Four of the Heat's five starters scored in double figures as the Heat slowly pulled away in the second half for the victory. Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 24 points, Chris Bosh added 15 and Mario Chalmers added 12 points as the Heat shot 46.8 percent from the field.
Andrei Kirilenko led the Timberwolves with 22 points but the Heat defense harried the Timberwolves, forcing them to shoot 43 percent from the field. The Heat also forced 19 turnovers while committing only eight of their own.
Forward Kevin Love added 11 points but shot 2-for-10 from the field to get there. He did have 18 rebounds, only six less than the Heat's total. The Timberwolves out-rebounded the Heat 52-24. Center Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 12 rebounds, but also turned the ball over six times.