MINNEAPOLIS---The home and road trend of the Minnesota Timberwolves continues.
Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb and Cody Zeller combined to score 51 points off the bench as Charlotte (3-4) defeated Minnesota, 104-95, at Target Center to conclude a three-game road trip with wins in two of the contests.
For Minnesota, it was the third-straight loss at home. Remarkably, the Timberwolves (4-3) are a perfect 4-0 on the road this season.
Several players for Minnesota did not play Tuesday, including Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Garnett.
Lamb once again provided instant offense off the bench but got more playing time against Minnesota as P.J. Hairston exited the game with 5:05 remaining in the first quarter due to a migraine. Hairston did not return to the floor.
Charlotte trailed early, 14-3, before going on a 28-14 run to close the first quarter with a one-point lead. The Hornets made seven three-pointers in the first half along with 18-of-21 free throws to stay close.
Minnesota fought back and took a two-point lead with 7:48 remaining in the third quarter and only trailed by one with three minutes to go in the period.
Charlotte then pulled away with an 11-1 run and never looked back. It was the fourth-straight win for the Hornets over Minnesota.
The Hornets return home Wednesday to take on New York with tip set for 7 p.m. Charlotte has 17 of its next 24 games at home in Time Warner Cable Arena.