Chicago, IL (Learfield)   --  The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat Chicago in coach Tom Thibodeau's return to the United Center last night, 99-94.

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Jimmy Butler tied it 91-91 for the Bulls on a fadeaway jumper with 1:34 left, but Minnesota responded with eight straight points scored by Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins.

The Timberwolves ended a four-game losing streak for Thibodeau, who coached the Bulls for five seasons before he was fired following the 2014-15 season. Butler led all scorers with 27 points for the Bulls. LaVine had 24 points and Wiggins finished with 23 for Minnesota, which had five players finish in double figures.