Detroit won for the third time in four games, while Minnesota dropped its third in a row. The Timberwolves fell to 4-26 on the road.
The Pistons had five players in double figures and got at least two points from all 12. Kevin Love paced Minnesota with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
The game was tied at 52 after an offense-dominated first half. The Pistons shot 57 percent, while Minnesota hit 53 percent of their shots.
Detroit, though, took control with a 12-point run to start the third quarter. Rodney Stuckey and Ben Wallace each had four points in the surge.
The Pistons outscored Minnesota 33-13 in the quarter, giving them a comfortable 20-point lead heading into the final period, and they cruised to the win.
NOTES: Stuckey hit his two free-throw attempts in the first half, while the rest of the Pistons went 0 for 5. ... Bill Laimbeer made his first regular-season appearance at the Palace as a Minnesota assistant coach. Laimbeer won five championships in Detroit — two as a player with the Pistons and three as the coach of the WNBA's Shock. ... Detroit's big third quarter was the first time they had scored 30 points in the third quarter this season. ... Will Bynum had a career-high 14 assists for Detroit.