Six Timberwolves scored in double figures, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler leading the way with 21 and 19 points, respectively. With the loss, Minnesota dropped to 14-11 overall and 6-7 on the road.
Gibson grabbed a defensive rebound under his own basket as the clock ran down in the first half, with no time to dribble, get a shot off and have any chance it would count if it went in.
The Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-107 on Wednesday night, to push their record to 15-11 on the season. Center DeAndre Jordan is doing all he can to fill the void and is averaging 15.5 points on 14-of-15 shooting and 14.5 rebounds over the last two games. The addition of a few veterans during the offseason, headlined by former Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson, has the league's longest playoff drought set to end in the spring.
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ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (8-14): Los Angeles is 3-10 without Gallinari, who knows that a sense of urgency has developed around the locker room and hopes that he has no issues adjusting to game action without Griffin on the floor.
After a hot start to the season, the Timberwolves have spent their last eight games flip-flopping between wins and losses, with Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies continuing the worrying trend for a team looking to be well above.500 for the season.
The Clippers are in a major slump right now as they deal with injuries and the eventual trade of Jordan, but they were right there with the Timberwolves on Sunday before Butler took over in the fourth quarter. It's a game they were supposed to win and they did so without a true standout performance from one player.