Player of the game: Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Kings 101-91 on Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings dropped to 1-6 without DeMarcus Cousins this season.
Turning point: The Kings led 34-29 in the second quarter when the Timberwolves went on a 19-3 run to take control of the game. They did not trail again.
X-factor: Andre Miller had 12 points and four assists in 18 minutes and was key to Minnesota’s second-quarter spurt. Miller had eight points and three assists in the second.
Records: Kings 6-11, Timberwolves 8-8
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Key injuries: Cousins missed his second consecutive game because of a lower back strain. Caron Butler was also out for a second straight game because of a sprained left ankle.