MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves had seven players in double figures, led by Joe Smith's 17 points, and embarrassed the Chicago Bulls, 127-74, Thursday night for the largest victory in team history and the franchise's first 5-0 start.
The 53-point differential also marked the worst loss for the Bulls, who suffered a 115-68 defeat at the hands of the Orlando Magic on April 2, 1999. Minnesota shattered its previous biggest victory of 39 points over Golden State on February 23 of last season.
Chicago, which has dropped four straight to Minnesota, was never in this contest, falling behind by 20 points after just 12 minutes and allowing the Timberwolves to make it a laugher with a 33-10 third quarter.
Terrell Brandon had 14 points and 12 assists and Kevin Garnett collected 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves, who also established a team shooting record at 64.2 percent (52-of-81).