Timberwolves fall to Bulls 113-82, lose seventh consecutive road game
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The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped their seventh consecutive road game, falling to the Chicago Bulls 113-83 Saturday night.
Kevin Love posted his league leading 19th double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds but it wasn't enough to overcome Derrick Rose and the Bulls.
Rose provided the type of point guard play the Wolves have been missing this season, scoring 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting while dishing out seven assists.
Michael Beasley was the only other Wolf to score in double figures, adding 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting.
The Wolves came out sluggish off the heels of Friday night's victory against the Detroit Pistons, falling behind nine points at the end of the first quarter and trailing 58-37 at half.
Thankfully for the Wolves, reinforcements are on the way before a 5-game west coast road trip.
Martell Webster is expected to return Tuesday night against the Warriors in Golden State after missing the first 24 games with a lower-back injury.
Jonny Flynn was scheduled to play the second half of a back-to-back with the Sioux Fall Skyforce but it was canceled because of snow.
Flynn had eight points, 12 assists, and eight turnovers in 30 minutes in 120-102 loss to Tulsa on Friday night.
Wolves coach Kurt Rambis was hoping to see how Flynn's hip would respond to back-to-back games but Flynn is still presumed to rejoin the team ahead of Tuesday night's game in Golden State.