Love notched nine assists and barely missed registering his second career triple-double in as many weeks.
Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points off the bench and Corey Brewer scored 18 in Minnesota's fourth victory in their last five outings.
Minnesota outscored the Suns 35-20 in the fourth quarter and prevailed despite being out-rebounded in the game 50-38.
The Timberwolves shot a sluggish 65.6 percent from the free-throw line, but they scored 21 points on foul shots compared to just 14 for the Suns.
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