Budinger, who has been the Timberwolves' leading scorer in the preseason since All-Star forward Kevin Love broke his hand, hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 third-quarter points.
The Timberwolves took a 24-15 first-quarter lead after going 3 for 4 from 3-point range. The advantage grew to 35-18 in the second quarter when the Timberwolves, who shot 56 percent from the floor in the opening half, went on a 9-0 run before taking a 48-36 lead into halftime.
The Bucks went on a 10-2 run in the third quarter to close the gap to 13. However, the Timberwolves answered with nine of the next 11 points to put the game out of reach.
With their ugly 30-52 season behind them, the Pelicans are feeling good about landing upbeat scorer Buddy Hield with the No. 6 pick in the draft.
Newly acquired Knick Derrick Rose tosses some shade to the Chicago Bulls by thanking them for sending him to New York.
The Spurs, who had just one draft pick this year, have agreed to a two-year deal with Final Four standout Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova.