Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pistons, who have opened the season with two straight losses on the road under first-year coach Stan Van Gundy.
The hip hop artist behind uber-smash hit “Ice Ice Baby” – and the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret Of The Ooze musical sequence – will be performing for the Minnesota Timberwolves home opener Oct. 30.
Josh Smith made a 3-pointer as time expired and finished with 20 points to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night in both teams’ exhibition finale.
Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-82 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Chase Budinger scored 21 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Detroit Pistons 95-76 in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Kevin Love’s latest double-double was almost an afterthought. Love had 20 points and 20 rebounds Wednesday night, and the All-Star had plenty of help for a change as the Minnesota Timberwolves rolled past the Detroit Pistons 116-105. Anthony Randolph added 19 points and 10 rebounds, part of a 61-point effort by the Minnesota bench.