Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/13

Game 1: Saturday, October 13th
Bulls75Final
Timberwolves82
Game 2: Friday, October 19th
Timberwolves81Final
Bulls92

Bulls 75

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Timberwolves 82

(2-1, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

    Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHI 20 20 20 1575
    MIN 19 18 21 2482

    Top Performers

    Chicago: J. Noah 14 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast

    Minnesota: N. Pekovic 16 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Stl

    Timberwolves 82, Bulls 75

    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Alexey Shved made two 3-pointers and scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 82-75 exhibition victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

    Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Brandon Roy added 13 points in his comeback attempt.

    Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls with 15 points, Joakim Noah added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Nazr Mohammed finished with 10 points for Chicago.

    The Bulls led 60-58 after three quarters, but Shved, a member of the Russian Olympic team who signed with the Minnesota over the summer, helped the Wolves grab control. He made a free throws with 7:59 to give Minnesota the lead for good at 67-66, and added five points in an 11-0 Minnesota run midway through the fourth quarter.

    Chicago played without Luol Deng and Richard Hamilton, both of whom were experiencing general soreness. Minnesota did not have Kevin Love (elbow) or Andrei Kirilenko (left hamstring) available.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHI
    MIN
    Points 75 82
    FGM-FGA 25-68 (.368) 22-67 (.328)
    3PM-3PA 3-13 (.231) 4-16 (.250)
    FTM-FTA 22-35 (.629) 34-51 (.667)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 13-43 15-46
    Assists 10 11
    Turnovers 23 18
    Steals 10 11
    Blocks 7 4
    Fast Break Points 9 5
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 39 (1/0) 30 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    Chicago
    Minnesota
    Joakim Noah Noah
    Points: 14
    Reb: 13
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0
    Nikola Pekovic Pekovic
    Points: 16
    Reb: 17
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0