The Wolves had a 10-point lead in the second quarter, but the hosts fought back to win 129-106.
The coach told reporters: "In the first quarter we came out pretty good. Then they had that run on us and it really wasn't a game from that point on. We weren't scoring at all and we weren't getting back and they seemed to have their way."
The Timberwolves play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.