AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Mark Blount hit his only three-point shot attempt for the clinching points Monday in a 94-90 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons.
Blount connected from the right corner with his only try from beyond the arc as the shot clock was winding down, putting Minnesota up 92-88 with 12.8 seconds to go in overtime. The Timberwolves gave up a pair of free throws to Detroit's Richard Hamilton but salted the game away with two free shots from Kevin Garnett.
Garnett finished with a team-high 19 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots for Minnesota, which is 4-0 in overtime games this season.
Hamilton ended with a game-high 32 points.
Minnesota led 73-68 with 7:24 to go in the fourth period but managed just four points the rest of regulation. Detroit's Ricky Davis scored eight of his 21 points in that span to get the Pistons close. Both teams missed chances down the stretch and Antonio McDyess' jumper that tied the score for Detroit with 1:42 play proved to be the final points of the fourth quarter.