Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Chase Budinger's game-winning layup in the waning seconds of the game gave the Minnesota Timberwolves a 96-94 triumph over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
Budinger, who notched a team-high 18 points off the bench, put in an uncontested layup with less than a second to play to give the Timberwolves their third straight win, matching their longest streak from all of last season.
Derrick Williams tallied 15 points and Nikola Pekovic totaled 13 points and eight rebounds, while Alexey Shved and Dante Cunningham each added 11 points off the bench in the victory.
George Hill, who scored a game-high 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting, drained a 3-pointer to tie the game at 94-94 before Budinger's decisive score. David West contributed 19 points and 13 rebounds in the Pacers' third straight defeat.