Timberwolves vs. Pistons final score: Minnesota jumps to early lead, beats Detroit 95-76 in Canada

Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE

Chase Budinger comes off the bench to spur Minnesota victory.

The Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 95-76 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night in an NBA preseason game played in Winnipeg, Canada. The Wolves jumped out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter and held a 52-29 halftime lead, outrebounded the Pistons 51-34, and held Detroit to just 32 percent from the field.

The Timberwolves were led by Chase Budinger, who came off the bench to score 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-8 from behind the three-point arc. Derrick Williams added 18 points, and center Nikola Pekovic was one rebound short of a double-double, contributing 14 points and nine boards.

Detroit got 21 points from guard Rodney Stuckey and 11 each from Greg Monroe and Kyle Singler.

Minnesota, now 4-2 in the preseason, closes its preseason schedule Friday night against Milwaukee, in a game being played in Green Bay. Detroit also finished the preseason Friday, at home against Atlanta.

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