Gordon canned four of his five shots down the stretch as the Pelicans outscored the Timberwolves 37-20 on their way to a sixth win in eight games.
Anthony Davis pumped in 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Brian Roberts helped New Orleans' cause with 16 points and six assists.
Kevin Love provided 26 points and 19 rebounds for Minnesota, which fell for the fourth time in five contests.
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