NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at Milwaukee|
(Saturday, December 28th)
Final Score: Minnesota 117, Milwaukee 95
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love scored 33 points to go along
with 15 rebounds in helping the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-95 drubbing of
the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Kevin Martin had 20 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc and Nikola
Pekovic added a double-double with 19 points and 11 boards for Minnesota,
which snapped a three-game road losing skid.
Khris Middleton paced Milwaukee with 23 points, while O.J. Mayo and Brandon
Knight scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, in defeat.
Larry Sanders, starting in place of John Henson who sat with a sprained ankle,
scored nine points with 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost eight of
their last nine games.
The Bucks trailed 34-28 at the end of one quarter and Minnesota used a 14-4
run early in the second to grab a 48-34 advantage. Love hit a 3 to get things
going and Dante Cunningham closed the spurt with a jumper at the 7:47 mark.
Milwaukee pulled within five, 60-55, late in the frame after a free throw from
Knight, but Minnesota scored the final four points to take a nine-point lead
"What happened to us in the second quarter really led to what happened to us
in the third quarter," said Bucks coach Larry Drew. "We didn't execute in the
Minnesota essentially put the game away minutes into the second half thanks to
a 14-0 run out of the locker room. Pekovic and Love combined for nine points
during the burst to help the visitors to a 78-55 lead with just under eight
minutes left in the third.
Mayo hit a 3 to end the scoreless drought, but the Timberwolves outscored the
hosts 39-21 in the third for a 103-76 advantage heading into the fourth.
Minnesota cruised in the fourth, despite managing just 14 points in the
"It was a good win," said Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman. "If nothing
else our guys learned a lesson that the game's not over. We missed a lot of
shots and missed free throws."
Minnesota shot 45.8 percent from 3, which marks the seventh consecutive game
the Bucks have allowed their opponent to shoot better than 44 percent ...
Corey Brewer scored 12 points for the Wolves ... Milwaukee shot 5-of-22 (22.7
percent) from deep.
12/29 00:35:32 ET