Jimmy Butler, Wolves
Shaking off a sore back, Butler scored 37 points on 12-for-21 shooting with six rebounds, four assists and three steals, including two free throws with 2.5 seconds left that provided the winning margin.
BY THE NUMBERS
17-5 Minnesota's edge in free throws made. The Wolves shot 21 and the Blazers just five.
1 Number of Wolves reserves who scored. It was Jamal Crawford, who had 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting.
38 Times in the game when the lead changed hands (21) or was tied (17).