Impact player

Jimmy Butler, Wolves

In the words of his coach, he willed his team to win with a 32-point performance that included 20 points after halftime and 12-for-13 shooting on free throws.

By the Numbers

20-13 The Wolves' record, their best 33-game start since the 2003-04 team that reached the Western Conference finals started 22-11.

26 Karl-Anthony Towns' league-leading double-doubles after he had 16 points and 14 rebounds.

210-82 The Suns bench outscored the Wolves bench by this much in the four-game season series, including 51-29 Saturday.

2-for-2 Wolves big man Gorgui Dieng on three-pointers. He went 0-for-4 on two-point attempts, scored 10 points and had seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.