The Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1) battled to a 112-108 season-opening loss to the Spurs Wednesday night in San Antonio.

Jimmy Butler started the season with the Timberwolves last night, ending up with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Jeff Teague led Minnesota in scoring with 27 points.

San Antonio led at the half 56-52, but Minnesota would take a 68-67 lead on a Butler layup in the third quarter. The Spurs regained the lead, but the Wolves never gave up, tying the game at 108 on a Jimmy Butler three-pointer with 42-seconds remaining.

Unfortunately, those would be the last points Minnesota would score -- giving the Spurs the 112-108 win.

Next: The Timberwolves host the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night (10/19) at 7 PM CT at the Target Center in Minneapolis. (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: 1240 WJON)

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