INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Terrell Brandon, matched up against rookie guards Jamaal Tinsley and Jamison Brewer, scored 27 points Friday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 108-90 exhibition victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Brandon scored 19 points in the opening quarter to boost Minnesota to a 36-26 lead.
The Timberwolves put away the game with a 16-4 run late in the fourth quarter. Brewer's layup cut the deficit to 88-82 with 6:58 left, but rookie center Loren Woods made four consecutive free throws and Anthony Peeler had two three-pointers to rebuild the lead to 104-86 wih 3:10 to go.
All-Star forward Kevin Garnett added 22 points for Minnesota, which shot 42 percent from the field.
Jermaine O'Neal led Indiana with 22 points, but the Pacers turned the ball over 21 times, leading to 27 points for the Wolves.
Derrick McKey sat out with a sore hamstring and Jalen Rose with an upper respiratory infection for the Pacers.