Again playing without Andrew Wiggins, the Wolves could not muster up a response to Houston's challenge.
The new Wolves boss was scouting in Europe.
Bradley Beal scored 44 points for the Wizards and Mo Wagner finished with 30 in the one-sided victory at Target Center.
A quick look at Saturday night's game.
The Wizards guard had 44 points Friday. His big night follows others from Kyrie Irving and D'Angelo Russell
Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas will see a lot of familiar faces on the opposite side, as his former team comes to town for the first time in his tenure.
A look back at Friday night's game.
Andrew Wiggins traveled to be with family in Toronto following the recent death of his grandmother.
Jarrett Culver, the No. 6 pick in the draft, has shown promise of becoming a consistent two-way threat.
The Wolves will face the Wizards for the final time this season. They won 131-109 in their previous meeting Nov. 2
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss Andrew Wiggins' strong start, whether it's sustainable and what it means for his long-term future. And how about this: Are the Wolves a playoff team?
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers traded his son last season. On Wednesday night, Austin Rivers got his revenge.
Andrew Wiggins left to a standing ovation from a Target Center crowd that watched him put in 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, part of a complete Timberwolves effort over the Spurs.
Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said the Wolves missed Jeff Teague in the fourth quarter of close games as someone who could set the tone for the offense late in close games.
The guard came off the bench and scored 16 points
A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Jake Layman scored a season-high 16 points against the Pistons on Monday and possesses the ideal qualities to excel in the Wolves' new offense.
The more time that passes without Garnett's jersey being retired, the stranger it seems. "It’s time for everyone to put grudges and grievances aside and do the right thing," RandBall writes.
The Wolves enter Wednesday uncertain whether Jeff Teague (illness), Shabazz Napier (hamstring strain) and Jordan Bell (shoulder sprain) will play. Each has missed the past four games.
Detroit cut into a comfortable Wolves lead in the game's final minutes, but the Wolves showed some resolve in holding off the Pistons for a 120-114 victory.