THE young Minnesota Timberwolves proved too much for the injury-decimated Chicago Bulls, scoring an easy 117-89 victory on Sunday in Minneapolis (Monday, Manila time).
Andrew Wiggins led the way for the Timberwolves, hitting a triple that put them ahead 5-4 and the home team looked back.
The Timberwolves bounced back from a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans and notched their 21st win in 55 games.
Wiggins wound up with 27 points, making 10 of 19 field goal attempts, while Karl Anthony Towns delivered 22 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
Ricky Rubio had a double-double of 17 points and 11 assists, while Nemanja Bjelica came off the bench to chip in with 16 points for Minnesota.
The Bulls, without the injured stars Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler, suffered their third straight loss and 29th in 55 outings.
Nikola Mirotic and Paul Zipser are aso out with injuries.
Doug McDermott scored 16 to lead the Bulls.