Rose is expected to only miss 4-to-6 weeks after having surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The star point guard could return before the end of the regular season.
Mike Dunleavy added 21 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the Bulls, who bounced back from Wednesday's 98-86 loss to Charlotte Hornets. Joakim Noah contributed 11 points, 12 boards and eight assists.
Kevin Martin ended with 18 points for the Timberwolves, who fell to 5-23 on the road this season. Ricky Rubio had 15 points and 10 assists, Nikola Pekovic recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 14 points.