GAME RECAP

 

Impact player

Jimmy Butler, Chicago

He looked like the player he was in November and December, like the player who still probably is the favorite for the league’s Most Improved Player award with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

 

By the NUMBERS

5-30 The Wolves’ record against teams with a .500 record or better. They are 5-23 on the road, too.

13.5 Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio’s assist average in two games against Chicago this season. He had 17 in the season’s third game and 10 Friday.

8:47 Rare, meaningful second-half playing time for Wolves rookie Glenn Robinson III, who didn’t attempt a field goal and made two free throws in that time.

JERRY ZGODA