MINNEAPOLIS -- From injuries to illness to losses, not much of anything has gone Minnesota’s way of late.

Friday night’s finish in Indiana was no different. Saturday’s last 2-minute report released by the NBA revealed the officials missed two major calls that would’ve benefited the Timberwolves late in their 116-114 loss to the Pacers.

The first came with the game tied at 114-114 with 1 minute, 16 seconds to play. Minnesota set up an in-bounds play to get Karl-Anthony Towns a corner 3-pointer. Towns drilled it. But the shot didn’t count, because the officials ruled Towns’ foot was out of bounds prior to taking the shot.

That, apparently, was not the case.

“Towns does not step out of bounds when he receives the pass or before he releases his 3-point shot attempt,” the league’s report read Saturday.

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Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders noted Saturday that nobody is perfect, but admitted the missed call “hurts.”

“Because that’s a big play for us,” Saunders said. “We feel we did enough to feel good after that game. so we obviously wish it had gone the other way. Hey, that’s the league.”

Through the first 46 minutes of the game, Saunders would’ve been able to challenge that call, but that’s not the case in the final two minutes, in which out-of-bounds reviews are only triggered by the officials.

“I wish last night went a different way. just in general. wish we put one in the left column,” Saunders said.

Pacers’ forward T.J. Warren was also not whistled for a foul the 2-minute report revealed that, had it been called, would’ve sent Towns to the free-throw line in a tie game with 15 seconds to play.

That’s not to say the league admitting its errors makes Saunders and Minnesota feel any better a day later.

“I don’t do everything perfect, players don’t do everything perfect, nothing is perfect in this league,” Saunders said. “You appreciate the transparency, but I didn’t feel great this morning.”

Towns goes again

Fresh off missing 15 straight games as a result of a sprained knee and an illness, Towns returned to action Friday in Indiana, and then was back in the lineup Saturday — a good sign the knee injury is well in his rear-view mirror.

“I think it’s a credit to him, and it’s a credit to our medical staff on the fact that we come right out with a back-to-back and the fact we were able to keep him at a certain number last night,” Saunders said.

Saunders noted Towns was able to be “productive and effective” in his 28 minutes Friday, tallying 27 points.

“He looked like he didn’t miss a beat. especially early in the game, with the scoring run he went on,” Saunders said. “I think his teammates did a good job finding him, and they did a good job delivering the ball where he was comfortable. and then he’s a talent, the way he makes plays. He’s very good on the inside, and very good on the outside. We saw that last night.”

Teague's thoughts

At his introductory press conference Saturday in Atlanta, Jeff Teague — whom the Timberwolves traded Thursday — said he asked to be moved to the bench earlier in the year with Minnesota.

The reason, Teague said, was that he had designs on eventually getting back to Atlanta — where he spent the first seven seasons of his career — to serve as the backup guard to Hawks’ star Trae Young.

When Teague first heard he was traded this week, his thought was “OK.”

“And then they said, ‘Atlanta,'” Teague told reporters. “And I was like, ‘I can’t be this lucky.’ … I was happy, I couldn’t believe it.”

No crabbe

Allen Crabbe was expected to make his Timberwolves’ debut on Saturday night against the Raptors, but the newly-acquired guard missed the game due to illness.