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ST. Robert Woods Jersey . LOUIS - Zach LaVine tried not to think about guarding Derrick Rose.After starring late in the Minnesota Timberwolves rally from a 13-point deficit, the 19-year-old rookie didnt try hiding his admiration.That dudes good, LaVine said after Minnesota closed the preseason with a 113-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Its crazy, but in the game you cant really be worried about it. That dudes good.LaVine played the final 6:14 and scored all six of his points in the final five minutes. Hed been wondering if coach Flip Saunders would put him in.I was looking down at coach like, Im ready, LaVine said. Im glad he trusted me.Rose certainly looked ready to go, leading Chicago (4-4) with 27 points and five assists while playing nearly 32 minutes. He totalled 57 points the last two preseason games for the Bulls, hoping to rejoin the contenders in the Eastern Conference.Im not concerned at all, Rose said. As long as everybodys focused and on the same page, thats all you can ask of your team.Ricky Rubio led the Timberwolves with 19 points, five assists and two steals. Minnesota (5-2) won its last four in the preseason.Anthony Bennett hit the go-ahead basket with 2:05 left, making it 107-106. Two free throws by LaVine made it 113-109 with 4.2 seconds to go and the Timberwolves survived when Thaddeus Young missed a pair with one second left and Mike Dunleavy missed a desperation heave.It was just a matter of time, getting some stops and execution, Saunders said. The guys are really starting to believe.Roses 3-pointer cut the gap to 111-109 with 22 seconds to go. He missed one with about 2 1/2 minutes left that would have put the Bulls back in front.I guess it was the college rims or something, he said.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Young and Bennett had 17 points apiece. Young was 4 for 5 from 3-point range. Rookie Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad were held out nursing minor injuries. Wiggins was a flop in his final college game. Before Friday, Minnesota had won three straight by at least 18 points.Bulls: Rookie Doug McDermott got the biggest cheers playing on the floor where he starred for three seasons for Creighton in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. McDermott struggled, though, missing seven of nine shots and blowing a pair of layups.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Open at Memphis on Wednesday.Bulls — Open at New York Knicks on Wednesday.PAYING OFFYoung, Bennett and Wiggins were acquired in a three-team trade on draft day.QUOTE OF THE NIGHTLaVine: A lot of veterans were saying this was the atmosphere of a regular-season game. Greg Zuerlein Jersey . -- Adrian Peterson takes a look around the league and sees big money flying everywhere. Eric Dickerson Jersey . The pair ended pointless droughts when they each scored two goals in a 6-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets that halted a two-game losing skid for the Stars (15-11-5). http://www.laramsfansshop.com/c-49-rams-orlando-pace-jersey.aspx . Last years runner-up, Sara Errani, also reached the last eight in straight sets. Flipkens converted all four of her break points against Meusburger, and the third-seeded Errani broke Karin Knapps serve five times to win their all-Italian match 6-4, 6-3.MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasnt always pretty, but considering the position theyve put themselves in this year, the Tampa Bay Rays cant be too picky. James Loney had two hits and two RBIs and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Rays won their fifth straight with a 5-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. At one point this season it appeared the Rays might have dug too deep a hole to recover. On June 10 they were 24-42, but since that low-water mark theyve gone 23-11 and pulled to within eight games of first place in the AL East. "Were just trying to concentrate on the moment and not thinking that far ahead," Loney said. "And were not thinking about what we did yesterday." The Rays, who went on an 11-4 tear going into the All-Star break, matched their longest winning streak of the season against the punchless Twins, who scored six runs in the three-game series. But they didnt make it easy on themselves Sunday. They committed two errors, both leading to Minnesota runs. They also gave the Twins a run on a wild pitch. And on offence, they stranded 12 runners, including nine in scoring position. "We had so many opportunities to score many more runs and when you keep not doing that you get kind of concerned," manager Joe Maddon said. "When you leave that many guys in scoring position you know its going to bite you at some point." Archer (6-5) pitched 6 1-3 innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while walking two and striking out four. Four relievers combined to get the last eight outs, with rookie Kirby Yates closing out the game for his first career save. Yates had to bail out Grant Balfour, who walked two batters with one out in the ninth. The first batter he faced was Brian Dozier, who took part in the home run derby at Target Field last Monday. But with the winning run at the plate, Yates got Dozier on a grounder to third and retired Eduardo Nunez on a pop out. "Kirby came in, did a nice job against Dozier who can definitely put the ball in the seats, and same thing with Nunez. I thought he was ouutstanding," said Maddon, who noted that veteran set-up man Joel Peralta was unavailable due to an illness. Trumaine Johnson Jersey. But he added that getting his young relievers some experience in high-leverage spots is part of his master plan. "We have to grow our bullpen to permit people to not have to pitch so often," Maddon said. "Weve got to get participation from 25 players, including some who are still in Triple-A, if were going to pull this off." Kevin Correia (5-12) took over the major league lead in losses, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings for Minnesota. The veteran right-hander gave up two runs in the first and single runs in each of the next two innings. In his previous seven starts, Correia was 3-4 but had a sparkling 2.30 ERA in 43 innings pitched. Instead, Correia got off to a shaky start on Sunday and never recovered. Desmond Jennings led off the game with a double, and Correia walked the next two batters to load the bases. Loney delivered two runs with a sharp single to give the Rays a lead. "You all saw it, 90 pitches in four innings and it was a hard 90, not an easy 90," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Correias outing. "He laboured through it and kept the damage to a minimum. But he laboured through it." Notes: Evan Longorias second double of the game gave him 216 in his career, passing Carl Crawford for the most in franchise history. He also tied Crawford for the franchise lead with 592 career RBIs. . Twins 1B Joe Mauer swung a bat on Sunday for the first time since he went on the 15-day DL on July 2 with a strained right oblique. Twins GM Terry Ryan said that Mauer didnt face pitching or hit off a tee, but the "dry swings" were a sign that "things are going in the right direction." ... Ryan also said he would wait until Monday to announce the Twins starting pitcher for Tuesdays game against Cleveland. RHP Samuel Deduno, who has made eight starts this season for the Twins, pitched three innings of relief on Sunday and is not a candidate to start on Tuesday. 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