NBA summer league recap: Timberwolves lose to Detroit in tourney

Detroit’s second-round pick Bruce Brown had 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and made a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds left to help the Pistons (2-2) hold off Minnesota 64-59.

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The Timberwolves closed a 19-point halftime deficit down to 47-43 by the end of the third quarter and briefly led early in the fourth. But Detroit retook the lead and Minnesota missed a pair of 3-point attempts that would have tied it in the final minute.

Khyri Thomas made a pair of free throws with 6.5 seconds left to make it a two-possession game for the Pistons.

Keita Bates-Diop had a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves (2-2).  He shot just 1-for-9 beyond the arc, but the rookie contributed on defense, tallying one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes.

Josh Okogie didn’t do much offensively either, scoring just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting (0 for 4 from deep). But he tallied five rebounds, two steals and four blocks in the loss.

As a team, the Wolves shot 34.6 percent from the field and eight percent (2 of 25) from 3.


The Timberwolves will wrap up summer league play against Denver on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.