Flip Saunders

Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

Minnesota's slow-to-develop, up-and-down defense has finally started to shine, against this high-octane Houston team no less.

There's been no wait quite like the one for a win by the Timberwolves in the playoffs, though.

Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Timberwolves past the Rockets 121-105 in Game 3 on Saturday night for their first postseason victory in 14 years.

"This city deserves being in the playoffs a little bit longer," Butler said. "We'll see what we have. But as long as we guard, as long as we defend, we'll put...

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