Chicago 87, Minnesota 80

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #6 Tony Brown, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 21974

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 19 22 18 21 80
Chicago 20 20 23 24 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 4-2 3-0 1-2 L1
Chicago 4-2 3-2 1-0 W1

Recap

Bulls 87, Timberwolves 80: Nate Robinson came off the bench to score 18 points and Joakim Noah added 17 points and four blocks as host Chicago defeated Minnesota for the sixth straight time.

With Kirk Hinrich nursing a right hip strain, Robinson was 8-of-14 from the field as the Bulls rebounded after squandering a fourth-quarter lead in a 97-91 loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Marco Belinelli got Chicago off on the right foot by drilling a trio of 3-pointers in the first 2:05 of the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 72-63.

Andrei Kirilenko scored five straight points to trim Minnesota's deficit to five at 82-77, but Noah's second-effort basket with 42 seconds left put an end to the run.

Nikola Pekovic had a team-high 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting for the Timberwolves, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota's Brandon Roy sat out the contest after aggravating his chronically injured knee during Friday's victory over Indiana. Chase Budinger, who started in his place, had to be helped off the court in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. ... Noah went to the locker room in the first quarter with a laceration on his left knee. He returned shortly thereafter. ... The Timberwolves shot just 5-of-17 from the field in the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Chicago
Nikola Pekovic 18 Scoring Nate Robinson 18
Andrei Kirilenko 6 Assists Carlos Boozer 4
Andrei Kirilenko 12 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 9
Andrei Kirilenko 5 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 4
Chase Budinger 3 Steals Carlos Boozer 3
Dante Cunningham 1 Blocks Joakim Noah 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 80 38.8 3-13 11-15 23 40 3 7 11
Chicago 87 42.5 6-13 13-16 19 47 9 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bulls have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.