After a 42-24 first quarter advantage, Minnesota never saw a serious New York comeback attempt. The lead at halftime was 69-56 and it grew to 100-79 with 9:26 left in the contest.
Rashad McCants scored 24 points. Kirk Snyder had 15 points and eight rebounds, Marko Jaric scored 11 points with six assists, and Gomes added eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, winners in three of their last four games.
Fred Jones scored 13, Wilson Chandler had 12 and Mardy Collins had 12 points and eight assists for the Knicks, who lost their fourth in a row and are firmly planted in last place in the Atlantic Division.