With the Timberwolves leading 59-57, Garnett and Ricky Davis
sparked an 11-1 run late in the third quarter. Garnett scored seven
points in the span and Davis had a steal and a dunk to put
Minnesota up 70-58 with 25.7 left in the quarter.
Davis finished with 15 points, scoring nine in the third quarter
and Troy Hudson finished with 11 points for the (3-2) Timberwolves.
Andre Barrett hit a 3-pointer for Chicago and Martynas
Andriukevicius made a baseline jumper to cut Minnesota's lead to
83-81 with 28 seconds left, but Minnesota rookie Randy Foye hit two
free throws with 1.3 remaining to secure the victory.
Kirk Hinrich led Chicago (4-1) with 18 points in 29 minutes.
Bulls rookie Tyrus Thomas, who has been impressive throughout
the preseason, went by Garnett for a dunk at end of the third
quarter. Thomas, the fourth overall draft pick out of LSU, scored
10 points in 19 minutes. He fouled out with 8:16 left in the game.
Ben Gordon was 0-for-7 shooting for Chicago in the first quarter
and was 2-for-12 in the game scoring five points.
The Bulls, playing their second game in as many days, trailed
46-40 at the half. Hinrich scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting in
the first half.
Chicago forward Luol Deng missed his second consecutive
preseason game because his travel plans were delayed. He traveled
to London to receive his British citizenship. Deng is expected to
be back with the club on Saturday. Andres Nocioni started in Deng's
place and scored seven points in 19 minutes.