National Basketball Association
Minnesota 95, Milwaukee 85
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, November 30, 2012
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials: #11 Derrick Collins, #36 David Jones, #79 Kevin Scott
Attendance: 16418

Timberwolves 95, Bucks 85: Kevin Love had his sixth straight double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds and host Minnesota pulled away in the fourth quarter to halt a three-game home losing streak.

Center Nikola Pekovic also had a double-double with 14 points and a career high-tying 16 rebounds to give the Timberwolves only their second victory in eight games while dropping Milwaukee to its fifth defeat in its last six.

Rookie Alexey Shved came off the bench to bury a season-high four 3-pointers and scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help Minnesota break the game open. Starting guards Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea were also in double figures with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Reserve Larry Sanders registered a triple-double for the Bucks with 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocked shots. Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings added 18 points apiece for Milwaukee.

The Bucks used a 14-3 run to cut a 13-point deficit to 63-61 and entered the final quarter trailing 68-63. With Minnesota ahead 70-69, Shved scored five straight points to spark an 11-0 run and the Timberwolves held Milwaukee scoreless for nearly 5 1/2 minutes to build a 12-point edge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bucks backup PG Beno Udrih went to the locker room with an apparent ankle injury in the fourth quarter. ... Timberwolves F Andrei Kirilenko sat out his second straight game due to back spasms. ... Sanders' previous high for blocked shots was eight against Denver in the 18th game of his rookie season in 2010.
Top Game Performances
Milwaukee   Minnesota
Monta Ellis 18 Scoring Luke Ridnour 16
Brandon Jennings 4 Assists Jose Juan Barea 5
Larry Sanders 12 Rebounds Nikola Pekovic 16
Brandon Jennings 3 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 4
Monta Ellis 3 Steals Nikola Pekovic 2
Larry Sanders 10 Blocks Nikola Pekovic 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 85 36.6 5-18 12-16 14 47 14 10 12
Minnesota 95 39.1 8-19 19-27 15 56 6 6 16
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bucks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.