MINNEAPOLIS — D’Angelo Russell had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 96-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Minnesota was playing without star big man Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns returned Saturday after missing six games with a partial dislocation of his left wrist. His absence Sunday night was part of the plan to ease him back in to action.
Malik Beasley had another strong game for the T-Wolves with 24 points, including going 3-for-6 on three pointers.
San Antonio was without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, who did not play due to personal reasons. Lonnie Walker IV picked up the slack with a season-high 25 points to lead all Spurs.
Sunday's win was part of a back-to-back series with San Antonio. The Wolves came close to ending their losing streak Saturday night, coming up just short in a 125-122 overtime loss to the Spurs.