The Timberwolves have won 10 straight games against the Bulls since a 107-93 loss at Chicago on Apr. 3, 1998.
Minnesota has dominated during the streak, beating Chicago by an average of 18.7 points. The Wolves have averaged 104 points, while limiting the Bulls to 85.3 during that span.
Hoping to keep that streak going, Minnesota is coming into this matchup having won seven of their last eight games. The Timberwolves are coming off a 113-105 win over Sacramento on Friday night as Kevin Garnett had a season-high 35 points and 18 rebounds.
Minnesota trailed for most of the first three quarters before using a 18-3 burst in the fourth to turn a four-point deficit into a 109-98 lead with 2:57 remaining.
Eddie Griffin continued to play a big role, adding 18 points for Minnesota. Griffin is averaging 11 points and seven rebounds in 16 games after being out of the league for 17 months.
“He’s got a comfort level on the floor and off the floor,” Wolves coach Flip Saunders said.
The Bulls, who started the season with nine straight losses, had played better of late with three wins in seven games before falling to Philadelphia 93-88 Friday night.
Luong Deng scored 17 points for Chicago and Hinrich had 12 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Eddy Curry had 13 points and Tyson Chandler added 12, but both were off the floor in the final five minutes.