Timberwolves shock Bulls
Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points while Karl Anthony Towns added 17 to lead Minnesota past Chicago, 102-93, in overtime.
CHICAGO (AP) – Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves clamped down on the Chicago Bulls with the game on the line on Saturday night.
Wiggins scored 31 points, and the Timberwolves shut out the Bulls in overtime in a 102-93 victory.
Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for Minnesota, which had lost two in a row. Fellow rookie Nemanja Bjelica also scored 17.
The Timberwolves outscored the Bulls 9-0 in the extra session, marking the first time in franchise history Chicago failed to score in an overtime period.
"We just had to fight – we wanted it," Wiggins said. "We were hungry for this game.
"When we went to overtime, we stayed aggressive."
Pau Gasol had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago, which was coming off a 104-98 victory against Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Tony Snell scored 14 points.
Golden State 103, Sacramento 94
Stephen Curry scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half, and the undefeated Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 103-94 on Saturday night.
Golden State (7-0) is off to its best start since moving to the West Coast. The defending NBA champions are two wins away from matching the Philadelphia Warriors' 9-0 franchise-best start in 1960-61.
Klay Thompson scored 18 points and Andre Iguodala had 14 for Golden State, which has won 74 of its last 89 games dating to last season.
Spurs 114, Hornets 94
Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away for a 114-94 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.
San Antonio made eight 3-pointers in the second half of its highest scoring game of the season. The Spurs are still working free-agent additions Aldridge, David West and Rasual Butler into their offense.