Wolves Win With Butler Back In Lineup
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler was back after missing two games and the wolves won 119-116 over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder.
After losing their last two games by an average of 22 points, Minnesota was looking like team that was missing something. The young Wolves were looking for leadership and someone to push them. Butler's return was enough to help get them the win.
Though Butler was the emotional leader on the night, Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 33 points and 19 rebounds. KAT also finished with four blocks.
With seconds left to go in the game Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony had a chance to tie the contest with a three point shot. Anthony's shot bounced off the rim and the Wolves escapes with the win.
Butler finished with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.