Bulls vs. Timberwolves final score: Chicago tops Minnesota, 87-80

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 87-80 on Saturday night, powered by Nate Robinson's 18 points.

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, 87-80 in Chicago. The two teams were in a tight game for the first half, but the Bulls were able to pull away in the second half.

Nate Robinson lead the Bulls with 18 points on 8-14 shooting, and Joakim Noah put up 17 points and seven rebounds. The Bulls had five players who scored in double digits, including Marco Belinelli, who put up nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter. Luol Deng (16) and Rip Hamilton (12) also scored in double figures.

Nikola Pekovic lead the Timberwolves with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Andrei Kirilenko had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Dante Cunningham also contributed 14 points. The Wolves struggled from long range all night, shooting just over 23% from behind the three-point line. Meanwhile, the Bulls shot over 46% from deep, which very well could have been the difference.

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