Karl-Anthony Cities put the blame for an additional time loss to Philadelphia squarely on his shoulders, saying he value his group a win.
Cities wasn’t going to let the identical factor occur Thursday.
The 7-footer had 30 factors and 14 rebounds in his league-main twenty third double-double, Jimmy Butler added 21 factors and 9 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 119-ninety six victory over the Sacramento Kings.
“I got here to be an murderer tonight, not a basketball participant,” Cities stated. “I needed to attempt to be as lively as potential and simply disrupt the sport as a lot as potential as nicely.”
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 factors for Minnesota (17-12), which has gained three of 4 and is off to the third-greatest begin in franchise historical past after 29 video games.
Zach Randolph had 15 factors and 9 rebounds for Sacramento. George Hill scored sixteen factors for the Kings, who misplaced rookie level guard DeAaron Fox to an damage within the first quarter.
Kosta Koufos had eleven factors and eight rebounds off the bench.