MVP: Ronny Turiaf, Wolves
Kevin Love did score 31 points. But it was Turiaf who came off the bench to replace the injured Nikola Pekovic, scoring 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting with seven rebounds and three blocked shots. It was his highest-scoring game since scoring 19 on Jan. 11, 2011, when he was playing for New York.
BY THE NUMBERS
35-11 The Wolves’ edge in bench scoring, one game after Portland’s bench outscored the Wolves’ 34-15.
11 Times Love has scored at least 30 points this season.
7 Consecutive Wolves losses to Chicago before Monday.