Like the first five games of the Bulls’ current winning streak, the formula was the same against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Guard D.J. Augustin provided a scoring spark off the bench. Center Joakim Noah played physical defense and efficient offense, recording his seventh-career triple-double. And the Bulls had six players score in double figures as they extended their winning streak to a season-high six games, defeating Minnesota 102-87 at the Target Center.

With the win, the Bulls remain locked in a tie with Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors, who hold the tiebreaker over Chicago for the third seed, defeated Philadelphia 125-114 on Wednesday.

The Bulls shot 50 percent from the field, including 11 for 21 from 3-point range. Augustin led them with 21 points, guard Kirk Hinrich added 16 and Noah scored 15.