The Minnesota Timberwolves blew a fourth-quarter lead in its preseason game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, falling 96-91 in Indianapolis. The outcomes of preseason games are obviously not the most important aspects of those games, but the fourth quarter was still a poor showing for many of Minnesota's backups.
Most of the Timberwolves' starters had solid games, though. Derrick Williams led the team with 25 points and also chipped in with six rebounds, three steals, two assists, a block and only two turnovers. Kevin Love contributed six points and nine rebounds in just 12 minutes, and newcomer Chase Budinger added 14 points and three boards in 26 minutes.
Williams led the Wolves in minutes with 38 as he continues to focus on playing small forward. Dante Cunningham was second in minutes with 32, scoring five points and grabbing eight rebounds to go along with six blocks. New signee Alexey Shved scored seven points in 20 minutes, but didn't tally an assist.
The Wolves will be back on the court on Saturday night when they host the Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. CT.