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

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.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.