight scored a season-high 16 points. … Naz Reid, who scored the first 10 Minnesota points, left in the second quarter with trapezius tightness. … Edwards had a steal to extend the NBA’s longest active streak of at least one steal to 16 games.
Bulls: At Miami on Tuesday night.
Timberwolves: Host Dallas on Monday and Wednesday nights.
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