The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 101-91 Monday night at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.

In a balanced attack, seven Minnesota players scored at least five points, and the Timberwolves played their best defensive game of the early season. The Wolves led 50-49 at the half, trailed 73-72 after the third quarter, and pulled away in the fourth for the win.


Jimmy Butler led the Wolves in scoring with 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns added 17, and Taj Gibson scored 13.

Victor Oladipo and Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 20 points each.

Next: The Timberwolves visit the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night (10/24) at 6:30 PM CT at Scotiabank Arena. (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: 1390 KXSS)

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