Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Big Game 2-15-12: Timberwolves end losing streak

They say that timing is everything, and the 3-25 Charlotte Bobcats couldn't have picked a better time to visit Target Center than tonight. Charlotte lost for the 15th straight and the Wolves broke a 4-game losing steak of their own 102-90.

Charlotte led through most of the 1st half, including 48-46 at the half. It was last tied at 66, but the Wolves ripped off 10 straight points for a 76-66 lead after 3. Soon it was 89-70, making it a 23-4 run for the Wolves. During that stretch:

• Berea hit a pair of 3s and had 2 assists.
• Ridnour hit 3 2-pointers and an assist.
• Martell Webster hit a pair of 2s
• Ricky Rubio hit a 2 + 1
• Pekovich 2 points and 1 assist.
• Love a pair of throws.

For the night, Love again led the way with 30 points and 18 boards. Pekovic had 21 and 11 plus 3 blocks. Barea had 12 with 8 assists, Ridnour 10, Rubio 6 with 7 assists and 4 steals, and Webster 6 with 2 steals.

Player of the Day

Kevin Love 30 pts and 18 reb.

Coach of the day

Rick Adelman, Timberwolves

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