Tim Duncan finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Brent Barry scored 13 points for the Spurs, who won their sixth straight game and pulled to within 1 1/2 games of the Phoenix Suns for the second-best record in the Western Conference.
Mike James scored 23 points for the Timberwolves, who failed to get a victory in a four-game home stand and have lost eight of their last 10 games.
San Antonio made its move early, out-scoring Minnesota, 12-3, to close out the first quarter, and then going on an 11-4 tear in the second on the way to a 55-39 halftime lead. The Spurs ran the lead to 66-41 in the third, and the Timberwolves never got back in the game the rest of the way.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]