Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Timberwolves used a fourth-
quarter scoring barrage from J.J. Barea and a solid all-around effort from
Kevin Love to halt the Oklahoma City Thunder's 12-game winning streak in a
99-93 decision at Target Center.
The Timberwolves, losers of 12 straight against their Northwest Division
rivals coming in, had allowed five consecutive opponents to score over 100
points, but held the NBA's highest scoring team to 40 percent shooting.
Barea erupted for 14 points in the final frame, while Love added 28 points, 11
rebounds and seven assists for Minnesota, which improved to 8-3 at home.
Nikola Pekovic chipped in 24 points and 10 boards in the unlikely victory.
The Thunder were led by Kevin Durant's 33 points, seven rebounds and six
assists, though it wasn't enough to extend the club's longest winning streak
since relocating to Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook finished with 30 points,
11 boards and nine helpers, but shot just 9-of-28 from the floor and committed
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