Rudy Gay exploded for 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting, six assists and five rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 111-108 victory of the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday night.
The Kings entered the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead and pushed it to 14 at the 9:03 mark, but the Wolves continued to chip away at the lead and cut it down three on an Alexey Shved layup that capped an 8-0 run with a minute to play. After a couple of Kevin Love three-pointers sandwiched around a three from Gay, DeMarcus Cousins hit two free throws to push the lead to 109-105. J.J. Barea completed a three-point play with four seconds left to make it 109-108. Isiah Thomas hit two free throws at the other end and Barea’s prayer fell short.
Love led the Wolves with 27 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Barea, Nikola Pekovic, and Kevin Martin each scored 14 points for the Wolves.
Isiah Thomas added 26 points and seven assists while DeMarcus Cousins scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.
The Kings, who have won four out of five, are 14-23 while the Wolves are 18-20.