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Minnesota 119, Detroit 100
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Officials: #62 JB DeRosa, #66 Haywoode Workman, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance: 750

The Minnesota Timberwolves led the Detroit Pistons wire to wire, highlighted by an 18-0, second-quarter run that gave them a comfortable lead for much of a 119-100 blowout win, Tuesday in Detroit.

Anthony Edwards continued his push for the 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year award with 22 points for Minnesota (22-47), which won its second straight and sixth in the last nine.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored a game-high 28 points, including nine in the game's first six minutes to set the tone.

The Timberwolves jumped to an early lead that grew to as many as 12 points in the first quarter and ballooned to 24 points on the strength of Minnesota's 18-0 eruption before intermission. The Timberwolves' lead reached 27 points in the second half.

Detroit (20-50) never came closer than 16 points after the game-deciding run, which was the result of a 5:23 Pistons scoring drought.

Detroit committed 28 turnovers, which Minnesota converted into 34 points. The Timberwolves also had advantages of 22-14 in fast-break points and 56-50 points in the paint to compensate for a 14-for-48 3-point-shooting night.

Minnesota shot 62 percent inside the 3-point arc at 31 of 50.

D'Angelo Russell scored 15 points and dished a game-high 10 assists for Minnesota, while Ricky Rubio added 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor.

Naz Reid came off the bench for 13 points.

Saddiq Bey extended his NBA rookie record for most games making at least five 3-pointers to 13, going 5 of 8 en route to 21 points.

Saben Lee came off the bench for 22 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the floor and 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Josh Jackson recorded 11 points, Killian Hayes finished with 13 points, six rebounds, seven assists and Sekou Doumbouya posted 12 points and eight rebounds.

Tuesday was Minnesota's final road game of the season. The Timberwolves wrap up with a three-game homestand, while Detroit finishes its current, four-game homestand with its final two games of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Minnesota   Detroit
Karl-Anthony Towns 28 Scoring Saben Lee 22
D'Angelo Russell 10 Assists Killian Hayes 7
Karl-Anthony Towns 8 Rebounds Sekou Doumbouya 8
Anthony Edwards 6 Free Throws Made Saben Lee 8
D'Angelo Russell 3 Steals Tyler Cook 2
Jaden McDaniels 3 Blocks Saddiq Bey 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 119 45.9 14-48 15-21 30 44 8 16 15
Detroit 100 46.7 10-23 20-26 21 46 5 8 28
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Denver. The Pistons have a W/L % of .100 after a win and .360 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Denver. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .340 after a loss.