CHICAGO, Feb. 28 (Ticker) -- Kirk Hinrich seems to do his best work on the final day of February.

Hinrich collected 30 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and nine assists as the Chicago Bulls posted a 111-100 victory over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves.

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A 6-3 guard, Hinrich registered his only career triple-double two seasons ago on February 28 against Golden State by collecting 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

On Tuesday, Hinrich made 10-of-18 shots and 8-of-10 free throws.

"I don't know if it is matchups or just that given night," Hinrich said. "I've just been able to play well a couple of times against them."

"Kirk was outstanding tonight pretty much from beginning to end," Bulls coach Scott Skiles said. "Defensively he was as good as he always is and he played with a nice tempo. He didn't really force anything, ran the offense well, penetrated and made a lot of good decision."

Holding a 54-49 lead at the half, the Bulls opened the third quarter with a 13-6 surge over the first 6 1/2 minutes. They extended the lead to 82-67 with 2:09 left in the period on Andres Nocioni's three-point play.

Minnesota committed five of its 16 turnovers in the third quarter.

Kevin Garnett scored 11 of his 27 points in the third quarter for the Timberwolves, who lost for the seventh time in nine games. The superstar also had 12 rebounds and two blocks.

"I'm managing and dealing with it (losing)," said Garnett, who shot 10-of-16. "I am not going to stop it. I'm going to continue to play 1000 percent and make sure guys like Ricky (Davis) and everyone else is going to play hard and if they don't want to play hard, we'll send them home. We're here to fight and continue to try to make this thing something and try to turn it around before it is too late."

Garnett drilled a 3-pointer and Marcus Banks made two free throws with 40 seconds remaining, pulling the Timberwolves within 105-100. But Nocioni and Hinrich each converted key free throws to help the Bulls seal things.

Bulls forward Malik Allen was taken off the court on a stretcher in the second quarter after banging his head against teammate Darius Songaila's knee. Point guard Chris Duhon left later in the period following a shot to the jaw. However, Duhon sat on the bench in the second half.

"It's always hard when you see teammates go down like that, especially Malik staying down as long as he did," Skiles said. "I thought the guys really rallied and came out in the third quarter with a lot more passion."

Luol Deng had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Nocioni scored 20 off the bench for Chicago, which shot 48 percent (41-of-85) and scored 50 points in the paint.

"That is unforgivable," Minnesota coach Dwane Casey said. "If you give 50 points in the paint to a team, you are not playing very much defense and that is the most disappointing thing of all."

Banks and rookie Rashad McCants scored 18 points apiece for the Timberwolves, who shot 47 percent (35-of-74).

"Our positive was Rashad scoring 18 points but on the other end you have guys driving by you going to the basket," Casey said. "I thought though his offensive attack and feel was good."