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NBA scores: Minnesota Timberwolves' 3-game winning streak snapped

The Wolves fell to 4-2 after suffering a five-point defeat to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Timberwolves saw their three-game winning streak end at the hands of the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, in an 87-82 defeat.

The Wolves were unable to contain Nate Robinson, who scored 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Four other Bulls players finished in double figures. Minnesota had four players of its own score in double-digits, led by Nikola Pekovic's 18 points. Derrick Williams had a poor game, going 0-for-10 from the field and finishing with two points.

The Oklahoma City Thunder took advantage of the Wolves' loss, overtaking sole possession of first place in the Northwest division by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-91. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined to score 53 points in the win.

The Denver Nuggets are a game behind the Thunder after a 107-101 double-overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz held onto third place by notching a 94-81 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Jazz are undefeated at home and winless on the road.

The last-place Portland Trail Blazers fell to 2-4 after squandering a big first-half lead on the way to a 112-109 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

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