Powerful Kings keep Wolves winless on road
Karl-Anthony Towns established season highs of 39 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who completed an 0-5 road trip. Derrick Rose added 21 points and Jimmy Butler had 13 for Minnesota, which has lost all eight of its road games.
The Timberwolves were just 7 of 25 from 3-point range and shot 41.5 percent overall. Sacramento connected on 45.3 percent of its field-goal attempts, including 12 of 32 from behind the arc.
Minnesota trailed by 14 after Sacramento's Hield buried a 3-pointer with 6:27 remaining.
But Rose drained two 3-pointers, Tyus Jones converted a three-point play and Anthony Tolliver knocked down a 3-pointer to pull the Timberwolves within 108-106 with 4:31 left.
The Kings answered with baskets by Kosta Koufos and Fox plus a 3-pointer by Hield to take a 115-106 edge with 2:01 remaining.
Cauley-Stein's dunk with 35.8 seconds left again made it a nine-point margin to help Sacramento close it out.
The Kings led by two at halftime and then held the Timberwolves to 6-of-23 shooting in the third quarter.
Minnesota trailed 80-77 after Rose's basket with 4:01 remaining before Bjelica scored the Kings' next eight points on two 3-pointers and an inside basket to make it 88-79.
Hield's dunk gave the Kings a 100-85 lead with 9:06 remaining.
Towns had 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting in the first half but Minnesota trailed 63-61.
Sacramento took its first lead of the night at 39-36 on Yogi Ferrell's three-point play with 8:42 left in the half.
--Field Level Media
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