NBA Game Summary – New York at Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Nate Robinson, starting in place of Chris Duhon, recorded 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Knicks to a 102-94 victory over the Timberwolves.

Duhon, who has been hampered by a sore lower back, will also sit out the final tilt of New York's five-game road trip in Cleveland on Sunday.

Wilson Chandler amassed 24 points and a career-high 12 boards for the Knicks, who won their third consecutive road game -- a feat the club hasn't accomplished since December of 2003 -- to move to 3-1 on their trek.

Al Harrington, Larry Hughes and David Lee each ended with 12 points in the win, with Lee adding 13 boards.

Ryan Gomes tied a season best with 28 points and Sebastian Telfair 22 for Minnesota, which snapped back to reality following a 104-79 win over Memphis on Wednesday to lose its 11th in 12 chances.

Mike Miller totaled 12 points and 11 boards in defeat, while Kevin Love donated a career-high four blocks to go with six points.

Gomes poured in a layup with 1:50 left to play, which pulled the Timberwolves within 94-89.

Robinson was fouled by Craig Smith on New York's next touch and hit both shots to make it 96-89 with 98 seconds left in the game.

Telfair nailed a long jumper with 44 ticks showing to cut Minnesota's deficit to five points, but the Knicks hit their free throws down the stretch to thwart any ideas of a comeback.

The Knicks opened a 25-19 lead after the first quarter, but the T'Wolves grabbed a 48-46 advantage at the break.

The teams traded baskets and the lead went back-and-forth in the third, before Robinson's 15-foot jumper, Jared Jeffries' free throw and Chandler's bank shot gave the Knicks a 70-65 advantage with just under 1 1/2 minutes left in the frame.

New York was still up five, 74-69, heading into the final 12 minutes.

Chandler's three-pointer and Hughes' free throw gave the Knicks a 10-point lead, 81-71, with just under eight minutes left in the fourth.

Gomes' three-pointer cut it to six points for the T'Wolves with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the game.

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