Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/24

Game 1: Wednesday, October 24th
Pistons76Final
Timberwolves95

Pistons 76

(3-4, 3-0 away)

Timberwolves 95

(4-2, 4-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 24, 2012

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

1 2 3 4 T
DET 10 19 24 2376
MIN 27 25 16 2795

Top Performers

Detroit: R. Stuckey 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

Minnesota: C. Budinger 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

Timberwolves 95, Pistons 76

Associated Press

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Chase Budinger scored 21 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Detroit Pistons 95-76 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

Derrick Williams added 18 points and Nikola Pekovic had 14 for Minnesota. Jose Barea chipped in with seven assists.

Rodney Stuckey scored 21 points for Detroit, and Greg Monroe and Kyle Singler added 11 apiece.

Williams scored 13 points and Pekovic added 10 during an opening burst that gave the Timberwolves a 27-10 lead in the first quarter. Minnesota pushed its lead to 52-29 at the half.

The Pistons showed some life after the break, going on an 8-0 run to close the gap to five. Stuckey scored 13 third-quarter points after putting in eight in the opening half.

The Timberwolves bounced back to stretch their lead to 68-53 entering the fourth and were in control throughout the final quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DET
MIN
Points 76 95
FGM-FGA 23-70 (.329) 37-81 (.457)
3PM-3PA 5-16 (.313) 8-25 (.320)
FTM-FTA 25-36 (.694) 13-16 (.813)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 4-34 12-51
Assists 13 23
Turnovers 11 14
Steals 8 6
Blocks 3 2
Fast Break Points 15 10
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (1/1)

Top Performers

Detroit
Minnesota
Rodney Stuckey Stuckey
Points: 21
Reb: 4
Ast: 1
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
Chase Budinger Budinger
Points: 21
Reb: 4
Ast: 2
Stl: 0
Blk: 0